Friday, September 25, 2015

BANG, what's that? It's an old cracker!

Good morning to you and how the devil are you this Friday?
Can you believe that's another Friday under our belt, the dreaded Christmas is getting nearer.
I know it is as all the stock has started to drip feed into work, the biscuits, sweeties and things like mincemeat and brandy butter, soon to be stocked on a shelf near you.
We've also got another good dine in on this weekend with a few new ranges from our Gastro range.  Nomm, nomm.  It doesn't help me watching my weight, well I am watching it......increasing rather than decreasing!
Today I will have a busy morning lots going on with the Macmillan coffee morning and a visit too.
One thing is for sure it will be a quick shift and then I am on earlies on Saturday. 

Getting back to the crafting and today as it's Friday it is time to share an oldie. 
It can be any old project you have made yourself just for fun, it would be great if you joined me, just leave a wee message below and then I can visit you too and see what you have picked to share.
I shall look forwards to my wee blog hop when I get in from work.
As I have quite a few Christmas ideas I have personally decided that I am sticking with the festive season, you can share whatever you would like.
Today a have a little cracker for you.

The inspiration for this card came from the lovely Kara at an SU event a few years ago.
It was a favourite at the demo in Elgin with all the ladies.
I have used MME Lost and found kit and brad plus Martha Stewart punch Traditional Scallop and Spellbinder Nestablities Classic circles.

To create this "cracker" of a card you will need a 12 x 4" strip of card.
You will need to score at 2" and 4" at each end.  (Positioned as you look at it above).
Then you will mark the 6" point at the top and bottom of paper with a pencil.
Now this is where the fun starts.....
Score from the top 6" point to the bottom 2" point on both the left and right of the cracker, then reverse so you take the bottom 6" point to the top 2" point left and right.
This should give you a diamond shape in the middle and the legs should sit either side like a table.
I have then used my MS punch on each end plus added a further 3 x 4" strip of co-ordinating paper to each side to extend the cracker shape.
The centre is decorated with a 2 1/4" square and the my embellishments are added on top.
Simples squeak!
I'd love to hear how you get on with this card.
That's all from me today, back later to see what you have shared, in the meantime enjoy your Friday folks. 


cuilliesocks said...

Hi Erika, fab oldie, love the cracker card. Always love seeing M&S xmas goodies arriving, it's always so special.
I've joined in today.
Have a lovely weekend, evenalthough you are working, Kate x

Hazel said...

Love your cracker, stamping Up have great ideas. Hope the coffee morning went ok. Hazel x

karenlotty said...

A very clever idea, i may need to try this. We too had a coffee morning at work, boy! there was some fabulous bakes. I've scheduled my post to go live at 9am

Jenny L said...

Hi Erika,
what a great oldie.
I must have a go at this cracker of a card.
Excuse the pun.
I have just posted a Rugby Oldie as it's the Rugby tonight.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.