Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Helen Broxap

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

A Christmas Wreath (Julkrans)

Hej hej (Swedish for hello!)

This weekend I had the pleasure to go and visit some lovely friends in Lund Sweden. It was starting to feel a lot like Christmas as we visited a traditional crafts fair, and tried lots of festive Swedish foods like saffron rolls and sampled different kinds of glögg :-) .  Other highlights included popping into visiting the cathedral and walking in on a concert rehearsal of Mozart's Requiem which was sublime, and getting a warm welcome at a local church.  I must admit I love Swedish design and some of the crafts at the fair were amazing. I'm a sucker for all the red and white, and wood carving, paper star lights and little elves.

So it was a bit of a risk taking a homemade present as a thank you to my friends, but thankfully I got a great idea from my friend Nicky from craft group of a paper wreath. She made one here in black and cream, and it really is stunning.  As a Stampin' Up demonstrator Nicky always has some great ideas so it is definitely worth looking at her blog http://www.cavaliercrafts.co.uk/

Well here is my version, which I made with a polystyrene ring, Anna Griffin Christmas papers, and a whole bunch of pins.  I was a bit worried that the pins would set off the alarms at airport security but thankfully they didn't.  It was just me that had to go through the body scanner!

They liked it that much it went straight up on the door. Phew... Here's a close up of the ribbon and the paper curls.
I've plans to make a few more as Christmas presents so you might see them popping up here again in different colours.

Vi ses snart! (Swedish for see you soon)

Helen x

3 comments:

Stamping in Pink said...

I don't know missy, we don't see you for ages and then you blow us completely away!
this is so gorgeous Hels. I'm hoping to make one myself when i have the time, would love to visit Sweden - all that lovely krafty brown, red and white, i would have spent a bomb. see you soon my dear friend K xxx

rachel said...

this is absolutely stunning - very envious of your trip - it sounded just perfect! Hugs rachel xx

Nicky said...

Helen you did such a wonderful job, it turned out just perfect!! Im so glad your friends liked it. I will look forward to seeing more pictures of the Christmas ones xxx