Wednesday, 9 December 2015

Countdown - 69 days to go!

Hooray, day 2 of the countdown, and I've done a post (it would have been bad if I hadn't got to day 2 wouldn't it!).

However, my obsession with Angelina fibres has continued.  Once I get started with them, I don't seem to be able to stop.  And why should I stop, they are fabulous to play with.  

I decided to continue with the technique I showed yesterday, when I made the free standing cone.  This time I dug out a battery operated string of tiny LED lights.  These are already pretty, but I made tiny Angelina cones to fit over each LED light.  I punched two holes in the top of each cone using a hole punch, to thread the wire and lights through each cone.  A twist of the wire at the top of the cone, holds each one in place.  I've had them on a few hours now, and they are perfect:


Angelina fibres only bond to each other, so that means you can "trap" other things in them.  Experiment with this, as it really can change the look of your finished piece.  I created quite a thick sheet of fibres and trapped some silver metal flakes, and some white snow flakes:


Sandwich in between greaseproof paper and iron both sides.

I actually over ironed mine, on purpose of course (!!), you will hopefully see from the photo, the part that isn't burnt shines more than the part that has been over-heated.  However, I still liked the result, so still used it:


I created a thicker sheet as I wanted to die cut the fibres.  If they are fine, a regular die will have trouble cutting them.  The thicker sheet cuts well, but I did add a shim.  I used a lovely die from the Sue Wilson collection, it's the poinsettia collection.  I used the full die set with the angelina fibres, and then with the frame dies I just cut plain white card stock.

Glue them together, and then I popped a brad through the center.  My brads are so old!  These are from a kit I used to have when I worked at QVC.  This is why us crafters don't chuck anything decent away, stuff always comes in handy.  

Cut your ATC card to size, I used red card, then a smaller piece of white card, which I embossed and added a touch of gilding wax.  Glue the poinsettia in place, and then add a little Christmas message.



To finish, I added a little glitter glue.

Two down.......







22 comments:

Deborah Moore said...

That is really lovely, those fibres are so pretty.

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Joanne said...

So beautiful Leonie x

LisaB said...

Loving the idea of using the fibres with lights! Beautiful ��

Linda Dewar said...

I can see these fibres will be making their way into my next Clarity shopping basket. Lovely ideas.

cr@fty said...

It's beautiful Leoni I'm the same with Angelina fibres it was Dawn on QVC that got me hooked 😊

GilbertCass said...

They are lovely. If weren't up to my eyes sewing, knitting &jewellery making for Christmas presents! Aahhh. ..I'd have a go; but I too would have to dig out my Angela fibres from your Q.V.C days. ��xx can't wait until you are back with your ever jolly and infections self on our screens. .x

cal63 said...

great work

Jackie Durrant said...

Lovely ideas

Paper Art Memories said...

Loving your ideas thank you for sharing xxx

TeeCee's Mum said...

Thank you for sharing, I'm at the stage of being out of ideas for cards for this time of year. I have been making on and off since June..

jean.phillips1 said...

Looks lovely, must get my fibres out again and have a go. xxx

Pat James said...
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Pat James said...

Hi Leone,

These look gorgeous, haven't use them before, but will have to give them a go.

Take care, hugs pat xx

Unknown said...

Hi Leonie please tell us your going to be back on. Screen sometimes soon regards, really miss the humour you bring to all you do.regards Paul

Anonymous said...

hi leonie, when u coming back on tv, not same without u. new ones make it feel like they taking a class, very brusk, not got the "bedside manner" lol, merry xmas,

Sam Smithard said...

Hi Leonie,
It's Great That Your Blogging Once Again, I Love Your Tremendous Card That You've Created Today!!!!!!
Am I Being Cheeky "Where Will You Be Working On Your Return" You've Been So Missed Allthough I No Longer Really Watch Create And Craft Which Is Very Sad, I Watch "Hochanda" Not All The Time But I Love That They Have All The Fantastic Creative Expression Team On There. Sue, Julia, John, Phill, And Also Lisa With The Fabulous MDF, Also The Wonderful Barbara Grey, IndigoBlu, They Are Given Time To Demonstrate Which I Love As They Share All There Knowledge With Us.
Huge Hugs From Sam xxx
Carry On Creating ✂️✂️✂️

Cally said...

Hi Leonie
Another fab creation. What am I missing? "Countdown" wise ????
Hugs
Cally x

ChrisP said...

Lovely blog posts Leonie...what a coincidence, I've also just dug out my Angelina Fibres and cut Sue Wilson's Angel die! Either it was too fine or the fibres hadn't fused enough as it was a bit of a faff to get the pieces out so I left all the wing pieces in as they looked embossed, it was a nice effect...another happy accident....now where are those LED lights?!

Tracy Welham said...

Gorgeous! I love that big die from Sue Wilson. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Anne Chilvers said...

All these things are so lovely, your creativity is shining through ! Keep up the good work x

Anonymous said...

lovely Leonie where have you gone now you have left Create and Craft miss you laughing