Sunday, 14 October 2018

Joy of Sets Christmas #14

Here we are again after last week's very busy blog hop, back to my usual Sunday Christmas Card upload to the Joy of Sets Christmas 2018 challenge album.

This time I've gone with a super simple floral white and silver card. Have a look at the tutorial here to see how I put this together.



Happy weekend and thanks for dropping in.

Andrea x

Ballerina Card

I have hardly used the 2018-20 Stampin' Up! In colours so thought it time to give them an outing to make this card which was my entry to a sketch challenge on the lovely Gaynor Boyce's Facebook group, Stamp With Joy.



I loved making this one and really enjoyed mixing up Stampin' Up! current and retired products with an unbranded Stamp Set which I bought on Ebay as part of a bundle some time ago.

I think this card would be perfect to give someone who had won a dance competition or who had secured a place in ballet school or been chosen as a lead in a recital or even graduated from dance school.  The three pieces of ribbon make the circular sentiment look like a medal but at the same time they give the effect of the dancer coming from behind curtains onto a stage.

There is a video tutorial albeit very brief.

Have an enjoyable weekend and thank you for popping in.

Andrea x

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Halloween Trio

I've shared a triple tutorial on my Crafty Little Things UK channel on You Tube today showing how to make this trio of spookily cute gift boxes.



I thought I'd enter these fun little guys into the Positively Papercraft Halloween challenge which I don't imagine for one minute I will win with these but I thought would add a little fun to the fab giveaway. If you've not had a go yet head over to Positively Papercraft on Facebook and submit your Halloween entry. There are a few gorgeously spooky designs already entered which put my super simple efforts to shame.

However, that said, the whole point of these three chaps is to show how easy it is to make something cute and fun from paper without having too many tools or too much specialist stash, such as stamps and dies. Some good quality Stampin' Up! cardstock in a variety of fabulous colours was all it took really to create these little things, perfect for spooky or sweet gifts.

I used the Stampin' Up! shades of Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green, Whisper White and Basic Black with some retired Emerald Envy ribbon and I even added a touch of Real Red to the fangs.

I used a 1 inch and a 1 and a quarter inch circle punch to create eyes and fussy cut other bits and bobs to create the effect of the three spooky chaps.

Thanks for dropping in and do give the challenge a go if you have time, there are tons of lovely items in the giveaway.

Have a great day.

Andrea x