1 hour ago
Tuesday, 16 December 2008
Children, look away!
I've been making headway with the Christmas cards. Not showing off the "pretty" ones yet (they are still getting addressed and sent, and I still have to get to the stage when I realise I need about 20 more). But here's two one-of-a-kind cards, for the children of one of Jeff's oldest friends. The one who got the Simpsons card himself, actually.
Little Miss is starting school this year, and is a nice, bright kid. Little Master is a few years older, and a "violent" boy - that's not meant in a pejorative way, it's age- and gender- appropriate for him. So ... how to turn out a couple of pretty cards for them, using the goodies I have around?
I decided on the sweet Wild About You stamp set from Stampin' Up. I made some really cool cards from this set for Chris, carefully using all SU products, so she could use them as samples. I hinged the heads so the croc snapped its jaws, and the elephant tooted its trunk. I did that here too, but I wasn't so fastidious this time; I used all sorts of scraps, and just did it for fun.
At stamp club recently I bought this great PSX santa hat stamp second hand from a lady who was cleaning up her stash. Santa hats are great - add them to anything and it makes them Christmassy.
So Little Miss gets a cute Elephant offering Santa his hat...
And Little Master gets a cute crocodile, burping up the hat!