Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Anyone for even more Christmas????

Maybe this should be the last christmas card for awhile......4 in a week seems a bit excessive......and I have a zillion holiday photos that need sorting and scrapping!!!!
But I couldn't resist using my other new LOTV stamp......with their challenge sketch.
Coloured with copics........SU real red card,decorative papers and ribbon......punched stars and snowflakes [they're shimmery gold,but doesn't show in photo].
Creative Inspirations and Creative Cottage both want 'xmas'........and Totally Gorjuss want 'stars'.
Have had a lovely morning....meeting up for coffee with a work colleague....catching up on what we've been doing during the holidays......with the cutbacks our government is making.....it looks like the type of courses I tutor on will be drastically cut.......so I need some other forms of income as well.......S suggested running card making classes......which is an idea......I could run them at home.....anyone any suggestions on how to advertise them without it costing a fortune??

21 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Your new stamp is so cute, and I really like the golden stars. Lovely card.

Kathyk said...

FOUR? In a week? That's a lot - but its less to make nearer th etime and it IS a lovely card so I quite understand your determination. Need to get on and make some myself!

Kathyk

Pops x said...

This is really gorgeous hun i love the cute image and your colours are just perfect, thanks for joining us at LOTV big hugs pops x

Sue said...

Hi Jacky
a gorgeous Christmas card, fabulous colouring, lovely papers & design,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Sian said...

Cardmaking classes sounds like a great idea. You could think about offering to do a class for W.I. or MU meeting and charge a fee for that and then publicise other classes to the folk who attend. Get a foot in the door kind of thing!

Dena said...

Super cute card!!!! I adore the fluff on the hat, it looks great! Very cool how you turned the sketch too!!!
Thanks for joining the LOTV Challenge this, we hope to see you againn next week!
Hugs, Dena

pinky said...

Well its gorgeous and who cares if its 4 in a week, 4 more than me lol. Pop a wee notice in your local shop about card classes, or your local community centre might be interested. Get some of those free calling cards on line.
Pinky

humel said...

Very cute - is that white fluffy stuff? Lovely :-)

I'll drop you an email regarding the card classes (I think it's a great idea!)

Tracy said...

Oh I love this one, the image and papers are so perfect. Totally gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Stephanie said...

More more more - I wanna see MORE of your fabulous Christmas cards....& scrapbook pages so go on & get busy LOL xxx

Kat said...

Love your take on our "star" challenge. This image is really sweet. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Maria Ontiveros said...

I never get tired of seeing cards from you! And it's a nice sketch, too.
Rinda

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured. Thanks for taking part in the LOTV Challenge!
Clairexx

debs14 said...

I'm still amazed that you have made so many beautiful Christmas cards already! Do you have a local craft shop you could advertise card classes in? Or one that has a little area out the back where you could actually hold the classes? The Community Centre where I live has a board where people advertise things like this on it. Or maybe via the local playgroups along the lines of 'while your child is having fun at nursery, why not learn a new skill ...'

Kristel said...

That's a wonderfull card Jacky! Really lovely!
Hugs Kristel

Deb said...

It's a lovely card, Jacky. I'm always in awe of your beautiful handwork and patience with coloring in your adorable stamps. I think you could easily teach some card classes! And what about selling card kits through Etsy? Just a thought...good luck! xo

Cor* said...

oh I love your papers, sentiment and coloring of the image is great! Thanks for joining in at Creative Inspirations for our Christmas Challenge.

Dora said...

Hi, yes I'm back, it's nice to be back, even though I really enjoyed it in Orlando!!! Love your Christmas cards and your new LOTV stamp is beautiful. Had a look around at all your beautiful holiday photos, they're lovely xxx

SarahLP said...

Hi Jacky,

Great idea about running cardmaking classes - got to be worth a go! I have had some success from advertising on Netmums, you could also try other craft forums. Flyers in newsagent windows etc are quite cheap.. and leaflets in the local library, on community notice boards in the supermarket - all worth a try.

What about all the ladies from the classes you were tutoring? Let them know your plans, I'm sure they'd be interested. Good luck!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

what a gorgeous card and such a sweet image! I really love all the wonderful details you add to your work! Have a wonderful weekend!

craftykitten said...

Super card Jacky, love the fur on her hood! Thanks for joining our Christmas In August challenge at Creative Inspirations this time.
Hugs
Dawn x