Despite the usual British Summertime weather we had a good few days away up in the borders. We managed to get some walking done, very gentle walking, and a trip to the Farne Islands meant I saw my first puffins in the wild! I would post a photo but I left my camera at a friends house in Nottingham and am waiting for it to travel back to me.
The disadvantage of being away is that all the crafting has been on hold so a stack of challenges are waiting to be taken up. Looking down the list I have managed to combine some of them which is always a help. I decided, since it is summertime, to start with a Christmas/winter make!
From the Heart Stamps: Candy Cane for Snowman (DOM)
Bearly Mine backing papers (sadly no longer in business)
scalloped square die
white fun flock
blending card (Neenah)
white printer paper
I printed out the snowman image and coloured him with the Copics. I then cut out the snowman and the robin separately and fun flocked the white fur trim on the snowman’s hat and scarf. I printed out a sheet of backing paper onto card and cut out a circle with the die before attaching the snowman and robin on using gel glue.
I printed out some more sheets of backing paper in two different designs and a lot of squares from them with the die. I made each square into a cone and then glued them onto a white circle cut from spare card, arranging them in two rows. I used another circle glued to the back to attached a ribbon loop and glued my image to the front to finish the decorative wreath.
I organise and run a Christmas wrapped up stall at our church Christmas Fair each year and two years ago I made loads of these wreaths which sold very well. I did not get around to doing any last year but instead made gift bags and boxes, so I think I will have to make the effort to get some done this year. There is a lot of cutting and gluing to do but once the squares are cut I can at least glue the cones up while watching the TV!
Thanks for dropping in. Take care.
I would like to enter my make into:
From the Heart DOM Challenge – August
Digi Galore Challenge – Anything but a card
Your Scrapbook Place – Anything goes
Little Claire’s Challenge – Christmas in August
Not Just Cards- Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #46 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge – Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps #157 – Make Your Mark
Through the Craftroom Door – Anything Goes