Here's what I've been working on:
This card makes me realise how far I've come, as it was last Christmas that I really started to get to grips with card making and started to understand what could be done. But I didn't have kraft card back then, I didn't have this stamp and I didn't even have my Bigshot so I couldn't have cut out the circles with the letters on. But one year later, I am able to put a card like this together, completely from my own imagination, and I am thrilled!
I started out with the red/green/brown colour combo in my head, which was something I fell in love with last year. The reindeer is by Little Claire's Designs and I love him. I bought him at the Summer Crafting event I went to and have been dying to stamp him up just to see what he looks like. The green and white strip is flocked, so it's got a lovely feel to it. It's a leftover from my Kaisercraft 'Be Merry' collection, which is a real favourite. If I had only that in my stash I'd still be able to make loads of cards.
As I've said, I don't feel in the mood to make Christmas cards when the sun is shining, but a friend of mine offered me a table at her Christmas market on December 1st, and after a great deal of consideration I think I'm going to have to turn it down, as by the time I've made cards for family and friends and put a few in the shop, I don't think I'm going to have enough left to run a stall. This is such a shame that I've decided I will be making Christmas cards all through the year next year, so I'm not caught out like that again!
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