Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Hornsea Pottery card & stamped festive cards

Just starting to get back on track following a bad cold and it's time to think about Christmas cards.

Firstly: A couple of months ago I was asked to design the Christmas card for the Hornsea Pottery Collectors' & Research Society which I did using a cat cruet as the main feature. Here is the result, all printed now and sent to members with the Christmas newsletter.

I then started to make myself a few cards.
Something fun and quick. I'm a big fan of recycling newsprint so I dug out some festive rubber stamps, stained some newspapers with tea and a hint of green paint and set about stamping.

Next time to make a design, I've cut some simple tree and star shapes and stitched them onto cards.

The one below is simply a folded 3D tree I wanted to try, however not practical for posting.

Finally with the left over stamped bits of newsprint I made some tags to use up my scraps.


Rustic Vintage Country said...

Wow, they are fabulous. I must must try this out next year (possibly this if any I have not done yet)I'm into recycling anything if I can. Mega impressed with this. Suzy

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Oh, by the way, what I meant was if there are any late pressies or cards to do this year!! Suzy

lavender attic said...

I agree, they are absolutely lovely, though I still adore your Robin cards most of all!
Must admit I'm a bit bah humbug with cards these days.
Hope the weather's OK with you x

Anne said...

They are all really pretty, you are so talented.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

I just love the expression on the cat's face. :)
Your cards are great, such a clever idea!
V x

patty said...

Thank you for all the nice comments, if only stamps weren't so expensive I'd make more and more cards but I'm trying to cut down a bit this year and will email some of my festive wishes.

grace said...

So simple but sooooo effective and I really like your wallpaper behinfd

patty said...

Grace the 'wallpaper' are pieces of craft card, it looks quite convincing doesn't it!