These cards were made with the remainder of a kit of chipboard bits and pieces from a magazine, and of course some random bits and pieces from the stash pile!
The past week has not been brilliant for me I must admit. My depression is giving me some issues and meaning not much cheer in my heart and head at the moment … But hopefully tomorrow I will see the doctor and get some advice to aid my recovery. Anyways thank heavens I had these cards all ready done and ready to blog… Not sure I could have faced playing with Xmas stuff at the moment!
These cards were all made with some stickers from a kit I got last year sometime. Cute stickers, but I never know what to do with stickers really!
See you tomorrow with more cards!
Yes it is Tuesday again and that means it is time for my challenge to make one Christmas card a week with my sketch as a starting point!
And my card …
I used up some scrap dsp from another project and this time kept it nice and simple with a topper made from a recycled card.
Simple is sometimes a brilliant idea!
Well it is the 1st December so time to open your advent calendar! We’ve been busy today decorating the house… I love Christmas decorations so always find this a fun… If exhausting… Day!
I thought given it is Christmas month I would treat you to some more Christmas cards I’ve made for each of the days of advent. Not all will be SU ones but some will be. The rest were made whilst using up stash or recycling received cards.
Today’s little selection include the last of the Humphreys Corner decoupage kit from two years ago. It really is the last of it now! I have to say this kit was well worth it in terms of content and I would definitely buy one again sometime.
Number two??? Yes I made two advent calendars this year! One for the princess, and one for my Christmas mad friend… Gwen!
Today I safely delivered it to her … Much to her surprise … As an early Christmas gift! And perfectly timed as she was just doing her decorations!
I made hers alongside the princesses and so no surprise that they are similar … In fact I just stamped out the numbers twice and then mixed and matched the boxes as I made them up!
Now Gwen has a treat a day to look forward to … Especially as she has no idea what’s in them, and as she isn’t a chocolate fan (yes I think that’s weird!) there is a whole host of ickle surprises for her! Love you Gwen!
Here are some of the boxes mid way through making them all!
The main difference (other than the contents is how they are presented. Obviously I wasn’t about to break into Gwen’s house and say where she should hang them so instead came up with the following plan…
I used bakers twine to hang the little boxes and tied it at random lengths to a piece of strong grosgrain ribbon. Then at each end of the ribbon I created a loop so that I could be hung on hooks either across a door (like my picture) or from a shelf or wherever she thinks it fits best!
The best thing about making advent boxes is finding little treats to go in them… Although these boxes are so small… It sometimes proves to be a challenge … There were two things I bought thinking they would fit but they didn’t … Ah well as I like them I get to keep them!!! Lol!
Right now I have a month of Christmas cards ahead of me… Best finish off the ones I need to post I suppose!