Thursday, August 29, 2013

I'm late today but how about a little Christmas wreath?

Hi folks, a late post for you today as it was my day off everything today.  My pal Irene and I had the day out visiting wool shops, craft shops and a few tea rooms too.  Needless to say I am stuffed now with even more projects waiting to be made!  I could not resist!

Before I go any further I decided yesterday to have a bit of a clean up with my blog but I made a big mistake and did it over my phone.  Now I don't have fat fingers but sometimes they just don't hit the correct buttons so I should have know better but tidy I would.  Needless to say and cutting a long story short I somehow manages to delete all the comments over the last month or two that my lovely like minded buddies have left me.  So ladies I apologise.  Truly.  It just now looks like I have no friends!  LOL.  Bit of a computer illiterate!  It doesn't look that I can do anything about it too which I was a little disappointed about, such is life.  I shall think twice about using my telephone in future and stick to my main frame.  Boo!

Back to today and I have another Spellbinder die, the new Build a wreath one.

When I first opened this set of dies I did think....mmm how does this work then?  So if I thought this I'm sure you will too.
This is what I found......when you cut out the wreath, the central circle bit has slots in it, I then cut 3 sets of the other 6 bits of wreath and slotted them in around the circle.  There is no set way of doing this I just varied different sizes and shapes after each other.  I am left handed and would normal work right to left but this means you are slotting paper under where you have already been.  A little awkward.  So remember even if you are left handed work left to right as it is so much easier slotting on top of where you've just been instead.  The shape of your wreath depends on where you put all your separate pieces but I tried it a few times and each time loved the effect.
I have also used Spellbinder dies Opulent ovals and Edgeabilities Classic petal.  The paper is from Dovecraft Back to basic Christmas with button and pearls from my stash.

Having now played with this die I have to say I love it, it's great fun to build up and I love the fact you can change it every time.

Now I really must iron my uniform as I have an extra shift tomorrow, plus an ever growing pile, enjoy the rest of your Thursday and it will be another late post from me again tomorrow.  x


Hazel said...

Another beautiful card,

Hazel x

Crafty Lark said...

Gorgeous card Erika, I was very interested in how you did the wreath as I have this die on my wish list, what a shame to lose all your comments. xx Flora

cuilliesocks said...

Really lovely Erika, this is such a clever die, and makes a fabulous card. Pleased you had such a good day with your friend, Kate x

Lau W said...

Oh wow, just love your creation, superb work Erika !
have a nice week-end !

Kat said...

Gorgeous Erika. That wreath is lovely and the die cut border is really pretty.

Kat xx

Patricia said...

A great card, I dismissed that Die might have to have a re-think?
Happy crafting

Patricia xx