Have already had The Conversation with myself not to get into the same position next year when you try to do so much you end up almost hating what you are doing and it becomes a chore ... but then you hear back from people who got a little pressie and they are so kind and appreciated what you did and, well, let's just say I probably will do it all over again for next Christmas ... just need to remind myself to start in June!
So, in all I made around 72 Christmas presents but forgot to take pictures of some of them ... duh! I fully planned on laying everything out on my dining room table and getting a general overview shot of it all but had to get parcels wrapped to send abroad long before I had finished stuff needed for closer to home so that plan went by the wayside.
Do have a few photo's to put here to record the marathon crafting session so here goes.
The card blanks did EVENTUALLY arrive but just caused more stress as all the toppers I had ready to attach were too big! Quickly decided to make them my preferred "postcard" style of card and just matted them all onto white card which I printed a little festive verse and they were then ticked off the To Do list. I did two colourways ... red & black & a navy blue / pale blue combination.
I did get a little carried away with the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsetta die this year and did various colour combinations on various cards for special friends and family.
Then I made a few cards on a *S*N*O*W*F*L*A*K*K*E* theme :
Then the final few cards saw a return to a design I did a couple of years ago but just loved :
That sees the cards covered here in blogland. Going to put rest of the Christmas stuff in a separate post or this will just be way too long!