Tuesday, 24 December 2013


Hi and welcome on this glorious Christmas Eve. I hope everyone has a wonderful day, with family and friends.
Christmas has been a popular theme this month, and ARTastic has also continued with this theme, using a 'wordle' as an inspiration. I'd not heard of these before, but what an interesting concept. I can see many uses for it in a classroom, (as a retired teacher) with students having a great time.  While I didn't do a wordle for my piece. I did use some of the words from the inspirational one. pop on over to: http://artasticchallengeblog.blogspot.com.au/ and see what the very talented DT has done with this.
I decided not to do a layout. Instead I made a stocking from firm cardstock and decorated it with: aluminium flashing tape (embossed, inked with alcohol inks), die cut poinsettias (from a gauzy tissue paper and Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia die), vintage photo print, and 3D Stamping Paint.

The stocking has tabs on the edges and this was all adhered to a firm backing with mounting tape, so that something could be placed inside.

In this case, the surprise is a giant wordsearch of Christmas words with every letter of the alphabet represented.

Again have a safe and joyous Christmas.
Thank you for visiting  and for your inspirational comments. Cheers, Di


  1. It is a beautiful creation Diane. The same good wishes back to you! Have a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Anne x

  2. Wow Di....a fabulous stocking and this is such a great idea, I love your fun version of using the wordle as an inspiration. Merry Christmas :) 🎄🎁⛄ and thank you for playing along with the challenge at ARTastic :)

  3. Very clever Di - what a fun and creative idea.

  4. What a fun thing to create! It would make a great gift for someone wordy :) Thanks for entering it in our challenge at ARTastic!

  5. Now Di - is this fantastic or what!!! I love all your effort gone into your stocking & then placing a word game inside - well, it just brilliant!! I love it!
    Thanks for playing along at ARTastic with us!

  6. I just love seeing what you come up with each month and this is such a clever way of using the inspiration. Very cute. Thank-you for sharing you wonderful work.

  7. This is clever Di and so eyecatching. Thank you for joining and supporting us at ARTastic this month.