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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Abigail Christmas

Sooo, another card today, and this is one that I made for a friend to give to his goddaughter this Christmas.


As you can probably tell, her name is Abigail and he wanted to ensure that he name was on the card.

I love easel cards as I think they are a little bit different, so I decided to make one.


As I am still trying to  use up my stash, I used an LOTV mini masterpiece and took my inspiration for the rest of the card from this and went with snowflakes.

The papers are all from an LOTV Christmas paper pack.  I also die-cut some snowflakes from some silver card using some snowflake dies I bought in last year's sales, but hadn't used yet.  I also die-cut 'Abigail' from the same silver card.

I added the letters to a strip of ivory snowflake ribbon, together with one of the die-cut snowflakes.

I then assembled the card also using a blue shiny snowflake from my stash and some silver 'happy christmas' and snowflake peel-offs.


I hope Abigail likes the card.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx




Christmas Table Set

Sooo, just a quick post to share with you the Christmas table set I made for my friend, Pamela, who is very excited about her Christmas table now.

I made her a tablecloth from this lovely Christmas Trees fabric, which I ordered from The Little Fabric Bazaar, one of my fave places for buying fabric.


You can't see it very well in these photos, but the gold on the Christmas trees is very shiny.

I then made eight double-sided napkins for some star fabric, again from The Little Fabric Bazaar.  Again the gold outline of the stars is very shiny.  To make the napkins, I stitched two rectangles of fabric together, turned then right-sides out and top-stitched with red thread. 

I then folded these into Christmas trees.


Finally, I arranged everything in a Christmas box, which I lined with gold tissue paper.  


I'm now thinking of making up some sets of these to see next year.  What do you think?

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx









Critter Christmas

Soooo, I have loads to share with you and will try and get through as much as possible while I wait for my grandparents to arrive after they rudely made me get up and get dressed (not really in my plans for today), especially as Christmas is nearly upon us and I have loads of Christmas things to share with you.


First up is another set of cards I made to send out this Christmas (not that I've done that yet - so disorganised this year!).

Again, I have used some LOTV mini masterpieces and some LOTV papers.  I haven't used Christmas papers this time, but rather papers from the Cakes & Candles pad, which I cut into pennants.  From the scraps of paper I hole punched some circles and added two in the top right hand corner of each card.

To finish the cards, I stamped a LOTV sentiment in black ink.

I would like  to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx










Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Cute Christmas

Sooo, as promised . . .I'm baaack!!!!  Tutorial was very useful and I will be making a start on my next assignment at the weekend (after finishing my Christmas making of course).


So, while I procrastinate on that and catch up on tonight's Strictly It Takes Two, I would like to share with you some cards I made for Xmas this year.  However, I won't be sending these  myself as my friend, Lauren, snapped them up straight away.   I know it is going to take me a while to catch up on my blogging, but at least this is a start. . .

I am still on a mission to use up my stash before buying any new stuff (the fact I have just bought three new LOTV stamps is, of course, to be entirely ignored . . . oops!).  So these are made using some LOTV Christmas papers which I already have in my stash, which I cut into large pennants.

Onto these I layered some of the small mini masterpieces from LOTV and then I stamped an LOTV sentiment with black ink.  I chose three images as I think they are so sweet and give me warm Christmas feelings of spending the time with loved ones, be it snuggling with the hubby, decorating the tree with the nieces or screeching, I mean, singing, Christmas songs with the sisters (our singing is out of this world!)  I also think these images go well together as a set - they were all people and had similar colours so I could use papers from the same paper pack to  tie them together more.  

I chose the papers to match the images where I could, so trees for the Christmas tree image and holly for the fireplace image to match the holly on the garland.    I used the quite generic 'merry christmas' paper on the carol singers card as I didn't really have anything that would match like the others.

I chose a different style sentiment for each one to mix things up a little bit.  I tried to match the sentiment to the image, so 'twinkly christmas' for the star on top of the Christmas tree, and 'we wish you a merry christmas' for the carol singers. I though the little couple could maybe enjoy some Christmas kisses by the fire so used that sentiment for the final image.

