Saturday, 12 December 2009

Christmas cards

Here are some of the Christmas cards I've been making this year.

These three cards were ones I made for my last class at Kraft Crazy in Tidworth, each done using the new Elusive Images Christmas stamp sets Damask Reindeer and Harlequin Christmas, 2 gorgeous sets of stamps.  And the next 3 are ones I'm giving out this Christmas:

Finally, I wrapped some bars of chocolate to give out as small gifts and I think that's me all Christmassed out!

However, I think I might be coping with Christmas slightly better than some of my fellow bloggers - read this from Ric-Rac and if you scroll back a few posts you can also read her attempts to get her family to change the toilet roll!

Sue Roddis Workshop

Last Saturday I was lucky enough to go to the Stamp Attic for a workshop with Sue Roddis.  Above is what we made - a lovely little row of houses and here's the back with the picket fence!

Sue was a great teacher and the day was a welcome reminder of just what can be achieved with cardboard, pages torn from an old book, inks and stamps.  I also liked having a go with Wendy Vecchi's stamps and also a girl from Stampotique - bought one of those for my daughter for Xmas!
The Stamp Attic is a bit of a trek from Dorset but my fellow crafters also thought it was worth the effort as some had come from Leicester, Essex and Cheltenham.  The shop is so brimful of stamps, papers etc. it was well worth the trip and I hope I'll get the opportunity to attend future workshops.
Thanks to both Sue and Wendy for a lovely day.