Today is my first day of guest designing with the wonderful ladies at Humbug Hall. One of the reasons I love their challenge site is they always come up with interesting little twists. This week was no exception. They challenged us to use... Glitter. Have I mentioned how much I HATE glitter. I tend to ban it from my craft room. It truly doesn't matter what you do, you end up with glitter EVERYWHERE.
So, when I first read the request for glitter, after I stopped shuttering, I immediately thought of these lovely glass bulbs. The idea of trapping all that glitter inside the bulb appealed to me. These have been all the rage for a few years now. My twist this time, the flattened bulb. Isn't it wonderful? It is also so much easier to put vinyl on something that isn't completely round.
Here is a video on how to make these little buggers. There are tutorials all over the web if you need more info but they are easy and a ton of fun. I made them last year with a dozen little children. They loved it, the ornaments came out wonderful and the glitter stayed away from my house.
Here are a couple more pictures of the Christmas ornaments.
For everyone looking for their card fix, I have two more little projects. The first was inspired by a lovely lady over at Mod Paperie. Theinly has some of the most incredible creations. She recently introduced me to a new site called idiecut.com. They have some wonderful SVGs to be used in your electonic cutting machines. This little guy was so cute, I couldn't resist trying.
I made the tag by using the path feature in SCAL and then printing instead of cutting. I'm trying to teach myself to write on a path using MS Word or some other program but I haven't worked it out. This seems to be doing the job so far.
I recommend hopping over to Humbug Hall for a look at the lovely creations by Ann, Max and Brenda. They have been having crazy weather while here in the South (that is the US South) we have had the most incredibly beautiful weather. It is making it tough to stay indoors and work or craft. We only have about two weeks every year when you can have the windows open and enjoy the great outdoors (in between it being so hot and humid that you practically drink the air and so chilly and rainy that you want to bundle next to the heater). So, the Wonderkid and I have been having a nice time out of doors. Hopefully you are having more of my weather than the Baltic wing of Humbug Hall.
I'll see you tomorrow for some more fun.