I decided to get a bit crafty today. My mum is a pro card maker and she gave me lots of lovely crafty bits a while ago that i’m ashamed to say I’ve hardly even looked at. I wanted to make my Christmas cards a little bit different and funky so I started using some nails that Pete’s dad left here when he fixed our window, and some push through studs to be a bit edgy …

photoI saw this next idea on a Christmas Pinterest board but they had used buttons to look more like traditional ball balls. I had these great stick on gems that I look would give the cards a bit of glam!

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Mum put these lovely paper leaves in her craft donations and I thought they’d look cute as a Christmas tree impersonation … what do you think?

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This idea was taken from … yep you guessed it, Pinterest. I saw a makeshift Christmas tree that someone had made out of large sticks and stuck in this same formation on their wall (great for not taking up loads of space!). I had some cool pieces of ‘funny fibres’ that I think give a kind of unique look.

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Ok so you have to have a bit of tradition in there too, I got used some silver studs to keep the edginess and added the shiny colourful gems to make it look all prettyful! Excuse the drawing, it’s not my strongest point!

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This one was kind of an accident, I actually picked the leaves up thinking they were antlers, then realised they were leaves but it works right!? The red nose is a push through stud too!

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So those are my crafty Christmas cards, a bit of effort, a few cups of tea but a lot of fun! I’ve been working on some other Christmassy bits and bobs that i’ll add on shortly.

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I hope you like them 🙂

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