Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas!

Well, Christmas is almost upon us, so just before I step away from the grid for a few days to spend some quality time with family, I just wanted to share a teeny tiny Christmasy make with you. I taught this as a mini class recently at Art from the Heart as part of their preview day. If you would like to see a different version of this little book, then check out what Karen did to hers when she got home. Wowzers!

 This miniature Christmas book is sort of like a star book, and sort of like a concertina fold book, but not really either of those things! It's a strange hybrid.

I created the background using Distress Paints, which is an easy and super-fast way to create a colourful fun background, and then stamped some Christmas images by Paper Artsy.

As a finishing touch I added a few chit Chat words by Tim Holtz. When folded the book measures just 2" square!

Now all there is left for me to do is to wish you all a wonderful and very happy Christmas. See you on the other side!


  1. This is a gorgeous little book!

    Happy Christmas, to you.

  2. Well, whatever it is it just looks GREAT!

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you


  3. Fabulous! Have a Wonderful Christmas, Chrisx
    Whoops! Just realised I didn't link my Calendar Journal page!

  4. Beautiful mini book! Merry Christmas and all the best for 2014! Claire x

  5. Thanks for sharing yours & Karen's little books, so different, and both totally gorgeous!
    Happy Christmas Kate.
    Alison x

  6. Gorgeous mini book, the colours are great. Have a wonderful Christmas.

  7. Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year! This is a wonderful mini book.

  8. I love it. And I did check out what Karen did and it was fabulous too. Both are beautiful in their own ways, yet very very different. That is the amazing thing about creativity, isn't it?

  9. Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas holiday and terrific new year! Thank you so much for sharing your creative arts and parts of your life with us throughout the year. I'm a big fan and enjoy your blog posts very much. Now take some time off and enjoy your family this holiday. XXXOOOO

  10. Amazing mini book Kate
    I love your vivid colours and the mechanics of popping it together.
    I totally loved your class and I couldn't wait to go home and finish off my mini book - a variation on a theme of yours.
    And thank you so much for the link - see you next year - can't wait.


  11. Hi Kate, this little book is gorgeous, I love the vibrant colours against the black. Also love your amazing DVDs, but somehow only just discovered your blog - how did I miss that?! :o)
    Wishing you a happy and creative 2014 xOx

  12. I truly love this!!! Everything you create is so magical to me!!! I just absolutely love!!!


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