Friday, December 18, 2015

All Wrapped Up

It's the last challenge of 2015 on The Daring Cardmakers this week and the theme is: 
All Wrapped Up
We thought this one offered the chance for last minute Christmas cards, but also New Year or Winter Birthday cards too
So, gift boxes, wrapping paper, ribbons and bows are all fine but maybe you'll choose to use mittens, gloves and scarves for wrapping up on a cold day?  Or a cosy blanker or big fluffy slippers!
As we'll be on our Christmas break for a couple of weeks, the InLinkz gadget on the blog will stay open till our next Daring Date: 8th January 2016.  
I still need a few cards for the neighbours - who always get left to last as they don't need to go far - often it's Christmas Eve when they get delivered (oops!), so I thought I'd make a couple of cards, one with a row of gifts all wrapped up, and the other with a warm pair of mittens.....well, ok, if you're being pedantic, they are made of paper so probably not the warmest...and they'd be a tad small too!
The papers are by MME (I think). and the cute parcels ribbon was in a box of  parcel ribbons from Wilko's - they sort of ended up on the craft desk instead of the  box for parcel wrapping and trimming.
For the mittens card I used more of the lovely 'Colourful Christmas' kit from Bubbly Funk.  There were a couple of pretty snowflake charms in the kit, but I've lost them - they must have fallen out of the bag (and will turn up in a couple of months time, no doubt) so I hunted out a replacement - which is actually a brad with the prongs removed.  Needs must.....

From the kit I used papers for the gloves, ribbon, some of the gems and some of the glitter paper.  I also used the beautiful snowflake stencil from the kit and stencilled it onto a small piece of card with a pearlescent finish, so it's quite sparkly if you look closely. 

That's all for this time, thanks for visiting


Angelnorth said...

Lovely cards, the mittens are super-cute!

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

So cute, I esp love those little mittens