Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Christmas Baubles Card

Baubles galore...I apologise for the really rubbish photograph, I hope you get the idea nevertheless. Using a selection of different Christmas papers, I cut a circle into each. After strimming these into small sections, I then distributed them between the cards to form a bauble. This was perfect as it meant I could create multiple cards at one time and they are all slightly different. You could even use scraps of Christmas wrapping paper. I decorated mine with sticker braids but you could add sequins or buttons, whatever you fancy and make them really personal. I went for the traditional red and green, however why not try different colours? Add a bow and ribbon and done. :)

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

How to Make a Christmas Stocking

Yes it is that time of year again, CHRISTMAS. So let's get cracking with some Christmas stockings..

Christmas Heart Tree Card

I made this card from the patterned pages that you often find at the back of craft magazines. These were absolutely perfect for the job. Using my pinking scissors (or zig-zag scissors as I like to call them), I cut out small long rectangles from the paper, cutting each new section slightly smaller than the previous. I then layered these up to create a Christmas tree shape. Really simple. Finally, I added small sparkly felt hearts, a trunk and greetings label to finish it off. 

Cute Little Reindeer Card

After seeing this cheeky reindeer character on a blog I discovered, I couldn't help but have a go at creating my own cards.

Check out this blogger, she creates some really beautiful cards, worth a browse if you are ever looking for some creative inspiration.

I wanted a card that I could duplicate quickly and that would still look effective. Luckily, this worked perfectly. And even better, I got a chance to use my red sparkly felt that I had been saving all year. Worth waiting for I think. If only I had some googly eyes, I think this would have set the card off perfectly. Nevertheless, I am pleased with my make and I am sure anyone would be pleased to receive this little cheery fella in the post. Happy Crafting. :)

Apple Computer Card

I loved this card as soon as I saw it on,

Their card is so much neater than mine, but I am still pleased with my efforts.
Absolutely perfect for those techno lovers. Although I loved their design and it is truly brilliant, I also wanted to add a screen to enable me to leave a greetings message. I chose the stereotypical apple background and added a white message as I felt this stood out the best. I wrote the keyboard letters in tipp-ex, I wouldn't recommend this as it is very difficult to make it neat, however white acrylic would work well.  I take no credit for this brilliant idea, but I couldn't resist sharing it. I hope you like it too. :)

Monday, 16 December 2013

How to Make a Simple Pumpkin Costume.

Firstly, I would like to apologise that it has been so long since I last posted. Final year at university has made me a very busy bee. However, let's catch up on a few things we have missed starting with HALLOWEEN.
I had very little time to make anything this year so let me show you a simple costume that I created in under an hour and even better it cost me very little too. It would be perfect for children as unlike so many costumes, it was extremely comfortable to wear.

Starting with a plain orange tshirt/dress, I stitched on black and green felt cut-outs. And that was it. Or if you are in even more of a rush, perhaps a quick dry fabric glue?

Why not add a different pumpkin face on the back, for that extra spooky surprise. Add a pair of stripy or orange tights and you are sorted. 

It received so many lovely compliments, which was great considering it took me so little time. Hope you like it. :)