Saturday 23 December 2017

Festive, frazzled and a little piece of home...

Hello friends

Are we feeling festive or frazzled?
How are your Christmassy plans going?

Today's post is a festive idea using maps.
I designed these cards for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and also
recreated them to send to my special friends in Iowa and Chicago.

There's a full tutorial on the Scrapbook Adhesives blog here.

So simple to do, I found the map online and printed it.

I realise your cards are probably all made, written and sent by now
but perhaps an idea for next year!

Christmas here...

I finished up my city job last night although I am working in London
between Christmas and New Year, I actually don't mind going in as
the city is so quiet and the commute takes half the time. 

Elliott and I did a big food shop late one night and we managed to avoid
lots of crowds.  We've probably forgotten some items
but I've decided that's fine, we really have enough to last us a week
not just a couple of days!

We are still working right up to Christmas with Hope and Chances,
truthfully it's hard not to, we don't like to leave anything unfinished!
Keep an eye on the Pre-Loved, that's a job on the list for today.

I am going to be signing off from blog posts for a few days,
I'm going to be spending an inordinate amount of time in my kitchen!
This is an opportunity to say ...

Take care friends, keep warm and safe at this special time of year.


  1. Morning Christine,
    HAPPY CHRISTMAS to you and the boys.
    Love the idea on your card so original.

  2. Hi Christine

    Lovely card really like how you have used a map of where you live I will borrow that idea if I may.

    Have a wonderful Christmas with your lovely family and please don't spend too much
    time in the kitchen.

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year 2018.

    Love n Hugs Annxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  3. Hello Christine
    What a wonderful idea to use a map!
    I hope you don't spend too much time in the kitchen!
    I hope you and the boys have a lovely day also your Mum and Dad too!
    Loves of love and best wishes for 2018
    Love Marg

  4. Hi Christine
    Love your Christmas tree idea.Great for my American friends next year.
    Thanks for sharing your ideas.
    Merry Christmas to you and yous.
    Jan x

  5. Merry Christmas Christine and family. I hope you have a fabulously fun time with family and friends, enjoying the good food and wine and no work. Gorgeous card and love the personal touch with Gravesend xx hazel

  6. Hi Christine
    Love your cards and such an original idea which I certainly be trying

    Have a great Christmas and a happy and healthy new Year
    Pat x

  7. Love your cards Christine. Thank you for sharing.i have used maps for birthday cards showing the place where the person lives, Great for male cards. Have a wonderful Christmas with your family.

  8. Gorgeous cards! A very merry Christmas to you and your whole family - including Bella of course! xxx

  9. Loving your cards Christine , wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and a big Thank You for all the inspiration over the year .
    Elaine H X

  10. Hope you have and your family have a wonderful Christmas Christine,
    Love to you all
    Chris xx

  11. Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas Christine.

  12. Merry Christmas to you and the family Christine. Enjoy your few days xxxx

  13. Hi Christine. A little late but happy Christmas to you and your family.
    On my last cruise in October an officers wife was on board and she was holding short crafting sessions on Board. She was Dutch, so was very into her crafts, and we used maps to make pillow boxes, and other box shapes, cards and gift bags. Ideal when you collect so many maps from all the ports you visit.
    I have used our own maps here to make male cards often using the recipients local area.
    Your Christmas card is a new idea to follow, thank you. Xx

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