Friday, 19 October 2012

Cupcakecrafting Challenge

Hi everyone,

Today, I thought I would share with you my entry for the Cupcakecrafting Challenge, which is a card made from the new Christmas Wonderland CD Rom.

When we were sent the designs for this CD Rom and asked to make samples, my brother in law was over for a few days and then we were going away for a long weekend, so I was unable to make as many samples as I normally would. The ones I did make, I didn't have time to take photographs of either. I intended to do it at the hotel before meeting up with Lynda and her husband to hand over the samples. Unfortunately, due to all the floods on the way up, we arrived with less than one hour to spare and I had to get ready for our night out in that time, so the photographs didn't get taken.

This was an idea that I had when I saw the designs on the CD Rom but just didn't have time to make it up.

I used one of the toppers, I think it was from the stackers and imported it into Craft Artist. I copied it three times and printed a contrasting backing paper design on the other side. I carefully cut out the windows and stuck a small piece of acetate to the three windows that I cut out, I left the remaining side intact, When cutting out the toppers, I drew on a tab to the side and bottom to each topper so that I could stick them together and make them into a box.  I stuck the four sides together and cut out a square piece of card to put in the bottom. Using another piece of card which had been printed with a complementary backing paper, I cut out a shape from the Lacy Labels cartridge using my Cricut machine. I made a box top using the same backing paper and again printed the same contrasting backing paper on the reverse so that it matched the inside of the box.

To decorate, I used a quickie glue pen and glitter to decorate the tree and also used  white flower soft from Katy Sue Designs to decorate the little girl's coat and top of the lamp post. Inside I placed a battery operated candle from Hobbycraft and 'voila' - there it is.

Hope you like it. If you too would like to enter the competition, go over to the Cupcakecrafting website and sign up for the newsletter. The closing date for this challenge is 31st October 2012.

By the way Lynda is on Create and Craft today at 11am with Nigel May and 6pm with Andy Love.

Happy crafting



jane stillman said...

A fabulous project, looks lovely with the light inside

Avril Ann said...

Fabby Project hun, love it xxxx

Linda said...

WOW hun this is fantastic. I love it!!!

Linda xxx

Wendy H said...

Thank you, Jane, Avril and Linda for your comments. Wendy. xx

emma goddard said...

stunning, love it xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really fabulous tea light holder it looks amazing all lit up, love it
Lindsay xx

Wendy H said...

Thank you Emma and Lindsay.

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