Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Bah humbug!

I'm having a very grumpy day today, sorry!  Been traipsing around trying to get some last minute bits (what exactly do you buy for male teachers????)  And hubby's now got tonsillitis, so I've officially had enough of all the rotten bugs we've had... that's enough now, thank you very much.

Here's Dexter's cards for his class this year - I made 26 of these... my mum thinks I'm quite mad as I could buy a little pack for next to nothing, but I just can't bring myself to buy any cards lol!

I layered some cute images from Pink Gem Designs onto the paper using Serif PagePlus - quite easy to use and FREE to download :o)

Items Used
9.5cm square card blanks cut from red Papermill card
Digi paper - Merry & Bright set - Pink Gem Designs
Pre-coloured Digi stamps - Penguin Set 1, Snow Cute set, Rudolf & Friends - Pink Gem Designs

Not much more to say about these really, so I'll dash off and catch up with a few of your blogs while I can... Hope you all have a lovely evening :o)


Juls said...

such a shame you have been effected by lots of winter bugs!!! your cards are adorable .... yes I do think we crafters are mad!! sure all the children will love the cards. Hugs juls

Squirrel x said...

Awh, chin up chuck, hope everyone feels better soon - I just have the horrible feeling that the germs are lying in wait for me until 23 December!! Loving these cute cards, I'll bet Dex was chuffed! Hugs Sxx

Caroline said...

These are fantastic what a fabulous idea, I love the images. I hope everybody is feeling better soon. Caroline xxx

Unknown said...

Thou art a better man than me Gungadin! (To really badly misquote!!).

I let Emily go buy two diddy boxes of Christmas cards for £2! I did make Christmas cards for her at Nursery and no-one even noticed all my hard work, I said never, ever again and I haven't since!! The only problem I had is that she needed 32 cards and wanted to find a box of 32 cards - not possible!!

Fab cards tho, really sweet and love that they are personalised.

Sorry to hear that you are being plagued by bugs - hope you are all feeling better soon. None of us are ill but I still am not the most Christmassy person going - I get through it rather then enjoy it.


Lorraine said...

These look gorgeous.
Sorry you're having a bah humbug day! I hope all the bugs leave you alone soon.
Lorraine x

Janice said...

These are lovely, I'm sure the class will love them. Off to find out more about how you paper pieced the digi - it looks lovely - I may be back to ask questions! Jx

Debs said...

Oh Lisa so sorry to hear about your 'bah humbug' day and all the rotten bugs - I'm sure you'll all be fit and well for Christmas :o)
I know what you mean about not being able to 'buy cards' - neither could I :o)
These are so so cute and I'm sure they will be appreciated.
Hope tomorrow is a better day for you.
Take care
Debs xx

Janice said...

These are lovely, I'm sure the class will love them. Off to find out more about how you paper pieced the digi - it looks lovely - I may be back to ask questions! Jx

Anonymous said...

Aww, Lisa, you've all had more than your fair share of illness this year! Let's hope this is an end to it now.

Your cards are brilliant! So cute and I love how you've personalised them.

Debs M said...

oh poor you!! hopefully 2013 will be a very healthy year for you then! fabby cards x

heidy said...

Great cards Lisa and sorry to hear that the bug is still at your house!!
Hope your hubby feels better soon hun!!
XXX Heidy

rachel said...

fab cards Hun - and sorry you're not feeling so happy - hope hubby gets better soon! Hugs and well wishes - rachel xx

Chris said...

Such sweet cards, much nicer than the ones you can buy! Hope you soon feel better!

Sue said...

Oh dear Lisa, sorry to hear about your hubby, I hope he is feeling better in time for Christmas.
Your cards are fabulous, I do love those cute images and how brilliant for Dexter to be able to send personalised cards - you can't get them in the shops.

Take care
hugs Sue

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Lisa these are fantastic those little image look so cute there is nothing that can beat a handmade card these are superb.
lorraine x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Aww hope everyone is soon well. These are sooo cute. I have never bought a card since I started making them, just not the same.

Louise said...

Lovely cards Lisa - you can't beat handmade x
Hope hubby gets better soon and that you all have a lovely Christmas xx

scrappymo! said...

Such adorable cards...that little penguin is my fave!!!

Jules said...

Hi Lisa

What a cute little set of cards .. .. and you made another 26 of them!!!!

Love the snowman image and how you have personalised them all with Dexter's name.

Hope those germs hurry up and leave your house. You certainly seem to have had a run of them!!

Love Jules xx

Jackie said...

Very cute cards. They very thought of buying cards fill's me with trepidation LOL.
Jackie xx

Mary J said...

Fab cards, Lisa! The papers are perfect with those cute guys!

Jo Austin said...

well I think they are just pretty lovely!

So much better than shop bought ones!

love Jo ..

coops said...

really hope you are all well for christmas hun and i love your cards, gorgeous images :D

xx coops xx

Jane said...

Fantastic cards, I love them!
And I hope you all feel better soon its not nice being poorly at this time of year!

Creations by Shirl said...

They are just all adorable, and I'm sure all the kiddies will love and treasure their cards.... It makes it even more special when you make them verses buying a pack of them....
Great job!

Christine L said...

These are fabulous Lisa... and the kids will love them and all those Mum's will see your brilliant talent!

Christine x

Donna said...

These are perfect quick cards Lisa, bet the kids will love them :) Donna ♥ x

Chrissy said...

Fabulous CAS cards Lisa, gorgeous.


Anneke said...

Such a sweet christmas cards!! Hugs Anneke

Whisper said...

Well done you, on making so many Christmas Cards for your son's friends and they are all adorable too - i must confess i bought some charity ones for H, as i said about making Christmas cards and he wasn't that bothered !!, Luv Sam x

Unknown said...

Oh wow, that´s a lovely, sweet series of cards you´ve made Lisa, such happy gifts they make! Big hugs, Ira xox