Sunday 18 December 2011

That'll teach me!

I hate to embarrass folk by sending them cards year after year when perhaps they don't really want to keep up the tradition. So, after a couple of years without and if it seems they don't want to send cards back, I remove them from our list - not out of malice in any way, I just don't like folk to feel awkward. So, what happens - yup, they pop back up again and send cards after all!! It's happened in the last couple of days and both senders know I make cards - one elderly and very distant relative umpteen times removed went so far as to mention the hand made one I sent last year. Eeek, some quick footwork needed and I came up with these:

This is the first time I'd inked this stamp up and I love, love, love it for quick and easy cards - I'd fallen in love with it on the super-talented Jules blog a while back. She has an amazing talent for finding wonderful stamps - err, or is it that I always love what everyone else has?! :)

I used:

- white linen A6 card stock

- Penny Black 'Adornment' stamp - stamped using Brilliance Pearlescent inks

- Nitwits Heavenly Collection papers which came free with Simply Cards and Papercrafts - the papers had matching plain papers too which was a great help

- sentiments from Craftwork Cards

- Josy Rose nail heads - yet again, I'm so in love with these right now :)

That's it, and a couple of spares in hand just in case. Isn't it funny though, often the ones that come together very quickly are the ones voted a 'hit' by my in-house critic. Or, is it because in between times I can be seen running round the walls in a flat panic over Christmas and he daren't say otherwise :))



  1. The same thing happens to me every year too! But you are right about that stamp, it's gorgeous!

  2. Both great . . . but I particularly like the first one.

    PS: I do the same, list-wise. xxx

  3. Hi Di. You're right. that is a very useful and pretty stamp. I like both your colour combinations too. I have a couple of cards in hand, but if I get any unexpected ones now, it is probably too late to send one back to UK! Kate x

  4. Fab cards, I hate it when people always expect but never send lol......

  5. I love the blue one - that stamp is great! M x

  6. Both Christmas cards are brilliant, simple but gorgeous.

    Thank you somuch for your comments on my blog.


  7. Hehe, I think that's what they call sods law, love the cards you have made, they are so pretty, and I am sure the recipients will love them too
    Lindsay xx

  8. Di - I know exactly what you mean about those "last minute unexpected cards"!!!! I have decided that next year, I will make loads of Xmas cards in June, and be prepared for anything!!!!
    Love the wreath image and layouts on your cards - absolutely gorgeous!
    Have a wonderful Christmas - hugs, Sylvia xxx

  9. 2 facbulous cards considering they are last minute. Love the wreath.
    I have a couple of spares just in case and if not used then I am a couple already for next year lol.

    Kath x

  10. Hi Di

    Great use of your stamp .. .. and gorgeous backing paper too. I think I spy a few hearts there too LOL!!!

    Both cards are so beautiful but I have the say the colours on the first one are stunning!!

    I think we all love other people's craft stash. It is a bit like the supermarket trolley of the person in the queue in front of you when shopping .. theirs always looks more exciting and yet we both had exactly the same products to choose from LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

  11. like these two...very swish! xx

  12. Lovely cards Di, can't go wrong with a bit of PB in my opinion, this stamp has been on my wish list for years, must rectify that!!


  13. ...and I thought it only happened to me? Glad I'm not the only one Di!

  14. Hi Di, Just gorgeous love them both:) Sandra H


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