Saturday, 23 November 2013

Christmas Heart

 Hello... I hope you are all well. It seems an awful long time since I posted anything other than DT Creations ... so thought I would share this Christmas Decoration that I made. It took me a couple of weeks just adding bits here and there. The wooden heart was a freebie with one of my magazines.

I painted it with White Acrylic Paint and it needed a couple of coats each side before it looked good. Then just added embellishments.... some roses and berries, jingle bells and pearls.... some sparkly silver twine to hang... quite a simple design but it looks very pretty hung up on my door :-))

Well my weekend didn't start off too well... as I had to wear a 48 hour heart monitor and I got nasty allergy to the electrode stickers. Last night was awful... I was itching so much that I had chills with it ... took some antihistamine and it helped a little... but I was counting the time down until I could take the blooming things off at noon today!! I was SO glad to get them off and have a wash! I did ask the nurse for some hypo allergenic patches but she said these were all she had!! :-(  

Anyway, I'm feeling a lot better now. Mum and I had a nice evening meal and enjoyed watching Strictly... although I'm really dreading the dance offs from now on - it's getting such a close contest!! 

Off to have my last cup of tea before bed... and I might just squeeze in another of Mr Kipling's Winter Whirls... have you tried them yet? they are like a cross between a Viennese Whirl and a Mince Pie... Ooh they are very naughty... but exceedingly NICE !!!! Lol
Hope you all have a lovely Sunday!
Love and Hugs


Janice said...

Well Sue, Mr Kippling does make exceedingly good cakes so what did you expect!

Love your beautifully decorated heart, very pretty indeed. Hope your own one is sitting pretty too and behaved itself when being monitored - unlike your skin! Glad you are feeling better now that it's off. Off to bed now, night, Jx

Sue said...

This is stunning Sue, I love all your gorgeous detailing.
Sorry to hear about your allergic reaction, it sounds horrible. I hope you feel better now.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Sue this is fabulous I like all the detail the colours and the pearls.
kevin xx

Joan Ervin said...

What a beautiful project, the heart and all the details you added...just lovely!!!! I'm glad you finally got to take off the heart monitor...hope all goes well with the results!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a fun project Sue!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

This is gorgeous Sue. Love the pretty colours and I bet it looks fab hanging on your doors. Hope your reaction has cleared now! I'm afraid I had far too many Maltesers whilst watching Strictly! Susan x

Doreen said...

Wow this is gorgeous,lovely design and

KraftyKoolKat said...

Sorry to hear you are having troubles sweetie with that skin allergy. Hope it has calmed down now the monitor is off. I hope the results of the readings are all okay for you.

This altered heart is gorgeous, so very pretty. Love it. If I had been painting it the paint would have gone everywhere. Lol!!!


Jo said...

Beautiful heart decoration Sue & you've decorated it so lovely! Hope the skin allergy has calmed down & you're not too uncomfortable!
hugs Jo x

Jules said...

Hi Sue

What a gorgeous heart .. .. I love the finished look. So many gorgeous embellishments!

Those electrode stickers sound like they were torture treatment!! Fancy not having any hypo allergenic ones!!

Hope the itches have gone now.

Those cakes sound scrummy. Might have to look out for some of those!! LOL!!!

Love Jules xx

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Sue! I love that fabulous heart shape and your beautiful embellishments!! I am so glad you are feeling better too! Take care, hugs Tammy

Claire said...

Glad you are feeling better. Love your gorgeous decoration. I had one of these too, but haven't had a chance to get decorating it yet! Have a lovely evening Sue. Hugs, Claire x

Pia S said...

This is a lovely Christmas ornament, Sue! You've decorated this wooden heart so beautifully!

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Sue, I love the contrast of the blue and white and all of your lovely details.
Sorry to hear about your allergic reaction, it sounds terrible, I hope you are OK now.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

chrissy xx said...

It's GOrgeous! LOving these pretty embellishments and the scrumptious bells. I've got these hearts too Sue so could just be CAS you sometime..
Hope your itching gone away by now!
I'm sat waiting for Countryfile to finish..Don't want anyone to leave I LOve them ALL.

Kathleen said...

This is gorgeous Sue, I love it.
Glad you are feeling better.

Kath x

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous Christmas ornament.

DesignerDiva said...

This is so pretty Sue and its lovely to make something other than cards, I have great intentions I just never get the time!! I did LOL when I read that it took you two weeks! you are working at my pace now!!
Hope all turns out well with the heart monitor.
I was gutted Ben left on Strictly, he might not be the best dancer but he seems like such a nice guy!!
Hugs Laurie xx
I've a new favourite drama for you to watch - Scandal its FAB!!

coops said...

so stunning sue.really love the pretty details and jingle bells :D

xx coops x

Debs said...

Love thus beautifully decorated heart Sue - gorgeous details.
Sad to see Ben go at the weekend - should have been someone else for sure but as you say it's getting so close to the final it's a close call.
Hope you are keeping well.
Debs xx

Anne said...

Beautiful heart, love the bells and berries. :)

Hugs, Anne.

Beverley said...

So pretty & elegant it is sure to add festive cheer to your home. A little bit of naughty is always nice! Hugs Bev x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation hun, love the flowers!
Hugs Shell xx

Pat said...

Oh Sue this is just gorgeous, I love all your embellishments they look beautiful. Sorry to hear you had a bad reaction to the electrode stickers but glad you are now feeling better. Winter Whirls sound delicious, will have to have a look for them next time I am shopping. Enjoy your week.

Pat xx

Anneke said...

hello Sue
this is gorgeous and wonderful .
i am sorry to hear that you had a bad reaction to the electrode stickers.
i hope you are feeling better and i wish you a wonderful week.
hugs to you.

Judith said...

This is just gorgeous - bet it looks lovely hung on your door - hope you're getting over your nasty itches! - hopefully it will be worth it if they sort things out for you . I also lurve that SC card in the post below - the papers are lovely and such gorgeous colouring hugs Judith xx

meg said...

Fantastic decoration Sue bet it looks great against the door. Hope you are feeling better now they should have different patches lots of people are allergic to some adhesives.

Sorry I haven't visited for a while visitors, then I stupidly decided to make my younger son a Dr Who style scarf as a surprise for xmas (both sons HUGE Dr Who fans )I found a copy of the original scarf on line almost 1600 rows and 12ft long I think it will take about 60 hrs and I can only do it whilst he's at school Take care Hugs Meg

Janine said...

Lovely decoration Sue, all the embellishments are gorgeous!
Love Strictly too! It's the only TV I watch all week :)
Hugs, Janine xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Love it Sue; simple, elegant and fun, what more could it be!!