Friday, 6 December 2013

It Must Be Christmas!

A few Christmas cards have been dropping through our letterbox
so it must be Christmas now!
I thought I'd better get a move on and make a few myself.
I used the Tim Holtz/Alterations  'Ice Skates' Bigz Die from Sizzix.

I made a few with a background of old sheet music, aged and distressed a little and a Christmassy rub on.  The sentiment is rubber stamped onto
a Spellbinder's Nestabilitie die cut shape.

I then turned to my box of scraps and used some scrapbook paper
which wasn't at all Christmassy, but I think it still works.

The little sprigs of holly are plastic and came from some of last year's
Christmas Crackers!

I die cut the skates from card and leather.
Although the leather does have a nice texture, I think I prefer
to work with the card as it takes the distress ink better. 

Next on my list is to try making some Christmas Crackers -
 I've almost got enough toilet / kitchen paper roll inners!!

Thanks for looking and I hope your
Christmas preparations are going to plan :)