Friday, 5 November 2010

A Cracker of a Christmas


Not been on for a few days. Was busy with Halloween and a wee jaunt to the SECC for the Craft Fair.

I won a wee stamp over on LadybugCrafts Ink and finished the card I was making with it last night. I wanted to upload then, but my camera decided that its batteries needed charging - so had to wait until this morning for pics!

Here it is in all its glory:

I love it, love it, love it, aren't they a sweet couple. I kinda based the colours on the ones my hubby and I would have worn when we were that age. Hence the reddish hair on Nikki and the Black on Ben (well - my hubby's hair used to be black, it's gone a bit silvery/grey now, and he says it's my fault flamin' cheek, dunno what he means!!!). The base card is a piece of A5 textured card folded in half and a cracker shape cut into it.  The paper on the top and bottom of the Cracker and on the label are a vellum from my stash that I've had for donkey's years - so don't have a clue where I got it.

I coloured Nikki and Ben with my Koh-I-Noors, with Promarkers for their skin and then cut them out so I could mount them on 3-d foam pads. I then used some glamour dust on Nikki's clothes, added a gem to her hat and I don't know if you can really see it, but I glossy accented Ben's hair so that it looked gelled (sp?).

The poinsettias are ones I have had for a couple of years, got them from my good friend Pat from Patsy May. I added some gold stickles to them to make them a bit sparkly.

The sentiment is under the label on the Cracker. In Glasgow (and other parts of Scotland) we refer to hooking up with someone as 'pulling' (as in when you've been out for a night out your friend might say 'so did you pull tonight then?'. I don't know if this applies to other parts of the globe - maybe so. Anyhoo, I used the wee sentiment here for a bit of fun! Designed and printed from my very own PC.

So that's my card - hope you like it, and any comments are much appreciated.

Off now to wrestle a 3 year old into a bath and maybe this afternoon I will get to play a bit more.



  1. Fantastic card Lynne!!! I love how it looks like a Christmas cracker. You've got to enter the know how lucky you are at winning LCI stamps lol. xx

  2. oh what a fab idea - i love it ! As kerry says i hope you wil enter one of our Ladybug crafts ink TLT challenges ...

    We also have a hop going on with more chance to win prizes lol
    Your card definitley is a cracker !! ( groan)
    Lisa ;)

  3. Oh Lisa!! :) Lynne I love this, great idea for the shape too, you're colouring is WAY better than mine, must practice more!!


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