October 29, 2013

A fun card for Christmas ...

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is also the subject of a video tutorial and is just a fun way to make some Christmas cards.

It is also one that older children may enjoy making for their own friends and it will keep them quiet for a little while.

I had a lovely email off a lady in America who told me that she had made cards similar to this when she was first married ... over 50 years ago .... as they couldn't afford to buy Christmas cards
She said she bought some  card and some glitter and made them to give to family and friends ... and she thanked me so much for giving her the memory of that time in her life.

I was very humbled and wrote back to thank her for the lovely email.

It  makes what I do so much more worthwhile to get an email like that from a complete stranger.

The one that was most peoples favorite was the blue one.

I created the cloudy sky with Distress inks and the birds on the wire  was a little  fun idea that  I learned from Barbara Gray of Clarity Stamp

Update  on the Voile ... Lots of you have responded with information on where to get the voile so here are some of them...

  • Pauline gets hers from a shop called Charlies in Shrewsbury  
  • Margaret has suggested Dumhelm Mill or the market stalls.
  • Ann has named Fleetwood Market for Voile and Lace trim
I promise I will get the website address of the Voile people at the next craft show I visit but if you go to any organised by Sincerely Yours then look out for them there 

 More tomorrow ...

 Hugs xx


  1. I love this Christmas card it's a brilliant idea. I'm going to have to make these for my nephews and nieces. Definitely on my to do list this so. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Yet another beautiful card today and one that I can make with my little grandson. It is good to know that Fleetwood market is still running I have some wonderful memories of going there as a child thank you so much.

  3. Love the cards Christina and thank you for the video on how to do it. Pat x

  4. Morning Christina,
    Love your card, will watch the video later when I have more time. I would like to add that your site is so packed with good ideas videos and help, thank you.

  5. Hi Christina, For anyone living in or around Lincolnshire, There is a sincerely yours event happening this weekend

    It is organised by Sincerely Yours and is

    being held at the

    Lincolnshire Events Centre,

    Lincoln Showground,


    Lincoln. LN2 2NA

  6. Hi Christina,
    Of the two, I like the blue card better but unfortunately, this style is not for me personally but a great idea for my grandchildren to make.
    Hilary x

  7. absolutely brilliant! Thanks so much Christina for yet another fabulous Tutorial, it looks really easy so I just have to give it a go! I do so look forward to all your videos, thanks so much for sharing! xx

  8. Thanks again Christina for a great video.

  9. lovely cards once again Christina,I am going to try that with my spellbinders Christmas tree die
    hugs adie

  10. Hi Christina, lovely cards and I like the blue one the best. Can you share Barbara Gray's tip for the birds on the wire?

  11. Enjoyed the video, off to have a go.

  12. Hi Christina
    what a great idea and thanks for the tutorial
    I like the blue tree xXx

  13. As usual another lovely card by you and like Crazy Bird can you please share Barbara Gray's tip for the birds on the wire? I want to make this card ASAP. Thanks.


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