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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Make and Take with Lesley - Gift Token Card

I went to the Papermaze Christmas Crop on Saturday and we all had a great time. There was a Christmas Challenge Kit and two Make & Take sessions. The first make and take was by Lesley and we all made a gift Token card.

Here is mine:

We used gilding flakes on the paper doily, something I have been meaning to try for a long time.
The papers I chose from the wide selection available were from My Mind's Eye. We used a brad and a glass dew drop for the centre of the blossom. 
I added some gold and cream twine to match my papers.

Thanks for the class Vanessa and Lesley, hope you have a good Christmas
Lynn x

Monday, 15 December 2014

Scrapology December Card Challenge

Our last Scrapology card challenge for 2014. And we have a colour inspiration photo for you to play with. This would make a good last minute Christmas card, or a card for any other occasion. This month our own DT member LINDA is challenging you to create a card using the beautiful colours and / or the image she found from STYLYZE

Here is my card:

My papers and the chipboard pieces are old ones from Basic Grey's Wassail collection. Then I added lots of Liquid Pearls, Stickles, gems and pearls.
This challenge runs until 15th January, please see blog for more inspiration and details.
Merry Christmas
Thanks for looking.
Lynn x

Friday, 12 December 2014

52 Card Challenge - Week 49

Welcome to the first prompt of December for Kool Kitty's Musings challenge! As it's likely to be a crazy month for us crafty folks, to make life easier Natty thought it would be good to focus on the things that are...

On your to-do list!

If there are special card projects that you need to get done and dusted, now's your chance!
Mine was to create a card for my daughter who passed her driving test on Friday. A special card to acknowledge this achievement was in order.

I had wanted to try using the writing facility on the new Cricut Explore with white on black like a chalk board. I had purchased the Chalk Board Font cartridge, however the pens sold for this machine do not include a white and many other pend don't fit the holder on the Cricut. I did some 'Googling' and discovered that American Crafts make a white pen in their Galaxy range which fits perfectly. I found one of these pens at Papermaze, and so was ready to try this out when Catherine passed her test. 

In addition to the pen and the Cricut I used cardstock from Bazzill in white, black and red.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Craftilicious Carry All - Mark IV

I made Linda a Craftilicious Carry All bag for her birthday last month. She had requested one for her sewing things.

My first attempt is here - This is the bag I use for my stitching items. Then I made one for Catherine in pink and black as requested for taking on tour as Deputy Stage Manager. This was closely followed by a woodland animal one for Emily's sewing things.

Here is Linda's Craftilicious Carry All:

To go with the bag I made Linda another of my scrap bags, she already has two but it's useful to keep one with the sewing machine for pins and threads as you sew.

Then I found a pattern for pattern cutting weights so made these from some scraps lined them with calico and filled them with sand.

Linda couldn't be at out Cardinal Colours Christmas crop this year where my gift to all my scrappy friends was a hand made gift bag filled with Christmas Chocolates, however she will receive her bag when I next see her. I made it in the same fabrics as the other items as I thought it might be useful to hold ribbons or something within the bigger bag.

Happy Birthday and Christmas Linda.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Fabric8 Small Gift Bags

I picked up a small kit at Fabric8 in Felixstowe for making one of these small gift bags - just like the paper ones you buy in card shops. I thought they would make good gifts for my crafty friends at our Cardinal Colours Christmas Crop this year. I simply filled them with delicious chocolate gifts and crackers.

Here are the individual bags I made:

Here are a set of three bags made of the five year old triplets and filled with small toys and sweets.

I enjoyed making these as the pattern and instructions work so well.

Merry Christmas Girls
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Good Luck Dr. Kay

Our lovely Dr Kay at work is leaving to return to New Zealand with her young family. We will miss her and sent her off with celebrations, gifts and this card I made on behalf of the team.

I used an 8" x 8" card blank and a bunch of patterned papers from Echo Park's Scoot collection. 
I cut a globe using the 'Going Places cartridge for the Cricut. I also used the Birthday Bash cart for the bunting and lettering and the Everyday Paper Dolls cart for the doctor character.
I added white gel pen, distress ink, ribbon and stickles.

Wishing Kay and her family a safe trip and good luck with their new ventures.
Thanks for looking
Lynn x

Monday, 8 December 2014

52 Christmas Crackers - Week 48

It was a photo prompt challenge for week 48 with this picture from Pinterest as a great jumping off point for winter/Christmas crafting. Please see Kool Kitty Musings Blog for details of the challenge.

Here is my Christmas card: 
I loved working with this snowflake idea.
I used white, kraft and pale aqua Bazzill cardstock. 
Cricut and Winter Wonderland Cartridge.
Lots of glitter added with stickles.

Thanks for looking
Lynn x