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christmas is coming… 26/11/2013

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Christmas is coming

Good Afternoon All

Apologies for the lack of blogging but time has not been kind and as you can see, I thought I ought to make a start on my Christmas bits 🙂

With some much needed inspiration from my very good friend Sonia, I have decided to make “poop” bags for my staff.  Half are Snowman Poop (marshmallows) and the other half are Reindeer Poop (chocolate covered nuts and raisins).  Such a brilliant idea and ever so quick and easy.

I’ve used some poly bags that I had in my stash to put the “poop” in, played around with a poem from the internet, added a little bit of clip art and then cut this out with a spellbinder die to make the top section and stapled onto the bag. Done 😀

The card is the design I have decided to go with this year.  Using two dies, one from Memory Box and one from Joy Crafts, some burgundy card on an A6 card blank and a few sparkly gems, its a very simple card, and relatively quick to produce (once you’ve done all the die cutting!).

So with most of that at least underway, I may even get round to doing some other cards soon and will hopefully be back again 🙂

Thanks for popping by



A card for my Nephew 14/11/2013

Filed under: Challenges — rachelscraftyfolder @ 6:19 pm

card for my nephewGood Evening All

Well I’ve had a busy week or so, what with crafty shopping at the NEC and a mini cruise to Amsterdam, and of course, some card making!

My nephew’s birthday isn’t for another couple of weeks, so I’m hoping he doesn’t actually see this before then, but having used this weeks Mojo Monday layout for the card, I just had to post the picture!

The black section of card is actually embossed with rugby balls, but it doesn’t show up very well in the photo. I’ve stamped with versamark and then used clear embossing powder, to make my own background.  The rugby ball stamp and the Happy Birthday stamp are from some See D’s stamp sets which were tucked away in the back of my stamp drawer!

The banners are a spellbinder die, which I’ve then drawn around and hand cut to achieve the silver edging, and the image was from a topper sheet which I’ve cut down in size to fit the design.

Hopefully he will approve 🙂 and I will be back again soon with something new