As you read this I will either be blowing up helium balloons, on an aircraft, or relaxing on holiday in the U.K.! The reason is I am working first thing in the shop is that we have a large Helium balloon order for a party tonight, then its a quick dash to the airport for my annual weeks holiday in sunny Leicester! I am very lucky that we still have a house in the U.K. as my OH works in there.
Now I have scheduled posts for the time I am away and hopefully I can update these as I shop with my crafty bargains (at least I tell the OH that they are bargains he thinks Spellbinders Dies cost a couple of quid each!)
I have decided to have a theme whilst I am away and as I will be doing my Christmas shopping I thought it could be Christmas in August so this week I am displaying a selection of try-outs for my Christmas cards and decorations this year!
These were made as a standard side fold card then cut down to a tag shape. I decorated the fronts using a combination of Papers, ribbons, stamps and die cuts and each card is different.
These were easel cards with a leaping stag die cut in different mirri or glitter card for each one. I used the same selection of die cuts, stamps and papers ribbons etc. to decorate. Most of these are from Do'crafts Home for Christmas Collection.
I also like to give handmade gifts, hence my box making addiction, and last year they were all presented in handmade Christmas crackers.
As you can see I have a theme of pattern colours etc. and try to change it each year however the red, white and silver may make a reappearance this year as I really liked the combination. This may change depending on what inspiration and products I find on my travels!