Saturday, 24 October 2009

Scalloped Christmas Topper Card

Scalloped edges are new to me, so I’m probably going to use them to excess over the next week or so!!Picture 163
The paper I have used for this card is Daisy and Dandelion Christmas Collection – Winters Tale. Picture 157
I have layered two Nestabilites die cut squares with a plain square on top.  The scalloped and plain circle punchies are made using the Stampin Up punches I have mentioned before in previous posts.
Picture 164
The snowflake button is from a mega pack of Dressing Up Christmas buttons I got from Create and Craft years ago when I first started crafting.

Doodle Cards or What No Christmas Cards Today?

I thought I would have a break from Christmas as I was in danger of going snowflake crazy …….
I’m a bit slow when it comes to trends, so my doodling cards are about 2 years behind the times!
I have used a lot of new things on this idea, so it’s all been a bit of an experiment.
Just recently I have bought a couple of sets of nestabilities, and this is the first time I have used them on cards.  I am so used to layering on plain squares, that scalloped edges seem a bit alien to me.
The papers and brads I have used are My Minds Eye, Bloom and Grow, bought on a whim earlier this week, but I just love them.
I cut two squares, one slightly larger than the other and stuck them together and laid them on a card blank, it looked bare……
So I decided to try them with a scalloped square nestabilitie ….. still a bit dull and lifeless.
The flower is made using a whale of a punch retro flower punch x three, a scalloped circle punchie on the bottom layer, and a brad in the middle, stuck down with a double sided sticky pad.
Doodle 1
It was then that I was struck with the idea of doodling on top of the design, I went mad, and didn’t do it too carefully, using a fine nibbed gel pen.
I am dead chuffed with the result, which is right out of my crafting comfort zone.
I was thinking ….. put eight together in a pack and they would make lovely set of  notelets.

Christmas Candy Canes

Sorry, this isn’t the best photo, but these candy canes were a devil to photograph at a good angle!
Christmas Candy cane
I have made these as little presents for the girls I do cookery with at school.
And ....they proved a little more fiddle farty that I first imagined.
I have used Poundworld candy canes (they come in boxes of 15), jingle bells from Paperchase (bought last year - £3.50 for a box of 72 assorted coloured bells), red ribbon, and tags made using a large tag punch.
I secured two canes together using red ribbon that I had backed with double sided tape using my ATG gun.
Then I punched out the tag and hand wrote the sentiment. I tied the bell to a length of thread and taped the thread  to the back of the tag.  The red bow has been glued over the little bit of thread that was showing at the top of the tag.
The tag is attached to the back of the candy canes using a double sided sticky pad.