To kickstart this years Christmas cards, I've bought a topper deck of cards from Hunkydory. There are 18 different designs from traditional scenes, Santas to stunning wildlife - something for everyone!
They are mirri toppers which make them feel a bit special.
I have loads of backing papers leftover from previous years, so hopefully will be able to use them with these lovely images.
I've had these stamps for several years and haven't used them for ages, so it was about time they had an outing! The background was made back in April when I experimenting with Brushos.
These stamps I think were from the Jan 2018 issue of Crafts Beautiful mag - and had never been used before. Unfortunately there are lots more stamps in my craft room that have not been inked either, so I must make more of an effort with my stash!
It's lovely having some time to sit and experiment with different inks and embossing techniques. I am hoping to have more time to do this in the future, if I can reduce from working full time to only 2.5 days a week.
Not all experiments were successful - but I am pleased with these cards - all with unique backgrounds
I like the freebie stamps and papers that came with this months Simply Cards Magazine- bought back memories of the late 70's, when that book was first published and the designs turned up on curtains, mugs, diaries and bedding!