Saturday, 14 November 2009

Saturday Scrapping

I am desperately trying to get my Christmas cards made ready to send out in December. So Saturday was spent sticking, cutting and colouring. I managed to spend most of my scrap day, producing the pictures for my cards. The picture doesn't really do them justice, as they are covered with lots of glitter. The pictures were actually outline stickers from Little Claire Designs. I just love their designs, they are just so girlie.

I also managed to cover my cards with pearlised paper and then inked around the edges.
My daughters were so impressed when I got home from scrap club, that they insisted that they made their cards too. Luckily I had bought a couple of stamps from Little Claire's designs too, so they were happy to use these to make their pictures. So on Sunday, our house was a hive of activity as the girls got stuck in to their card making.

I found that I had to help them with the glitter as they managed to get it everywhere.
Our cat was determined to join in all the fun and nearly ended up leaving his paw prints on all the cards.
Here are their finished designs. Don't they look great? I am really pleased with how well they worked and I may just let them help me with my scrapbooking in the future. I have to admit to feeling quite festive by the end of the day and vowed to find them some nice Christmas crafts to do in the run up to Christmas. So watch this space!
I am taking Sunday off from blogging and checking blogs, as I feel a few Sundays are needed for just family time in the run up to Christmas. I need to spend time with my family and stay off the computer a whole day, so I apologise in advance for not visiting your blogs on next few Sundays, please don't post anything too good!
Have a fabulous weekend.

22 comments:

  1. Cats are always interested in what their humans are up to aren't they :P He's gorgeous.

    Love those cards, haven't seen those stickers before, I'll have to look out for them.

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  2. Thanks for sharing! What a wonderful day you got to spend with your family. I have found that contrary to the myth of cats liking to stay aloof, mine always want to get involved too.

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  3. I love the cards and it looks like you had a wonderful time making them. I like that you make your own cards!

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  4. That black cat looks just like mine...

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  5. Sounds like a great activity to share with your daughters!

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  6. oh my gosh, very cute cards! thats ncie that the girls get involved too :)
    cute kiity,.
    dont worry baout taking Sundays off, family comes first!
    http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

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  7. They are absolutely beautiful, and so special because you and your kids made them! (And the cat!).

    Have a great weekend.

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  8. They do look really cool. Looks like you all have a blast making them. LOL I have no talent in that area. I bought some cards last year after Christmas and now I just gotta figure out where I put them. =) Love the one with the kitty in it.

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  9. Those are beautiful Vivienne. I'll bet your girls had a blast making them with you. You are not only making cards, you are making memories!

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  10. How great are these cards and
    how typical of a cat to be 'helping' like this.

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  11. These are gorgeous! You inspire me to make a few holiday cards. The photo of the cat cracked me up a bit (cats always like to be in the middle of things)--hope the paw prints weren't too bad!

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  12. Your cards are absolutely lovely, Vivienne. Enjoy your Sunday away!

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  13. Lol. The kitty wanted to put its paw of approval on them! They're all very cute :)

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  14. Oh so cute!!! I used to scrapbook but never did the cards... they always look so amazing!

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  15. I absolutely love these! You have inspired me to FINALLY do this...I've wanted to for so long. I'll do my best to post my creations when I finish! :)

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  16. those are great!!! i have no idea how you have the time and patience to undertake something like that! i can barely get my cards mailed before christmas, let along MAKE THEM by hand! kuddos to you. :)

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  17. I'm so tempted to do something like this based on what you've done here. It's a mighty fine job, Viv. Well done!

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  18. By the way, Viv, you've won the book SIMPLY CHRISTMAS! CONGRATULATIONS!

    Could you please email me your mailing address at teh(dot)alice(at)gmail(dot)com? Thanks!

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  19. Those are SO gorgeous! I'm quite jealous of your skills!

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  20. The cards are absolutely gorgeous! I wish I had the patience to make some homemade cards. Love how the cat was determined to get in on the action - too cute!

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  21. The cards came out so sweet! And, how nice that it became a family event!

    I always say I'm going to do my Christmas cards but I procrastinate until it's too late. Ah well, one day :)

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  22. What beautiful Christmas cards :)

    And I think it's a wonderful idea to spend more time with the family in the run up to the holidays..

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