Thursday, 20 November 2014

Christmas Cards. With Houses On.


True confession: I had thought I wasn't going to make anything this week. No cutting, no sticking, no time. Plus, in my sitting down moments, the lure of the Granny Square is strong. I have 156 done now. I know this because I laid them all out and played with them, loose ends and all, last night; and 156 is, I think, slightly less than half, but probably more than a third, of what I need. I'm going to keep Granny-ing.

But that's a side project. It was cutting and sticking, and my failure to attend to these two favourite activities: that's what I was supposed to be considering...and just in time



....a parcel arrived from Fiona, my friendly (though sadly not so local) Stampin' Up supplier. My little house stamps! For my Christmas cards!


I'd spotted these on Fiona's blog a while back, before I'd even dared to think about Christmas cards; but when even The (Not So) Small One said - Mum, you should buy some of those houses. You'd get your money's worth, I reckoned a set probably had my name on it.

And yes, yes, it did. And now I've made a start on my cards. Which is ten times more than I thought I was going to get done this week.



Each one is a little bit different from the last. Though, of course, right now I'm not ready for the last. I have more to make..

26 comments:

KraftyKaren said...

They are really lovely and I love your slightly different, non-traditional colour scheme

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Ooh yes, I'm liking the colour scheme very much indeed. They are so versatile. I'll share my makes soon.

scrappyjacky said...

Loving the colours as well....a real winter feel to them.
I think you're going to find that stamp so useful for so many things.

Gail said...

It's lovely! A treasure for anyone that gets it. Decided not to make ours this year and instead have ordered some.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Oh such a great stamp and your cards are beautiful. Sounds like a productive crafty week especially for a busy one. I need to get granny-ing again! It has been too long since I worked on Lisa's throw! But alas the knitting needles keep calling.

Jane said...

beautiful cards, now get back to those squares!

Louise said...

How did you take that little house and turn it into a super christams card-i love it x

Ali said...

They are gorgeous - I love the layout xx

Karen said...

They're wonderful, and that's one of my favorite sentiments to use at Christmas-time.

alexa said...

This stamp really did have your name on it, Sian :). And you have used it to such good advantage - I love the mix of distressed and clean and linear. And you are way ahead of me!

Melissa said...

Such a perfect stamp set for you & your cards are turning out lovely!

Becky said...

What a great stamp set - perfect for you and I love the cards :)

Lizzy Hill said...

Would you believe we 'played' with this set at our Stampin' Up club just last week!!! Wish I could include a photo of the diorama card we made. It's a beaut set....LOOOVE how you've used it:):) are using it, I should say:):)

Nathalie said...

I think that stamp set was made for you!!!

Alison said...

A perfect stamp set for you!...and love what you're doing with it xx

Missus Wookie said...

I have a similar set of houses and love the idea of using them to make Christmas cards - thank you for that inspiration. Love the colours you've used here.

Maggie said...

Your cards look fantastic

Ladkyis said...

where does a person get such stamps?

Mel said...

Ohh love these. My wish for the new year is for you to bring back Storytelling Sunday! xx

Carmen said...

They are perfect for you! High in the sky houses! Love your cards too :)

Barbara Eads said...

At least you got the hard part out of the way---just starting!! Great cards. I know what you mean about your granny squares. We only have so much free time and have to figure out how to "spend" it. I wanted to make a crocheted or knitted tree skirt this year and never got around to it. I should try to start as it's always fun making holiday things during the holidays! Good luck with your cards!

Abi said...

The house is perfect for you Sian. I love the colours you chose too. Fresh but christmassy!

Sandra said...

Yup ... They have your name written all over them. They're perfect for you, and I love how you've used them. I've seen many cards with theses stamps, and I've enjoyed them ... But you've made them "Sian" (and I love it) x

Jo said...

That stamp is perfect for you and the cards look great :)

Susanne said...

Yes, I can see that stamp set practically had your name on it. Cute cards.

Sandie said...

What lovely stamps Sian. They clearly do have your name on them and I'd recognise your style anywhere, it is so 'you'. And that's something most people struggle to achieve, so enjoy making the rest and each one slightly different.

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