Thursday, 19 November 2009

This Is Where You Learn That I Am Not Lena Corwin (Kiddie Craft)

Amber from Kids Craft Weekly never fails to get the creative juices flowing. She's been working on some fab Christmas crafts with her smalls, and since the Doctor and I haven't been getting very crafty lately I thought we might do well to create some Christmas cards.

We set to on some potato stamps, with me wielding the paring knife to bang out a few sketchy designs. Let's keep it simple people. So it was that I carved out a heart, a star, and a Christmas tree which the Doctor kept referring to as the arrow. Ahem.

We kept the palette simple. The Doctor tried to go nuts mixing, but I pulled him up. Usually, I would do no such thing, but I didn't like the thought of posting out some musty/dirty coloured Christmas cards - it really would have been festy rather than festive.

Once the paint has dried we've got plans to embellish our designs. I'll show you those once they're done.


While we certainly won't be giving Hallmark a run for their money, I hope our recipients like our little cards.

7 comments:

Christina Lowry said...

They look super cute! I can't wait to do things like this with Cohen. This year I have high hopes of Gocco-ing up some cards. We shall see how that goes...

The the phone stool too, can't wait to see the master plan.
:)

Shine a Little Light said...

Potato stamping is the best! The recipents will LOVE them! *s*

Bek said...

Looking good! We are doing the Kids Craft Weekly Christmas card swap, and I think I'll be sacrificing some potatoes sometime soon!

Sally said...

They look fantastic!!! Loving your potato prints very much... and I think you are giving hallmark a run for their money.

handmade romance said...

who wants a hallmark card anyway? a personal touch is always better. i love these potato stamp cards cant wait to see the next stage : )

thanks for your lovely comment on my blog x

Jodie Ansted said...

Homemade Chrissie cards are the best, and potato stamping brings back fond childhood memories for me. :) x

Aussie-waffler said...

Excellent idea, why didn't I think of that ? Bet they turn out fabbo.