' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: September 2018

Sunday 30 September 2018

Multiway Snowflake Lattice

For my second monthly inspiration post for Crafts U Love I decided to focus on the Snowflake Lattice die I used last time.

It's easy enough to use this die "out of the box" and just place the cut out lattice on top of a contrasting paper and use a variation of papers (glitter, pearlescent) or techniques, but there is so much more to do with a few snips of the scissors... So here's another 9 ways with the Snowflake Lattice from John Next Door.

In this photo you can see how I just snipped the left hand corner apart from the Lattice snowflake to give a small and large corner piece.

Snipping apart the bottom right corner gives you a diagonal die cut in addition to the small corners.

The corner pieces can be trimmed further as I did here for the corner on the right in the photo, by snipping the vertical and horizontal bars. Be careful not to cut the links between the snowflakes to keep the die-cut stable.

Similarly the diagonal can also be trimmed in the same way :

The lattice die does not have an outside cut edge (it does come with 2 square dies that can be used for that purpose if needed) which means that it is possible to extend the die-cut horizontally or vertically, as long as your die-cut machine is large enough!

The photo on the right shows the die alongside a long piece of card I die cut twice lengthwise.

For my card I chose to have a 4 snowflakes border and cut extra snowflakes completely for embellishments as in the photo on the left.

I placed the border on top of silver paper and matted onto patterned papers adding my cut snowflakes and an embossed sentiment.

So now you can create small and large corners, a diagonal, a vertical or horizontal border, and give an alternative look by snipping some or all of the links. There you have it, 9 more ways to use the Snowflake Lattice!

John Next Door Christmas Die Set - Lattice
Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Specialty 12" x 12" Paper - Silver Poinsettia
Kaisercraft Christmas Jewel Specialty 12" x 12" Paper - Prancing
Marianne Silver Decoration Paper
John Next Door Clear Stamp Set - Poinsettia
WOW! Embossing Powder - Bright White

Should you purchase any of the products I have used on this card, select  'Design Team'  in the 'where have you seen us' drop down so we know we have inspired you!

Thanks for coming by,

Thursday 20 September 2018

Paisley wrap

I was going to say a quick post but there is nothing quick about this project!

Some time ago I bought a roll of blank wrapping paper to create my own patterned paper. I needed to wrap a fairly large present and I set out to stamp a 6 by 6cm (2" 1/3x 2" 1/3) square repeatedly to create it.

BIG mistake... took hours (and nearly 50 inking & stamping actions) but there it is at last:

My oldie stamp is by Personal Impressions (Paisley Flourishes) and I added a ready made topper on a label die-cut (Spellbinders).

Thanks for coming by,
I am  entering the SSS Monday Challenge and the Stamping Sensations (My B is for Blue) challenges.

Saturday 15 September 2018

The first snowflake...

So yes, the season is already upon us crafters and the dreaded C word has been uttered in several quarters already! For my first festive card(s) I used a snowflake die set, as nothing says winter like snowflakes. This is my inspiration make for Crafts U Love who have received lots of new supplies for the Christmas season.

A trip through Paris

If you missed the plane(s) at the beginning of the month, here's a second chance to catch some inspiration for our Country View Challenge on the theme of Planes, Trains & Automobiles chosen by the lovely Miriam.

Saturday 8 September 2018

Last of the summer beach

Before the memories of this exceptional (at least in Europe) summer fades into our memories, I want to share my last makes for the Crafty Individuals Hochanda show in August.

Saturday 1 September 2018

Come aboard!!!

This summer whizzed by and it's time for our September Country View Challenge! The theme is Planes, Trains, Automobiles hosted by Miriam. It had been a while since I played in my journal so...