Well, now that Halloween is out of the way that means that we're essentially headed full steam ahead for Christmas!
And so that time when I try and eke out some crafting for this year's Christmas cards if any are going to be sent! lol
At the weekend I had a lovely meet up in person with Sharon who I have known for years online in the virtual world, but never met in person and fate intervened and we managed a quick chat over show and tell (which included basically my most recent purchases and some other favourites).
I was definitely inspired to get crafting with a few of my new show and tell items, especially one stamp set that was going to be fun to use on Christmas cards.
What was it about this set I couldn't resist? Well references to favourite Christmas movies, aka Home Alone and Elf!
Lo and behold yesterday when I finally managed to clear my desk ready for some crafting I saw that the November challenge from Seven Hills Crafts would be perfect!
So I managed to get a photo today, not great, but having to get used to the limited natural light and low sun of winter once more - joy!
Paper: Elle's Studio, American Crafts, Pink Paislee
Stamp: Lil' Inker Designs
Dies: Lil' Inker Designs, Lawn Fawn, Spellbinders
Other: felt, Stickles
I was trying to work out what to pair this sentiment stamp with, I had zero elf-related items in my stash, definitely nothing that shouted Buddy! So I made the iconic green hat by cutting a circle from green felt and then using more circle dies to cut a neat yellow band for it finished off with what hopefully looks like a red feather.
As always there was room for a festive bow and I used my new Put a Bow on It die set from Lawn Fawn to cut the red striped paper that then received the Stickles treatment!
Note to self: never, ever remain optimistic that your Stickles bottle won't suddenly clog up and explode over your almost completed project... Yep, once again, Stickles 1: Nat 0.
Now I'm wondering which sentiment to tackle next, I really want to use the "Keep the change, you filthy animal!" one on a card containing money/gift vouchers but not sure I'll need one of those this year. But it does make me laugh thinking about it. Love that film, it will never get old!
Right, best get the bath running!
Until next time!