Saturday, 29 November 2014

Merry Christmas! part II

Merry Christmas - Nordic style maybe? As I said in my last post I don't 'do' Christmas cards so I haven't got much in the way of Christmas stash. However, as it's the final LOTV challenge I really wanted to join in again and I came up with this idea for a Christmas Tree table centrepiece/decoration.

I used four different papers from LOTV's lovely Petal Fresh pad and my Squeeze Box die from Tonic. I made four separate rounds, stacked them together and topped off with a single box. I then made teeny bows and secured them into the 'tree' points with coloured bobble-head pins. I also did a messy bow type thing for the top.

Edited to add:  I was asked if I had a tutorial for this so I've made a mini one. Click on the Tutorials Tab at the top of the page.

Looking down

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

LOTV Ideas to Inspire - Merry Christmas!
Paper Creator's Crafts Challenge 33 - All About Christmas
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Try it on Tuesday: Christmas is Coming
Penny's Paper Challenge - no 205 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations: Challenge 291 - Seasons Greetings
Moving Along with the Times - Inspired by a Song - Rocking Around
                                                                                     the Christmas Tree

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Merry Christmas! and A Goodbye

Now I don't 'do' Christmas cards but this month's theme at Lili of the Valley is Merry Christmas and as it's also the LAST challenge I needed to make an effort!

I have chosen to make a bendy card which is a new concept to me. I used this tutorial from Emma Fewkes.

The base is made with a dark red Papermania textured card and I used a Martha Stewart punch at the top corners. The brads have been triple-embossed with holographic powder for extra sparkle. The image is from a Christmas Girls cute squares pack which I've had for ages. I fussy-cut out the image and also the fairy at the left-hand side, added plenty of Glamour Dust for sparkle and also some Glossy Accents to the bear's eyes and nose. The stocking, charm and ribbon are all from stash.

Looking down at the layers

Sideways Views

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

LOTV Ideas to Inspire Monthly Challenge - Merry Christmas!
The Ribbon Girl - Colour Challenge - RED

Thanks for looking!