Sunday, 31 October 2010

It's a cracker!

Last week I was wondering what to do with my extra hour this's just such a luxury, I knew I would have to make the most of it. When postie brought me my cracker stencil from Creative Expressions yesterday, I knew exactly what I would be doing.

I liked the swirly snowflake design of my last cards so much I thought I would use it again to make a matching cracker.

cracker 2

This is it how it started out...

Now ordinarily it probably wouldn't matter too much how you stamp the design but my design had to be placed centrally so that you could see the sentiment, so I marked it out roughly in pencil first.


My rolling pin is a bit too fat to use to roll the cracker around so I used a can of deoderant spray, it worked perfectly!

cracker 4

I didn't realise at first but it is a little bit gappy where I've tied the ribbon and you can see the notches, I should have tied my ribbon a bit tighter but hey it is my first attempt!

cracker 3

The cracker was actually very quick and easy, and fun, to create and I know this won't be the last one I make.

Well I hope you enjoy your extra hour today, and of course Happy Halloween to everyone!


lamanuelle said...

Merci pour ce beau tuto et ce bel ensemble! Bises. Nadine

sandra said...

Stunning, What else can I say, Love the swirly pattern. You are so talented. Your designs are so elegant. Love Sandra x

Kerry said...

Hi Sarita,

I have been away for the weekend so I have only just caught your last posts!! Stunnin creations. I just wish I had your imagination and ideas!!

Loving the pink, green and black christmas cards in your last post!

Love Kerry xxx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

oh .. I´m in love with your cards and also I´m in love with your cracker!

cyga said...

I love your works,

Fiona said...

What an elegant and sumptuos looking cracker Sarita. Fabulous!

Tracey said...

What a great idea Sarita & how gorgeous to have the cracker matching the cards :)

Hope you're enjoying your (longer) weekend.

Tina said...

Sarita, how can you become better and better with each project you post? This cracker rocks! And how beautiful the red is with the black and the white. *sigh* Amazing work, girl!
If i could I would give you an extra hour each day.

Hugs, Tina

Vicki said...

Oh it matches perfectly!
Fab template ;)

Vicki x

Riet said...

This is so wonderful Sarita,I love the images
So stylvol.

Hugs Riet.x

Lynne said...

Gappy or not this cracker really is a cracker. Better start saving your toilet roll innards lol.
Lynne xxx

Julie said...

Just loving these makes Sarita - your cracker is divine and so striking!! Definitely saving this to my faves!!! You are truly inspiring!! Hugs, Juliexx

José said...

Wow, this is great Sarita, love yout cracker and the card with the beautiful snowflock end swirl design.
Hugs José

Lena said...

Just wonderful. Love your blog. This is really a great job.

Helena said...

Gorgeous! THat is really clever! I'm afraid I spent my extra hour snuggled down in bed with one cat either side of me :)

Meghan said...

I was so excited to see your new posts this evening - you are such an artist and your work is truly stunning.


Meghan said...

Beautiful cards, it was a treat to discover your new posts this evening - so inspiring!

Северное сияние said...

Невероятно красиво и стильно!!!

Северное сияние said...

Невероятно красиво и стильно!!!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful set, that swirl is fantastic :o)
Jackie xx

Georgia said...

This is absolutely fab Sarita! Great idea to make a Christmas cracker, it would look stunning on the table on Christmas Day and the stamping is so pretty and elegant! :) Love, Georgia xx

cbuswell said...

GORGEOUS, dying to make some crackers now, thanks for the inspiration!!

Aimes said...

Now that's a Christmas cracker with style!!! Forget the toy, party hat and cheesy joke: I'll be happy with just the cracker!!!
Sorry you've not been feeling too crafty - I'm just catching up on your blog and loved your tissue box inspiration! Seems like your mojo could well be rocking now!

Dotty Jo said...

Wow, stunning work Sarita! I'm off to take a little look around your gorgeous blog!!!! Jo x

magic boxes said...

Sarita this is absolutely gorgeous, as always.

You are just so talented and everything you do has such style.

Hope you're feeling a little better - look after yourself.

Elaine x

Steph said...

How beautiful, Sarita. I love the black and red combo and the delicate design. I love how you often make gifts or home decor stuff to go with your cards, you always have such great ideas! x

Grenouille Greetings said...

I can see I'm going to need to buy a can of deo-spray (I'm a roll-on girl myself) and try and replicate this design. Of course I KNOW that my version would not be as elegant as yours, Sarita. You give Elegance a capital E! Lovely! Warmest wishes, Lesley

Tina said...

I just wanted to pop in and wish you a wonderful sunday. I hope, you are feeling better. Take care of yourself.

Sending you a big hug, Tina

angelwhispers said...

What fabulous design Sarita so elegant and so individual!! Just love the design and the colours perfect!!

I bet home home looks fabulous at Christmas so beautifully co-ordinated. Love Chanelle xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarita
Just found youe blog your cards are the ones with Paula Stamps i have them ...sooo i`m going to give them a em

Michelle said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! Sarita. Such a beautiful design.
Hope you're feeling a bit better
x Michelle

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarita
just found your blog some stunning ideas ...
i have something for you on my Blog
sylvie xx

faitha said...

Your blog is a must, but have missed your cheary presence the last few weeks, hope you're better soon, so that I can see more of your beautiful work.

kjjc said...

Do hope you are okay

Zafran ali said...

This is so wonderful Sarita,I love the images.
Plastic Card.

Clarky J said...

How very twilight! You could make a fortune with these Sarita wow!