Monday, 7 September 2009

Sat Nav Card

Picture 181
Beep Beep! Men’s cards are hard! I would much rather work with pretty things like flowers, beautiful paper, ribbons etc.
The idea with this card started with the weeny car stickers  which I bought from Mei Flower at  the NEC Hobbycrafts Show.
I found a picture of a SAT NAV screen and added the text “Happy Birthday” then printed it twice. The topper is a very basic two layer “decoupage”, made by cutting out the image, including the SAT NAV frame and then just the SAT NAV screen. These are mat and layered on silver mirror card.
The background is part of a page from an old road map book, (a car boot sale bargain, bought  for pence, which comes in very useful at times), which I’ve mat and layered on red.

Advent - Countdown to Christmas Chalkboard

I was still thinking about my Advent Chalkboard this morning, when I had one of those “eureka” moments, I suddenly remembered a wooden Christmas garland that I bought in a garden centre sale, for a couple of pounds, a little while ago.
It took a bit to find …. but the search was well worth it, as the snowmen on it are just perfect!
All I've had to do was take the garland apart. There were six snowmen in total, so I am chuffed. There were also about six santas on it too, but they are not quite so big and look out of proportion, but no doubt I will find a use for them too.
I have attached some gingham ribbon to the string hanger and added the writing and snow with white Posca pen, adding a touch translucent micro glitter along the bottom. All I need now are a few wooden snowflakes here and there around the frame. I'll post another picture when the board is completed.
I hang my head in shame though, I can’t be the only one who has so much crafty stuff that I forget what I’ve got, can I?