I'm a Christian, married to my wonderful husband, Adrian, since 1978 (where has the time gone?). We have two children, Michael and Elizabeth who are just the best children we could have wished for, we're so blessed, and proud of them. Michael and Aisling,our daughter in law, have a daughter Bronwyne Ann. Elizabeth is married to Martyn. I use my crafting to raise funds for various charities. The charity that I'm currently sponsoring is Save The Children
Saturday, 1 November 2014
Dotty about reindeer
Only five more Christmas cards left to make this year, might get an early start on next year's hehehehe!
I love this patchwork reindeer from Woodware Stamps. It looks really good when coloured with my ProMarkers but I love doing paper piecing with it. A fabulous way to use up scraps of paper. I stamped it twice onto card with Memento ink and on the one that was to be my base panel I coloured the hooves, bell, nose, antlers and went around the outside with a very pale grey, for the shadow. I then stamped it on bits of papers that were in my scraps box which had dots on for the challenge at Paper Pretties. I cut them all out very carefully so that they would sit together neatly using Letratac dry adhesive (sadly no longer in production) on the image that was not the base card. After I had done this I coloured the heart and the holly with ProMarkers. I cut the reindeer out minus his hooves, bell, nose and antlers and used a wet glue to stick it on top of the base image. I feels as though I've used a chipboard shape and gives a lovely effect. I trimmed the base layer and used my Crop-a-Dile Corner Chomper on two opposite corners. It was only as I came to put the sentiment on that I realised I had done the wrong corners lol I layered it onto kraft card and corner cut those corners too. The sentiment was computer generated and mounted onto kraft card. As I said I then realised that I would have to cover up one of the curved corners. The background paper is from the sampler cd in the Crafter's Inspiration Christmas pack