Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Foxy Hat

I've had those knitting needles out again and this is the latest project for our grandson Logan.
I didn't have a little head to put it on so the Christmas candle decoration had to do.  I did the hat in Cinnamon and Cream and the wool I used is soooo soft when washed.  I got the wool from Deramores, here's the link to the Merino Aran wool in loads of colours.
The pattern is from Craftsy and here's the link for that, I did the first size for a 1-3 yer old.  This is the picture off their website using lighter colours.  I think the Mandarin and Natural colours would have matched but I wanted to go a little darker.
So I'd like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, hope you have a good one.
Happy Crafting
Jackie J

Friday, 20 December 2013

My Puddings hahaha

This is the last of my Christmas Cards for this year (I made six of them), I actually haven't made that many to be honest, there hasn't been that many hours in each day.  I know I've had all year, but I've been very much last minute.  I've done the charity cards this year with just a few special ones.

This card is a bit shiny so sorry about the photo.  Starting at the background, the green season's greetings paper I've had for ages, so using it meant I didn't have to put a sentiment on the card.  I put a layer of white over it and used the Martha Stewart snowflake border punch.  You couldn't actually see the snowflakes very well so I used a little of the green foil card behind it, which made them stand out really well.  Along the top of this section I used some narrow velvet/glitter ribbon that I attached using some of the red hi tac tape, then attached it all to the bottom of the 6x6 card blank.  The pudding topper just popped into my head, so I used my Spellbinders - Circle die and cut out six brown circles, then embossed them using a Papermania snowflake folder.  To make the pudding top I just used some Woodware Double Sided Adhesive Sheets and stuck some white card on it before cutting the circle out, I did three of these and just cut a wiggly line through the middle of each circle giving me six tops.  I have a Woodware holly punch so used it on some green foil card, using a stylus to add the veins in the leaves.  Once I had removed the top layer of the adhesive sheet from the pudding top I attached the holly leaves and a red gem before adding the glitter.  I attached the pudding to the card front using some foam tape, foam tape was added to the back of the pudding top as well.  To finish off I added the other red gems.
Merry Christmas to all and happy crafting, I'm off now to try and get to grips with some bows, not having much luck really, I think I need another demo from my friend Sue.  xx

Monday, 16 December 2013

Class Card - December 2013

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This months class card for Dimension Stamps.
For this card I used the November project club stamp set and the stocking is the stamp that compliments the project club set.  For the snowflakes on the pocket card I used the 'Snowflake Background 2012' stamp ref: 0305019a and the snowflake corners are from the 'Seasons Around the Corner' stamp set ref: 2400071a.  The sentiment is a bit of ribbon I've had for ages, it's the velvet ribbon, feels really nice.  
The tags where coloured in with ProMarkers in pastel colours, should have used some watercolours or pencils though lol.
I also used the stocking on some little Christmas Cards.  I used a Spellbinders - Heirloom Ornaments die for the background then ran it through the snowflake embossing folder from Papermania.  I also used the dies to cut out the bauble top in rainbow foil card and added a little glitter border around the bauble to finish.  The stockings where coloured with ProMarkers and in the white sections I added the glitter with a Quickie Glue pen.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the next months project club set, more on that next month.  I finished off with a couple of little gems, one on the sentiment and one on the end of the stocking.
If you would like to join the project club visit www.dimensionstamps.com for more details.