Friday, November 20, 2015


This week on the Daring Cardmakers, we're  taking a small break from our cardmaking - it's all down to  Dawn's challenge:

   Anything But A Card! 

This could be a gift box, a hanging decoration, scrapbook page,
an altered item etc..In fact, anything you've made this week, except a card

I do love making boxes, books and other non-card projects, but its been a few weeks since I had the time, so Dawn's challenge made me very happy!
It was a brilliant excuse to get the fab DoCrafts cracker die out again, and ake this
After cutting the die, and an extra piece for the central panel, I stencilled some snowflakes in silver glitter paste before making up the cracker shape.  This beautiful stencil has just arrived in my eager mitts and will be added to the Bubbly Funk Shop very soon!

Red Bazzill card
Silver paper
Glitter card; Red, Silver, Black 
Glitter Paste (Sparkle Medium from Creative Imaginations)
Snowflake stencil available soon from the Bubbly Funk Shop
Silver cord and ribbon. Clear gem
Cracker an A4 die from DoCrafts
Large Snowflake; cut in black at the back of the embellishment (Apple Blossom deis)
Silver snowflake in embellishment (Spellbinders)
Baubles (Crafters Companion)
Poinsettia border die (DoCrafts) 
Snowflake on baubles (EK Success) 
Smallest snowflake in embellishment (Martha Stewart)

The red "petals" on the embellishment are made from the waste bits after cutting the cracker - it seemed a shame to throw them away so I glued the ends of 8 onto a small circle, made 2 of them and used them in my snowflake cluster embellishment.

Well, we may be called the Daring Cardmakers, but we don't just make cards,  and this week's challenge has give us the opportunity to have some fun abnd share some of the other things we make, I hope you'll head over to the blog and see all the goodies!

Thanks for visiting


Karen Gist said...

This is really beautiful Kathy! I must take a look at that die for next year ;) x

Lea Brawn said...

Fab cracker Kathy. Great design. And clever use of leftovers...waste not want not lol x

Anonymous said...

Hello Kathy, Fabulous Cracker. Love those dies you have used, great idea.

Jade xx

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous, love the design and clever idea on using your leftovers too.
Linda xxx

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Kathy this is a fantastic cracker and much nicer than anything you can buy in the shop. I know I have been looking. Hugs Jackie

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous snowflakes and fab color combo, love the paper and that gorgeous flower on top

Laine said...

Great cracker creation Kathy. Love all of the embellishments.

Andree said...

A wonderful cracker Kathy. I love this die, it's so handy. The stenciled snowflakes look fabulous xx

Jan Ltc said...

This is great xx Jan

pauline said...

Great, I used to make crackers was first job when left school had 2 tubes and bit string X

Dawn Lancaster said...

Gorgeous Cracker, what a fabby die! I love the poinsettia too!
Dawn xx