Monday 5 December 2016

Mind Crafternoon Blog Hop

Good Crafternoon Everyone

Welcome to our fun Blog Hop in aid of the fabulous charity Mind. We aim to help a raise awareness of mental health issues and of money. If you would like a prize for joining in the blog Hop read on.

The blog hop starts on 12pm on 5th December and finishes on 9th December at 5pm,
  Each of the Crafter's Companion designers have created a project along with some tutorials to get people into craft and show what you can create with a little knowhow. As part of the Blog Hop event each of the Designers will have an individual prize to win - it will be a stamp/die or elements that has been used in their project. If for any reason the item is out of stock you will receive a voucher code instead).

To be in with a chance to win a prize you must leave me a comment and your email address, otherwise I will not be able to contact you. Winners of the blog prizes will be announced on my blog and on the Crafter's Companion UK Facebook page. Good Luck!

  • Join in on our online fundraiser..get crafting!
  • Buy a Crafter's Companion raffle ticket (100% proceeds go the Mind charity donate here!)
  • Download your materials each day to be able to craft along with our videos (100% of proceeds go to the Mind Charity donate here!)
  • Follow our Mind blog hop for inspiration
  • Join in and 'Name the Crafter's Bear' (100% of proceeds go to the Mind Charity - donate here)...if you guess the name correctly you can win the bear, plusthe entire Sheena Douglass 60's Collection launching on the 8th December!
So Spread the word!


 Right back to the Blog hop - you should
have arrived from Soraya
Soooo, to get you in the blog hopping mood I've created a sparkly Christmas card for the occasion. I've designed it so it's mainly mats and layers which can be easily replicated and a gorgeous glitter die cut star on top. If you wish to save time for batch making purposes or to reduce your postage costs (if posting it out) simply exclude some of the layers.

 I Used:
Crafter’s Companion Supplies: Crafter's Companion Silver Luxury Card Pack, Die'sire 'Shine Bright' Die, Die'sire Essential Only Words 'Merry Christmas' Die, Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card, Gemini Machine

 Other Supplies: 6" X 6" Card blank, Gems, Foam pads, Collall Glue

Here's the tutorial to recreate my card -
Step 1: Use white card, silver matt mirror and a piece of silver glitter card and a 6” x 6” card blank. 
Step 2: From the silver glitter card die cut a large star. Then cut 3 square mats from the matt silver card in the following sizes – 5½” x 5½”, 5” x 5” and 4½” x 4½”. Next cut 3 square mats from the white card in the following sizes – 5¼” x 5¼”, 4¾” x 4¾” and 4¼” x 4¼”.

TIP – To avoid confusion write the size of the mats in pencil on the back of each of them.
Step 3: On your card base glue the 5½” x 5½” silver mat directly onto the front, then on top of it add the white 5¼” x 5¼” mat, then the silver 5” x 5” mat, and finally the 4¾” x 4¾” white mat.

Next glue the white 4¼” x 4¼” mat on top of the silver 4½” x 4½” mat and add them both to the card base using foam pads to give it a little height. 
Step 4: Using glue carefully add the glitter star onto the topmost mat.

Step 5: From a piece of white card create a fishtail banner – approx 4” x ½” and cut 2 inverted ‘v’s’ at each end. Glue a die cut ‘Merry Christmas’ sentiment in the centre. Lightly run the banner through your fingers to give it a slight curve, add glue just at the tail ends and attach it across the star.
Step 6: To finish off add a gem in each corner and a few around the die cut star.

I used:
Crafter's Companion Products: Silver Luxury Card Pack, Die'sire 'Shine Bright' Die, Die'sire Essential Only Words 'Merry Christmas' Die, Sheena Douglass White Stamping Card, Gemini Machine

Other: 6" X 6" Card blank, Gems, Foam pads, Collall Glue

 Your next hop is to the wonderful Laney
Just in case you get along along the way - this is your Blog Hop journey:

Have a wonderful time and enjoy!
x Janine x


Camsmum said...

Love this card. X

Unknown said...

Love your card. Love that you put the measurements for matting and layering. I always get confused with how much to take off each time xx

hollyberry said...

Beautiful,simple and really sparkly! Just gorgeous x

Laine said...

Stunning festive make Janine.

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful card Janine, love it! x

Unknown said...

Hi Janine - my favourite kind of card - simple and elegant! Love it x Thank you for helping to fundraise for mental health x

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous Janine I love white and silver very elegant
Hugs Julie

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card x

catherine said...

A fabulous project and love all the silver and the fabulous snowflake. Great blog hop and for such a good cause.

Kelly Lloyd said...

Gorgeous design xx

Laney said...

Love this card Janine so elegant!

Sally said...

Beautiful and so effective, I want to make one now x

Soraya said...

WOW that's really beautiful Janine xx

CraftySuetoo said...

This is stunning, thank you for the measurements too - when you've left it as late as I have to make my cards, this is the perfect inspiration. Sue x

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

Beautiful card! Jx

Maryann Laursen said...

Really beautiful and elegant card. I love the silverpayers between the white ones, as it really gives it an elegant touch and that glittery star on top is gorgeous.

Tink said...

Beautiful Card!