Christmas Greetings

Most years, I think about making my own Christmas cards. Most years, I start thinking about them and planning about September time.

But most years, I fail to actually start making them until early December, by which time all my enthusiasm has waned and I decide to only make them for the important people. Even if they’re quick cards.

A few years ago, my cross-stitch magazine came with a kit for tags. Little patterns which could be stitched up over an episode of something. I liked them; they worked well. I keep meaning to use the Mouseloft patterns for cards. One day.

This year, even with my lovely Gemini, I have still left it late before beginning my cards. Still practising, you see. I thought I’d keep it simple, this first year, and leave the more complicated ideas for next year, when I’m more experienced.

I’m still working on the stamping side of things, although it does give me an outline for my glittery gel pens.

Do you make your own cards? How far in advance do you begin your crafting?

2 thoughts on “Christmas Greetings

  1. I left it too late to stitch everyone a card. That was the plan, but I only got three done! Next year I think Ill start in the summer, I might get chance to complete them all then! However, I did make a lot of simple but effective cards using die-cut stars and shiny thread and sequins. I was pleased with how they turned out and a few of the recipients have commented that they thought the card was lovely so I was able to breath a sigh of relief that I had definitely done OK! Your cards look good, I especially like the pale blue embossed background one. Merry Christmas!

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    1. Every Christmas I vow I’ll start about midsummer next year, and never do! Simple but effective is definitely the way to go. Thanks – it was a freebie cut and emboss folder from a magazine! Merry Christmas to you too 😊

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