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.
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.
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.
The last Christmas card of the year and one of my favourites. One of my other half's nieces got a new kitty cat earlier this year and she has turned into a self-confessed crazy cat lady and absolutely adores Tommy. So, when I came across this digi stamp I just had to try and turn… Continue reading Christmas kitty
Why does everything that seems like a couple of years ago turn out to actually be four? The last two Covid years seem to take up no space at all in remembering when things happened. Anyway, four years ago I coloured a version of this digi stamp — it comes with three versions: one with… Continue reading Holly, mistletoe and a candy cane
Whenever I make anything there are the inevitable odds and ends that are left over and they tend to get unceremoniously dumped into a convenient box and forgotten about. Over time I had accumulated at least four such piles and I decided it was time to have a sort through. Nothing much got thrown out… Continue reading Foiled Christmas trios
I never really got a lot of use out of my Brother Scan-n-Cut — it was always hard work trying to get a clean cut from it — in theory it should have been great, but in practice I just didn't get on with it. Then my other half bought me a Cricut Maker and… Continue reading Glittery Christmas trees
Mice for my mum and bunnies for my sister-in-law — it's become traditional when it comes to card-making. Everyone else gets random subjects on their cards, but these two are very rarely altered; even when I gave mum a snowman card last year, I put a little mouse inside. This bunny is one of a… Continue reading Bunny wrapped up warm
I'd seen a few "small square on a card base" Christmas card designs go past on blogs and Pinterest, so that's where the basic layout for these came from. Other than that, I just wanted to create little wintery landscapes. To make it a bit different, I decided to use some Powertex. "Powertex is the… Continue reading Powertex landscape cards
The biggest problem I have when it comes to colouring digi stamps these days is deciding what to do for the background. Especially for images like this one which are crying out for a scene rather than a plain background. I used to be happy putting a bit of a shadow underneath, but then I… Continue reading Christmouse carols
Another Power Poppy digi stamp gets coloured for the first time. I could have just added a sentiment and created a simple Christmas card with it, but somewhere along the way I had the idea to turn it into a shaker card. I haven't made one of those for ages... checks... four years apparently. The… Continue reading Spiced orange pomander
Yes, it's another Power Poppy digi stamp — I love the quirky arrangement of the baubles and it's something a little different. I wasn't really thinking about the layout of a card when I coloured this (I was not making Christmas cards, I was just doing some relaxing colouring) so I had to do a… Continue reading Forest finds baubles
Today is one of those days where I keep staring at the text editor and try to come up with another way of describing my card-making process, al the while my brain is sitting there resolutely refusing to come up with any relevant words. So, as this blog post is supposed to go up tomorrow… Continue reading Violet bow
Well, I thought I'd bought this digital stamp the year before last, but apparently it was four years ago! Where does the time go...? Anyway, this was the first time I've coloured it — I love the ornaments, but I was having problems figuring out how to make them work on a card. Then I… Continue reading Acorn ornaments
When I coloured this (and a handful of other images) for the 30 Day Colouring challenge back in August I was quite clear that I was not making Christmas cards, I was just doing some colouring that happened to be wintry in nature. Then, a couple of weeks ago, I sat down and turned them… Continue reading Snowman under the moon