Happy New Year 2020!

Handmade Xmas Card

Handmade Xmas Card

Happy New Year! Wishing you a delightful 2020!

We hope you all had a great Christmas and so far the new decade has been wonderful.

I'm sure you have all had a busy festive season and its been a few weeks since I last posted onto the Create Display website.

This post will serve as an initial mini winter catch up with more crafty project updates in the pipeline!

Sussex sunrise

Sussex sunrise

Talking of the holidays, this year we made some handmade Christmas cards for those people we were meeting up with over the festive season.

The image on the cards was inspired by the sunrise view in winter in Chichester harbour in Sussex. The reindeer reminds us of the deer that can often be seen relaxing in or running across the fields.

red handmade Xmas card

red handmade Xmas card

To begin the little project we put carols on the studio radio and then selected a carved wooden decorative block that was already in our Christmas craft box. I liked the round shape of the block, that was initially sourced locally.

Metallic acrylic paints from Hobbycraft were painted over the block and pressed onto the printed image that was created using an HP Laser Jet Pro (MFP M477fnw) and standard white A4 paper.

A white fine liner pen from Paperchase was then used to detail the text and outline the reindeer.


Multicoloured  Xmas cards

Multicoloured Xmas cards

The cards were then cut around the letters, with a sharp craft knife from Hobbycraft, to form an unusual shape that 'popped' out when the card was opened.

Old glitter from our Christmas craft supplies was then sprinkled onto pva glue dots that were applied with the end of a thin paintbrush to finish the jolly paper tokens with a bit of magical sparkle.

I like to collect and use rubber stamps for the inside of my cards with appropriate messages for the season and treat myself to a metallic pen for embellishment. The January sales is a good time to buy these materials ready for the end of next year.


More winter craft projects to follow on my next post soon…

Have a super creative day!

https://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/ Extra craft supplies from Hobbycraft
https://www.paperchase.com/en_gb/ Fine white and metallic writing pens from Paperchase