Sweet and Sparkly Christmas Cards

Having a Lemsip in my warm, cosy bed on a cold and frosty Saturday morning, listening to the children giving their daddy a bit trouble over pancakes downstairs – welcome to the weekend! Our eldest socialite has two parties this weekend, the first is the recipient of Swashbuckle Cheer! and the second is the recipient of a pink creation that I’ve been working on around chores, childcare and a low-grade fever this week. Frequent interruptions to the creative process is not conducive to a smooth creative flow but hey, I consider myself lucky to have my boys around me and will just take my time when I can. We are currently on the school admissions [not so] merry-go-round so I am acutely aware that my days with the boys as pre-schoolers are numbered, and I know that despite all the hard work and demands and tantrums, mine included, I’ll be sad when these days are gone.

It’s a good job I managed to get quite a few of my Christmas cards made a couple of weeks ago, because I haven’t done any since! My craft corner is still in disarray, awaiting one more coat of paint and shelves to be put back up, this time with fixings heavyweight enough to withstand my craft stash. There are always too many jobs on the never-ending list, I find. This week in addition to looking round schools, we were on a mission to find a plumber that wouldn’t rip us off and could solve our long standing problem of a temperamental shower. My husband put out a call on his work notice board and came up trumps, finding a very nice man who has unblocked the hot water valve. We now have the hottest shower in Yorkshire and can barely stand under it. So another job on my list today is to reset the thermostatic valve…

So here are my sweet and sparkly christmas cards:

Christmas cards Girl with star

Girl with a star close up

Christmas cards Teddy boy

Teddy boy close up

Fairy Christmas card

Fairy Christmas card close up

They are all using Lili of the Valley Mini Masterpieces which I think are only available in-store at Farsley or online at the Ebay LOTV Outlet. The sentiments are Craftwork Cards and the papers are a mixture from both shops. A bit of die-cutting, corner-rounding, inking, Collall, Stickles and Candi and there are my simple handmade cards. Much better than the discounted Snowman factory printed and mass-produced christmas cards I almost picked up in the Marks & Spencer’s outlet the other week, before I slapped my own hand away in shock at the very thought. Even my husband raised his eyebrows at me. I don’t think I’ve bought a card in over two years and I’m not going to relent now!

Better go and mediate downstairs as there’s a bit of screaming and shouting now,

Have a great weekend,

Emma x

3 thoughts on “Sweet and Sparkly Christmas Cards

  1. so beautiful Emma! I love how you’ve coloured the red suits and the hair!!! (I struggle with red colouring… it doesn’t help that I only have one shade of red…). And I love reading about your home stuff, you are so funny!
    Mirella xx

  2. Oooh I can’t take credit for the colouring I’m afraid, much as I love it, it is just so time consuming. These are my cheats – ‘mini masterpieces’ coloured by Bev Rochester. As for the home stuff, we have to see the humour in the craziness or I would be permanently stressed! Glad you’re back, hope you had a good time! xxx

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