Sunday, 4 September 2011

Christmas is Coming with DoCrafts and Dovecraft

Creativity Magazine
Yesterday, I nipped to our local garden centre where they also have quite a good craft section as I wanted this months DoCrafts Creativity Magazine, primarily for the free stamp set with it  (a smaller version of a new set of Christmas stamps they have just bought out), but I have to say that the  magazine has improved quite a lot. I used to think it was a bit old fashioned, but there are quite a few ideas in it that I want to try.
Free Stamps
I wasn’t intending on buying any papers but  this pack of Dovecraft papers (£3.99) did fall into my basket! What impressed me was that the designs are small and the patterns quite close together.  I have been caught out so many times thinking that papers in a 6” x 6” pack would be scaled down, only to find it’s just the large paper/design cut down to size, if that makes sense.
DoCrafts Back to Basics 8 x 8 paper Pack
But these papers are perfectly scaled to the size that I need to go with most of the Christmas embellishments I plan to use and there is not one design that I don’t like, so hopefully the whole pack will get used this year.
DoCrafts Back To Basics Christmas pack
My paper design of choice this year is a small print red with white polka dots, I just cannot get enough of it, last year I was all red gingham …. but I have been swayed!

Daisy Card

This card measures 14.5cm x 11cm and is made using ribbed effect Kraft Card.
I have a niece called Daisy, this would make a lovely 21st birthday card for her!
Daisy Card
Less is more today.  Very simple, so simple I don’t think I need to explain what I have done!