Thursday, 4 August 2011

Time to think about Christmas!

It is a few days into August and I am trying to make a start on Christmas cards. I made over 70 last christmas, but left it a bit late to start them and ended up making them late into the night the month before, to make sure they were all done and ready on time.

This year I wanted a card that would be fairly simple to make a put together, but equally quite stylish too - not much to ask is it! So having saved this freebie from last year, I've printed it out in 2 different colours, and matted the image onto green or red mirror card. I've added small flat backed gems to the image in green/red, and am really happy with the way the card has come together. The other bonus is that it is using a stack of A5 cards I have, but never knew what to do with them as I prefer working with square ones.

I think I prefer the green one to be honest, but will make 30 of each to use up the cards and mountain of gems I have.

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
Aud Sentiments - Merry Christmas

Monday, 1 August 2011


One week into the school holidays and I have found some time to craft!

I was asked to make a card for a friend who knows someone that is about to have twin boys, and this is what I came up with:

I haven't made a name card for ages, and thought that it would lend itself well to making a 'twin boy' one, and am really pleased with how the card came out.

The card was made out of linen white card, with the letters cut on the craft robo. Really simple card to make just matting silver mirror card and some blue gingham paper, and a few buttons and some straw taffeter (?) through the middle finished the card off.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Cards for Men - clean and simple
Creative Craft World - anything but birthdays