Friday, 25 November 2016

Christmas is coming!

It feels wonderful to be making Christmas cards, it really gets me in the spirit.  Here in Australia we are going into a very hot summer for Christmas this year.  So it's nice to play with faux snow, furry hats and wintery scenes.

I was super excited when I was cleaning up my scraproom and found this paper pack.  It came with several sheets of patterned paper and this image, and all the pieces to make it 3D! All the pieces just pop out, and you assemble them with 3D foam tape.  How easy is that?!

I used the paper as a background to my card, it has strips of sparkle down it!  Then I layered on the embellies and the assembled picture.  The base picture is bordered in sparkle, the the present and bear are built up layer by layer.  Lastly I added some bling and some tiny mail.

The little December tab actually had 2015 on it, so this was a great way to use up old stock.  This photo also shows the layers really well, giving the bear a real 3D look.

I have joined the following challenges:

Dream Valley Challenges - Winter Animals
Moving Along With The Times - Anything Goes with Christmas
Crafting by Designs - Christmas
Timeout Challenges - Christmas with a touch of glitter

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

There was a Big Bang!

One of my favourite shows is The Big Bang Theory, so I was super excited to swap with someone in this theme!

There are cards, maps, posters, paper clips and tons of pictures! I backed all the pocket pictures on blue Bazzill.

This shows the pockets a little better, they hold some of the funniest moments from The Big Bang.  I used pictures of Pop Vinyl figures to make my paperclips.

Here you can see the maps, Sheldon's ID and Penny's door - I tucked some goodies into that.

This is the back of the pocket letter.

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Welcome to the Haunted House

I am coming to the end of making Halloween Pocket Letters and this was a great way to end them! A Haunted House!

I used each of the pockets to represent a room in the house, and each pocket has a door.  There's crumpled tickets, spooky signs, condemned signs and scary pictures.

So start at the ground level and work your way up!

Here's a peek behind the doors - some open left, some open right, but you never know when you'll get a fright!  Here's a video of each of the "rooms" in the haunted house.

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

What month are we up to?

The year is whizzing by and that means that a new calendar is in order.  I also needed something that would match my new phone.

I've had these plastic photo stands for years and never got round to using them, so when I had the opportunity to use a Tanya Leigh Designz calendar pack, I knew exactly what I wanted to create!

I simply tilted the photo holder on it's back, and slid in a sheet from a Tanya Leigh Designz paper pack inside - there are several colours and patterns so I'll be able to change it up when I want to,  Then I cut the calendars up - they come with 2 months to a photo sheet.  I've held them together with a clip and adhered the bottom month with hot glue.  I then decorated with things from my stash, bling, little squirrel die cut, cork punch, and a yellow tab.  The tabs can be moved and repositioned easily because the paper is photo paper.


Isn't it neat! I love that it sits on my desk so nicely next to my phone, it's at a nice angle for viewing and it's not too big.

Here's a view from the side, showing how the calendar sits on an angle, and the little gap where the base paper can slide in and out to be changed.

Here's a little closeup of the actual calendar - such a pretty font and nice clear numbers.

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