Judy Balchin and Polly Pinder show how to make Christmas cards and tree and table decorations in 18 simple projects with step-by-step pictures and easy to follow instructions. All the templates are supplied. Here is all the inspiration you need for this year's Christmas card list! From silk painting to beautiful wire and bead creations this book has the festive season wrapped up. Make cards using sewing, embossing, glass painting and peel-off. .Personalise your Chrismas tree with attractive professional quality decorations from stocking garlands to gift boxes. Decorate the Christmas table with gorgeous candle shades, napkin rings, centrepieces, little gift boxes and bags made using beads and wire, sand, candles, thread and paper. Have a magical Christmas surrounded by your own creations!
Judy Balchin studied art at Cardiff College of Art. Following this, she specialised in graphic design at Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone. After working as a graphics assistant at the BBC Television Centre, she joined Adverkit International Ltd as a lettering artist. This began her love affair with letters, producing book jackets, advertising logos and television titles over many years. During this time, she also became involved in the craft world. She has appeared on television, worked as a craft demonstrator, designed craft kits and run workshops. She has produced more than twenty books on various crafts and is the author of many articles for craft magazines. She continues to enjoy her creative world and is currently working on her latest book. Polly Pinder studied graphics at Leeds Art College. Her first job was with a Yorkshire newspaper, and she subsequently worked as a lecturer in graphic design at Wakefield District College. She has written and illustrated a number of books on a variety of other subjects including cake decoration and growing herbs, papermaking and paper crafts. Her illustrations in Muck and Magic were commended when that book won the 1993 Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize. She has also designed bed linen and wallpapers, and the graphics for a wallpaper book based on newly-discovered eighteenth-century wallpapers.