Like me, do you have a humungous list of things to do?
There's something about the deadline imposed by 'Christmas' that seems to eat away at me, because I HAVE to get the cards written, HAVE to buy pressies, HAVE to wrap them, HAVE to sort a tree, HAVE to buy enough food to feed an army...on and on it goes. Add to that church and family commitments, school stuff, visitors, illness - I feel like December is one long list of things that need to be ticked off.
This morning, I managed to shorten the list; I made my Christmas cards. Well, strictly speaking I'd already done a bit on them, but they needed all the fiddly hand-finishing. So while the wind has done its best to blow the house, fence and neighbour's scaffolding down, I finished the cards.
Here they are;
From left to right...
My favourite. The star aperture is backed with gold mirror card and then I added
a gorgeous handwritten sentiment I found on the internet. I love playing with fonts...
The cracker aperture is backed with red mirror card and
then I added a joke slip from a pre-printed sheet.
Silver mirror card behind the crown aperture, and a text stamp I designed a few years ago.
The stars are highlighted with a clear glitter Sakura pen to give a bit of sparkle.
Green mirror card behind the tree-hole, with a short length of
'Merry Christmas' ribbon underneath and a hand-drawn red star to finish.
So all I need to do now, is write my Christmas letter to be posted with them, go to the Post Office for stamps, write the envelopes...