I added a small white bow on each, to which I added a red gem in the centre and then to finish I used some red stickles to add dots in each corners of the images and three dots in the top right hand corner of each card.

Otherwise, I think I kept these pretty CAS, which seems to be my theme for Christmas cards I intend (the intention is there) for myself this year.

I would like to enter this set of cards into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx





Jingle Bell Rocks

Sooo, I have been truly useless at keeping up with the old blogging recently and I do apologise profusely.  My time just doesn't seem to be my own recent, and when I do have time I seem to have lost the ability to write.

Sooo, a catch up is due, of which I am aware, but I thought I would break myself into it easily with a quick post before my uni tutorial tonight.

This is my new Xmas top:


My sister bought herself a Christmas jumper with bells on (quite literally), and as I refuse to be out-Christmassed, I decided to make myself a jingly Christmas top.

This is just a plain black t-shirt top from Dotty P's (quite fatal that I have a Dotty P's at the end of my road now).  Sew on some sequins to spell out jingle, add a gold bell for the dot on the 'i' and three extra coloured bells (oo-er) underneath the sequins and voila, one Christmas, jingly top.  I win!

I have plans for many more like this, but I might not get round to them this Christmas.  Oh well, never mind, there are only so many days a year you are allowed to wear Christmas clothes anyway.

Right, I have to go do my tutorial now and learn all about Roman mythology.

Hopefully I'll be back later with some more shares.

Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Krafty Christmas

Sooo, a while ago I had a bit of a Christmas cardmaking sesh (I made about 40, and I really do need to make time for another session), and these cards are some of the cards I made:


I decided that instead of spending a fortune buying new bits and bobs this year, I would try to use up some of my stash and save some money, so for these cards I decided to use of some of the smaller LOTV mini masterpieces.

I chose all cute animals and those that had more brown on them so they would go with the papers I had decided to use from the LOTV krafty christmas pad.

I added faux stitching with a brown fineliner around the edge of each image, which I then layered onto some red card.  I also added faux stitching around the papers (I chose a different paper to accompany each image, and I tried to get them to match as much as possible with something that was going on in the image), which I cut to the length of my 6x4 card blanks.

I then stamped 'merry christmas' from my new(ish) LOTV sentiments stamp with brown memento ink onto all the cards.

To finish, I then added a brown cross in each corner, two in the top right corner, to tie in the stitching theme I had going on.

I think I put these in my Etsy shop.  There is only one set, as I used up the last of these mini masterpieces and they aren't available anymore.  I am tempted to keep them for myself though, so get them before I do make that decision.

I would like to enter these cards into the following challenges:



Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx

Relaxing In The Garden

Sooo, today is my step-dad's birthday (Happy Birthday!) and I would like to share with you the card I made for him:


This was a quick card as I haven't had much time for creating cards recently - far to busy sewing.  I am onto the last Elsa dress now, and hopefully I will get that finished this week.  I then have a dress currently half made and pinned onto Doris to finish, my Christmas party dress to make, along with a few stitched Christmas presents.  Fingers crossed I can get everything done before xmas, but with work, studying, not being able to get into the craft room for various reasons, I'm starting to panic a little, and I still have my Christmas cards to make.

Anyway, enough of me rabbitting on.  As this was a quick card, I used a topper from the LOTV vintage boys art pad (which I am nearly all out of, so have to get some more).  I edged this with some brown ink, layered onto some striped paper, then some red paper, then some brown striped paper.  All the papers are from LOTV paper pads, but I don't think any of them are from  the same - I decided to use up some scraps.

Before layering the panel onto the brown paper, I wrapped it with some brown baker's twine, which I got from the Ribbon Girl.

To finish the card, I stamped 'happy birthday' with brown ink, inked the edge of the the panel and attached this to the card with a red button to finish it off.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


Happy Crafting!

Holly
xx


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