Monday, 14 October 2013

Barkley Cdrom from Crafters Companion

Good afternoon everyone..Genny here. Todays project is from the fabulous Barkley cdrom by Crafters Companion from Julie at JB-Crafting Supplies. As most of you will know by now I adore both cats and this is the perfect cd for me. There are fabulous festive designs. This cd is so packed with wonderful images it's so hard to know where to start. My poor printer should have smoke coming out of it with the amount of work it's done lately.
I decided to start with a project rather than a card this week. I wanted to make something that could live with my Christmas decorations and come out every year. When my son was little, one of the things that he loved to do was put out the 'Santa Sign' every year. He would put it out at the beginning of December and would look at it every day. It all added up to even more christmas excitement.
To make this sign I began with a piece of thick card, which I covered with a backing paper from the design set. I printed and cut out 'santa stop here' from the alphabet section I cut out Barkley in his basket and his cat friend from a topper sheet. I used some christmas greenery die cuts and a christmas tree die cut from my stash. I edged all the letters with black faux stitching. I added a 'please' with peeloff letters as we all know Santa does like good manners..well that's what I told my son! I assembled everything and then just added decorations using jewels and peeloffs from my stash.
It was a really fun and festive project and I hope you will give it a go. I hope you all like it. Next time I will be making some christmas cards with the truly wonderful 'Barkley'...until then..take care and happy crafting..Genny