Christmas in July.

Hi there folks, how’s it going?

A very busy month for me, or at least it has been so far. I don’t know where the days have gone. So I apologise for my lack of blogging over the last month or so. You know how it is with all our well laid plans!

Anyway let’s get on with todays post. It’s a design team project for The Cutting Cafe-: /

I have used a file called 3d house set, and you can purchase it here-: /

Isn’t it cute?? I did cut out the windows so that you can see light shining through on a nightime.

And as the file comes with open and closed roofs, it is ideal to fill with sweets or battery operated lights for a lovely homely glow, on a cold winters night.

You could really jazz these little houses up, and make a beautiful winter village scene, just add some fake snow and glitter, and let your imagination run wild.

Now follow my links and visit The Cutting Cafe, there is such an amazing collection of files for sale, not to mention inspiration from fellow design team members.

So whatever you are doing today, I hope you are enjoying it. Remember… Do what makes you happy:))

Ugly Sweater Clock

Hi all, long time no chat!!

So sorry it’s been a while since I posted, life just seems to of gotten in the way.

What with my daughter in law having emergency surgery, and then my grandson being admitted to hospital for a few days, things really have been quite hectic around here.

Anyhoo, on to todays post. Today is Design Team Project day, and we were asked to use the Ugly Sweater Card Template, in any way other than Christmas. Here’s the link to the file used -:

So me being me, I created a clock!

How fab is that? So easy to create too.

Firstly I used a 12 inch square piece of 4mm thick MDF, and drilled a hole into the centre for the clock mechanism to sit in.

Secondly I covered the board with patterned paper, and adhered my pre-cut ugly sweaters at 12, 3, 6 & 9. The other numbers of the clock were illustrated by means of a half inch circle in black cardstock.

After inking the edges in grey ink, I gave the entire clock a coat of Mod Podge to seal and protect it.

Finally I attached my clock mechanism. (beware – the seconds hand is very fine and easily bent out of shape).

A seriously easy project for any one to make, now all that’s left for me to do is decide which boys bedroom it will be hung in.

Hope you like today’s project and pay a visit to The Cutting Cafe, where you will find this and many other fun files, not to mention lots of inspiration from all the other design team members.

Until next time… Happy crafting xx