Well, did I mention that I have become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator?  I joined earlier this year as I love, love, love their stamps, dies, ooh, everything!  My wish list from the current catalogue is an arm long and I have to keep gradually chipping away at it otherwise I would break the bank!

On the front of the current Autumn/Winter catalogue is this ornament:

Isn't it gorgeous?!!!

I just had to have a go at this so after buying the necessary stamp set and die plus paper, tulle ribbon, twine and so on, this is my version:

I was really pleased with how it turned out, despite all the mistakes I can see so clearly in the above photos! But hey, it's a prototype and I can only get better with practice, right?!!!

If you want to know more about the ornament, see the tools you need and get a link to a video tutorial, then just go take a look at my Stampin' Up! blog http://www.heavenlycrafts.com/stampinheaven/.

It took a couple of hours to make the ornament with all the die cutting but it was definitely worth it and it actually passed the hubbie test, as he said he would put it up in the house at Christmas!