My Personal Christmas Cards

Yet again I was late getting my cards out this year. I have great intentions then get wrapped up in my classes etc.,
Although I do mail out the cards that I make during Stamp Camp and my classes, there are never enough so I tend to design a card then run the whole operation like a production line. One looooong conveyor belt.
It's not unusual to find cards with glue/ink/glitter (any number of things) drying in long lines across my mantelpiece, windowsills...
Having taken a late holiday in November, I attempted to do some of my crafting on the drop down airplane table. Now, let me tell you, although I did this before with a degree of success, Iberian Airlines have widdy trays which barely hold a piece of card let alone ink pads and daubers. Lord help me if I'd tried to glue stuff, I'd have ended up adhered to their seat for eternity!
These first cards were originally intended for my customers only, but I rather liked them so made more to be mailed out. Apart from the 'snow' I was able to get these done pre-flight. Here are a few of them, drying off!

And one, up close and personal...

A few of the cards had embossing paste on them, another half dozen had glitter. The rest were simple, as above.

Now my other cards were a WHOLE other matter! These won't take me long, I told myself. Foolish woman! I should have known better. I think, having prepped this originally for Coffee and Card, that my brain had switched off!
Daub two ink colours onto the main stamp, stamp sentiment and background, add ribbon and glimmer card. A rhinestone to add a little bling.
Now stamp greeting and edge on the inside panel.
Finished? NO! Daub yet more ink in 2 colours onto the main stamp, punch out (using retired punch from my stash). Glue and assemble. Phew!
Stuff into envelopes. Envelopes??? Oh, crikey! now to stamp those too.
You get my drift.
Well, here is the finished card. Two shots of the front, one of the inside and a close up of the pesky tree!

Next year I resolve to do better. That is, until next year rolls around!
I made it in time to get them all into the mail, including parcels and gifts, in several batches, the last going on the final posting date.
My Christmas cards don't stop there.
I have since made a handful of cards for my immediate family. I'll be back to share that with you on Tuesday, do stop by.
Have a super weekend,
Lesley x


  1. Worth the effort Lelly, love it, and those trees are cool too xxx