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My name is Eileen but to friends in the card making world I'm known as 'ikki'. (which is pronounced I-KEY) From where or how this came about I'm not sure - it just got shorten from my original craft name of Ikemo by various friends along my crafting way! I started crafting whilst recouperating from an accident, and from my first attempts with peeloffs and paint - I was hooked! Now my passion is my BUG! and now BEADING!

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Sunday, 11 October 2009

Cuttlebug Christmas Cards

Hi Cuttlers, I've just returned from a very relaxing holiday and thought I'd be ready to get going again with blogging straight off, but I forgot about all the things that happen whilst you're away. Like the 370 emails to read; like the mountain of post behind the front door (mostly rubbish) to be opened and checked; like the unpacking - isn't it a bore having to put everything away! And, then there's no one to put my dinner on the table, or open a bottle of wine, not to mention the actual shopping. So.....

this week I thought I'd show you three cards I made last year and sold in aid of the local Breast Cancer Centre. Two of the folders are Chrissie ones (Winter House and Snowflakes) along with Swiss Dots and D'vine Swirls. Simple, easy, but effective cards to make at a busy time of the year! Apart from the folders, you only need the large Nestie Scalloped Circle, card, ribbon, ink and a bauble. I'm sure like me you have lots left over from last year! You could use peeloffs or PC generated sentiments.
To anyone making charity cards, these sold very well.

Thank you for your support and messages whilst I've been lazying about, it's always lovely to read your comments. If you had a query on any of the posts, I will get back to you asap. Also, a very warm welcome to my new followers - great to have you on board - hope you enjoyed your visit.

Now I must get back to getting back to normal....!!!...see you on Thursday.


Heather said...

Hi Eileen, Glad you had a great holiday - just boo-hoo you weren't seasick as I'm first reserve to take your place next time !!!
Thanks a bunch for reminding me it's time to start on bulk Christmas cards, love yours, probably have to pinch a few ideas off you lol.
huggles Heather xx

Merry said...

Glad to see you back and I so relate to missing having someone have that tea on the table for you after holidays.

Love these cards...especially how you have the nestabilities flaps on the back card...too clever. Another thing for me to try out.

Lynne K said...

Beautiful cards. Simple and quick but so effective.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your ideas for Christmas cards I like to do my early and these 3 are just right

Judith said...

Very pretty cards I love the embossing folders. x

Chrissie said...

I'm with you on the dreadful time immediately post-holidays... sorting the mail, emptying the suitcase, washing the clothes, putting everything away. You almost need another holiday to get over it!
Great to see you back and great cards as ever!

kay said...

hi,fab cards to start your christmas cards off,glad you had a nice back but now its back to normal...lol.x

Loopylass said...

Lovely cards. I've just ordered the winter house folder as I love that card. I've been after something nice and simple but effective for this years cards and that fits the bill perfectly.

Glad you had a good holiday.