2017 has been an extremely tough year for me. As many of you know, my fiance passed away suddenly in April.
Ever since I lost Austin, it has felt as though I’ve been in a fog, thinking clearly and focusing is tricky. It’s like I’m walking through treacle, any task I attempt takes longer than it did. Although I expected to have a hard time emotionally, I didn’t realise how much my ability to work would be effected. This has meant that I haven’t been able to release any many collections this year as I would have liked.
I am ever so grateful for my awesome design team who have continued to create wonderful and creative projects which have helped to inspire us all while I’ve been quiet, I am very lucky to have them.
I would like to thank every single one of you for your support this year and hope that I can be more productive in 2018 and will be able to bring you many more collections.
Happy New Year! :)
Today I’d like to encourage you look at the SVGs in your stash to see if you can use them in different ways. I wanted to share how even one element from a collection could come in very handy in a pinch.
Unfortunately I wasn’t able to make all of my Christmas cards from scratch this year so I added some simple embellishments to shop bought cards I already had to make them a bit more festive.
Here are the 5″ x 7″ cards I purchased from M&S, they are a satin mirror with embossed writing:
For each card I used one frame and a few red gems:
The holly frame is from the White Christmas SVG collection, you will find it on the ‘Robin Card Layer 2’ page. I could have cut my frames at the original size but I chose to resize them to 6.5″ wide so my cards have a border around the outside edge.
Here’s how my finished cards look:
Hopefully next year I can return to fully handmade creations for the people in my life and in the meantime, I hope this years recipients will be happy with their cards :)
Do you have any last minute cards to make or gifts to wrap?
If so, I have a 3 piece set of freebies for you today. The set includes a card, a matching envelope and a matching gift tag too!
I chose to use some non-traditional colours which I thought would work well with the geometric tree design, I hope you like it :)
If you make anything from this set we’d love to see it our facebook group :)