Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Time has Come

On Sunday I decided it was time.

So I took a deep breath, printed out a stack of cards with a Christmas message on the inside and started on our Christmas cards. Yes, I know I've been doing some for design teams, but I hadn't done any of the more "mass produced" type I need for us to send out come December.

Eventually though, you just have to bite the bullet, and even if your hubby gapes open-mouthed when he realises what you're doing, you have to take the plunge.

So here's the first batch of cards for my Christmas box

Dies are Spellbinders Snowflakes set 2
I reckon I can make these fairly quickly as long as I cut all the shapes in all the matching papers/card then sit down and assemble them in batches

Papers MME "Merry Days of Christmas" - I love the more muted shades of this collection.
The Santas are cut from one of the paper designs and mounted on thin card before matting onto another of the papers and some gold card
Trees on the second picture are Cuttlebug dies, the little houses are punched from one of the MME papers. Since taking the photos I've decided that they did need a greeting so I've added some of my home-made rub-on ones now - you can see some of those on the snowflake cards

This morning I've finally got round to taking photos of the lovely handmade cards I received for my birthday the other week so I've popped them onto a slide-show to show them off on here. Wasn't I lucky?

Thanks to everyone who sent one of these fab cards.

Thanks for visiting, I hope you like what you've seen here and will come back again soon


Angelnorth said...

I'd ditch the cut out Santa design if I were you, Kathy - not that it doesn't look good but the cutting looks too fiddly for speed-making! Love the snowflake ones, the blues look really fresh!

Karen said...

Oh My!!! I have got as far as pulling my box out!!! You go girl!!! Lovely cards there XXX

ooo didn't you get some smashing cards from everyone XXX

Paula said...

wow what wonderful xmas cards....I cant even bring myself to think about xmas let alone making cards lol but I admire anyone who does!

Kaz said...

Well done Kathy on getting started with the cards. I'm still making the embellies.

Lovely cards there ;) xxx

Paula said...

Loving these cards, so simple but so effective. I've got some christmas cards made that I did before I put the box away last year, but I suppose I ought to get cracking on some non- x stitch ones soon

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Good for you, you fancy girl! I love the Christmas tree ones, especially the one with the green strip :)

Lynda said...

A fab set of cards you've made there - love all of them. Great slide show too - you received some gorgeous cards.

Love Lynda xxx

Carol said...

Kathy what gorgeous christmas cards..well done you for starting so early.

Lucky you with the birthday cards, they all look scrummy!! xx

Traceyr said...

Great haul of cards there Kathy.


Janice said...

Great C cards and good to see all your lovely birthday cards.