Friday, 30 November 2018
Something Festive for Friday
Good Friday Morning Ladies,
Another quick and simple Christmas card, made in Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Gold, using the Snowfall Thinlits dies.
I started by cutting my base card, which I simply do by cutting down the length of a piece of A4 card, (that way you get two out of an A4 sheet), I then cut at 11 1/2 and score at 5 3/4
Next I took a piece of Very Vanilla card and cut that at 4 inch X 5 3/4 I then placed the long Snowflake border from the set and die cut across my card at sort of half way diagonally.
I then die cut the same border in gold and paper pieced it in. I the die cut a large snowflake in gold and then cut another in cherry cobbler, I glued the gold snowflake down and paper pieced the Cherry cobber bits into the gold snowflake.
The sentiment is from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set, I simple stamped the 'Christmas' on the bottom of the card and then stamped the 'Merry' onto 'Very Vanilla' card and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder and die cut it with the matching label die.
I wanted a 'clean and simple' look so I haven't added any other embellishments, I don't think it needs anything else.
I think that you could batch make these quite easily too. In fact to make it much quicker you could just die cut the large snowflake out of the top piece of Very Vanilla and place the Gold die cut snowflake over the top, you would see the Cherry Cobbler through the die cut then and wouldn't need to do the paper piecing. (hindsight is a wonderful thing!)
We are hoping to get a good start on the Christmas Shopping this weekend so may pop into town to do some 'stocking filler' shopping, the girls always want underwear, p'j's and socks etc as well as smellies, candles, so we will see what bargains we can find on those.
Sophie has asked for an Overhead Projector for Christmas for her art work, it is something she will get a lot of use out of and will probably use for University too so we are trying to find a good quality one at a good price. None of the others have really asked for anything much so far, which is always frustrating.
Paul's mum called last night to ask what they wanted and said should she just sent them some money, I really don't like doing that as it just doesn't seem the same but the girls are wanting driving lessons and Sophie is off to Florida on Boxing day with Lewis's family so wants money to spend and money for her Park tickets, I think she was a little shocked at how expensive they are, I think she said she needed £350 for just the park tickets alone. I guess it's a once in a lifetime thing though so she should not worry about the money and enjoy the experience. Both her and Lucy have been very sensible with saving their wages so she can pay for it all herself, we will probably help her with some spending money though.
I hope that what ever you have planned you have a thoroughly enjoyable weekend,
Love and hugs to all of you,