Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Some Christmas Decorations


While I was at Stamp Camp - gosh was it really over a week ago now!!!! - I was talking to the lovely Annette about some of the other crafting I do. I mentioned I had held a painting class recently - and she wanted to know what I painted. These are a few of my light globe Christmas decorations - a great way to recycle burnt out light globes! I made my first one back in 1999 and gave one to my son's teacher for Christmas. The next yearI had orders for over 100 personalised decorations - aaaaagh!! I had a real production line going that year - LOL. They have been great for presents over the years and I've had friends from all over saving me light globes - I even had someone turn up with a car brake light globe in case I wanted that!!!! Do you KNOW how TINY they are - LOL. They are starting to phase these type of globes out here in Australia - so I'm not sure how much longer I'll be able to make them!

Apologies for the shine on the photos - they have been finished with varnish so are fairly reflective. I did try some with matt varnish but I much prefer the high gloss.

My recent class painted the Rudolph - who was co-designed by my sister Sharon and myself! When I ran my recent class I got the girls to try out foam sheets for the antlers - they are easy to cut and much sturdier that the felt I used here.














The snowman's hat is a polystyrene cup that has been shrunk in the oven like shrinky plastic - if you try this be aware it melts quickly and can produce toxic fumes if you cook it too long!!!

I hope you enjoyed a little look into some of the other stuff I do. And now Annette will be able to understand what I was talking about - LOL.

xXx



34 comments:

Butternut Sage Designs said...

OH MY WORD you have knocked my socks off, rocked my boat, tipped me over and made me giggle with delight with these WONDERFULLYFABULOISCIOUSAWDSOMIFIC decorations....WOW can you tell I am just a tad bit excited WOW!!!!!
You are going to be featured on my blog tomorrow girlie. THANKS YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THESE!!!! WOW....did you hear that WOW!!!!

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh these are fabulous. I love them all. You are a talented lady you.
mwah
Trace

Sam said...

These are amazingly beautiful Debbie! I second all of what Donna said above!!!!!!!

WOW :-)
Sam.

Fran said...

What a bunch of cuties! They are adorable and such a clever idea, you are such a smart girlie.
I would so try these if I could paint.
I am blown away by how great these look, i would not have guessed they were light globes.

Sue said...

Oh so original Debbie!!!
Love these.
Have a Happy Christmas!

Annette said...

Oh Debbie, these are just fantastic, looooooooove them, there is no end to your talents, wait till I show these to hubby, can you see him rolling his eyes LOL! Definately got to give this a go whens the next class? Just love Donna's comment, take careX:)

Debra James said...

My God Debbie these are just amazing. You really do think outside the box. The detail and the painting and hat- well girl you have simply blown me away. I have never seen this before and what an ingenious way to use old light globes. Well... mouth is still open in wonder!!!LOL Truly Brilliant!!!Hugs Debra

Karen said...

OMG!!!!!! I am inlurrrrrve with that little rudolf one!! They're all drop dead gorgeous Deb, but far out he's cute! How did you get such tiny hats to fit them - please dont tell me you sewed them????

Luv K
x

Kellie Winnell said...

OMG Debbie! WOW, I am just speechless, kidding as if! These are absolutely AMAZING you are one VERY talented lady and keeping this little secret from me! I am in love with your Santa he is gorgeous. Great work Deb WOW!
xx

craftieodamae said...

Debbie these all are so gorgeous! You are very talented!

Kristy Young said...

OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!! DEBBIE!!!! ThESE are amazing!!! Your so teaching a class at next stamp camp hahahha. WOW I cant believe all the detail wow your such an amazing talented Lady!!! WOW! omg how many more times can I say WOW!! hahah you have blown me away.
xx

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Methinks you had better start collecting light globes again LOL.
BTW foam is such a great idea, why didn't we think of it before.

Luvya

Stamp and Smile said...

These ornaments are amazing Debbie!! JUST THE CUTEST... and the details you added. The Santa hats and Rudolph nose I just love ♥ !! You amaze me and I love seeing what other crafts use to inspire them.

HUGS and thanks for the fun blog visit! SMILES... :)

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Wow these so cute, I just love each & everyone. You're so talented, & like Kristy I could fill a page with wow. Thanks for sharing these amazing creations. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Leigh said...

Well what can I say Debbie?? Gobsmacked is what I am at the moment. These decorations are utterly the best I've ever seen. Your painting skills are fantastic and you certainly are one very talented lady.

Annmaree (EmuUpAGumTree) said...

These are awesome Deco's so original!

Robyn said...

Can't say anymore than what's already been said- How lucky am I to know someone SO talented!

Cheryl said...

Well,these are just brilliant.....you really are a Jill of all trades aren't you!!! You are one inspirational lady,thanks for sharing!!
xx

Zarna said...

So cute!!!

You can get that look lightbulb in the energy efficient ones (slightly fatter) so maybe you could still do them, just not as easy to come by?

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Debbie...you are so full of talent!! I just love each and everyone of these. That snowman is my absolute fave. Beautiful workmanship. TFS!!
hugs,
Chris

Alison said...

WOW Debbie these are stunning, I knew you could paint, but these are amazing and what a fabulous idea - light bulbs, go figure. I love them all. xox

Norma said...

OMG OMG OMG, Debbie. You blew me away. You are amazing!! I'm sure you have lots more, but I love the ones you're showing us here. What other talents do you have hiding under that hat of yours?
Especially love the added bonus saving those dead lightbulbs from going to the landfills. Go green!!!

Hugs.
Norma

Tracey said...

Oh my, these are wonderful. You have a gift. TFS!!!

Yolanda said...

WE WANT MORE, WE WANT MORE.
Absolutely fabulous! You are very gifted, what other talents do you hide form us? Speak up girl :)and show us.

Thank you for sharing these lightbulbchristmasdecorations.

Hugs, Yolanda

Lynda said...

Wowsers Debbie!! I whole-heartedly echo the sentiments of all those who have commented before me!! These are so v v magical and now I u'stand why ur colouring is so awesome. What a gift u have!! I am totally mesmorised by the detail in Santa's beard. Even my bah-humbug to craft hubby was impressed....so u shd be v v proud!! Just beautiful!! ooxx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I knew you were talented, but you never cease to amaze and delight me with your craftiness! No wonder you're such a dab hand at coloring images! What a cute idea... and a "green" one at that! I hope mine is in the mail. Hahaha!

Truly wonderful Debbie!

Love and hugs,
Lisa

Jean McKenzie said...

My heavens!! I am a jack of all trades but master of none!! You master at so many different crafts - just so talented. Love your painting - wow!! If I find any old light bulbs, I will send them to you!

sandra said...

Like I said...where you getting all ideas?!
This is amazing and no wonder people want those beauties!
Great job!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Sue said...

Debbie, these are just a hoot. What a great idea to use old burnt out light bulbs. I did decorative painting before I got hooked on stamping and I have never seen anything like these. Just wonderful. My favorite is is the snowman. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Precioso Designs said...

You are so clever! They are gorgeous! And I love that you are recycling at the same time...could this be a class at the next stamp camp??

Paula

Philippa said...

Yes Debbie, I agree with all of the above. I think the snow man is my favorite.

Merry said...

Amazing...you are such a talented lady. I love how you have you have used the cup for the snowmans hat. Wonderful.

Leonie said...

How on earth did I miss this post? What an awesome and incredibly talented person you are Debbie, these are just so beautiful!

I wonder how you came to be so knowledgable about the toxic fumes of the fast shrinking cup...

Mimiko said...

Wow, these are just fabulous!!