Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Ho, Ho, Ho!

Welcome back! :)

Did you know it is just under 14 weeks until Christmas? Before you know it, the shops will have all their Christmassy stuff out and decorations will be hung all over the place :) I love that part -  all the way from nativity scenes and little twinkly lights right through to giant Christmas trees and dancing Santa's.

As probably expected, I love buying wrapping paper and wrapping presents. Almost as much as making Christmas cards. I thought I might get started a little early because it seems that the closer you get to Christmas, the faster time goes.

Here's something to get me started...

A very simple and quick design. The bright colours and pattern remind me of how exciting and fun, but also how busy, Christmas time can be :) For this reason, I didn't add any extra embellishments, just a bit of inking. I think it works.

Card stock by American Crafts (Moss).
Ink by Versa Color (Winter Green)
Paper by Crafter's Choice paper pad (Cute Christmas).
And some scrap Christmas paper from my stash (the red paper behind Santa).

And some detail for the inside. These cards measure 14cm x 14cm so there is still plenty of room to write your "Season's Greetings".

And another, using some slightly different paper.

And inside.

How fun! I could have made a million of these...well, maybe not a million...but you know what I mean. I have quite a varied selection of Christmas paper in my stash so I might try this design again, but with completely different paper. Will keep you posted :)

Thanks for visiting :)



  1. OOOhhh, I want one of these for my Christmas card this year Abs. Sadly I do not share your love of Christmassy shops, might have something to do with our "retail" days, hehe
    Mrs Poultney's Ponderings

  2. Done! Oh I totally understand. That stuff invaded all your space!

    Abs x

  3. Thanks for your comments on my blog, Abbey! I'm glad you can relate to cats. I love these playful Christmas cards!

    1. Thanks so much Heather :) I'm really happy I found your blog. Lots of beautiful things and helpful tips.

  4. BTW your name is in my draw, but unfortunately, I can only send a pack of hand made cards if you are not in Canada. Sorry about that!

    1. Oh I didn't even realise I was in the draw. That is perfectly ok :)Thank you.


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