This isn't what's on my table today but it's the reason why I haven't contributed to the WOYWW postings for the past two weeks. A grand total of 96 Christmas cards which I've nearly finished delivering. Fortunately I only had one domino effect accident when trying to set this up.
The three snowmen cards and the mouse card on the right were ones I made for Penny Black Saturday Challenges and the penguins card on the left was made for a Sugar Bowl challenge. I liked how these cards turned out so decided to make batches of them. The penguin image is from the Sugar Nellie stamp Warm Winter Wishes and has been really well received by my crafting buddies. I think the non Christmas colour scheme clinched it. I've seen this image in various colour schemes as it's so versatile to colour and adapt to any backing papers you might have. The cards in the middle were made using duffex decoupage toppers which I CUT OUT and made up last year but never used. They've been used this year to make up cards to give male friends and relatives.
This batch of cards was made from a Create and Craft kit I bought a couple of years ago. The kit gave you forty cards, two each of twenty different designs, with envelopes, embellishments and stickers and die cut decoupage to layer up and attach to the card front. I had intended to do just that but then did a Nancy Watt and chopped the front off the card and made an A5 card by layering it on top of mint green card and red paper edged with the Martha Stewart holly punch around the page border punch. I used the card alphabet embellishments, added some certainly celery and real red ribbon from Stampin' up, some dazzling diamonds glitter from Stampin' up on the fur and on some of the cards a sentiment was added. A metallic red or gold elastic cord was tied round the spine. On the back of the original card there was a smaller image of the one on the front so again I did a Nancy and used nestabilities to cut it out and attach to the back to the new card. The duck and hedgies card at the front was another card I made for a Penny Black Saturday Challenge.
These cards were ones I made using toppers from a Fizzy Moon decoupage pad. The pad allowed you to make three each of eight different toppers. Still got six left to use another year. These are my specials for family and close friends. The Papeterie had an offer on earlier this year where you could buy a stamp set, brads, a 6"x6" paper pad and a decoupage pad for £15 so I've used elements from these plus I had bought some ribbon extra.. These batches of cards came to a total of 96 and then there were three more to make 99.
These three were made after I had started giving out the others so I couldn't do a complete table of all the cards I'd made this year. I should have gone on to make one more to make the round 100 but ran out of steam.
Thank you for reading today and may I take this opportunity to say a Merry Christmas to those of you who have taken the time to leave lovely encouraging comments this past year and a thank you to those of you who chosen to follow my ramblings. Hope you all have a lovely time over the festive period and I look forward to getting my creative hat on again after having my annual sleep in my cracker one.