'tis the season to be messy

Dear Annie,

Christmas preparations are continuing in our house. This week it's been card-making. D came downstairs yesterday to find S and I up to our elbows in paint, whilst baby R watched in fascination from his highchair.
"'Tis the season to be messy!" he said. How right he was!

This year, most of our Christmas cards were potato prints. Cheap, simple, effective and fun.

If you make a pad from newspaper and kitchen towel, and squeeze the paint straight onto it, you get much better coverage on the potato than if you have the paint on a plate.


Once these were finished, we embarked upon some extra special cards for our family. They each started out with three toddler handprints:

Turn them upside-down, paint on a few details and they're transformed:

Can you see what they are? Would you like a closer look?

Handprint angels. Aren't they sweet?

 Sing, choir of angels!

Love from,


PS: The giveaway is still open until the end of Sunday 5th December. 


  1. Your cards just make me smile...so sweet!

  2. i love the cards you all made, such a simple idea, but they look so lovely! Kellyx

  3. Wow what great craft ideas, I've never thought to make cards like that which are much nicer to recieve then mass produced cards.
    My children, hubs and I made a peice of art work many years back of our hand prints on a art canvas. It now hangs in my bedroom and is great to look at.
    Have a great christmas

  4. Oh Wow! These Angels are ADORABLE! I love them.

    Have been looking at all your posts - the gingerbead houses (yum) and knitting (I have a blanket to finish too).... very crafty and festive your way!

    I would LOVE for you to join us at Kids Get Crafty (every Wednesday on Red Ted Art) - current link up http://www.redtedart.com/2010/12/15/kids-get-crafty-christmas-baubles/

    Hope to see you there!

    PS found you via BMB!


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