Sunday 13 September 2009

Finally, my cards for the troops!

Long time no blog I hear you say!! I have so much to say and so many photos to share but have been so busy since September arrived but I will be back with updated pics and chat soon I hope.

Anyway the lovely Marg on MSE suggested that our current challenge be making Christmas cards to send on to soldiers oversees who are unable to get cards for their friends and family back at home. What a fabulously worthwhile course!! Thanks so much Marg for thinking of the idea (along with Hamish).
I started making the Christmas puddings a couple of weeks ago using a stamp and 4 different coloured lots of card, then pieced together. I added glossy accent to the berries to try and simulate the shiny roundness of fresh berries!

I sat down this afternoon and had to finish of the cards and I ended up making a few more. They are a real mixture of stash sent to me by Rainmac, embossing from the cuttlebug, pyramage from a Kanban sheet (first I have ever tried!) and some bits and bobs from a Christmas card set!

I hope someone will find them to their liking and I am keeping my fingers crossed that making these will further spur me on to start on my own Christmas cards!


  1. Whoopee! You've got a whole load of beautiful cards there, Furry especially the bauble one, I like the shades of blue.

  2. They all look fab my favourite are the christmas pud ones.

  3. Wow loving the christmas pud!! beautiful cards!! the troops will be overwhelmed by all the beautiful cards they will recieve!

  4. Wow loads of lovely cards there, I too love the Christmad pudding x