A little while ago, I decided that I needed to step away from the online, digital, creative world & come out from behind my computer. And that I needed to change my creative direction. So I have been spending some time not only designing & creating with paper, but designing & creating with my other creative passion, fabric, as well. Something I haven't really had time to do for a long time. Too long!
And it's made me realise that at this point in the creative journey that has always been part of my life, creating with fabric is where I now need to be. Even though I'm not yet sure exactly what I'm going to do with it!
I do feel, however, that if I'm going to give whatever I do next the best possible chance of being as good as it can be, I need to take some time to focus on it & think seriously about it.
Which means that it's time for me to say goodbye to Pink Petticoat & I'll be closing down the Boutique at the end of the month.
I love making Christmas Tree cards. There are so many different ways to make a Christmas Tree aren't there? And decorate them too. I love playing about with the trimmings on a Christmas Tree card and just piling it all on!
Many of the cards which are my personal favourites from amongst all the cards I've ever made are Christmas Tree cards. Like this Pom Pom Tree card, and this one made from circles. I still like this one too, even though it is from too many moons ago, made from strips of card.
When I was thinking about what I wanted to design for Christmas this year, in addition to some new images & sentiments and something new for The Colour Collection, I decided I wanted to try to design more than my usual single Pattern Paper Pack. This year, I wanted more choice.
I wanted something based on the classic Partridge In A Pear Tree theme, something a little frosty & wintry, with snowmen & polar bears. And I wanted something using the colours from The French Country Collection too. And with these ideas in mind, I started designing : )