Christmas is a word feared my many, but in the crafting world it is used all year round, sometimes there is not even much point in putting your Christmas crafts away in a dark hidden corner, because there is only around a 4 month ‘down’ period. But when Christmas images are as cute as this one I don’t mind really 🙂
This weeks Polkadoodles theme is Christmas but not a card. That is 100% up my street, I love making bags, home decor pieces and gifts 🙂 I decided to make a handbag style gift bag this time 🙂
Yes thats right, Christmas for us crafters has started. Times are a little unusual right now, so having the comforting christmas word being used in the crafting community is a nice little comfort blanket.
My project for Polkadoodles this month, is a star card. I love making these, as they look so effective and pretty when standing on a mantle piece or shelf.
This card is made from a red piece of 6×12″ folded to make a 6×6″ card blank, then the corners are cut away to make a triangle card blank and 2 triangle pieces that have been cut away.
The triangular card base and the 2 triangular pieces has been matted with white card stock and the lovely printable polkadoodles papers.
The two triangular pieces have then been stuck together to form a star shape, and the now triangular card base, has two slits cut in at the edges to act as a stand and that is what the star shape slides into.
The stamped image, has then been printed on white card and coloured in using my alcohol markers, its just such a fun image. I love the cuteness of it. 🙂 It represents the fun of Christmas. This has been added to a gold doily and a die cut scalloped white and red circles to add some depth and interest.
The tag has then been printed and then cut out to act as a sentiment for the card.
I am a little addicted to twine so then, twine was added to finish off the tag and a couple of gold gems were added to finish off the card.
I love how simple this card starts as, just one main piece of red card stock, and it just builds up and becomes magical.
It was such a pleasure making this card for Polkadoodles, and I cant wait for the next one 🙂
Well yes, another lockdown post. Hope we are all keeping safe and well and looking after each other. One of the big things I was excited about with the easing of lockdown is catching up with friends, theres only so much texting and out of focus video calls a girl can handle.
One of my favourite things to do is meet for breakfast/brunch and yes pancakes do count as a meal 🙂 I thought it would be a lovely idea to use this time to invite friends to meet up in a fun and different way by making a piece of home decor, to remind them they are loved, and yes you must meet soon!!!
This week I made this fun wreath, from white card circle, that has the printable papers torn and glued to it to add a vintage look to the piece, these were simply printed out on white 120gsm paper and torn, to reveal the white core of the paper and glued onto the circle.
The ring was formed by cutting a ring out of 300gsm White card stock and was added onto the front of the torn paper circle, with foam pads to add dimension.
I then fussy cut the digi stamp, after it was printed and coloured in with my alcohol pens. I added her with foam pads to add even more dimension onto my wreath. It was then that I added the tree and butterfly to provide a backdrop.
An idea then came to me to make a little bunting garland at the top of my project, as where we go for breakfast with friends has bunting up, and all our houses have bunting up in every nook and cranny. So I cut triangles out of the printed papers and added them to some nude twine and popped it into the corner of the wreath, and yes very pleased with the result. 🙂
I finally fussy cut and made up my own sentiment ‘lets meet soon’ using the printable alphabet.
Gems and faux stitching were added as a final flourish with a ribbon hanging hook.
This lockdown and pandemic has definitely reminded us to try and talk more to loved ones and treasure what we all have.