Monday, December 16, 2013

Thing #96: Make my own Christmas cards

Last year, I made a promise – a promise that if you sent me an email with your postal address, I would send you a card.  It was one of those situations where I had a whole lot of love inside me and I didn’t know what to do with it – so I resorted, as I often do, to expressing it through stationery.


I didn’t tell you I was going to make the cards.  That was the element of surprise.

I thought I would have a few extra cards to make and write… but it turned out that I got a lot of emails and what I imagined to be some leisurely Christmas crafting turned into a two-day factory-style card-making extravaganza.  There is zero complaint in that sentence.


I used regular acrylic paints to do the illustrations and blank cards and envelopes from Paperchase.  It was so much fun.  Thanks to anyone who took part, and for all the lovely cards I received back.


This year, Christmas is looking a little like Crazytown Central, so I didn’t make any promises (I still love you).


€5 has been donated to UNICEF Ireland for the completion of this ‘thing’.  Click here if you too would like to donate online.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How did it get so late so soon?

Dr Seuss

The wisdom of Dr. Seuss… anyone else feeling like this lately?

Monday, December 2, 2013

It’s Here

christmas cards

It’s here.  December is here.  We can start talking about Christmas now… officially… not in hushed tones.