Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Bauble gone rogue!!!!!

For the last two years at Christmas time Docrafts have brought out bauble decorations. You just had to add wire and beads by putting your tongue between your teeth, squinting your eyes and threading them and making them look pretty :) Well that's what I did with them last year, this year I decided not to go through it all again I I made these toppers for my cards instead and you know what I LOVE THEM :)

I have taken about 11 or 12 of the S shaped sections and popped a brad through all the bottom ends (all pre punched) and then brought the opposite ends over and through the brad to form the flower. A little bit of playing to get the spacing right and voila a beautiful topper.

So when is a bauble not a bauble................when it goes rogue and becomes a topper!!!!!
Happy Crafting Everyone :)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Elegant Christmas

I have to say if I had a figure like this and could afford a dress like this then I would be one happy girl!!!! lol

This card is made by joining 2 A6 cards together. The images are from the Strictly Christmas range from Docrafts and are just simply mounted onto red card and then onto the card itself.

Easy peasy :)
Card Front
Card open showing all 3 decorated panels

Back Panel for signing
Happy Crafting Everyone :)

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Christmas Door

Ahhhhhhh, I love the simplicity of white card with a touch of color. This has to be one of my favourate Christmas cards this year as its just so clean and effective.

I cut a square of card until it was the size I wanted to create the embossed door frame. Then working on a magazine  I placed the piece of card down centrally on the inside front panel of the card and scored around it. The great thing about this is that you can just keep that piece of card as a template to make this card again and again.

For the inside panels again it was just a bit of playing around to get a layout that looks good to you. Cut two squares and two rectangles. When you are happy with the sizes just place them on a  magazine, piercing mat or mouse mat and score around the edges of each square and rectangle. Place on the card with 3D foam, pop on a brad and a quick topper and volia a door is made :)

Happy crafting everyone.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Acetate Christmas Scene

Wow, it has taken ages for me to get back to blogging!!!!

I am finally back and so today I thought I would show you a card using the Christmas Tidings Silent Night Stamp.  I printed the stamp out in full and sponged it with blue ink to give that lovley wintery effect. I stamped the image out again but this time I masked the greeting section with a post it note so when I printed it the To and From words weren't shown. I cut out the greeting part mounted it on top of the original stamped image with 3D foam and put a Merry Christmas Glitterations sticker on as the greeting. Then I mounted the prepared piece on a white piece of card and then onto another piece of sponged card. Everything was mounted onto a folded piece of strong acetate.

I love working with acetate as it just creates this fantastic floating effect on a card. You can see in the first picture that I have made a panel slightly smaller then the front image to sit inside the card so it can be written on.

Happy Crafting everyone :)