Monday, 24 December 2012

christmas cards


No prizes for guessing what this post's about!  It's Christmas Eve and I've finally finished the Christmas cards for my family... so I suppose they'll get them on Christmas Day...


Remember my reindeer?  I stitched another one.  I had to use my own threads as there wasn't enough in the kit, despite the fact you were supposed to be able to get three reindeer from it!


Here they are doing a Christmas jig together.

 
This little fella was stitched from another cover kit from Crossstitcher.  I messed up on the grey - well they did!  Where I've used grey, that should be light grey, but there wasn't any provided which is why I didn't notice until I was supposed to do highlights in dark grey...
 

I attached him to a piece of paper with brads and stuck it to a card blank. This is for Grandma CA.  She's Mr CA's grandma, I lost all my grandparents and Mr CA only has the one, I have adopted her as my own grandma.


One jiggy reindeer is for my parents - constructed the same was as the robin card.


The other is for my parents-in-law.


I used some of the beaded snowflakes I'd made (alas, the orders stopped coming in!) for cards for my brother and his family, and my sister-in-law and family.  The snowflake is suspended from the eyelet (stuck on the back with an easy-peel sticker) so they can put them on their trees afterwards.
 

The bottle caps were ready-made so I just glued them on.

This is definitely my last post before Christmas, so I wish you all a good one!







4 comments:

JoJo said...

Beautiful cards! I was making them by hand a few years ago but my list of handmade cardworthy people has gotten too large now. I risk hurting feelings if I don't do it for everyone now so I stopped. Merry Christmas!

Sandra :) said...

Merry Christmas sweetie - have a good one! Hubby and I are getting ready to go to our friends' house for Chinese takeout - our traditional Christmas Eve celebration, haha. I baked a Snickerdoodle bundt cake, some holiday Rice Krispies squares, and some M&M's cookies for dessert for tonight, and I made a dolly and an owl stuffy for their 1 year old granddaughter. I am FINISHED for the year, and looking forward to relaxing!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

LOVE the reindeer cards, Wendy!!! Have a great Christmas. It's almost mid-night Christmas night over here, so maybe Christmas morning for you. Enjoy your day...

Stacey Siddons said...

I love the Robin - it looks so festive! I have the kit somewhere, must find it and get stitching. There is never enough thread in them, is there? x