Thursday, 8 December 2011

Three days in a row

Yes I have posted every day now for three days AND added photos too!
Here is the card we made at my club last night using the Papermania Noel stamps. I love this snowman. We used backing papers from the Docrafts Digital Designer cd-rom, a Sizzix embossing folder and some adhesive gems from docrafts too. Everyone added some glitter and sparkle to finish off their card in true Christmas fashion.

Right, now I am off to close the curtains and hide from the stormy weather that's hit the UK today.
Cheerio x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Another creation for the Festive season!

Well, here is my lantern that I made on Sunday. I bought the amazing template from the Craft range in Burnley about 2 months ago and haven't had time to make it. So on Sunday morning, I decided to get some cream card off the shelf and have a go. It took about three hours and I really enjoyed myself cutting, sticking and inking.
I added a flickering candle inside (which I got free with the template) to make it more authentic then we turned out all the lights in the lounge and I sang 'O come all ye faithful' as I carried it in!
"Very good" was my husband's comment, a man of few words!
I am hoping to add some embellishments to it...maybe some trailing ivy or snow. I will keep you posted on here of any changes though.

Bye for now x

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Christmas projects

Oh I am so pleased that December is here and I can finally start to slow down with work. This has been such a busy year and 2012 looks set to be just as busy. In the meantime though, I am looking forward to tidying and cleaning my house in preparation for the Christmas tree and decorations...I love going out to choose a tree, it takes me forever though as I choose about 10, then narrow it down to five, then three, then two and finally...I decide!
Talking of Christmas trees, we made an Advent calendar at my craft club two weeks ago using a Christmas tree cake stand as the base. With the help of my Cricut machine, I cut 8 small boxes for the top layer. The middle and bottom layers needed bigger boxes so I had to make templates for these. To cut a long story short, I spent two days cutting out 160 small boxes on the Cricut and then copied 320 larger boxes on my scanner then printed them out! That's 480 boxes in total and that was before decorating them and cutting out the numbers too.
I think my craft group enjoyed making them though so I thought I would share a photo with you here.
Hope you like it too x