Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Preparations.....

Are well under way here. I am so ridiculously excited about Christmas this year that I already feel impatient for the big day to arrive.
I'm not sure where this bubbly enthusiasm has come from as nothing extra special is planned. I think it's more to do with how much I love us all spending the whole day together & having silly fun & enjoying each other's company.
I've got nearly all of my shopping finished which is a relief & I've also made a few gifts too.

My Christmas cards are nearly finished too.
I decided to make it a bit easier this year & make lots of the same design.
So far I've made about 30 cards from two fairly basic designs.
This was my first batch, made using Basic Grey Figgy Pudding papers.

And here is a close up of one.

This is my second batch, which I used Pebbles Inc papers on.

And this is a close up.

I've also made some one offs for some challenges.
This one is for Liz's monthly challenge at Scrap Boutique.
I've never made an easel card before but really loved doing this one. Thanks for the inspiration Liz :)

This is for another of Liz's challenges, a sketch one this time, for the November cybercrop.

Lovely Making Memories Falala papers on this one.

How are you going with your Christmas preparations? Are you making any cards this year.
I'd love to see them.
Hope you all have a great week & thanks for popping in :)


Krissy Christie said...

Wow stunning cards Jewls!!

I love that reindeer one!Its fandabbydosey!

My christmas preparations are coming along nicely :D Ive been making cards for the last few weeks :)

Krissy xx

Melissa said...

Well under way here too Fruity!!!! Am just as excited as you, and me thinks it is cause so much of the year was taken up with feeling sick, so this is a fun time to look forward to.
Need to check on my Chrissy card stash though.You have reminded me.Will have to get to that tonight.
As always you inspire me with your divine cards.Love the BG pile you made.A beautiful stamp that one

Julie said...

great cards Jules i have got to start mt cards i generally do a photo one but not too sure what this year.

♥Liz Weber♥ said...

Loving the idea and the cards Jewls. You always do such a wonderful job with my card challenges, thanks so much for joining in, I look forward to it!

Christmas will be here before we know it, I only have the cards made and some pressies made but no shopping yet yikes!

Chloe said...

You know I love that easel card! Gonna make one for each of the kids this year I think.

WTG on being so organised for Christmas!

Hey, I bought the kids' pressie from us on ebay the other day... got a Hills swing set with a slide for $76! Bargain! It's only in Atwell too so easy to pick up.

Suzanne said...

Wow your cards look so good, everyone is going to be happy to receive them.