I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to be a guest designer for the House Mouse and Friends challenges during November and December. The challenge this fortnight is ‘Anything but a card’.
I have three grand-daughters to whom we give a little money at Christmas because they enjoy being able to buy something for themselves. Rather than just putting it in an envelope with a card I thought it would be nice to put it with a little something in a cracker which they could then keep and use again.
I took one of the backing papers from Joanna Sheen’s House Mouse Designs triple CD ROM and ‘played around with it’ in the My Craft Studio graphic program to create the design for the cracker itself.
The images used to decorate the crackers were taken from the same CD ROM and resized and reshaped in the graphic program. I mounted them onto pale blue mirri card cut with a floral oval Spellbinders die. Little labels were also attached to the crackers and the ends were tied with ribbon.
I would also like to enter these into the following challenges:
Allsorts – Christmas cheer
Crafty Ribbons – anything goes with ribbon
Crafty Sentiments Designs – anything goes
Lisa B. Designs – contemporary Christmas
Crafting Musketeers – pretty pastels
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Extra – anything goes
Incy Wincy Designs - ribbon, twine or fibres