Christmas Cards

I managed to find a few pictures of some Christmas cards that I made months ago on my hard drive, and I also still have a couple of cards that I liked too much to giveaway, so I thought this would be my last opportunity to share them before the New Year!

The first one is my favourite - really simple to make too! I used my nesties to cut a piece of white cardstock, and then left the nestie in place to use as a stencil while I coloured the card with Victorian Velvet distress ink. I stamped and embossed the reindeer (it's an Inkadinkado stamp I borrowed from my Mum!) and then embellished it with some teeny tiny gemstones. I punched the corners and added another couple of gemstones and that was all done...

For the next card I thought I would have a go at using some Nesties to make the card base, and then I also made a little frame and raised it up using some sticky pads, and finished off with a couple of premade embellishments I had in my stash (think they might be Papermania ones?)

This one was another really simple one, just a couple of different nesties, another borrowed stamp, some embossing and distress inks.

And last but not least, a couple of cards using some Tiddly Inks Christmas images and promarkers to colour.

Of course, I don't have any pictures of all the cards that I really liked as they were the ones that got used for the most part! I started messing about with Christmas cards in about September, and by the time we got to December I had really got into the groove and invested in more distress inks and borrowed lots of stamps from my Mum too! I did enjoy making them though, and that's the main thing. Still, next year I will remember to take pictures then I can remember them when they have been sent!


As it's almost the end of the year I thought I would try a little blog post to see if I could still remember how to log in! I'm afraid there has been a shameful lack of blogging from me over the last few months, in my defence a small child and a new job have kept me fairly busy!
I've still been managing a fair bit of crafting, although I have turned my hand to card making a bit more than scrap booking at the moment, it's easier to make a card when you are short of time!
I made quite a lot of Christmas cards this year which was a first for me, of course I didn't manage to take any pictures of them to share before I actually sent them. Never mind, will try and remember that next year!
I would like to say that I will make it my New Years Resolution to blog a bit more often, but I don't want to set myself up for a fall ha ha!