Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Christmas Capers!

In case the lack of posts does not speak for itself, I have slowed down a bit on the crafting front lately. There are a couple of reasons, one is that I seem to be lacking in the mojo department. Another is that life is crazy and the last reason is that I am in the midst of preparing to go back to study teaching. Next year I will be studying full time but I start part time in about 2 weeks. I am looking forward to it but I am a bit scared too!

Anyway, I have also slowed down my classes to one per month, which is working out great. This month we made a bunch of Christmas cards, which is always fun! Here is what we made:
You may have seen this one before, I made it a little while ago, hard to see but it is teal & white (yay! used up the last of my taken with teal card stock, make way for the new gorgeous colours!)
This one is using the gorgeous Contempo Christmas set that is due for release just a few more days .This one was terrible to photograph because it has a vellum overlay to soften the colours. Sorry, but I just couldn't manage any better, but at least you get the idea (I got the idea originally from a newsletter sent from Marelle Taylor) We used the ever versatile Seasons of Joy set, and my favourite tool - the SPRITZER! LOVE IT! I also managed to used up almost all of my ballet blue card stock too! Yippee!
And this last one is an easel card. The idea came from a birthday card sent to me by Alison Wade, and changed up the colours and stamps and viola' a snazzy Christmas design. We used razzleberry, pale plum and white with a combination to Tree Trimmings (which is returning to the catalogue), Winter Post & Snow Swirled.

6 comments:

sarahstamps said...

Hi Leonie! I love your gorgeous christmas cards... It has made me think that I really need to start getting organised to do mine as the weeks just seem to roll by lately and it will be here before we know it!
I was just reading your post about cutting back classes, lack of time and losing the 'mojo' and I totally know what you mean as I have been pretty much out of action for the last few months for the same reasons. I hope that you still get time to enjoy as much craft as you can fit in!!!
Look forward to coming back soon and checking out your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing xx

sarahstamps said...

Hi Leonie! I love your gorgeous christmas cards... It has made me think that I really need to start getting organised to do mine as the weeks just seem to roll by lately and it will be here before we know it!
I was just reading your post about cutting back classes, lack of time and losing the 'mojo' and I totally know what you mean as I have been pretty much out of action for the last few months for the same reasons. I hope that you still get time to enjoy as much craft as you can fit in!!!
Look forward to coming back soon and checking out your beautiful work. Thanks for sharing xx

Sylvia said...

Hi my friend! Glad to see you are making a few cards. Do not let your studies take away from your fun time as well. You can not get those times back! Thanks for stopping by. You know I love Halloween!

Patrice said...

All the best with your studies Leonie. Hope you manage to balance everything in time - I'll look forward to whatever creations you manage to post :o)

Philippa said...

Yes they are great christmas cards. It was a lovely night as usual.

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous cards Leonie - but then you always create with such an elegant style!
Goos luck with the studies - that's AWESOME - you'll be an AMAZING teacher!
xXx