A quick round-up of what went on in the blog this last year, including reaching a milestone in the last couple of weeks.
OPA: small red robot
It's been a while since I last bought a piece of someone else's art, but as soon as I saw this little robot I just had to get him for my other half for Christmas.
Penguin with trees
It turns out that the dragon card for my mum wasn't actually the last Christmas card that I had to make this year, there was one more left to do.
Dragon and Christmas star
The last Christmas card of 2022 is an individual card for my mum. I'd run out of cute rodents so I coloured up this cute dragon with a wooden Christmas star instead.
My final set of Christmas cards this year. A foiling failure forced me to adapt and it ended up being my favourite set as well.
While I was thinking about the design for my next set of Christmas cards, I used the last of the cross stitch die cuts and stitched a traditional Christmas candle.
Cross stitch snowman
I enjoyed making the last cross stitch card and so I decided to take a break from all the cutting and gluing and stitch a snowman.
Christmas star v2
In the spirit of cutting down on waste, I used the leftover cut-out pieces from the last set of cards to make some more.
I was pondering designs for another set of Christmas cards and settled on the idea of a star on a stained-glass-style background. Once I'd created the design, the cards came together quickly.
Cross stitch Christmas tree
I fancied a bit of a change from making the block Christmas tree cards — though I do have a plan for one other set using that basic design — so I dug through my stash of dies and found my, as yet unused, little cross stitch die.
Foil cut-out block Christmas tree
Another attempt at foiled cards. The distressed look wasn't what I was aiming for but I worked with it and ended up with two more cards for the Christmas card stash.
Pink foil Christmas tree
More Christmas cards made using my block Christmas tree design, but this time I turned it into a stencil and got out the shiny pink foil.
Block Christmas trees
After making the last two pairs of cards I was left with all the blocks that had been cut out to make those trees. Rather than waste them, I decided to turn them into some more cards for this year's stash.
Glitter block Christmas tree
The second pair of my block Christmas tree cards. I'm using the same design but I still want to vary the cards, so this time I went for a more glittery approach.
Ribbon block Christmas tree
Having successfully ignored the C-word for many weeks, I had to give in and start making some Christmas cards, if only to avoid getting ridiculously stressed out when December arrives all too quickly.