In most recent years I have tried to make a few cards myself. Not all of the ones I send but just for a few people who either I love enough to bother with or who don’t match the cards I have bought – or if I’ve just plain run out! Sometimes I don’t like the results enough to give to the people I love the most, they are just too rubbish. Of course that’s the same old issues with not believing I can create anything anyone would want to own, I still can’t believe that real people actually take the time to read my blog and comment on it! Anyway last week I thought I would get onto it. Result, failure. My mojo once again had deserted me so I threw a tantrum and started writing the shop bought ones. Then this week a neighbour delivered a beautiful lino print card she had made and that inspired me to try again. I have used the odd robin photo in the past for Christmas cards but most often I used sticking on things! Yesterday I went rummaging through my photos looking for I didn’t know what. I’ve just finished a photography course which quite frankly has made my photography worse not better but I found something from earlier in the year and this is the result of a little photo-shopping.
Now I know its not very Christmasy- but I’m not a very Christmasy person, but I have printed them on hand made paper (jamming the printer up in the process) and they have just the tiniest amount of very fine glitter as well. I like the result, what do you think?