Thursday, 5 December 2013

Make Christmas cards. Tick.


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...


  1. These are beautiful - what a lovely idea. The anon is Bren, Squidge.
    I am going to have a go at these - at least for a chosen few peeps. Oh it is getting time to shop for the bits. x Have a great per Christmas dash.....

    1. Glad you liked them, Bren - and pleased to have inspired you! Hope you manage to get the bits and pieces to make yours...

  2. Absolutely lovely cards! Nice work, I can't say I will be able to do the proper snail mail Christmas cards this year.