Monday, 30 June 2014

Patchwork Christmas Card

This card measures 14.5cms x 14.5cms and is made using a hand cut blank using a white linen effect card.
patchwork Christmas card
It’s time for me to make a new crafty resolution ….. to make sure that when I buy something in a great flurry of inspiration, I try to use them as soon as I possibly can afterwards and not put it them away …… for the inspiration and the ideas to disappear …..
…… because that’s what happened when I found these Kaisercraft die cut shapes,  reduced to £2.75 from £5.50 in Paperchase, on the way home I was full of ideas ….. but when I re-looked at them a few weeks later  …… I thought ….. what was I thinking? And that’s money down the pan …. unless I can rekindle those ideas …. 
Picture3Patchwork Christmas Card 1
So, determined not to throw my money away, I did me some Googling and decided that patchwork was the way to go, using scraps of Christmas papers and faux stitching. The finished card has got a retro feel about it ….
retro Christmas Card
I have to admit I am not 100% sure about it ….. but perhaps things I’ll be more convinced and confident as I work my way through the rest of the pack!