Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It goes on...and on

But very slowly. The Christmas card making, that is.
TBH it's in need of a bit of a kick-start I think. It won't be long till those "last-posting-date" reminders pop up and I really don't want to be still making them in December this year. I say that now, in public in the hope that my resolve stays firm. Chance would be a find thing. Willpower is not my middle name.
These cards are made with Fancy Pants "Holly Jolly" I think it's a bit bright for me - I seem to err towards grungy, subtle shades for Christmas. Which is weird because I use lots of colour on my cards the rest of the year. These papers aren't so Christmassy that they can't be used at other times though so maybe they'll come into their own another time.

Now the "Snowy Jo" range from Imaginisce I'm finding easier - well, most of them, anyway. I still need to come up with something I like that uses the cutie-pie snowmen on, but hopefully something will spring to mind eventually.
For the cards above I've hand cut the little trees and the scalloped edging.
For the scallops I fold a strip of paer in half then cut the scalloped design on the folded edge. This way you get both strips exactly the same so they match when you stick them on your card, plus as you've cut them down the folded edge you don't need to cut the strip in half either. I'm lazy, I admit it. ok?

These two cards have my Craft Robo bauble design on. Which reminds me, I made another version of this template and I've not tried it out yet. Actually I've been spending far too much time making new Robo templates and not enough time making cards using them. I'm easily diverted from what I should be doing.

Another thing I'm still doing far too much of is acquiring more beautiful paper. A couple of months ago I espied some gorgeous Christmas paper just released be Cosmo Cricket called "Oh Joy" Last week the lovely Caroline at Bubbly Funk announces she's got new stuff in the shop and "Oh Joy" what did I find when I went to look! Oh Boy did I do some quick shopping!

I knew it would be beautiful, and it really really is. I've not had a chance to play with it much yet, but my new sketch on the Sketch File blog gave the perfect excuse to make a start using it - you'll need to pop over there to see what I did though.

I've another Crafty Templates card to show, but I'll save that for tomorrow I think.

Thanks for stopping by


Di said...

Lovely cards Kathy, you're certainly getting plenty done....erm....I've done 6 ha ha!!

Karen said...

hehe thats a few more off your list then!!! The papers you mention really are fab aren't they? X

esther said...

good on you for making all your cards! Ssshhhh dotn tell anyone I tend to buy mione in the january sales for the year! Soooo much less hassle then either doing them yourself or getting my young son to do it! Great work though I like alternative colours for Christmas cards :)

Kaz said...

Those are gorgeous cards Kathy. I love the brightness of the fancy pants ones.

Hazel said...

I do love that robo bauble. I know what you mean about getting diverted - it happens to me soooo much.

kathj said...

Love the cards cathy the look fab!

Jozza said...

I love all of these cards too. Must get my Cuttlebug tree die out...

Rosanne said...

Lovely,lovely cards!