Wednesday, December 15, 2010


If you've already visited my blog., you'll be aware that I failed dismally to "use up all my old Christmas papers rather than buy new ones".  No, I found that an impossiblility and have instead embraced as many new paper sets as possible.  Or so it seems.
So please can you tell me why that the cards I like best of those I've made this year are the ones with minuscule amounts of paper on them - and not only that, but at the weekend I even found myself making another batch of Christmas cards with paper that isn't Christmas paper at all.  Madness indeed.
It all started because I had to make a birthday card for my brother and dipped into some gorgeous new papers from Fancy Pants, bought to kick start the post-Christmas crafting as I always struggle with the "ohhh I've been doing Christmas stuff for so long I don't know how to make anything else" thing.
Anyway, I made this card - bigger than I usually make but I wanted to make the Robo cutting easy - and it's always easier when the letters are nice and big.
 It's a very quick and easy card because I left it till the last minute (again). A few bits of lovely paper, some faux brads and some raffia, along with the Robo words and it was done. 
And then I looked at the spotty and stripy paper scraps and before I knew it I was making more Cuttlebug minis for Christmas cards.  Honestly, it wasn't my fault.
These are just a few of them - once I'd started I couldn't stop - but I've got my fingers crossed I won't need to make any more now....though I do still have a few of the little shapes I could use if necessary!

Papers: Happy Together (Fancy Pants), Bazzill card, Stickles Glitter Glue, MS border punches, silver crochet thread, fine silver thread (baubles), Cuttlebug mini Christmas motifs, PC generated sentiments printed directly onto the cards.
The to-do list gets longer, so I'm not a very good blogger atm - and a rubbish blog-hopper too - but I will get back on top of it all soon!
Thanks for visiting


Wipso said...

Your cards are all really gorgeous.
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A x

Di said...

Ooo Kathy, I love your Christmas cards, they are so simple, yet so effective....fab :o) xx

Angelnorth said...

Hey, hey, hey - Kathy goes CAS! (that's Clean and Simple in case you're wondering). These look lovely, you're obvioulsy getting to grips with embracing the white space!

Kaz said...

What a lovely selection of cards Kathy. I had to laugh at your excuse for buying more - it's mad the things we tell ourselves!!
The papers are lush though xxx

SueH said...

Beautiful cards Kathy..........and all that White space, Lol.
You’ve done a great job with your Brother’s card too!

Lynda said...

More wonderful cards - a lovely selection.

Love Lynda xxx