Cardmaking

Home comforts – I dare you!

Happy Friday crafty friends. Today Dawn is hosting our Daring Cardmakers Challenge and she is an expat living in France missing some things from home e.g. Cadbury chocolate, Yorkshire tea and oxo cubes. So she is challenging us all to feature a card with something that you would miss if you lived in another country, what reminds you of home. It might not even be food. Dawn still can’t get used to seeing yellow post boxes and post vans.

I am Scottish and I took quite a while to narrow down what my home comfort would be, in the end I settled on Irn Bru and Tunnocks Tea Cakes! Irn Bru is reported to outsell Coca Cola in Scotland (unlike most countries where it is the top seller) and is know as Scotland’s other national drink. It’s bright orange and was my go to hangover cure in my student days! The tea cakes are delicious, a biscuit base with marshmallow on top and coated in chocolate. You can also find all sorts of gifts with the Tunnocks designs from trays, cushion covers to a woolly hat that makes your head look like a tea cake with a pom pom on top! So I popped to our village shop and bought these for my hubby and I to enjoy.

Once I had enjoyed them I used the packaging for my card. I smoothed out the foil from the tea cake and glued it onto some card stock.

I cut open the Irn Bru can and washed it off before embossing it with a Sizzix embossing folder. I then cut out some of the different elements before layering them up with black card, the tea cake wrapper and some red tartan patterned paper. To finish off my card I added a torn square of music paper and the word home mounted on the foil wrapper again.

I also was left with a few other toppers to use in other projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you liked my project and I’d love to know if you have tried either of these treats and where in the world you are from.

Crafty hugs

Jenny (AKA Ginger Ninja Crafts!) xx