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Sunday, 12 December 2010

I seem to be a bit broken!

Normally I love Christmas....I'm usually annoying Joe at the beginning of Christmas asking when we're putting the tree up. I love everything about Christmas - the cheesy music, the tree, all the goodies you can eat, decorating the house and spending time with friends and family. But this year is different....I'm just not feeling it! This really isn't normal for me!

As usual I've been busy making Christmas cards for other people to send, so I decided to spend this morning making all my cards. I've got Christmas music on, there is a huge Christmas tree next to me and I'm surrounded by cards for my work colleagues, friends and family...but still the Christmas spirit seems to be missing!

I've even decided to mass produce my Christmas card this year...something I don't usually like doing! This was me earlier this morning mid-production.....

I've gone with a snowflake theme for my cards this year. My poor colleagues have listened to me moan about the cold and the snow so much recently that I thought a few snowflakes might be funny! I've hand stamped various snowflake images onto white cards using a lovely blue ink. I've also stamped "Merry Christmas" in the corner. Once dry, I then embellished my snowflakes using sparkly stick on jewels and gems from my stash. I've used silvers and blues to add a little sparkle.

Here is the finished card:

This card is for several challenges this week:

Allsorts Challenge - Last minute Christmas
Paper Cutz Challenge - snowflakes or snowmen
ABC Challenge - J is for jewels and gems

I'm about half way adding the gems and sparkle to these cards, I'm hoping by the time I've finished I might be feeling a bit more festive.

Thanks for stopping by today and thank you for all your lovely comments, I really enjoy reading them.
Wedgie xxx


Jeri said...

I love your snowflake cards. That's a great design to mass produce when you're crunched for time. It is sneaking up fast. Your Christmas spirit just hasn't quite caught up yet. Getting these cards done will help, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing with us at Paper Cutz.

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

These cards fit this weeks challenge perfectly i love how you have accented them with the gems they look great!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts

Emma xxx