Monday, 22 December 2014

My 2014 Christmas Cards

Evening all. I've been a busy girl today and I'm now ready for Christmas. We hit M&S and did the food shop and I even sent out a second batch of my Christmas cards. Apologies to anyone who gets one as they may be a little late but they do have 1st class stamps on them so hopefully they won't be too long. I can now be avoid the shops until Christmas and the first few days of the sales are over. Phew!

This is my main card design for this year.

I got quite a little production line going and this is the first batch of 20.

I thought it would be quite a simple design, with just three stamps involved, but I rather under estimated the work involved in making them! I simplified the colouring of the window stamp as much as I could but they still took quite a while.

I cut the DL blanks out of A4 card and did the stamping on the spare piece. To lessen any mistakes with positioning, I cut sticky notes to the size of the verses and stamped the window in the gap. I then removed them and stamped a verse above and below. I did think about putting them all on one large block but I thought there was a good chance that they might not all stamp evenly.

I masked off the window frame, snow, robin and moon with Eclipse Tape before inking in the sky.

The window frame and robin are coloured in with Spectrum Noir pencils. I also used a grey one to add some shadow to the moon. A clear Sakura Stardust pen was used to create stars and Glamour Dust was added to the snow on the tree. You have to have a bit of sparkle at Christmas!

After all that work it was lovely to save a bit of time with my personalised stamp for the insert. Such a great idea.

Hopefully I will be more organised next year but I think if you read this blog back I probably said that the last couple of years too!

Stamps Used



  1. Yay! This is the one I got it is lovely, thank you very much Lynne xxx
    Hope you and Jason have a lovely Christmas xx

  2. clever card. lovely design. have a peaceful christmas, hugs xx

  3. Beautiful cards, have a Happy Christmas, x

  4. Beautiful card design Lynne, hope you have a lovely and very Happy Christmas...I bet Maya is getting excited....hugs...xxxx


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