Saturday 19 November 2011

weaving and banners

I have really enjoyed all the prompts and ideas from Shimelle's Pretty Paper Party it has been a great class and I am still working my way through it. I have printed all the prompts out and added notes to them all so I will continue to use all the lessons from class as inspiration.

Last week there was a great weekend of challenges and ideas incorporating some of PPP but on a Christmas theme. I wasn't feeling too well so I didn't join in very much but I did manage to make this card

based on the weaving idea I used up some unloved blue'ish Christmas papers and created a woven shape that was glued onto a snowflake embossed card. Continuing with the snowflake theme I added some Martha Stewart punched shapes in a pale blue glittered paper. I am not too sure how much I like this card as I tend to be quite traditional in my Christmas colours but I think I like the overall effect (and I used some of those papers which has to be a good thing right???)

Another challenge was all about banners. People are so creative with what they make and how they decorate these hanging works of art. As I wasn't feeling too great I went for the easy option and used some lovely stash that I had bought from Craftwork Cards. Although it is designed for Christmas, several pieces could be used through out the year, so I decided to use some of the Christmas specific bits. The banner shapes are all die cut so really easy to pop out, I added some Candi and some green alphas (from my stash) and put this together....

I have strung it across the fireplace to show you how it looks but I think I might take it into work to decorate a shelf in the office I share. Here is a close up.....

it simply says 'Happy Christmas' I was going to do Merry but realized I didn't have enough 'R's!! This is about all the Christmas crafting I have done so far this year but hope to do some more soon.

I am looking forward to
  • checking out more of the Christmas preparations everyone is doing
  • starting JYC (determined to do it this year and finally decided to do 6x6)
  • Bloggers weekend in Telford next week!!!


  1. I love the blue and white, and the banner's really cute :)

    Looking forward to next weekend too! xx

  2. Love your projects...hope you're feeling better!
    Alison xx

  3. I've seen a few of the weaving cards yours, its very striking. Cute banner too.....

  4. Oooo, loving the textures on the card.
    Woohoo, 5days to go!

  5. Hope you have a wonderful weekend next week!

  6. Ruth! I LOVE these projects. That woven card is absolutely stunning, and I love that you shifted to "happy" Christmas in the absence of "R's". :o) Well done!

  7. I like all the layers on the card - lots of depth!

  8. I printed the prompts too! I've been doing the same as you, working my way through them. I love your projects!! They are great!

  9. Popped across to catch up (been woeful in my reading) and say "Thank You" for being a great roomie, tablie and chattie :o)

    Love the woven card especially and like your thinking on the banner ... and aren't merry Christmases always happier (in moderation!)?

  10. It's good to see I'm not the only one way behind with PPP and I printed the prompts too. I usually put them into a file so I can work at my own pace.
    I'm doing a 6x6 inch album for JYC too, decided I need to keep it smalle in order to complete it. Look forward to seeing your pages as you put them together.