Saturday, 19 December 2009

Nearly Here!

So, it really is only 'round the corner.  Christmas will soon be upon us and I don't feel ready at all, yet. My wonderful OH went and did some present shopping the other evening and we've not much left to buy now, which is a weight off my mind.  However, I've still to make my food lists and, of course, buy the goodies.  Oh hum!  At least there will only be five of us on Christmas Day so I don't have too much of a headache making sure we're all fed.  Still need to buy a tree - only a real one will do - as Daughter says it won't be the same without Mum's Christmas tree in the corner.  May be that's a job for tomorrow. 

Anyway, I've managed to take some (not very good) photographs of some of the more special cards I've made this year.  The photographs were taken very quickly, by me (which is never a good thing), because the camera was needed by our nephew for the family trip to America. However, they'll give you a taste of what I've been up to.  And, by the way, I've fallen in love with Mo's Digital Pencil images.  They are soooo cute and bring to mind carefree childhood Christmases.  I've used three in particular and I'm very pleased with the results.

Papers are Cosmo Cricket (I love Cosmo Cricket!) and the images were coloured with my Prismacolors and gamsol. Plenty of fake snow and Glamour Dust and ta-dah!  These cards are quite large for me, about 19 cms square, so it was nice to do something a bit different.  It took quite a while to colour the images but I was so pleased with the results.  It's going to be hard to give them away but they've been made for very special people so I'll be happy to know they'll be appreciated.

I also borrowed a stamp from a friend - I'm not sure what brand it is, although I have a feeling it might be 'Stampin Up'.  I did some paper piecing, not something I do very often, but it was good fun and made a change from colouring.  These are the results:


Same image, different colourways and different greetings.  Papers are Cosmo Cricket (of course) and My Minds Eye.  I made a frame with an acetate window to place over the image, and plenty of Glamour Dust, of course.  Again, they're about 19 cm square.  I'm really pleased with the results and I know they will be appreciated by the recipients.

Of course, this meant I had to make my own envelopes for all these big cards and they cost a fortune to send as they were quite thick and heavy, but the sheer pleasure I got from doing them was worth it!

I've also been making stocking fillers - little shopping list pads for on the fridge.  Now I know I have pictures of these somewhere but can I find them?  No.  So as soon as I do, I'll post them, together with photos of the brownie mix jars I'm making at the moment. Busy, busy, busy!

Hope all your preparations are going well and I'll be up-dating again as soon as have pictures to show you.

Happy crafting.


  1. Brilliant cards, love the colours and the gorgeous Cosmo Cricket papers.

    Caryn xx

  2. These are all really beautiful too.. You are an amazing stamper..Keep up the great work.


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