Wednesday 30 May 2012
It's a cracker!
With the glorious weather we have been blessed with here in Cornwall for the past few days, I've been spending most of my waking hours in the garden - although I did venture on to the beach on Sunday afternoon to play with the grandkids, who thought it great fun to 'get gran' with the water-pistols Grandad so thoughtfully gave them! This morning dawned slightly damp and it's been overcast off and on, so I decided to have a go at the Less Is More challenge to create something as long as it's not square or rectangular. I am hoping that my cracker will make the grade. And, on the ABC Christmas blog it's the letter K for Keeping it simple, so one for them too.
I've made the cracker cards before, they are so easy to do. I've cut the base card to fit long skinny envelopes then used a Martha Stewart zig-zag punch to create the ends, scored and snipped where the ribbon is to be tied (just around the front layer but cut through both front and back of the card), then stamped a little greeting and added Marianne diecut ivy leaves and a flower created from Nellie's Choice punch and emboss poinsettias finished off with a pearl. I inked the zig-zag edge with a matching Copic green, and if I hadn't already tied the ribbons I might have inked all the way around too .. .. must try it on the next one.
PS - I've been trying to visit the blogs of folks who have kindly left me a comment, or two, over the past week. BUT, blogger comes up with an error message saying my request is taking too long ... and my page goes blank! It's an absolute nightmare and not likely to improve until December/January when we get an upgraded hub in the nearby village - at least I hope that will improve things. So, I am very sorry if I've not been able to visit your blog - the more pictures and links there are the longer it takes and the less likely I'll get to see your creations .. .. don't you just love technology - NOT!