Friday, 20 September 2019

More Reindeer this year ..

Reindeer and stags are a perennial Christmas favourite of mine and have started to appear on this years cards.

I have several dies and stamps that I have collected over the years

You can also see them appearing last year here and in 2017 too!   In fact, I could even find a reindeer  Christmas card back in 2011

Sunday, 8 September 2019

Covering up a mistake!

I decided to do some heat embossing to make some Christmas cards - unfortunately I was a bit slow with the stamping and the embossing ink had started to dry before I put the power on!

The card was supposed to look like this, but was too faint and blurry

So I had to cover up the sentiment and used the new Merry Christmas die that came with Simply Cards & Papercraft Mag this month, luckily I has just cut some out in different colours to try it out!

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Hunkydory Christmas Reflections Topper Deck

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.

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Christmas starts now ...

As its September, I now feel I can crack open the Christmas stash and start making the Xmas cards!

I usually try to make 300+ cards. as I have several charities who like to use the cards for fund raising

These ones have all use Craftwork Cards' Peppermint Forest' toppers - I'm now off to Hobbycraft to buy lots of card blanks!