After the excitement of the Frosty Festivities (still time to enter the giveaway if you complete the hop and end up back at Jennifer by 10.59 tonight GMT), I thought I'd stay in a celebratory mood and make my Christmas cards over the weekend. I did my own cards for the first time ever last year - for crafting, blogging friends only! - and I had so many lovely ones come back to me that I just had to give it another go for 2012.
This is what I've come up with:
That piece of October Afternoon map paper I've been saving for something special and I'm pleased I finally got round to cutting it up here because it means each card has a slightly different look.
I got nine cards from that piece, so I found another OA favourite for another nine..
..and I think I might have a few more to go yet. The Martha Stewart punch pushes out a tree and decorations at the same time - last year I used the tree on its own, this year I let the tree and the baubles appear together. I've saved all the trees for a Christmas tree confetti which will probably appear on a page soon.
It's a simple, retro look and, after I'd made a few, I decided that they had a Rupert Bear kind of a feel to them, what do you think?
I've got a few more to do and a Studio Calico map to do them with; just the kind of thing for a wet Monday I think. Better get the rest of my jobs out of the way first then. Have a good week!