Sunday, 14 December 2014

Super Speedy Christmas Crafting

Hi everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the seasonal preparations - I've been slow off the mark as usual (in my defence, there has been so much else going on around here this year). Somehow it's crept up on me again and suddenly IT'S CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAAAAASS!!

Yesterday we had our KHC (Kings Head Crafters) Christmas party, and I wanted to give all my crafty mates a handmade Christmas card, but I only got back from London at 4.30, so I needed a really quick idea ...

Fortunately, I had watched this brilliant video by the talented Helen Allen whilst I was away. Helen's been doing a whole series of Christmas card tutorials on her YouTube channel and this one particularly appealed to me - stylish, sparkly and speedy! Within a couple of hours I had made this whole pile of cards ...


I used more magazine freebies - dies and stamps which came free with Creativity Magazine ...


Here's a closer look at the finished designs - I made three of each ...


I had to adapt Helen's design a bit to suit the dies and papers I had available and I decided to heat emboss the greeting for a bit of added texture. Then I made some envelopes from some ancient sheets of cardstock and sealed them with washi tape ...


Check out Helen's YT channel for more brilliant tutorials, and you will always find loads of inspiration on her blog.

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon HO HO HO :o)xxx

1 comment:

Lizzy Hill said...

BRILL- totally brill! And they sure do look stylish:);)