Saturday 12 December 2009

Merry Jingleberries...


I meant to come back on here yesterday to post some bits that I've been making, but never got around to it.

Whilst I haven't been here, I've been making some christmas cards for customers, friends and for the girls to give out to their friends. I still haven't finished them, but will carry on with them next week. I've a few things to do over the weekend and the chrissy cards aren't needed until mid week.

I've also made a couple of thank you cards too. These were for Martyn and Dave from the program I was working on, but sssshhh.. don't tell them!

You will notice from my blog, that I've gone back to two columns.. I felt quite restricted after sorting things into three, and could never decide what to put in what column. (That must be the Gemini in me!) So.. two columns (which also means larger images!) and a new lovely colour scheme - what do you think?

Today, we've been into town to do the Christmas shopping for Carley. Last week was Martina, and next week is Leyton. Three children, three lots of no ideas what they want!

I got my present ordered, a stunning new ring from Samuels. It was not within the budget (nowhere near!!!) that me and Paul had set for each other, but he was insistent that I was to buy it... so what's a girl to do? He chose it, and liked it, so that's fine with me.

Anyway,now I've caught up on the chatter, here are the cards.


This is a small section of what I've made so far. The tree is from the Fun and Fast notes set. There are eight stamps in the set which cover every occasion you would probably need a stamp for. Out of all the stamps I have, this is probably the most used for a quick card or two.


This is the little tree in a little more detail. I used markers to colour the image.The sentiment is from the Circle of Friendship stamp set, and punched out using SU circle punches.



As you can see from the cards, I varied them a little. Some have a stamped greeting and some have a piece of Very Vanilla ribbon.

I just love the Old Olive and Chocolate Chip colours, but obviously needed to add a little Real Red for the bucket! Red buckets for christmas trees are definately a must have!


These are the two little Thank you cards that I made. The Trendy Trees set is another collection of stamps I love too! I've used colours from the Rich Regals. The background was stamped using the Trendy Trees set. Inks are Rich Regals. The sentiment was punched out with the word window punch.

Here is the detail -

I purposely didn't line up the tree trunks with the heads, as I thought it would look more whimsy, and add a subtle look of sunshine. I think it works! However, I did notice the blotch of white - lord knows what that is!


  1. Wow Jo, you have been busy and they are all stunning cards, love 'em all!

    Jill x

  2. Wow Jo!!!
    Beautiful cards, so professional and very classy.

    Well done

    Tracey xx

  3. Brill cards JO and yes still doing s.u
    love chris xx


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