Saturday, December 22, 2018

Closing For Christmas

My card making Craft Room is officially closed for Christmas, I made a couple of DT cards and made the decision since I was suffering from Sinusitis and got so stressed over last minute Christmas cards, I needed a break.
I finally finished my Not so Ugly Sweater Cal which I enjoyed receiving a part of the pattern each week till it was finished and unfortunately mine finished on the small size. Had to add some more candy stripes and another cross stitch band. I also personalised it with the year.

It was all made with Stylecraft Special DK on a 3 1/2 hook, the colours are Lincoln, Cypress, Lipstick and Cream.

Below are the cards I made and was disappointed in, don't worry they didn't go in the bin I had no choice but to send them.

I wanted to use the glitter card to see how the snowman looked, he turned out fine but I do wish the card wasn't so plain.

Another card I felt I cheated on but the two snowflake die from Simon says Stamp that was release this year worked better together than using a large one already in your collection. You can see in the example below thank goodness you never can have enough snowflakes.

I don't particularly like the yellow star a nice white one would've have been better but I had already made the star bauble and I couldn't afford to bin it.

I made the one above months ago and then I saw that a Christmas Card Class had made one similar so even though I made it weeks before the class I felt it wasn't my idea especially as theirs was better than mine. I cut out a circle mask to blend the colour in so it lacked spontaneous colour.

I felt I cheated here using it the same dies with penguins and then using a snowflake die.

If I don't get onto the PC I want to wish everyone a

 Happy Christmas 
Merry New Year. 

If you don't celebrate Christmas I hope you get time to spend with your families.


Marianne's Craftroom said...

Some lovely makes there, the snowman is so cute just needed a little addition like the Santa below. Agree re the yellow star but the rest are really lovely. Merry Christmas, wishing you a happier and healthier 2019.

Sue - said...

You’re too hard on yourself Debbie, your cards are gorgeous. I love the blanket too!

Pat said...

You did extremely well with all these cards Debby. Your snowman and Santa are really fun, and I love the simplicity of your snowflakes and they look great as part of the sentiment too. I cheated a lot with mine this year and used a lot of upcycled bits from previously received cards because I ran out of time. I love your beautiful blanket which is really intricate and the extra rows you added reakly look as though they were meant to be there. I hope your sinusitis is better soon and wishing you a very Happy Christmas and am looking forward to seeing lots more of your wonderful creations during the coming year. x

Dotty Jo said...

Beautiful makes as always, Debby! Enjoy the rest and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Jo x

NGCARDS said...

All of these cards are lovely Debby and whoever received them I'm sure liked them too :) xxx

Jackie W said...

That throw is fantastic! It would take me years to make something like that! Love it
And your cards are wonderfully CAS, and serene. Just the thing to calm ones mind in this wonderfully hectic season. You deserve to 'close for Christmas". Merry Christmas blessings to you from the U.S. (I need a couple last minute cards-I'll take inspiration from yours.

Stamps and Paper said...

Such a lovely collections of cards Debby...Happy Christmas to you and your family


Christine Dol said...

Your cards are perfect in my eyes! I wish I could make my cards look like yours! Your Not so ugly sweater cal is amazing Debby! LOVE it!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I wish I could make cards like these, I would certainly not be disappointed in them. Your blanket is VERY Beautiful.
Happy Christmas and New Year to you and yours.

Sarah said...

These are lovely cards are so hard on yourself!! Your blanket is amazing, absolutely Amazing!! Merry Christmas xx

Anonymous said...

I rarely comment but just had to after reading how you felt about your cards. I loved them - especially that strip of red & white striped paper on the edge of the first cards. I plan on using that idea on some of my future cards. Simple and elegant is my style😊. Thank you for the inspiration because I think they’re great!

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous selection of cards Debby, you are so talented.
Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and all the best for a Healthy and crafty 2019.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Could you please tell what brand dies you used for the letters on the JOY cards. Thanks.