Thursday, 20 December 2012

Happy Christmas All and Hatter's challenge 39/40

A very Happy Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2013 to all my blogging friends. It is wonderful to have got to know so many of you as friends and I always look forward to reading your comments and visiting your blogs. Hope we continue to get to know each other even better as time goes by.

Love Chrissie xx

At Out of a Hat this week and next we are doing birthstone colours. I made mine for Janet as we two are still making swaps from things that Janet sent-this is the last one so I have used all that she sent now. This challenge will last 2 weeks as we are all having a rest for Christmas.

Janet's birthday is in November so the stone is Topaz. There are various shades of Topaz but I used the colour that is on the chart at the Hatters.

The board I used is 4x4 inches and was one of the things that Janet sent. I added a bit of lace and coloured that with distressed ink-in fact I covered almost everything in distressed ink. I found several topaz coloured jewels in my bits and bobs box and added those as well and a bit of copper wire to make the hanger.

This is a poem for November birthstones.

Do go to Janet 's blog and see what she has made for the project

Sandra is taking time out until January as she is so busy-she will be back for the first challenge in the new year and she has thought up the idea for that one.

Love Chrissie xx


  1. A wonderful project. love the poem and all the details.
    Yvonne x

  2. Great project
    Have a wonderfuL
    Christmas and thanks for all your lovely comments they are hugely appreciated! Hugs trace x

  3. Fab make Chrissie, great to see what you've used from Janet's stash!!!

    Sam xxx

  4. Fabulous make Chrissie. Hugs Sandra XXX

  5. Chrissie I love my hanging of my birthstone,it's in my craft room.Thank you sooooooo much
    Janet x

  6. Lovely work, Chrissie, love the colours and the poem! Hugs, Valerie

  7. A fabulous project Chrissie.
    xxx Hazel.

  8. What a wonderful project. I like the browns and ambers of November and autumn. The poem is delightful.
    I love seeing your projects, Chrissie.

    Thank you for visiting, and may you have a super Happy Christmas full of peace, joy, and good health.

    Marianne xo

  9. This is fabulous Chrissie, I love the poem. Have a very merry Christmas and a happy new year xx

  10. Hi Chrissie, your Topaz calendar is gorgeous ! Love all the details. Thanks for stopping in a my blog today. Merry Christmas to you ! Shirley

  11. Hi Chrissie, your Topaz calendar is gorgeous ! Love all the details. Thanks for stopping in a my blog today. Merry Christmas to you ! Shirley

  12. What a lovely hanging you have made. I love how you have incorporated everything.
    Was just popping by to say Happy Christmas and my Very Best Wishes for the New Year but I guess belated birthday greetings are due to. Hope the birthday was a good one and the celebrations ahead are good too.
    Take care.
    Hugs, Neet xx

    1. Hi Neet

      Janet's birthday was in November mine isn't until January 1st so she sent my present early lol

      Happy Christmas to you and to everyone else who reads this post

      Love Chrissie xxx

  13. This is gorgeous - love that you included the poem! Happy New Year!

  14. Happy New Year, Chrissie! LOVE this calendar. So elegant and the colours are gorgeous. Hugs, Tracy

  15. I just read that today is also your birthday so HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it's your best year yet!

  16. Gorgeous colours, and a wonderful project - the poem is lovely... I've just shifted out of my neutral fixation and embraced colour again, and I'm loving it! Thanks so much for a challenge to nudge me in that direction! Happy New Year and happy birthday, for whenever it actually was...
    Alison x


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