Thursday, November 01, 2012

Treemendous Funky Fun

Today it's my turn to load up my idea for Amanda's challenge over on the Get Funky blog.
Amanda thinks that
Christmas is ALL About the Kids
so that's what her challenge is about - just making things especially with children in mind. 
 I think she's wrong though hehe, I think Christmas is about ME mwahahaha hehehe.  I hope the Big Man has read my letter - as top of the list is an iPad Mini and I'm not sure they are going to be very easy to source in time to be under our tree on Christmas morning :O 

Anyway, back to the business of the day.  I hummed and hahhed for a long while thinking about something I could do for this one - and then found myself back in Primary Teacher mode and came up with something the kids could help with, and made this:
 I used one of the Spellbinders Scalloped Circles die sets and my Cuttlebug  to make mine, but any circles would be fine - and so would cutting out circles with scissors - and it doesn't matter if they are a bit wonky because that just adds to the charm.  If you want to be really boring about it - think not only cutting skills, but all the geometry,using a compass to draw the circles - or finding lots of different sized circular objects to draw around and then the sorting into size order ready to assemble...and how do you make the cone at the top - or a star shape.  And how can I make this piece of wire into a spiral?

Funky Hand papers are the perfect material to use for a project like this - you can print off extras if you need them and just use the designs you want. 

I used one of the fabulous Christmas downloads for this one - it's the  "Christmas Tree" collection and you can find it HERE
You can find out how I made this over on the Get Funky blog today
Click on Funky Hand to visit the shop and see all the other wonderful collections Anice has produced this year.
I'm planning a blue, white and silver themed tree this year - though I might change the silver for copper.... Just thinking that a few of these made from  the Winter Wonderland collection might look fab sitting on the hearth to match up with the colours on the tree ;)

That's my crafty offering for today, I hope you like it
Don't forget to visit Get Funky to see what other members of the DT have been sharing so far - and it's only the 1st November, so plenty more ideas to come - and it would be great if you joined in too :)

Thanks for looking

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Sue said...

That's fab Kathy, blue and silver would look good as well.
Sue x

Kaz said...

This is brilliant Kathy, such a fab idea and anyone can make one. Clever clogs ;) xxx

Jackie said...

Absolutely stunning as always Mrs B I'm afraid I might have to pinch the idea to give to my friend who is a TA in a primary school, it would be fab for the whole school to make instead of Christmas cards this year as the younger ones can use card or drinking straws to make the star :) xx

Anice said...

A wonderful creation and idea Kathy. You're very right these would look really nice in the blues. I'm going to send Ians sister over here to take a look, her children love to craft and this is right up their street!
Anice xx

Karen said...

LOVE this Kathy!!!!! Can I pinch it and make one with my niece????? xxx

Eleanor Bell said...

I adore your tree Kathy. Where do I hire the children to help me make them?

Gez said...

Absolutely gorgeous Kathy xx

Lynne Robertson Glen said...

Ooooh, love your tree Kathy :) x

Angelnorth said...

Fab tree Kathy, it would be perfect to make with kids!

Hazel said...

This is indeed treemendous fun - so creative - lovely idea x

Traceyr said...

Kathy that is a super tree and I love the twirl of wire at the top holding on the star.


Loopylou. said...

omgosh kathy hun how much fun is that?!! I love it!! all those little layers look amazing.
huge hugs Lou xxx