No teeny, tiny make from me this week .. .. .. .. all my time has been scheduled for wedding and magazine work .. .. which is likely to keep me amused for the rest of this year and beyond judging by the orders and emails that are coming through. But don't worry I will be trying hard to pull in and share with you some of those much needed Christmas makes too!
But for now I will share, as promised yesterday, my makes from the current issue of Quick Cards Made Easy, which is now on the shelves.
I was very lucky to be asked to work on a few commission and these are my favourites from each commission:
The first one I will share uses the free gift .. .. which is a rigid plastic template and scoring tool along with free papers and toppers. Great for making little filled gift boxes for hanging on the tree or even lining up to create a completely different type of advent calendar. You could simply tie numbered tags to the little boxes! No glue needed, you just draw around the template, score the fold lines then cut and thread the little tags at the top through the slits you cut.
The little box below was made for hanging on a tree
My second commission was to make Festive Bookmark cards. I really enjoyed this commission and with knowing lots of avid book readers I think bookmark cards will be featuring in my card making a little more. Of course all cards in the commission showed different styles of bookmarks .. .. but this was my favourite overall finished look.
My third commission saw me playing with the fabulous Mockingbird Hill dies from Sheena Douglas to make Festive Scene cards. I glued my card elements inside an acetate fronted shadow box style card. There were concertina style sides so that the different elements could be glued in a variety of positions to give the card some depth.
I actually saw Sheena on TV with the dies after I had finished my makes .. .. and she likened the dies to the Fuzzy Felts she used to play with as a child. I knew exactly what she meant. I spent many a happy hour playing with my Fuzzy Felts - mixing the sets together to make strange scenes . .. .. as you do!. LOL!!
Must fly now though as my coffee break is over and I need to return to card cutting duties ahead of a major printing session this afternoon.
Take care everyone and have a lovely day.