Sunday, 3 November 2013

Sue's Christmas cracker

Welcome to day Three of our blog hop where the Design Team are creating Christmas Crackers to inspire you! If you missed the previous post/s please go back to them. 

Please come visit the blog everyday for the next week to see their gorgeous crackers. Make sure you read the whole post each day for instructions to hop to one DT blog each day. On the individual blogs there will be a secret word or words for you to note down.  Once the week is over you will have a secret sentence to post on our Facebook Page under a post that will happen on Friday the 8th of November. Please post the sentence by 10am on Monday the 11th November 2013 to be in a random draw  for a great set of wood mounted Memory Box Stamps.  We will also be announcing a competition at the end of the blog hop too.

Please note there might be a delay in the individual blog posts going up so if they are not there please check later in the day thanks!

Today is Sue Smith's turn to showcase a less traditional coloured cracker which is gorgeous!

Hope you are all having a 'cracker time' !!! I am loving seeing the amazing DT crackers and cant wait to see yours!
Meanwhile, a little more inspiration!

Some instructions:

Cut a tube into a 4" and 2x 2" pieces and tack onto your cardstock or paper with a gap of about 1".

To make the crease - lightly brush some water around the paper to soften it, crumple it a little and push the ends into the centre.

Cut a rosette from the Tim Holtz Snowflake Rosette and a smaller one from the Mini Snowflake Rosette

Run a strip of TH paper tape or other washi tape along the back of the rosettes, so that when you fold them, they dont split.

Grab a favourite Christmas stamp and randomly stamp.

Form rosettes. (I use a hot glue gun) Using a dauber, brush the edges with  Evergreen bough Distress ink (or a colour to match your chosen patterned paper). Spray with Perfect Pearls to give a lovely sheen.

The patterned paper I have used is from the Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas paper.
Layer up your rosette and add ribbons and bling!

To join in this fun contest, pop over to my blog: 
and find the secret word.

Have fun !! 
Cheers, Sue :)


  1. Hello Sue
    Your Cracker is gorgeous, those Rosettes give such a PoP!