Friday, 12 August 2016

Class Catch Up

Hi Crafty Friends
Sorry, it's been so long since I posted. As you probably know, I have actual real work in the summer, but now that's over, I've got loads of projects to share with you.
It's August, right? so it must be Christmas in craft-land. I'd been asked to do a reprise of the Pringle tube gift box, gussied up for Christmas, so here it is.

And here's a close up of the top

I found the poppy heads on an unpleasant foray into my loft. I'd sprayed them gold ages ago, so it just goes to show craft hoarding syndrome may actually be a good thing!

And here's the card we made this week. We embossed vellum with Swiss dots, running it through the bug twice to expand the pattern, and then layered it over blue paper. We used Spellbinders matting basics for the frame, a Sue Wilson filigree background die, Nellie's Choice ovals. I think the Santa is Britannia and the trees, Memory Box. Very quick and easy, after the rigours of box making the week before.

Here's another, even quicker, version I made with an embossing folder that came with Quick Cards mag which arrived yesterday. IRL the background is the same colour as the other one. Who says the camera never lies.

I'm off on a couple of jollies over the next 10 days, so it may be a while before I'm back with part 2 of this catch up, but in the mean time
happy Chrissy crafting
jan x


  1. FAB projects, shame we never quite made it to the pringles tubes at Craftathon 2016 -maybe Craftathon 2017!

    Happy jollies, patiently awaiting part 2 of the Chrissy crafting!


  2. Jan, Pat told me I would love the Pringle Tube and its gorgeous, you are so talented.xx

    1. Hi Ann, so lovely to hear from you. and thank you for your v kind comments. xx

    2. Sorry have a great

  3. Fabulous makes Jan! love the project idea and two gorgeous cards, my fav colours too.
    Pam x

  4. Oooooooo I had totally forgotten about using vellum with an embossing folder, you have definitely inspired me to revive that technique and the pringle tube is stunning, love the flowery abundance atop the lid xxx