Saturday, 29 September 2012

Crafts U Print Snow Globe Sets

Recently I've rediscovered Crafts U Print - it's a brilliant site for inspiration and seems to have something for everyone, no matter what the occasion or interest.  I purchased 2 of the snow globe kits  and really liked the end result.  Each sheet came with a large snow globe card with pyramage, 2 folded gift tags, 3 small toppers (which I made into single gift tags) and a set of pyramage designed to be used as an ornament which I made up into 2 small cards instead - these will be perfect for the children's school friends.  Liberal use of Stickles and a bit of inking around the edges of the layers was all that I needed to add and they were really quick to make up (once I got going!).

The reference numbers for the above are Skating Rudolph - cup356908 and Polar Bear - cup356905.

Another one for Sarn's (Stamping For Pleasure) Rudolph day challenge I think (sorry Sarn, please don't drop down with the shock!)

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Mulberry Wood Christmas

This gorgeous little fella is from the Crafter's Companion Mulberry Wood collection - I think I've developed a soft spot for racoons!  The card was very simple and used a pyramage image, spotty background card and an offcut of some foiled card.  The die cut greeting is from Hunky Dory (which was included with the Hunky Dory magazine).  For once I've made it in time to enter Sarn's Rudolph Day Challenge - anyone would think I didn't make many Christmas cards!

Friday, 14 September 2012

This is my daughter's Christmas card (obvious really!).  I bought the sheet from Crafts U Print and have to say I've been impressed with both CUP and the sheet.  The card size is 'large DL' which is basically A4 folded lengthways (instead of horizontally to make an A5 card).  I managed to source some envelopes that were the right size, although that took some time.  I think I will have to investigate making my own.  There are lots of smililar sized cards on CUP and I quite like them.  I did little more than make the card up (using a textured green cardstock to make the card blank) as per the instructions; I added a little bit of Stickles glitter glue on the penguins hats as you have to have sparkle for Christmas!

I'm going to print off some of the other designs I've purchased from CUP and get those made up too.