It’s December – WOOHOO! That means it’s nearly Christmas and I can sing Christmas songs all day, do my Christmas crafting and put up loaaaaads of Christmas cards here for you. Actually in the crafting world we are totes over Christmas now and getting on with Valentine’s cards, but I’ll try and keep it seasonal.
So, what have I been up to. Well I’ve been making lots of Christmas cards – some for another little craft fair that I did after the YarnFest one, but most to put out for sale at work to raise money for charity. (This year the social committee is supporting six different charities – three national and three local). Here are a few cards:
This one uses the Graphic 45 Nutcracker Sweet papers that I bought at a craft show about a year and a half ago. I love this range. So bright and colourful ^_^
This one uses the docrafts Craft Christmas range of papers which again I love because they have a very rustic feel to them. Good for nordic type cards.
This one is quite simple but I like it as it seems like a bit more of a masculine cards and they are sometimes hard to make. I used the Wilkinson’s own brand Christmas papers that I bought last year and added a stamped greeting and a bit of bling.
As well as cards I have been making little gift boxes:
This little box was made with the Xcut Christmas tree box die. It cuts out in one piece and then you just fold and glue to make the box. Super quick! I did this one in black and decorated it with gold glitter glue, Merry Christmas ribbon and some jingle bells, with a Chalk Craft blackboard sticker on the front so you can write on the recipient’s name in chalk.
I also ran a cardmaking class at lunchtime at work which was very popular. Lots of lovely cards were made and I even managed to fit in a couple myself.
The top card uses papers and embellishments from Hobbycraft and the bottom one uses decoupage and papers from the Bellissima Christmas range, and a die cut ‘Christmas Kisses’ sentiment.
As if that wasn’t enough Christmas crafting I then invited all my friends round last weekend for a Christmas crafternoon! I sort of extended it right into the evening and got lots of cards made.
The last one I put together quickly with some die cuts I had left from last year’s Christmas cardmaking and it just looked so cute I wanted to keep it so I gave it to James as his Christmas card. It was meant to be. Looks nice on the mantelpiece.
I have also been very naughty and bought some new craft supplies online but really it couldn’t be helped – there were sales and special offers all over the place! I can’t be expected to resist these things. There’s only so much one stickerkitten can do.
I love this super cute Santa Express range from Doodlebug – the gingerbread people are just so sweeeeet!! For the second card I added a gingerbread house to a laser cut filigree card blank from docrafts. Lovely.