Christmas Makes

I thought I’d share some of my latest Christmas makes with you.  I’ve been spending as much spare time as I can adding to my Christmas card stocks and knits.  And on Sunday I had a whole 3 hours to get making!

I explored my crafty stash and decided to use up some of the interesting bits and pieces I have acquired over the year.

I started with the Christmas wreaths I had saved from last years’ Christmas crackers.  I had to make some new bows for some of them and do some other minor repairs, but they were lovely little embellishments for cards.  I added them to some card blanks of varying dimensions and then finished the card off with some hand drawn holly and dots which I glittered.  I think the wreaths work really well on the white backgrounds.

Next I went for the red bows that I’d saved from something else last year.



I again used a variety of white cards to add the bows to and made some very simple backgrounds – glitter gold star stickers and drawn and glittered snowflakes.

I then investigated the latest Christmas Goody Bag from Docrafts.  It has loads of papers, card blanks and embellishments in.  This one also had a number of Boofle products.  Not being one to use little characters in my crafting very much, I thought I’d try something a little different for me.

The different papers in the bag are really lovely for Christmas.  Quite traditional in colours, but they’re shiny. so it gives a lovely luxurious feel to any makes.  I think they work really well with the recycled kraft cardstock .  And Boofle is very cute.

I made about a dozen cards in all, and they can be seen in my ‘For Sale’ and ‘Christmas cards’ galleries.  Check them out.

Only 82 days until Christmas!!

Happy Crafting