An Old Fashioned Christmas

Hello Everyone
This was intended as a scheduled post except I foolishly forgot to click the correct commands so this post is a bit later in the day than it should be.
As a Gecko Galz DT member I was asked, along with my lovely team, for us to each create a Christmas ornament with us each receiving a designated date for it to be shared at the Gecko Galz site and also on our own Blogs.  A requirement was for us to use Gecko Galz products, I selected this image  from the Alterable Christmas image sheet.
I have opted for almost a Victorian style colour scheme and feel for my ornament which also doubles us gift presentation. At this time of the year when preparations can become slightly frantic, I like the idea of when an item itself is doing the multi-tasking as well as the person creating the item! If you are a friend of my Blog you will have seen me create these many times and for different occasions.
Tuck a gift inside the pouch and hang from the Christmas tree until the 25th of December and there is no reason it cannot be re-used year after year when it can be filled with candy canes or chocolates.  Several on a tree would look lovely, one for each family member.christmasornamentlynneI like the idea of this tag on the ornament where names can be added yet the text is  subtle enough that you really are not obliged to insert names.detail1

Gecko Galz Altered Christmas (2)
Extras:- green braided tassel trim, faux pearl drop, stained green lace, canvas printer paper, glitter cardstock and cardboard tube from toilet roll.detail2
Cover cardboard tube with the glitter cardstock and glue one end close. Fussy cut the image from Altered Christmas (2), adhere to the tube, glue a faux pearl drop to the image. Trim with the tassel braid. Finally, thread through stained lace in two holes created in the holder.
Tuck a gift inside and hang from the Christmas tree.

I hope my U.K. friends of this Blog are safe and well, also their properties after that terrible storm.  I am sure many of you had some damage to your properties just as we did.
I have fallen a bit behind with Blog visits due to still being in the middle of Christmas card making, sorry to say that all enjoyment has now walked out the door!  Never mind, I see the light at the end of the tunnel with only a very few remaining to be made so if all goes well I surely will achieve that over the weekend.  With my time and energy focused on this it has meant that my time on-line has shortened and missing visits to your Blogs but hope to catch-up with you all very soon.
Many thanks for your visits because I can just imagine how busy all of you are.
Have a lovely weekend.

27 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. valerie-Jael
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 16:46:21

    This is a beautiful gift bag, and as you say, can be used time again. Lovely work! Valerie


  2. Corrie Herriman
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 17:58:40

    You have a lovely weekend too, Lynne ! What a lovely pouch this is. As you said: Could be used for years to come. Love it.
    Corrie x


  3. may
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 18:12:46

    What a Beautiful tree gift idea Lynne… it’s adorable… thank you so much for the inspiration & great tutorial… Hugs May x x x


  4. Anne R
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 20:19:47

    Your gift bag is beautiful and will look wonderful on any tree that it graces for this and many other years to come. The wreath image is wonderful. Hugs, Anne x


  5. rachel fisher
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 20:23:28

    such a pretty bag Lynne – I just love the colours and the vintage feel – beautiful. Hope you get your fence sorted out! Hugs rachel x


  6. Meggymay
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 21:13:23

    A wonderful gift idea, it would look gorgeous on the tree. Hope you had no more storm damage.
    Yvonne x


  7. Julie Lee
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 21:31:02

    I love this idea, Lynne. It looks gorgeous and so practical and multi-useful too! Thanks for sharing such a great make! Julie Ann xx


  8. astrid51
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 22:30:08

    This looks stunning Lynne and will look fantastic on a vintage style tree! Love the gorgeous trim you have used with that pretty message, beautiful colours too!


  9. Marilyn J. Rock
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 23:26:04

    Brilliant Lynne! xo


  10. Shirley
    Dec 06, 2013 @ 23:52:14

    Gorgeous ornament, love it and all the details! Have a wonderful weekend, Shirleyx


  11. Brenda Brown
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 04:06:28

    A wonderful ornamental gift pouch Lynne and in a really beautiful vintage style. I love the contrasts of the glitter and fabrics together.
    hugs {brenda} x0x


  12. Paper Profusion
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 09:52:03

    Absolutely sumptuous Lynne! This really has va va voom! I truly could imagine this in someone’s home over a century or more ago.

    I hope damage isn’t too bad Lynne and that you get completed this weekend and then put your feet up and breathe a sigh of relief.

    Warm hugs to you, Nicola x


  13. Dorthe
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 10:07:25

    My dear Lynne,
    this little bag is just gorgeous,- so very beautiful in those soft greens , and with the red accents, and glittery fabric, it is a wonderful gift in itself.
    I`m so sorry to read you had damages ,too, and hope they are not too bad,- I have been thinking about you a lot, hearing about the severe storm you had ,too. We lost some trees here in the garden ! and a fence..
    Lynne please take care and don`t stress yourself with the cards, they will be there in time,even the date for sending is overgone a bit !!!!!!!
    Sending you warm, thoughts my lovely friend.


  14. Florence
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 12:47:53

    Completely blown away by your little bag Lynne. Gorgeous! You know I love all of your work but this is exquisite. Take care and have a great weekend.
    Sending Hugs,
    Florence x


  15. coco
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 17:12:40

    Hi Lynne, sorry for the delay to comment, but my situation is even worse than you I think as I’m just at start of my Christmas card-making process!!! Anyway I love this gift container, great idea to envelope it with glitter paper and beautiful ribbon, and the tag is really gorgeous!!! Have a super week-end, hugs Coco xxx


  16. Lynn Stevens
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 17:19:49

    Gorgeous Lynne and great way to package up a gift!
    Hugs Lynn


  17. Bärbel
    Dec 07, 2013 @ 19:39:25

    Die Verpackung und die Gestaltung mit dem Motiv, den Bordüren und Quasten ist traumhaft schön, liebe Lynne.
    Einen schönen 2. Advent und liebe Grüße,


  18. Shelly Schmidt
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 04:59:37

    WOnderfully done- love the idea of having these hanging on the tree and making and re-using them! Love the lace and the green trim with that beautiful image!


  19. Sharon
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 07:30:36

    This is so beautiful Lynne!


  20. craftytrog
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 09:15:28

    Such a wonderful idea Lynne, I love the traditional Christmas colours on this beautiful gift holder.
    Alison xx


  21. Ira
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 20:53:03

    Wowzers Lynne! Such a stunningly beautiful pouch! Love the traditional feel of it and the pretty trimming!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  22. butterfly
    Dec 08, 2013 @ 21:58:50

    It may have been slightly late, and I’m even later getting round to visit, but it was certainly worth waiting for. Lovely seeing those traditional colours combined with your incomparable vintage touch – a delightful creation, Lynne!
    Alison xx


  23. michele s
    Dec 09, 2013 @ 20:30:02

    what a fabulous and useful creation! very cool. xo


  24. MarieS.
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 16:10:38

    Your gift bag is absolutely beautiful,dear Lynne.
    Have a lovely evening.


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  26. Marianne
    Dec 10, 2013 @ 22:04:07

    Oh, my, I see I got so caught up in your pretty project, and wondering what items I might have on hand to make one, too, that I forgot to comment :/ Of course they say that imitation is the best flattery, or something to that effect, so I think you know I loved this hanger, as I love to see the many lovely projects you create.

    Thank you for visiting, Lynne.

    Marianne xo


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