Thursday, 15 October 2015

Still making Christmas cards

Hi Crafty Friends
I keep asking Card Clubbers if they're fed up of doing Christmas yet, but seemingly not! So here's what we've been doing recently
I was aiming for a touch of shabby chic here, and used some of my precious supplies of gold printed vellum and some rather lush ribbon.

I was pleased with the effect of the gold shadow behind the candles & foliage, but it turned out be a bit tricky to do, what with so many small bits to fit in. We used DS tape and glitter for the window, and it's much more twinkly in real life.

Several people had asked for a cascade card, so this is what we did

And here are 2 more cards I made to the same design as before, but in more Christmassy colours

This was mainly for Margaret, who wanted a card using tissue paper, and whose favourite colours seem to be cream and gold. The edge is gold mirri card, but it's reflecting all sorts. I also used a Marianne snowflake die, very kindly lent to me by Trish. She says she won't lend me any more on account of my name for this one! (Well, what does it remind you of?)

These were just a little bonus make at the end of the Shabby chic week. We put little pockets in them to make gift card holders.

And finally a birthday card, for a friend - not a club make

Happy crafting

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Bendi-Fold with a difference

Hi Crafty Friends

I've been wanting to do a bendi-fold card since I saw one on Pinterest months ago, and this week I finally did one. I tweaked it a bit as all the examples I've seen have two bends; this one has three. We made it in craft club although I was worried with all the die cutting it would take too long. But in the event, we managed fine and everybody went home with a completed card.
These are the dies we used:
Marianne, Tiny Pines, Holly, Spellbinders houses, Spellbinders circle and ovals, X Cut trees, Britannia (I think) Santa.

Sorry the picture doesn't really do it justice, I don't seem to be able to get the colour right, and the card is more glittery than it looks here. So here is my Triple Bendi-fold.

happy crafting