Friday, 23 August 2013

Flip down card

Well, are you ready? You can get the Snowman/Father Christmas CD combo today,at 12 noon, on create and craft!!! For my card this time I used the Father Christmas disc and created a flip down card. The little stack is held closed with magnets. It's something a bit different and it's fun to make interactive cards!!
I just recently (last week) got a new printer so I'm able to print directly onto my Centura pearl card! Fabulous! It was so frustrating when the old printer stopped picking up heavy card and towards the end it would only print on paper! It's just great now to watch the card slip through without a hitch! . Anyhow, after all that, my images and background are printed on ... Wait for it... Centura pearl card!!! Not only does it look amazing but it adds to the sturdiness of the finished project!  
Lets hope Father Christmas is catching up on his sleep and dreaming of all the lovely craft supplies he's going to pop in our stockings this Christmas! :) here's hoping!!

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Snowman "book" card

Hi everyone, I'm back today with a card I've made using the hunkydory kit which accompanies the snowman CD. Wow, what a fantastic kit it is! There's oodles of stuff in it and the hardest part is deciding what to play with first!
I kept the front of my card fairly plain, just using a piece of one of the cards and some core'dinations card and then embellishing it with some ribbon, punched snowflakes and gems.
On the inside I used one of the 6x6 papers and created a window using concertina'd card with some of the beautiful patterned acetate and then bordered it with some punched strips. The facing side is done with the matching insert paper which I cut to size so the sentiment would fit. I then fussy cut the snowman image and layered it on afterwards. 

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Snowman exploding box

Grr, I just can't seem to get things to work how I'd like today! I did want my introduction before the photo but the computer was having none of it!!! Lol.

Well I decided to try my hand at making one of the exploding boxes from the Snowman CD. This is a fun project and really fast to put together, although if I were doing it again I would put the image on the inside and the pattern on the outside. 
I used one of the border images, printed twice and joined together, to score and create the snowman rosette for the top of the box. I love how this turned out. I used embellishment images from the CD to decorate the insides. 
Lets hope everything starts going right again before long! I'll be back soon with some more sneak peeks soon so don't forget to pop in and have a look!  :-)

Monday, 19 August 2013

Christmas tree

I know, I know! I've been missing for a long time. I was busy enjoying the company of my eldest child home for a visit! :) It was just great to spend some time with her. 

Anyhow I've not been neglecting my crafting. I've been getting samples ready for a new launch for Crafters Companion. This time it's Father Christmas and the Snowman! I decided to try something a bit different. Ever had a great idea and regretted it? This is one of those! Lol
I thought a couple of pages of patterned paper and half an hour would have it sorted. NO! More like half a day and I lost count of the paper! I was also sticking to everything before I had finished. I used an EK success punch and patterned paper from the CD to create the layers of tree. They're attached, with collall glue gel, to a polystyrene cone base. Once I had (eventually) completed it I sprayed the whole thing, liberally with irridescent spray n sparkle then cut some bauble embellishments and added them on too. The star at the top is cut out of  Centura pearl card and attached to a cocktail stick which I've pushed down into the top. 

Hope you like my wee tree. I'm happy with it and glad I persevered with it. :)