Saturday, 7 December 2013

Six on the 6th

The last of Sarah's 'six on the 6th' challenges for this year.......challenging us to make 6 christmas cards a month........and I've loved completing this challenge every month since the summer.
Partly because I've been a bit 'bleeeeh' about making cards this year......and have made very few.....but did want to make my own christmas cards......and Sarah has inspired me to make a bunch of them every month.
And partly because it's got me making cards in a quicker,easier fashion.....it is a bit of a production line approach.......and I wouldn't do it with birthday cards which need to be far more individual......but I think it's okay for christmas cards.....if I went out and bought a pack then they'd all be the same.....and although each of my batch of 6 is similar......they are not actually identical!
These 6 all started with a fairy topper......and scraps of papers left from previous christmas card making layered up.
They all had a strip of washi tape added [I'm beginning to understand the obsession with washi tape!]
 Some green and red flowers.....and a christmas sentiment as the final touch.
I have made a very few individual cards.......but nearly all of this year's christmas cards have been made in response to Sarah's challenge......so thank you very much,Sarah.....I do hope you're going to set this one up again next year.
Here's all 6 of them.

Sarah also owns a lovely online craft supplies shop that you might want to take a look at.
OH and myself are now off for a weekend break to visit Lincoln Christmas market......hope everyone else has a great weekend.

16 comments:

Sandra said...

Those that receive gathered cards will be over the moon :)

Enjoy your weekend break

Sarah said...

Another gorgeous set of cards!! I'm so pleased our challenge has been of help with your card making this Christmas! Enjoy the markets!! Sarah xx

alexa said...

Great variety from a common theme - and how pleased you must be to have made so many so far. I do hope you enjoy the market as a nice reward for your sterling efforts.

Kathyk said...

Batch making similar but different is definitely a cool way forward Jacky and yours are lovely

Kathyk

Melissa said...

So cute! I'm glad you're joining the washi tape obsession - I can't seem to get enough of it lately as it's so easy to add to my cards (plus I got some really cute Christmas tape!).

Barbara Eads said...

Great cards! I love how you took the same image and made a myriad of different cards!

Alison said...

So cute..no handmade cards here this year:(
Alison xx

Louise said...

I feel the same - have enjoyed the challenge and now have a bunch of similar cards to write out! Your cards are as lovely as the others you've made x

Beverly said...

Glad the challenge kept you motivated! I can't imagine not getting some Christmas card inspiration from you ;)

debby4000 said...

They are absolutely adorable.
luv
Debby

Sian said...

I hope you had a wonderful time at the market. I saw the Lincoln one on tv the other day and it looked brilliant.

The card challenge was a very clever idea and I have enjoyed seeing how it has inspired you this year.

Sheena said...

The card challenge certainly inspired you :)
You have made loads of fabulous cards x

Jane said...

lovely cards, this has been a great challenge.

Becky said...

Lovely cards :-)

Maria Ontiveros said...

These are very cute! I finally broke down and bought a new stamp set that comes with card blanks as well. I might make a few quick cards if it arrives soon enough.
Rinda

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely, isn't it great to use up scraps like that? Those squares look so festive.

I've just managed to make some cards - I'm hoping they do this challenge again next year :)