Monday 25 November 2013

Christmas Present Box Card

Hello my friends, hope you've had a great week.
Our lovely and talented Michelle is our host over at BBTB2 and has challenged us to make a cricut holiday card.
A couple of months ago Hunkydory brought out a card kit that opened as a present. Since I'm not a kit sort of girl I thought how can I make this work on my cricut and this is what I came up with...
My present boxes...
Inside a Christmas 3d scene!
Okay, my presents look nothing like the Hunkydory ones but I am rather pleased with how they turned out !
Here's how I made them...
I used Wild Card and cut the base box at 5.5"
The sides and top are not cut on the cricut.
For the sides I cut 2 pieces of card at 3.5" by 3.25"
Top piece is just over 4.5" by justover 1.75"
I cut red card at .5" by 4.5" and .5 by 3.5"
and diecut a bow. I used a  My Creative Time die but Artiste also has bows on it.
Assemble the box, but instead of securing both sides just seal one and the top/back that would usually open.
For the insert cut card at 4.25" by 3.25"
Decorate the card. I used Winter Woodland for the skates at 2.5"
I used lots of 3d foam for dimension.
Glue the insert into the card and then glue the side up.
Score all pieces at .5" to attach to the back and then just over.5" to fold around box.
Only glue the pieces that attach to the back of the box as you need the rest to open clear.

Add the red card and bow to make it look like a present, just remember to only glue to one side!

I used  Postcard Add on's and Holiday Tickets from My Creative Time.
An assortment of dies for the first present box.
I have another design to share later this week.
I am entering this over at My Craft Spot - Christmas shaped card.
I am also entering this over at FCCB sparkle and bling challenge.
I hope you like my present card, do
come and play along with us at BBTB2.
Thanks for looking.


Saturday 16 November 2013

13 Today!

Hi, hope you've had a good week and have some fun plans for the weekend.
My little boy becomes a teenager today and I have no idea where the years go!
I have made him a special golf card ( of course!) and then realised Pan (our little dog) hadn't made him a card...and she always does!!
So this is what she came up with....
Birthday Bash for the numbers cut at 4"
Embossed, gilding wax and diamond sparkles added.
Vintage banner die, More of my Favourite Sayings, All Around Holidays(star and pressie) all from My Creative Time.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend.
And to my gorgeous son...
Happy Birthday Ossian
Love you Loads

Monday 11 November 2013

White on White Ornament Card

Hi, hope you had a great weekend.
Our lovely Julie is our host this week over at BBTB2 and she has asked us to make a white on white project.
I think white on white is so wintry and pretty!
I used Art Philosophy for the bauble at 6".
Dec 25th for the holly and Deck the Halls.
I glittered the words and embossed the background for lots of different texture.

I added rock candy crackle glaze with a little glitter for the holly.
Check out the amazing inspiration from the DT ladies and come and join in the fun.

Monday 4 November 2013


Hi Everyone! Hope you had a great weekend.
We had a few days away on a family golf and spa trip in wet Wales last week!
Didn't let the weather dampen our spirits though and still played golf everyday.

Today is a new challenge over at BBTB2 and our lovely leader, Susan, has chosen a football theme.
The men in my life support different football teams so I made a 'general' football card!! 
I used Create a Friend for this one and added embossing and inking.
The DT ladies have lots to inspire you so do check them out and come and join in the fun.