Wednesday, 30 December 2015

Merry Christmas!

Okay, so I know I'm late & haven't blogged for aaaaagggggeeessss! but as all crafters I left everything until the last minute, ran round like a blue &*!@ fly and still managed to pull off a wonderful Christmas (even if I do say so myself).

I did, however have to clear away my craft area so that we could eat Christmas lunch as my craft desk doubles as our dining table (but only for very special occasions).  My craft stuff is now back out and I'm going to try and make a start and get ahead for next year as I think it's going to be a very busy one!

This first card was made using Sara's Signature range 'Festive Wonder', and as a huge fan of Christmas I'm sooo in love with this range I cannot begin to tell you!  The card base is made with Centura Pearl which has been cut down to create a tent fold 6x6 card (not truly 6x6 but 14.8 cm x 14.8 cm), I then marked the centre of the card and used a circle cutter to cut a 4 inch circle from the middle of the card, this was then embossed using the Festive Frame.  I cut two of the Festive flakes and glued them back to back with a bit of silver thread and hung this from the middle of the frame, I die cut a whole load of the festive trio dies from Centura Pearl hint of Silver (I used this throughout the card) and dotted these over the front of the frame putting gems in the centre of each.  Oh, you can't see it very well, but I stamped a whole flurry of snowflakes on the inside of the card and heat embossed these with Wow embossing powder in 'sparkling snow'.  I stamped a sentiment on the back and then turned the card into a tunnel card by using a spare piece of card at the bottom so that the card is self standing (picture will show you better than I can explain).

Having completed this card, I had a circle of centura pearl with a snowflake shape cut out of it and decided that this needed to be turned into a card (well, waste not want not as my mum used to say!).

I took a 7x7 card base and layered up core'dinations with paper from the 6x6 Festive Wonder pad and also used another sheet to back my snowflake cut out, I cut a larger piece of green to back the snowflake onto and so this now looked like a bauble.  I put a ribbon bow at the top, bit of matting and layering, some pearls and gems and the card was born.  The stunning poinsettia and foliage in the corner is also from the Festive Wonder range, in fact the only thing that isn't is the sentiment, which came from the Vintage Christmas Sentimentals 'home for christmas' range.

Well, I hope you like these cards, hopefully I'll be back with a couple of quick makes to show you which will hopefully get you out of a hole in the festive period!

Until then