However, a weekend free of the boys and all that time to craft, I had a rethink and got out all my Christmas stash and I made these three in just over 2 hours, which is a record for me as it normally takes me about 3 hours to make one!
The blue one has papers from Mad About Cards, the word is actually a tree decoration, ribbon is from my stash and I've used a Martha Stewart punch.
The next one I've used Papermania 'Wonderful Christmas Time' 6 x 6 papers along with red raffia, gems from my stash and a fantastic chipboard embellishment from the Poundshop last year. Another Martha Stewart punch - double scallops I think it's called.
And finally, the three gold snowflakes are actually parcel fasteners which I bought in the January sales from Marks & Spencer - anything that sparkles or looks vaguely Christmassy in the sales will always come in for cardmaking! Papers again are from Mad About Cards and the ribbon was a bargain buy - its more like fabric than ribbon and I bought a full spool of it for £1!
So there you go - I'm really quite pleased with my efforts! Needless to say the peace and quiet of the weekend is shattered as the boys are back and I now have to fit the crafting in around them and the day job!
- Backing papers: Mad About Cards downloads and Papermania 'Wonderful Christmas Time' 6 x 6 pad
- Embellishments: Sparkly Joy - Sainsbury's Christmas decoration, Chipboard Joy - Poundshop, Gold Snowflakes - Marks & Spencers
- Punches: Both Martha Stewart
- Everything else: My stash