Monday, 30 September 2013

Look...I've Actually Made a Thing!!


I might have said this before but I seem to have a pattern for blogging; I'll blog for a few weeks and then not blog for a couple of weeks and then blog for a couple of weeks...etc, etc. so I've decided to make it part of the 'plan' so that way I can only ever blog more than I do normally!

I've actually made two things and half made a third but the second is my sister's birthday card and the half made third thing is her present as it's our birthday next week, I'll post those on our birthday because knowing my luck if I post them before, Robyn will actually look at my blog for once and see what I've made her!

Onto today's card which is for the latest challenge over at Papertake Weekly which is a Sketchy Free For All using this sketch:

You can basically do whatever you like with the sketch as long as the sketch is still in there somewhere so I decided to just turn it 90° clockwise so the image was along the bottom.

And here's what I've made:

I used one of the new Art Pads from Lili of the Valley, Set 15 'Furry Christmas' which has lots of gorgeous James the Bear and Jack, Patch and Puss images in including this gorgeous picture which you can also get as a stamp called 'Top Hat'. I think this is one of my favourite Jack, Patch and Puss images because it looks like the snowman is going, 'Yey! A top hat!' =)

I also used LOTV's 'Classic Christmas' paper pad which is such a gorgeous combination of traditional red and green papers. I added a couple of little red pearls in the upper corner because it looked a little bare.

I was going to use the 'Out of Box' technique to cut the image out but it was bit fiddly as there were some very small bits that I wanted leaving over the edges so I just drew around the inside of a Spellbinders Classic Oval die and cut it out with scissors.
I used Spellbinders Floral Ovals for the backing oval for the image and the red oval behind is the same die with the floral bits cut of so it left a little perforated edge.

This was meant to be posted earlier but I got caught up watching Downton Abbey, I'm only on the third episode but I already love it! It been spoilt slightly by the fact that I know who died during the Christmas special because I accidentally read it in the paper and then my Mum told me someone else died that I didn't know about! =(

Anywho, hope you like it!




  1. Gorgeous card, love that image and fab papers too. Thanks for playing at PTW. I have some candy and would love you to hop over

  2. This is gorgeous, adorable image and I love the papers.
    Thank you for taking part in the PTW challenge
    Sue xx

  3. Super cute card - I love how you've cut out the image - I must try that!
    Caroline xxx

  4. Hi Erica.
    Thank you for your lovely comment today.
    your card has lots of loveliness. I have fallen in love with LOTV images and I can't wait to start crafting with my new Christmas paper pad.
    Crafty hugs
    Donna x