Wednesday 21 December 2011


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.

Best Wishes
Liz xx   


  1. wow, not sure what impresses me the most, the amount of cards that you made or the way you displayed them on your table!! They look beautiful!

  2. Your cards look wonderful. When did you sleep and eat???? I'm utterly speechless in how many cards you have made!

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    WOYWW #82

  3. Whoa! You were a veritable Christmas card making factory! Great cards with lots of elements to them too. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Wow, Never mind Charlie and the chocolate factory, how about Liz and her card factory, very Impressed Liz, you busy bee, All cards stunning Merry Christmas, Hugs May x x x x x x

  5. Wow Liz, what an incredible and beautiful array of cards. Well done! Not surprised they've all been well received. Have a wonderful Christmas, and have a rest, lol!

    Brenda 71

  6. If card making was an Olympic sport you'd have all the gold medals - truly fabulous - well done you I say! Thanks for sharing in such a busy week! Hope you have a very festive and wonderfully merry time - see you in 2012! Sarah at 11.

  7. Hello, Liz! I'm dropping by to greet you and your loved ones a joyful and blessed Christmas season! I'm blown away with all these wonderful cards you were able to make. So impressive and amazing! Thanks for sharing your life and projects with us in your blog!
    peggy aplSEEDS

  8. Wow - you have been busy! What a beautiful selection of cards. :) Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012! x

  9. OK win! What a marvellous collection and effort of card making! Brilliant job! made my jaw drop, and not many desks can manage that on a Wednesday! Happy Christmas to you, will you have a craft break now?

  10. Oh my! I make cards but not as nice or grand as yours! They are drop dead gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. I am really late getting around to all the blogs this week but hey it happened before and it will probably happen again. Hope you and your family have a Happy Holiday and Merry Christmas this year! Vickie #44

  11. Hello Liz, just popping in late to say I've really enjoyed visiting your blog, and admiring your handiwork throughout the year. It's been fun getting to know you, virtually that is :) that is the most impressive display of card I have ever seen - fabulous. I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Elizabeth x #46

  12. Wow Liz!! These are amazing hun! Well done for making so many fabulous cards! I too used that C&C Kit this year to top up my xmas card tally. I almost did a nancy too, but realised I didnt have any A5 envelopes! :) lol.

    Have a smashing Christmas day!