Saturday, 7 December 2013

Preparing for Christmas

Everybody seems to be preparing for Christmas, one way or another....
shopping for gifts, deciding on the Christmas menu,
putting up the decorations...
 These little guys have such great fun getting everything un-packed.....
 ....... even taking time to play in the snow....
 .... poor little fellow below has been so busy decorating the tree that his hip is now hurting.....
''give it a rub... it'll be ok''.

I used an old tuna tin for the 'critters' home, on a thick card base.
Painted both black.... used lots of 'found' items...including tree bark, &dried grass.
Bits and pieces from my Christmas stash box.... made tiny little boxes for the 'critters'' decorations....
stamped and coloured loads of leaves to line the tin....
 they need somewhere warm and dry to sleep at night :)
..... finally added plenty of fake snow, icicles and snow-balls.
Its all just a bit of daftness to keep my little neice amused..... and my Dad.
SUPPLIES USED
                  CRITTTERS (part of plate) MISC STRAWBERRY BABY PLATE FS11
                                                  SWEET GUM (leaf) EI N1788
                                       ADIRONDACK INK ... BOTTLE and GINGER
                                                MEMENTO INK ....TUXEDO BLACK
Thanks for stopping by.... BDx

4 comments:

Jetske said...

Lyn, this is just wonderful! I love your critter scenes! It's good to know that they are also busy decorating everything for Christmas. Your little niece is a lucky girl, I'm sure that she will hear a lot of critter stories that go with this scene. I think you are like my father, "inventing" stories.... wonderful!

Gráinne said...

Wow! Absolutely great! Love them critters ... esp. for Christmas ;-) Hugs, Suzanne xx

Ineke said...

Nice work Lyn, there is a lot to see.

Bea said...

Very nice!