Papercraft

(Incomplete) Card of the Week: The Green Christmas Card

I gave myself a challenge this week. Well, it became two, in the end, and I haven’t quite managed to complete the card yet but I think I know how it will end. Firstly, I was trying to use one of the harder embossing folders. At least for unimaginative me. And then it became a… Continue reading (Incomplete) Card of the Week: The Green Christmas Card

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Cards of the Week: Season’s Squeakings and Cocoa Dreams

In these dark winter days of gloom, it’s good to have a little light relief. Something to brighten the spirit, even if it’s grey outside and the papers are full of doom. When it comes to cheery cards, naturally I turn to House Mouse stamps from Stampendous, but I also have a few cute Margaret… Continue reading Cards of the Week: Season’s Squeakings and Cocoa Dreams

Papercraft

Card of the Week: Sparkle All the Way

Following from last week’s Peace on Earth card, using the Crafter’s Companion Nature’s Garden Nativity stamp set, this week’s card uses stamps from the Crafter’s Companion Enchanted Christmas stamp set. Like I said last time: a good stamp set. It covers all bases, from religious to cute (there’s a quarter with snowmen and penguins, which… Continue reading Card of the Week: Sparkle All the Way

Papercraft

Card of the Week: Peace on Earth

So far this year, I’ve only bolstered my festive stamps by a couple of kits. Partly because I still love the ones I collected last year, and partly because of the variety provided by the Crafter’s Companion double set which came with Creative Stamping 100. I was particularly pleased for the religious-themed quarter of stamps,… Continue reading Card of the Week: Peace on Earth

Cross-stitch

Card of the Week: The Christmas Stocking Mouse

Last year, I finally got around to stitching a few Hobbycraft Christmas cross-stitch kits. A couple were from the previous year, which I'd put off because of the dreaded fractionals, and the others were new. The intention was to use them for Christmas cards. Naturally, that didn’t happen, then. They've been hanging around my craft… Continue reading Card of the Week: The Christmas Stocking Mouse

Cross-stitch

Card of the Week: The First Christmas Card

Back about Easter-time, I thought I’d be all prepared and start my Christmas cards, since the summer is sparse for birthdays. Of course, beyond a few demos, that never happened and instead I made the autumn birthday cards. Now, however, I have begun the Christmas cards, with this lovely freebie kit from The World of… Continue reading Card of the Week: The First Christmas Card

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This Week in Crafts: Early Christmas Designs

Having decided to make Christmas cards, I actually find the whole idea a bit exhausting. And, because of the sunshine and light evenings, I’m not feeling festive or inclined for snow. It’s being trickier than I thought it would be to make Christmas cards so far in advance. On the other hand, I have spent… Continue reading This Week in Crafts: Early Christmas Designs