Tuesday, 13 August 2013

The Great British Craft Festival

On Saturday I went to my very first craft festival at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire - The Great British Craft Festival, hosted by Hunkydory Crafts
It was a great day out away from being a mum!  I attended a couple of make and take sessions, which were a nice break from wandering around all the stalls. 
This is the first card I have made using some of the goodies from the show (plus some I already had).
Sentiment and picture - Hunkydory Crafts Christmas Cuties 'Fun in the snow' (this collection was the show free gift & not yet available to buy)
Twine - Dovecraft Back to Basics Christmas, Traditional
Pegs - Helz Cuppleditch Special Delivery Mini Pegs
Snowfall acetate - Hunkydory Crafts

First I cut an A5 size card from 12x12 red textured card stock and decided where I wanted my aperture, which I cut using Fiskars Shapecutter. Then I glued the snowball scene picture on the inside of the card to show through the aperture.
Next I cut a larger circle from snowfall acetate and glued it to the underside of the aperture to create a window. To give a nice edge to the window, I plaited all three twine colours and made a bow at the bottom. 
I set three green eyelets in the top left corner of the card, threaded doubled-up green twine through these and knotted the ends to hold. I took one length across the top and one length down the left side and glued the ends at the back.  To hold the sentiment card, I attached two mini pegs to the twine and glued them down. 
For the finishing touches to the front of the card I added a few outline sticker snowflakes.  To finish the inside I cut a shape from white card, inked the edge with a silver marker and glued it next to the picture.  This is the area to write on as the red textured card doesn't make the best writing surface.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
2. My Time To Craft - #231 Aperture

1 comment:

  1. Fab card Nicola, its very sweet!
    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time to Craft this week, Wedgie xxx


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