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Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Xmas Card Swap

This years we participated in the Xmas Card Swap hosted by Amy over at Love Made My Home, everyone was paired up with another random participant to swap with and our card came in the post this week.

Even the envelope was lovely! Here's the card that was inside



Our partner in crime for the card swap was the lovely Gina over at Fan My Flame


Luckily I did warn Gina in advance that I've never made cards before and that she was likely to receive something monsterous and covered in glitter after me and the kids were finished with it!

Here are out "Hand" made cards:


We made two cards so that we could send one to Nanny too,


We had so much fun making them and receiving the beautiful card from Gina, I think we'll be joining in with more next year!

Hope everyone is well and gearing up for Yuletide!
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  1. What a lovely, lovely idea. I would prefer a room full of these than off the shelf any day. Brought a smile to my face this did

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    1. It was a lot of fun to make too and probably cost a fraction of the crappiest cards

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  2. It's been a lovely swap to join hasn't it?
    Hand made cards are the best (even though the one I sent was bought but I added a hand made embellishment). 😊
    I love the glitter. You can never have too much glitter. X

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    1. oh there was plenty of glitter, its gotten everywhere, I suspect there will still be some of it around by next christmas!

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  3. The best Christmas Cards are always the one's people make themselves. The other kind ,from the store, most folks just shake to see if money falls out, then they throw them away.

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    1. Totally agree, unless they are hand made then cards are nothing but a waste of money that could have bought any number of better things

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  4. Swaps are wonderful at any time of the year but Christmas card swaps are a great idea. Good effort, too.

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  5. Nanny loved her card and will cherish it always x

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  6. Your card was lovely thank you... And now I can see all your hands which makes it even more special. Wonderful to have such a beautiful combined effort. Wishing you all a very happy Christmas. Gina x

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    1. Merry Xmas Gina, was great to take part :)

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  7. Your cards are wonderful!!!! I think you made wonderful cards and I can see many more of them in the future for your family. Thank you for taking part and having such fun with this!!

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    1. our pleasure Amy, thanks for hosting!

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  8. Such a terrific idea. And though most people claim they are not artists, there sure are some creative works. Love the idea of the Santa beards made of hands. Lovely!

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    1. the whole santa is made of hands, my thumb painted red makes the hat :)

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  9. Wonderful cards - both the one given and the one received! It's a lot of fun to make them. I had a great time participating.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family

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  10. Awww so lovely - and that you made an extra card for Nanny too. 'S'pose you are busy making your Happy New Year cards now you are on a roll?! Running quickly before you throw a mince pie at me!!
    Wren x

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