Oh dear, it seems I'm going to have to apologise again for not visiting you all as much as I would like and not posting much of late. You see, there's this little thing called Christmas on the way and it has somewhat distracted me recently! On the positive side, I think I have completed all my Christmas shopping and made all the cards I need :-)
So, I am sharing one of my Christmas cards today and it's another fancy fold card. This is a buckle card that I first saw on Lynsey's blog here and thought it was soooo gorgeous that I just had to give it a go.
The buckle strip tucks in behind the image and into a slot cut in the front section - all the instructions are on an All Dressed Up blog post here. The card will stand up if you just pull the buckle open a little. You will see that I moved the buckle up a bit higher than on Lynsey's card; it's easy to adapt the instructions to do this.
I have used this LOTV image every single year since I got it and although it's hard to choose just one favourite, I think this would be it!
The stocking is paper pieced with matching DP; doesn't it look cosy? Do you think I could get one in my size?!
I also added some fine white glitter to the fluffy bits on the stocking top and hats but as usual it's not showing up as well as I would like in the photos :-(
I kept the embellies simple, just some snowflakes and a swirl; I didn't want to cover up the gorgeous DP too much to be honest!
DP: Vintage Frost Basics - Maja Designs
Dies: Memory Box small snowflake set, Spellbinders timeless rectangles, swirl cut with Cricut
Bunnies: E40/41/42 & Rv0000/000
Hat (upper): B91/93/95 & T0/1/2
Hat (lower): B95/97/99 & T1/2/3
Boot shading: T3/4
I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
1. A Creative Romance (sparkle at Christmas)
2. A Little Bit Crafty (Christmas cheer)
3. That Craft Place (Christmas)
4. ABC (A is for almost Christmas)
I hope you are all getting organised for Christmas and feeling the festive spirit! Next on my list is to get some decorations up!
Thanks for visiting and I really appreciate any comments that you leave,