Monday, 20 December 2010

Good morning, it's a bit nippy here this morning! -8 outside as I type! Thank heavens there is no school run this morning! I do hope my Tesco's delivery is still able to get through though! We had a fair bit of snow fall here on Saturday. I'm also hoping that my sister-in-law is going to be able to make it over for Christmas! She's supposed to be flying in from Los Angeles to Heathrow on Wednesday! I really hope they get things moving soon!

Anyway, as I have a day in the house today, I thought I'd start it by sharing a few of the Christmas Cards I made for my Craft stall last weekend, which was a great success! The pint's of socks and the cookie jars seemed to go down really well! as did my packs of Snowman soup! I didn't quite manage to sell everything, so the bits I do have left over, I will be giving as gifts! No waste! I have to say that I've made very few Christmas cards this year. I have even copied some of the one's I made last year as the inspiration wasn't very forthcoming!
So, onto my first card. This was made as a request for a friend who'd seen my new Elzybells stamp set! In order to use the images of the boy & girl I decided that I would incoroporate them into an Xmas bauble! I really love the colours of this card. Something a little different!
I wanted to make a Santa Suit style card last year, but never got around to it, so it was one of my first makes this time! I had some lovely thick black ribbon in my box and I've cut out the buckle by hand to fit the ribbon. A couple of foam pads here and there and a few black buttons to finish! I think I may give these to my boys this year!
I've made this card using my new Elzybells Reindeer Stamp, and my faveourite layout of the moment! I love the combination of red & brown on Christmas Cards!
This is my favourite from last year, my punched penguin!Followed by the hand cut reindeer! I got the idea & template for him out of one of the craft magazines.Another punched character, Santa!
And finally, a punched Robin!
I may well be back with another blog update this week! I'm certainly in no rush to go out! Luckily I've managed to do most of my Christmas shopping so can snuggle up in the warm with my boys! I will leave you with a snowy picture of my garden! Take care, and have a lovely Christmas if I don't get back on!


Sarah said...

Gorgeous makes Zoe, our garden looks much the same as yours. I like the snow but not travelling in it :-( Fingers crossed for your Tesco delivery. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and the man in the red suit brings you something nice xxx

Victoria said...

Fab cards Zoe! I particularly love the Elzybells cards, it's such a shame that Elizabeth had to close! But like me I'm sure you'll have stocked up in the closing down sale! :-)
Marry Christmas!
Hugs, Vicky ~x~

debby4000 said...

Adorable cute cards.

Julia said...

Gorgeous cards Zoe, I love the first Elzy one - what a fab idea! Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas xx

Unknown said...

Super cute cards!!! They snow looks mad where you live - hope your wrapping up warm x

Sandy Ang said...

Your cards are so cute and fun for Christmas. And looking at your garden makes me wish we have snow. Wishing you a happy new year!

Glittertastic said...

Love the santa claus card - very graphic designer!

Sally said...

Brilliant cards Zoe
Hope you got your Tesco delivery.
Happy New Year.
Hugs Sally xxx

Unknown said...

love those cards ..
good job --