Oh what Christmas Fun

Oh what Christmas Fun!

Can you believe that it is that time of the year to celebrate a lot of Christmas Fun again? Since my Craft retreat blog post, there has been such a flurry of activity in preparation for the end of year crafting celebrations. Every hour of planning and designing projects has been well worth the dedicated time. They were very well received and appreciated which makes it all worth while. This is why I love what I do and I love sharing my creativity. I have also squeezed in some Christmas baking this year and just loved the smell of all the Christmas spices in the kitchen too.

Christmas class and party

Each Christmas I just love the eager anticipation as our Christmas Class and Party draws near. This year the preparation met all expectations according to the ladies that attended the annual Christmas class. I decided to use a blend of colours this year, combining “tempting turquoise ” with silver “foil snowflakes” and the “Softly falling” embossing folder – and then using real red and cherry cobbler red with garden green combinations.  The Old Olive and black combinations in this year’s designer series paper worked an absolute treat too to add a touch of variety.  Crumb cake was a marvelous choice for the reindeer cards.

Ladies having Fun whilst creating
Oh What Christmas Fun

It is always so rewarding to see the ladies enjoying being creative and the smile says it all. Here is a friend who just loves the classes as she says they are wonderful for “bringing out” a creative side in her which is so different from the day job she does. She was both surprised and delighted at the number of Christmas cards she was able to make on Saturday.

Crafters deserve to be given treats

One of the things I really enjoy this time of the year, is being able to spoil all the ladies that have come to my classes regularly throughout the year. This year was no exception. To add variety I decided that Christmas Hampers were on the cards for every attendee. I made up the hampers using some delicious liqueur chocolates and each one included a Stampin’Up! stamp set.  They were delighted with their hampers, hot chocolate snowmen and penguin and also the gold striped treat bags with a little surprise inside too!

..and then there were cards!
and then there were cards

  By now you must be wondering what some of the Christmas card designes were. Here is a sample selection of what the group created.  All very unique and a deviation from the original designs I created. This is what I love the most, seeing the individual stamp that everyone puts into their own cards.

Now that we have drawn to a close for the Christmas crafting period, I will soon be sharing with you some wonderful news about the new Spring/Summer Catalogue to be launched from the beginning of January. I will also be posting some further “makes” showing a few of the Christmas cards I have designed and made and which are soon to be winging their way to friends across the globe…. so I had best end for now and get crafting !

Crafting blessings

Dianne x

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