Ok, now I know you get some terribly annoying people who count down to Christmas from like, October but I think I am safe to say (what with only a few days remaining) that Christmas is now upon us! I have to admit that I haven’t actually made Christmas cards this year except for ONE!!! And boy, let me tell you that this is one heck of a – blood, sweat and tears – kind of special card, because ladies and gentlemen, it’s a TARDIS!!!!! …. ok, so if you’re not a Doctor Who fan I can see how you might be thinking what!!!??? … but really, neither am I. I am a crafter, well, a card crafter to be precise, I make handmade cards. A friend of mine introduced me to crafting about 5 years ago and i love it. I don’t do it very often now as my ME can cause me to flag (slang for get really tired) and I struggle to concentrate and be able to sit that long. However occasionally if I know I’m planning to make a card for a certain date I can spread the making over a long period of time, like I did with this one.
So, why a Doctor Who card?
Well, a friend of mine is a massive Doctor Who fan and has been for years. Its something which he holds close to his heart and recently stated on Facebook (when the anniversary episode was aired) that it had helped him deal with some tough times. When the special episode was due to air my friend was so excited, he did a count down till it was aired, he even visited a Doctor Who event, taking his photo with a number of the aliens that appear in the show. Now I have to say, I’m not a Doctor Who fan. It’s not that I don’t like it, I do, I think its great, but I’m not a big telly person and have never really watched all the episodes of anything (yes, including friends, lost and heroes etc). It was seeing someone get that excited and baring their sole and emotions about how something as simple as a TV show had helped him in life, I thought that it would be a good idea to make them a card! so, thats how it started. Im crafty, I didn’t think it would be too hard to do and I wanted the challenge (as I’ve made many cards but not like this!) so, thats more or less it. I took my time, made a template, ordered the card etc that I needed and hey presto, Dr Who has landed!
How to make it
So, if you want to see how I made it, Click here. To see the finished article, just keep scrolling down.
I have to say I’m really proud of the finished article. I would tweak the odd thing or two if I were to make one again, but I think it’s clear to see what it is and my friend was very pleased with it, he even said he would keep it and put it up every year with his decorations! Bless!
So, what do you think? Doctor Who fans and non-fans, let me know. Its my first (and hopefully last) attempt so be gentle with me! … maybe next time I will make a Dalek!