Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Jolly Friends Santa Video

Hello, Crafters.

This morning I posted the video of the card I shared with you yesterday - Santa & Holly. I had fun yesterday playing with different ways of creating Santa. Spot the differences?

One of the changes was to the sentiment. After I'd posted my blog yesterday, I decided that the sentiment looked rather flat and bland, because the other elements had been attached with Dimensionals.

I decided I'd keep the same sentiment and in the same colour but to stamp it onto a strip of Whisper White so I could fishtail both ends and adhere with Dimensionals. I think it worked a treat!

As I said in yesterday's blog, I really didn't like Santa's ears. Personally, I think they look too pointed, more elf-like rather than the happy chappie that Santa Claus is meant to be. 

Before I record a video, I always make another sample of the project I'm about to feature. This largely serves as a reminder of any special I have to say during the video. On the card I made prior to today's video, I cut his ears off and thought it was a great improvement! I did the same to the Santa I made during the video but this time, I adhered the fur trim the other way round. Doing it this way round, it would almost cover the ears but just not quite! I'm not totally happy with this Santa either as I think  his face looks squashed! 

So which Santa do I like best out of the three of them? I think probably the last one but next time I make it without bringing the fur trim quite so far down! Looking at the pictures in the catalogue it looks as if number three is correct! Do you have an opinion which you like best, or least? 

This coming weekend I'm going on a crafting retreat in Folkestone - it starts Sauturday morning and finishes late afternoon on Sunday. 

It's being organised by my upline Kim Fee and another demo friend, called Caroline Hallett. Hubby and I are going down to the hotel first thing on Saturday morning. He'll actually be working on his laptop while I'm crafting but he'll be joining us, along with another six husbands, for dinner together. Once the event has finished, hubby and I will be staying at the hotel for another three nights, just for a break!

As long as I can get two more videos recorded by end of play on Friday, I'll be good to go. I haven't made cards to post on my blog while I'm away because I'll be sharing the projects that have been planned for us.  Something a little bit different for us all to look forward to!

That's about it for today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


1 comment:

  1. First of all, your days away at Folkestone sounds like a lovely break for you both, so do enjoy, and we'll look forward to the Show & Tell to follow. Not minding the Santa without ears so much at all ... the top photo is my favourite, but he definitely isn't my favourite version of a Santa either, have to say. Too bad that hat couldn't be pushed up a tiny bit higher (prefer the curve of the fur trim going that direction I think) ... and might some rosy cheeks help a little? Totally agree with you on the ears ... good you "lost" them! LOL Now, I'm going to the video. Thanks Jan ... always love your videos!