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Inspired by all the lovely homemade cards I received for Christmas, I had a go at making a few, so here are a few that I made very unseasonably between Christmas and the New Year which might not survive until next Christmas so I thought I'd show them off now:


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Jan. 2nd, 2006 07:31 am (UTC)
We think they're gorgeous!!! That's just great!
Keep it up. You are so clever.
Jan. 2nd, 2006 08:31 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed making them, if I made 2 a week all year I'd nearly have enough to fill my Christmas card list!! Aargh!!
Jan. 2nd, 2006 08:53 am (UTC)
GO for it! You'll feel so great come November!
Jan. 2nd, 2006 09:00 am (UTC)
I might give it a try, but it's incredibly time consuming (as I'm sure you know) perhaps you should do some too, it would save the panic and nagging at Christmas time!! *g*
Jan. 2nd, 2006 09:03 am (UTC)
Oh God! That is a good idea but right now I'd rather shoot myself in the foot!!! Remind me again in February. Or May... please!
Jan. 2nd, 2006 09:15 am (UTC)
Perhaps I'll put a weekly Christmas card count here, to let you know how I get on... it might inspire you or it may just depress you!!
Jan. 2nd, 2006 09:18 am (UTC)
- it might inspire you or it may just depress you!!

Heh, you're getting to know me well! I think eventually it would inspire me. Just now though... I am still getting over having failed rather miserably with this Christmas! I can't bear the thought of another one.
Jan. 2nd, 2006 10:52 am (UTC)
You and takahe between you have inspired me too. I'll start small, though. Resolution - to make cards for my flist and to get their addreses in time to post them . . . I've got enough for everybody else as I'm using up boxes my mother had.
Jan. 2nd, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
That's cool, I made 4 more tonight, though I really don't know how long I'll manage to keep it up!
Jan. 2nd, 2006 11:15 pm (UTC)
I love making cards but at the moment all my 'stuff' is buried under mountains of junk. Junk being stuff in the wrong place, not necessarily trash. However, one of my resolutions is to lean on Colin until this situation is sorted. So it's like a pyramid resolution:
1.Lean on husband
2.Sort and move junk.
3.Find card-making stuff
4.Make cards.
This may take longer than you think. Will keep you informed.
Jan. 2nd, 2006 11:26 pm (UTC)
I threw away all my crafty bits and pieces when we left NZ, so I'm starting again from scratch, but I'm finding plenty of cheap, interesting things to buy here, so it quite fun!

Sorting and moving junk always take longer than you think especially if you have to lean on a husband first!
Jan. 3rd, 2006 07:46 am (UTC)
Definitely! I must say shops like Hobbycraft are useful if you want something specific but as a teacher I was used to saving up all sorts of 'bits' - kind of Blue Peter style - so I don't buy much, except card itself. Though the Lakeland craft catalogue is too tempting to open . . .!
Jan. 3rd, 2006 09:32 am (UTC)
Everything I'm buying is pretty cheap, just a few pretty bits to make it interesting, I threw out masses of beads, sequins etc in NZ just before we left all of which were left over from various projects at school and church, masses of interesting fragments of wrapping paper and ribbon too all rescued from gifts over the years! I brought all my special pens with me though I couldn't bear to part with them!!
Jan. 3rd, 2006 11:02 am (UTC)
And they're probably heavier than the wrapping paper etc!! I save bits - like a magpie really, or a demented bowerbird. And I have lots of pens but quite often, the ones I really love and don't use too much and keep for 'best' dry up. Which has to have some sort of moral to it.
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