Friday, 25 November 2016

Peace This Christmas Card No 4

Hello, Crafters.

I’m so surprised to be sharing Peace This Christmas card number 4 with you. 

It definitely wasn't part of a plan – it really just happened! 

Yesterday, after I’d finished tidying up after recording Sunday’s video, it was time for me to plan today’s card.

I saw the little pot on my desk that still had several pieces that I’d fussy cut out last Sunday when I made the first three cards in this series. 

I tipped them onto my grid paper to see exactly what I had and the rudiments of another design came to mind!

I started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS) with a layer of Cherry Cobbler CS. 

I adhered the two pieces together with Tombow. 

It was a bit of a struggle as my bottle was nearly empty – I’d already had two bottles I had to throw away during the day and it looked as if there was going to be a third! 

I looked in my DVD box called Layers 2 to get a Whisper White top layer and saw a layer that had already been dry-embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

As I was planning a plain looking image, I decided a patterned layer would be a good idea, so adhered it on top of the Cherry Cobbler layer!

My plan was to have a sentiment and some of my fussy cut pieces on a Whisper White Square, turned at an angle.

I die cut a square of Whisper White CS using a Stitched Shape Square Framelits die and also a slightly larger Cherry Cobbler square, die cut with a scalloped square from the Layering Square Framelits Dies. 
Using my Grid Pad as a guide, I laid the stitched die cut as a diamond. 

I chose the sentiment from the Reason for the Season Stamp Set and inked it in Cherry Cobbler Ink. 

As it’s a photopolymer stamp set, it was easy to position the sentiment straight in the bottom point of the diamond.

I played with a few arrangements of the die cuts and settled on the clean and simple layout you see here!

I adhered the two die cuts in place with Tombow and then adhered the Whisper White square onto the Cherry Cobbler Square. 

I used Tombow to adhere the image directly onto the top layer of the cardbase.

I still have more die cuts leftover - will there be number 5 tomorrow?  

I certainly don't have any plans for one at the moment!

Next year is promising to be an exciting year for me already!

Yesterday afternoon, one of the ladies in my team asked if I'd do a Craft Retreat with her next year. 

Do I breathe?  Of course, I'd love to do one,  so we've started our planning! 

We were on the telphone for almost an hour yesterday afternoon covering the basics of what we both expect from a retreat, projects, hotels, and a million other topics that cropped up.  

It's going to be quite a challenge as we live a long way away from each other - about a four hour drive! 

The two main decisions have been pencilled in for the event i.e. it will be held in September 2017 and somewhere in the Derbyshire/Cheshire area.

This is going to be so exciting - do watch out for developements as they happen!

That's about it for today!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. I love the idea of a crafting retreat Jan, Cheshire /Derbyshire is perfect for me. Look forward to hearing more about it xx

    1. Hi, Jillian. That would be brilliant. I'll put your name on the list of people who want to be kept informed! ☺ ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. How LOVELY again! Clean and simple and really quite elegant!

    1. Hi, Geraldine. This is definitely my preferred style - glad you like it, too! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.