Sunday, December 23, 2012

Honeycombe cards

I love this honeycombe paper.  I've had it a while but never really thought of a way to use it... until my daughter came home with a card that inspired me. It had a  red honeycombe paper star shape that had to be opened out.. using velcro dots to hold it open... it's fabulous!..  so naturally I had to have a go myself Lol..


I used a bigz bauble die for the shapes.  They are great fun to do.
Thanks for visiting.
Happy Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Thomas Kinkade windows

I love with the Madison Window die by Poppy Stamps, I treated myself to it a few months back.  Here I've used it with some printouts from Joanna Sheens Thomas Kinkade CD Rom.
I used the beautiful Christmas cd from this set - I chose which part of each image looked good 'through the window' and cut to size adding some beautiful stampendous vintage glitter to each scene for some sparkle.  I used a score board to add the embossed lines.
I really like how simple and clean they look. 

For these cards I  embossed the front of the card with a brick effect folder, cutting out the window part first.  I cut two madison window dies for each card - one for the front and one for inside the card to look neat.  The 'stained glass effects' are cut outs from a fabulous book I have had for years and years called:  
I coloured these with promarkers so they didn't warp the vellum.  I think they look simple but nice.

Thank you for visiting today.
Hugs x

Friday, December 14, 2012

Reindeers with template

I'ts been a bit quite on my blog recently because I've been busy away from the computer.  One of the things I've enjoyed is  making stuff with my grandson for Christmas.  The houses are finished but I've changed the lights to red.. and put them on a different shelf..

 Another project we did was to make some paper reindeers.  I printed them onto card, then we had a great afternoon painting them before cutting them out when they dried.. We added little fluffy tails with cotton wool balls.  The name tags and the jingle bells added a nice little touch.  The sleigh is made from one of my favourite materials - foam board - it's easy to cut and is a bit more stable than card.  We covered it with Christmas papers and used peel offs to decorate.. the little Santa is a beany toy that fitted perfectly in the seat.  My little grandson also enjoyed wrapping little pressys he put in the back of the sleigh.

I can't remember where I got this template from as I've had it for ages.  Here it is.  Print it to fill an A4 sheet.  We painted ours before we cut it out to make it easier, but you could print it onto patterned card.. Have fun!  we did!!


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