Friday, 22 November 2013

Christmas Mints

I had a fun evening decorating these Elizabeth Shaw chocolate mints for Christmas, I think I will give one out to each of my friends at work with their Xmas card this year. 
These were inspired by the fab 'Fiddle Fart' blog by Helen which is full of great ideas using cheap and cheerful products from Poundland etc. If you haven't stumbled across her blog before, check out her cool penguins, robins and funky fish made out from these mints!!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Christmas Theme 2013 - Traditional & Reindeers?

Looking at the Christmas Cards I have made so far this year (approaching 200) a distinct style is appearing - traditional or reindeers, and sometimes both!

Last year I made far too many cute cards, and with lots of older relatives, they just were not suitable. Hopefully this batch will be better. 

The papers and embellishments from crafting magazines and shops also seem to be favouring an old fashioned, distressed and Victorian style. What types of Christmas cards are you making this year??

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Inspired by Simply Cards Magazine

I received my copy of Simply Cards and Papercraft Magazine yesterday and had to drop everything and have a play with the free gifts. 
Not only was there a pad of yummy   double sided Kaisercraft Christmas Collection papers but also 10 luggage tags and at  beautiful 'Merry Christmas' stamp!!
I spent the whole afternoon making up these traditional style Christmas Cards with the addition of a few bows,wooden embellishments and brads. The stamp has some lovely detail to it and I really enjoyed colouring it in with my promarkers.  
If I get the time, I'm going to see if I can make some more today - This is one of the magazines I subscribe to and often has really good freebies. I've also won some of their giveaways in the past too!

Friday, 1 November 2013

Doves of Peace

This card was made from the Christmas freebies with Papercrafter Magazine.
I liked the traditional looking papers plus the sheet music stamp that came with them. Next I'm going to make up the gift boxes - even though I haven't bought any presents to put in them yet!!