Friday, 25 November 2016

Adding to the Pile

I'm still adding to my pile of Christmas cards and while going through some of my seasonal bits and pieces I came across this stamp which I won last year in one of the weekly draws at  I stamped onto a scrap of watercolour paper and then again onto red and green patterned paper so that I could cut out the holly and numbers to paper piece them.  A simple card but nice and flat for easy posting.

Stamp - Woodware
Background - various papers from my stash

Monday, 21 November 2016

Pixie Snippets Playground

This week I'm taking  quilling to the Pixie Snippets Playground with something I took along to make at my weekly craft group last week and managed to complete yesterday.  I saw an article on the Quilling Guild website which inspired to make this little tea light table decoration.  Now that battery operated tea lights are so readily available there are many items made from paper or card which can safely be used whereas with the candle type great care is needed to ensure that the flame doesn't cause a fire.  In my opinion it would be nice if the battery ones could be made to look more like the candle type rather than the glaring white plastic appearance but I suppose they would cost too much to manufacture and anyway in many instances they aren't actually seen if they are inside something and used to give a 'glow'.

As always there is a lovely card for inspiration and a prize for the lucky person whose name is picked in the draw - so why not have a go or just make something and play along for fun; just follow the link.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Christmas Quilling

I spent a very enjoyable afternoon yesterday at a Quilling Workshop with Jill of Jill's Quills.  As I'd attended some of her classes in the past I asked if I could possibly have a go at making a three dimensional Santa which I'd spotted on her blog.  If you follow the link you will see her version and I'm showing you what I managed to achieve which is far from perfect and I'm hoping to get a better photograph when the light improves (pretty dismal this morning).  I'm also planning on having another go at making him - practice makes perfect they say!!  The other people were making snowflakes to pop into clear baubles as well as a selection of robins, holly and the like.  As I said before a really enjoyable afternoon and as always we came away with lots of interesting ideas.

Edited - The light suddenly improved so I was able to take a better photograph, should have waited really rather than posting earlier!!