Monday 7 May 2012

Christmas Decoupage

Instead of crafting today I've been sorting out my Christmas stash. I had lots of items that had been left over from kits, quite a lot of pieces that needed to be made up into decoupaged toppers ... so I spent time putting them together so that they are now ready for when I want to make them into cards.

And later, when I was checking on today's challenges, I found that Crafty bloggers network 21 was asking for 'decoupage'. So I've used two of the pieces I'd put together earlier to quickly make two cards.

The background paper for both cards was an offcut piece from a 12 x 12 My Mind's Eye Christmas glitter book. I mounted the decoupaged pieces on to some silver offcuts, rounding the corners. So these are for Pixie's crafty snippets 19 - my first opportunity to hop into the playground this week.

These cards are much more glittery than they look here - even the sentiments have glittered edges that just don't show here and the characters are all very sparkly as well as the background paper.

Colours for this second card are for The play date cafe 130:

These are also for:

ABC Christmas: I for icy inspiration (particularly the first card)
Creative Belli 142: animals - I certainly used old and forgotten stash
Creative inspirations 161: animal antics
Craft your days away 44: just for children (the first card)
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Great impressions 3: anything goes
2 sisters 90: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes