Monday, 12 November 2012

Crafts Beautiful December 2012 - Pt 2

Heevnin all!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. We had quite a busy weekend, with a lot of socialising (and wine - nuff said).
I want to show you the second part of my projects in the December issue of Crafts Beautiful. These are shabby chic Christmas cards, I've gone bright and bold and put my own style to what can be a very pale, muted and vintage look. They are definitely bright, with lace, buttons, wire and doilies.

I had great fun creating these, it also gave me a chance to purchase some of the new Sizzix Bigz dies with bonus embossing folder. The holly and star have endless possibilities and are great on their own or embossed with the folder (as I did in the projects). Sanding the embossed shapes really gives them that worn, distressed look.
I also used some coloured doilies that I found in Tesco, but as I mentioned in the feature, you can make your own by rubbing a dye ink pad over a plain white doily.
This is the last issue with Christmas makes, so get a copy whilst you still can! For more crafting ideas visit Crafts Beautiful
I'm going to sign off for now, I'll be back soon with the last instalment of my CB extravaganza!
Thanks for dropping in. xx


  1. These look fab. I love the bright colours - great for Christmas cards.
    Nikki x

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    Regards and ... congratulation!!!

  3. Gorgeous designs Colette, must get myself a copy!
    Wedgie xxx


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