Thursday, 6 September 2018

A Christmas start!

Hello I am at last!

I hope you are all well and Thank you for stopping by.
Autumn is showing its colours here, the trees are dropping their leaves early this year, I guess that is down to all the dry weather we have had.

The cards I have to share this time around are some I made at a recent class I have started going to once a month. It is run by two lovely ladies (The Crafty Duo) who used to work in the Roseville Road (Leeds) branch of Samuel Taylor's crafts before its closure.

The cards they design for us to make are lovely and varied.
 I am sharing the first Christmas cards that I have done this year. I love them but of course they are not my designs...all credit to the Duo for that. (yes I have their permission to share)

This last one has to be a favourite...oh.... and the snowman (Penny Black)

As time is flying so quickly again this year it wont be long until our next session this month.

OK...time to get back to my stamp sorting......all are stored on cling panels in A4 binders and I am sorting them into categories and stamping or referencing them all on copy paper in clear wallets stored so I know what is on each sheet...laborious...but I am taking stock of what I have at the same time, and what has never been used. I haven't parted with much I have to say so no room gained there! One binder to go...Christmas!! ( I haven't thought about all the wood mounted ones I have in drawers yet!!..eek!)

Will see you all soon with some more class makes.
Enjoy your weekend when it arrives and Thanks again for your visit and comment if you have left me one. You are the reason I blog! Hugs
Carole xx


  1. Gorgeous cards Carole and my fave are the last 2. I love snowmen and PB stamps are brilliant. I store my stamps like you are and stamp copy paper so you can see what you have. Most of my wood mounted stamps, I took them off the wood and put them on cling foam. I needed every bit of space available!! As we do!! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  2. What gorgeous makes Carole, that snowman is just scrummy with his glittery hat and it looks furry, great effect. I love the varied sentiments you've used especially with the first to include warmth which represents the two friends. Have fun sorting and maybe finding some forgotten goodies, take care x

  3. What a varied selection, these are really lovely Carole
    I'm still sorting my stash, it's a long job and like you I'm not actually parting with much despite the best intentions!
    Anne x
    PS. Where is your card class, I'd be interested to know?

    1. it's at Manston, Crossgates...St James the great church hall. I can't find your e-mail address anywhere so if you want the link to the Crafty Duo for more info... e-mail me. xx

  4. A super collection of seasonal cards Carole and you are so right thsat Autumn seems to be making an early and swift appearance.

    B x

  5. Nooooooooo!!! Christmas cards!!!!! Lovely jubbly.
    Hope you are well! You obviously are full of Christmas spirit.. or is it just spirit??? XXX

  6. Fabulous cards but my fav is definitely the PB snowman.... great to see you in the crafting mood again xx

  7. What a great collection of Christmas cards to get your stash off to a great start Carole! They are all lovely but if I had to one it would have to be the second one - I love that design.
    Good luck with the sorting - I started to do some but gave up lol!
    Carol x

  8. The class sounds fun and lovely to get crafty with friends. Your cards are a great start to your stash, brilliant designs and beautifully made. I salute you for having such a thorough sort out!

  9. The Duo teach a really lovely class, Carol! I love all these delightful, bright, and fun Christmas makes! Good job starting to build your stash!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Oh my goodness what beautiful cards!! Love that poinsettia and the reindeer is gorgeous! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  11. A gorgeous set of cards, the PB snowman has to be my favourite, but then you know what I'm like with my PBs! Card class is fun. I go once a month to Craftaholics, it's good to meet up with other crafty peeps!
    The season has certainly changed here. Heating on and the big lazy greyhound has started wearing his fleece and snood!! Take care, Liz xx

  12. Sounds like a fun time! Love all the cards...such cute images and designs!