Sunday, 29 December 2013


time for me to blog some of the Christmas cards I made this year.  In all I made 63 for Christmas, but over the year, I have made 169! 

The majority of the Christmas cards were all very similar, in that I individually coloured each digi stamp using different colour ways, but the same basic design.  The images are all bugaboo stamps, which I find so easy to colour - the thicker black outline is very forgiving when colouring in!  I started off with every intention of making all my Christmas cards by the end of August this year, and although I did start last January, I got lazy, and never really went back to them throughout the year.  Hence, me rushing to get them finished at the beginning of December to get them posted.

Here are the first 3 I made for my 'boys':

I'd like to enter my Husbands card into the current Bugaboo Challenge - Favourite Christmas song - Santa Baby.

All images were coloured with promarkers, and the papers were some Christmas ones, that I got when I first started card making seriously about 7 years ago.  The sentiment on my husband's card was done on the computer, and the others were the craftwork card ones I had left over from making my main cards.  Iv'e added a few stickles to different parts of these 3 cards.
Here are a selection of the other 60 cards I made.  I think I did about 6 of each design, but lost the will to live after making 45, so ended up making the cards a bit simpler by only having the image, matted at an angle on the card:

Apart from the pink backing paper, all the other papers I designed on the computer, and just changed the colour, to suit the image colouring.  Really pleased with how they eventually all came out, but cross with myself for not finishing them off earlier in the year.  Sentiments are from Craftworks Cards, and the embossing folder was just a snowflake one I have had for a while.
As I was making my cards into mid December, I had no real time to make any gifts this year which was always my intention, but I did manage to make a bauble wreath for my front door, and also a emergency car box for a friends son, to keep in the boot of his car - photos to follow tomorrow, the usual ES mints and snowman soups were made but that was in in terms of my crafty makes for presents this year.  Must do better next!


  1. wow! amazing cards! i love them all =) thanks for joining us at catch the bug!

  2. Great cards, Caroline! You sure were busy! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our “Favorite Christmas Song” challenge at Catch The Bug! We’re so happy you visited! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps