Saturday, 28 September 2013

Scrappy Christmas!

A couple of Christmas cards using up those odd scraps of paper leftover from other cards!

Friday, 27 September 2013

A Bit Of Recycling

These 3 cards are all quick cheats made by recycling last years shop bought Christmas cards by a bit of mat and laying, plus adding sentiments and embellishments!

Friday, 20 September 2013

Christmas Mojo arrives!

Getting out my  big box of Christmas stash from last year helped to kick-start the Christmas spirit here!  This might be my first Christmas card this year, but I did find 37 cards left over from last year in the bottom of the box!

I used the Indigo Blu gilding fakes on an old reindeer stamp and the gold mirri card board helps it to stand out.  Hopefully this is the first of many Xmas cards.

Friday, 13 September 2013

Still not in the Christmas Mood yet!

Despite buying some new Christmas papers and stamps, I still not feel ready to break open the plastic crate under the stairs that has all my Xmas crafting goodies in it.

Perhaps the weather is still a bit too warm - or perhaps my Christmas mojo has gone walkabout. Until then I will just have to stick to birthday cards like the one above.

I do have to make an acceptance card tonight - just been invited to my great Nephews Christening!

Monday, 2 September 2013

Recycling Drinks Cans into Flowers!

My daughter had several projects to complete in the school holidays - one of which was to make something out of recycled objects.

Her first thought was to use drinks cans( we have plenty of those to recycle!) and make a windmill. But after checking it out on Google, they seemed quite difficult to make, so we tried flowers instead!

We cut out different sizes of blooms with the spellbinder blossom set and decorated some of the layers with glitter glue and smooch paints.

Then we fasten them together with a brad and sellotaped the flower to some old knitting needles.
Leaves were cut out of green cardboard.

The vase was made out of an empty bottle of Aspalls cyder ( my favourite) with the label covered with a piece of recycled envelope and finished off with an old cerise ribbon