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Today's project was inspired by the part in A Christmas Carol where Scrooge arrives at his front door to find the doorknocker has taken on the shape of his deceased partner, Jacob Marley. I die- cut the door out of black woodgrain paper and rubbed a bit of pan pastel over the top to make the grain visible (black on black is not necessarily a good idea). The wreath is made up from the Wondrous Wreath stamp set from Stampin' Up! (I am so pleased that it's now possible to shop online!) - and cut with the matching dies. ( The magnetic platform for my Big Shot was worth every penny!) . The skull is moulded out of Martha Stewart paper clay and the door knocker is a plastic curtain ring. (I might as well say here and now I made a few copies of the skull while I was at it so you may be seeing it again as the month wears on!)
Because it's Christmas, as well as the usual crafty bloggingness, I'm including a "bonus bit" - something that I've enjoyed and want to share. Today's bonus bit is from A Muppet Christmas Carol - it's Marley and Marley!
Bye for now,