Saturday, 21 April 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

I have made my first Christmas cards of the year... though I wasn't intending on starting this early! I had stamped a music background in hot pink and bright blue, and thought I'd do one in copper whilst I was at it... and these cards were born! The pink and blue backgrounds are sitting, awaiting further inspiration....

I'm quite pleased with the ribbon.. it was very fiddly and threatened to just completely not work... but I think it's turned out ok! The flowers are covered with puff embossing powder.. really odd stuff!

The embroidery floss on this one was really fiddly too.. but again, I like the outcome. The cut out in the middle is a really shimmery paper, although I don't think that comes across in the picture!

Now I just have to store them safely until Christmas... I'm all out of those little card bags, so shopping is needed! I also need to replace my paper cutter, which is blunt... so a craft shop will be happening :)

Hope you're all enjoying your wet weekend.

ETA: I've entered both of these cards into the Moving Along With The Times - Christmas challenge.


  1. I love your musical ornaments - the fiddly floss was worth the effort too!
    Tara 9aka Craftilicious)

  2. I love the background stamp, just ordered one similar and I really like how your cards came together. Great idea getting a head start on Christmas Cards.

  3. These are beautiful, I love the stamped background.
    Thanks for taking part in MAWTT this week.
    Hugs mau xx

  4. Lovely! I like the splashes of red against your vintage-looking music background.

  5. Great cards M, the musical backgrounds are lovely. I have a similar stamp as music is one go my hubby's favourite!

    Glad to see you've got your creativity back and that your happy again :)

    Have a great Sunday xx

  6. Hi, oh these are both super, great cards,thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Love Hazelxox

  7. Gorgeous cards, I love the music background. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  8. Lovely cards there and I love that music stamp you have used. I could see a lot of use in that one!

  9. More lovely cards, the musical stamp is perfect for xmas cards as well