Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Wednesday Wonderland #1

So, in the spirit of shaking things up and copying (I'm such a copy cat!) a lot of what is going on in blogland, and especially being inspired by Pam, I bring you *Wednesday Wonderland* where I hope to share my weekly Christmas card making adventures.

I have already posted one card this year but let's make this week the first official week, and I know there will be missing Wednesdays but I'm going to put myself out there and aim for 35 Wonderland posts before the end of November. My target card pile number this year is 75 compared to 60 last year because I managed to create 70 and still ran out (need to cut down the list! ha ha) so it would be nice to really be over what I need and maybe ease off a bit next year.

Of course, I'm not just making Christmas cards from my own creative inspiration. Naturally I'm playing along with the delightfully delectable girls over at Jingle Belles. This will be my 3rd year joining in and if you haven't been over there, you really should. Lauren and Steffi are so talented and produce just the most beautiful creations - you can't help but be inspired.

The prompt for this week was to be inspired by this gorgeous image.


Isn't it just gorgeous. Doesn't it make you feel all warm and cosy and ready to snuggle up under a blanket with a hot chocolate?

So I started off just fishing out all the whites, reds, creams and anything else which seemed to say Scandinavia to me and got going.

It was good to use oversized felt deer which I hadn't really known what to do with. The cards are a bit large for the sensitive-to-size German postal system so they will have to be hand delivered but that's ok if I mostly concentrate on the smaller sizes.





I found this mirrored reindeer hanging around and didn't think it needed anything else.

and it really is quite a good mirror as you can see


This is the last of these ready-made snowflakes which were salvaged from shop bought cards which were too large to post reasonably. Again, good to see it used up and finished off.

This whole card-making malarky doesn't come easily to me but I'm happy with this little collection!

Too early for you to make Christmas cards?

ps. This is a message to Michele of "Michele's Scrapy Creations". You won my giveaway but I haven't heard from you! Please get in touch with me by the end of the weekend (3rd February). If I don't hear from you, I will pick another name out of the hat. 

9 comments:

  1. Wow Lisa, look at all those incredible Christmas cards! You really took this challenge and ran with it! I really love the mirrored reindeer with the Merry Christmas ribbon, that looks so cool!

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  2. It is a little early for me as I have not recovered from the last lot of Christmas yet! but I love your grey deer and that pretty heart card in particular ...

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  3. Oh deer, oh deer, oh deer - I do {heart} this snowy feeling cards! (There did I cover them all.)

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  4. Never to early for anything Christmassy in my world :) I so want to join in with the jingle bells blog this year :) ... Loving these cards

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  5. these are just ♥BEYOND♥ fab as usual! (& i'm not just saying that b/c you called us "delightfully delectable" tho who WOULD NOT like to be called that, ta v much!!!) :) looooooooving the felty reindeer! LOVING the mirrored reindeer too, especially the pic where we see you and your camera, that might have to be my fave card pic of the year so far! totally digging the way you save the "pretty bits" off store-bought cards you receive and then build something entirely different and VERY VERY cool out of those! appeals to my crafty AND thrifty sides, not to mention my delightfully delectable side!!! bravo, missus!!! ♥♥♥

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  6. What an awesome group of cards ... love those bold deer silhouettes ... and seriously, what is better than a hand-delivered holiday card ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  7. all are FABULOUS cards, Lisa! Love the mirrored reindeer, how cool is that? Lots of red and white awesomeness all around :) Thank you for popping by my blog!

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