Monday, 12 December 2016

SIPIDI: Reindeer with Lindor Noses

SIPIDI: It stands for See It, Pin It, Do It!  And I did!

I saw this pattern for a cut file for Rudolph Lollipop covers where the lollipop sticks through as Rudolph's nose.  I decided to use Lindor chocolates instead of lollipops, so no stick needed, no hole needed.  I altered the file, made a new layout just for antlers while I was at it, cut the entire shape out of a medium brown and the antlers out of a dark brown. I added eyes and a smile and felt pretty good about it- and the bows made the final addition.

I gave some of them to my crafter friends at my monthly crop in  Eastbourne and ten were for my daughter's friends.  They went down a treat in both places.

They are a bit on the expensive side since I'm using Bazzill and the heads take up more than 6  inches in width, so I can only get one head out of a sheet of Bazzill.  49p a sheet for that, plus I can get 3 pairs of antlers out of a sheet too... so it's 1 and 1/3 sheets of cardstock per reindeer!  The eyes were made out of some scraps of white I had lying around.  They look a little cross-eyed in this photo but I changed how I made the eyes and I'm happier with those.  I didn't take a picture before they all went out though.

It's difficult to blog in the lead-up to Christmas because the things I'm making are either cards or gifts, but I'm posting what I can.  I want to get back on the blog-wagon after Blogtober!

Have you tried anything that you've pinned lately?  Let me know in the comments. :)