Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Krafty Krismas

Good afternoon dear friends and fellow bloggers. I haven't done very well with my crafting so far this year so I do hope things pick up soon.   I don't think I'm alone because as I have been wandering around blog land from what I read I think a number of people are not quite up and at it with their usual vim and vigour.

I got so behind with my Christmas cards last year that I decided this year that would definitely not happen again.  I resolved that I would make at least one card every week - more if possible - and I have made a start.  Now I must just keep the momentum going!

My Cards

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My cards are 7" x 5" kraft cards which I bought from Hobbycraft.  The papers are "Handmade Holidays" from   Simple Stories.  This is my go-to pad when I am using kraft card.  I just love it.  They are very simple and flat making them cheap to post, yippee! The poinsettias are WOC and the little star gems are from my stash and have been there forever I think.

Hope this finds everybody well.  A little warmer here today thank goodness but miserable and drizzly.


  1. Brilliant cards Christine, I love them all.
    I have thought of starting but that's as far as I have managed to get.
    Have a great rest of the day

  2. Sorry forgot to sign out

    Patricia xx

  3. Hi Christine,
    That's what I call early, I have put all of the Christmas crafting away and it won't come out until September. Love your cards.

  4. Hi Christine,

    These are gorgeous and I am so glad someone is on the same wave length as me with their Christmas cards, I too plan to do some all year round this year, far too many to leave till the last minute and I had people asking me if I could do some for them but sadly couldn't, so hopefully if anyone asks this year I shall have some at the ready lol!

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  5. Brilliant trio Christine. Keep up the good work! Hugs x

  6. Love your Christmas cards Christine..I'm the same, I was so behind I actually got stressed about it, so I have a box and am trying to make them regularly - I've made a few, just have to keep it up! I've been taking ages for my mojo to really start working - I think it was I was really 'crafted out' before Christmas and then had too long a break! Hugs Carole Z X

  7. Gorgeous Christmas cards Christine. Fabulous colours and designs.
    Lorraine x

  8. These are gorgeous Christine. I love the papers and beautiful designs.
    Sue xx

  9. Hello Christine, I love your cards, they have such a traditional feel to them, fabulous design and papers, hugs Kate x

  10. Hi Christine
    My, you are organised! I ought to be sensible and do the same. I'm not usually a fan of kraft card but these I really like. Love the first one in particular.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  11. Love your Christmas kraft cards Christine...I need to shake a leg and get some crafting done, made a start tidying up the craft room today but didn't get too far!! Carol x

  12. Fabulous cards Christine. I feel your pain about not being able to get back into the crafting groove. I'm sure it will soon come back. I'm determined to hunt mine down and bring it back. Happy crafting!
    Love Lea x

  13. Great cards Christine! wow you have been busy I'm a bit like you and plenty of others the weather is miserable and I think it makes you feel blehhh and out of the crafty groove but I'm sure we will all get back into it especially with March looming ever closer!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol huggles Sue xxxxxxxx

  14. Boy talk about making an early start. Good on you, Christine, think I may do the same. Beautiful cards, love the American style of embellishments have some in my stash, food for thought.

    Wilma x x x

  15. Great cards Christine, love your papers and embellishments. Hazel xx

  16. Lovely cards. You are ready for x-mas.

    Love, Marianne

  17. Beautiful festive cards Christine, Love the design & fabulous embellishments...Hugs May x x x

  18. Fabulous cards Christine, and no you are not the only one. I am struggling to get going with my crafting right now. I don't often lose my stamping mo-jo, if anything it is the opposite for me - trying to do too much stamping and creating lol! Am hoping as it gets lighter and brighter that I will get into it again lol! xx


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