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Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you have all had a wonderful 2016 and here’s to a fantastic 2017!!

To start the year, I decided to do something a bit different- use patterned paper! I realised last week that I hardly ever use my paper packs any more, even though I have SO many in my stash! So I challenged myself to give it a whirl – and of course, I reached for this fun tel chevron paper! Isn’t it beautiful?!

To make this card I cut one rectangle from white card stock and one from this teal cardstock using the Lawn Fawn large stitched rectangle die. Then, holding them together with washi tape, I ran the two panels through my cuttlebug with a large heart die (die from Xcut).

Next I grabbed some printed vellum and stuck this in between the two layers with some tape runner. I am pretty sure I bought this vellum in Glasgow about 12 years ago! Better on a card than sitting in a drawer for another decade! LOL

Next I used two of the heart dies to cut a frame from gold mirror card so I could frame up the middle section of my card. I love that it coordinates with the pattern on the vellum, and also gives an elegant feel to the card.

For the greeting, I stuck from Stick-It adhesive onto the back of a piece of craft foam, then ran this through the cuttlebug with the Honey Bee Stamps Prayers die. The adhesive helps the intricate shape from stretching and also means that I don’t have to use wet glue to adhere the foam – as sometimes foam can be a bit of a pickle and can resist glue.


After I had stuck the foam in place, I decided to add the embossed greeting on top which is from the Sending You Sentiments set. It would probably have been best to do this before sticking everything in place, as the heat gun can warp the foam and the vellum, but I got around this covering the project by a craft mat, only exposing the bit where the embossing powder was. I also made sure my heat tool was nice and hot first, so the powder would melt quickly.

To coordinate with the gold, I reached for the Autumn Sunset sequin mix – I love the mixture of sizes! I also picked a few white sequins out of the Poinsettia sequin mix!

Thanks for stopping by – and I hope you are inspired to use up some of your stash as well – even if they aren’t quite a decade old!

Happy Crafting!

Lesley

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Hello everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!

I am just popping on with a quick video to share the winner of the Chibitronics Giveaway featured in my previous blog post.

The winner is …. @marblemine

Congratulations Marblemine! I will be in touch to make arrangements for your prize to be posted!
YAY!

A massive thank you to everyone to entered the giveaway, and I am happy to say that I will be sharing more Chibitronics videos in the future, and there will also more more giveaways! So be sure to subscribe to me on YouTube so you can be informed of future giveaways!

Happy Crafting everyone!

Lesley

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Hello everyone, and Happy New Years Eve – or Hogmanay, as my In-Laws would call it! I am releasing this week’s video a little early because I wanted to remind everyone that we still have a Chibitronics giveaway open, where you can win a Chibitronics starter kit! Chibitronics is a company that makes it super easy%image_alt% to add fun LED lights to your projects, so you can create interactive, illuminating creations! Check out their website here for more details.

Time is running out, so if you would like to be in for a chance to win, please visit the giveaway blogpost for the details – it’s really simple! Note – entries close at midnight 31st December 2016.

Now over to todays project…

Yeti Christmas Shaker card-front

Just look at these cute little guys! Is it any wonder I couldn’t resist turning them into a Christmas card for my best friend Alexia. Truth be told, I had already sent her a card, but I loved the sentiment ‘To my Beastie’ that came in this fun Beast Friend stamp set from My Favorite Things.

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I had stamped and coloured these two little guys with copic markers whilst watching netflix one evening, and thought they would look great on a card – so I decided to make a shaker card.

To mix things up a bit, I decided to use a smaller rectangular die to cut three holes in the front panel of my card rather than just having one large aperture. I think it looks a bit like windows, don’t you? From there, the whole thing came together nicely – the yeti with the lights is decorating the house, but his friend would rather stay warm inside!

Yeti Christmas Shaker card-yeti

To create an outside scene, I used a selection of dies – mostly from Lawn Fawn, to build a beautiful snowy landscape. I even pulled out an old snowman wooden stamp from my stash to add to the garden. Thats the kind of things be(a)st friends get up to, isn’t it?- building snowmen!

I used distress inks to add colour to the landscape, and then assembled everything together and stuck a panel of acetate over the top. This is because there were so many die cut edges, I was convinced that the glitter would get stuck in all the crevices. I laid another piece of acetate under the frame, and sprinkled some glitter inside.

Yeti Christmas Shaker card-yeti lights

I added a stamped message to the front, along with some gift boxes to bring more balance to the front of the card, and then added a few red hearts for an added sprinkle of love!

There are more details in the video below – so please do check it out!

Don’t forget the chibitronics giveaway – only a few hours left to enter!

Have a wonderful New Years Eve, and I will be back tomorrow to announce the giveaway winner! Good Luck!

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