I managed to get some Christmas cards made for overseas. Last posting, to guarantee delivery for Christmas was Friday. So everything else took a back burner, whilst I got some cards finished.
I do have a little bit of a rant though. I went to the post office, to get these cards posted for the UK, and I was really shocked at the cost. I only sent a total of 15, yep 15 not 50, cards. Regular size no bulky ones and it cost me $47!!! I could not believe how much the costs have gone up. I used to send 40 - 50 cards when we first arrived in Canada, but over the years that has had to be drawn back so that the cost is not too much. Next year, I think I will have to take a photo and email everyone a link to my blog LOL! It's so sad, as it really does not encourage you to send cards in the future.
Anyways, enough of that. Here is the first card I made for sending. I will share another post with you in a couple of days.
I took an image topper from the wonderful Polkadoodles Studio 12 - Picknix Collection 2 - Gingerbread Twist. Placed it atop an embossed piece of white card that has been inked around the edges. The embossing folder was a Darice folder, snowflakes.
I would have liked to have added a bow to the corner of the ribbon, but had to keep it reasonably flat for posting. I did add a second tree, on top of the main image, to add a little more interest.
Also, added a little Sakura Gel pen, and then stamped the sentiment, which is from a CTMH stamp set.
For the inside, I added a little tree and some holly, from the new Work & Play 5 - Festive Hollybobs Collection, and another wonderful CTMH sentiment stamp.
So, there you have it. I had a little bit of a production line going to get these made, and made 5 of them.
I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday, I hope to be in the craft room today, in between wash/dryer loads - thats where the timer comes in handy! Put a load in, set the time on my desk and craft :-)
These are the collections I used for today's card. Clicking on the picture will take you to the Polkadoodles shop.
I am entering this card in the following challenges.
Crafts Galore Encore Challenge - Challenge: Merry Christmas and Anything Goes (closes 30 Dec)
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes for Christmas (closes 25 Dec)
DL.ART - December Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (closes 31 Dec)
Thanks for stopping by today.