Thursday, 8 December 2016

Xmas cards and crackers

Christmas cards by Ellie Mason
Painted collage card by Jenny Stacy
Painted collage card by Jenny Stacy
Painted collage card by Jenny Stacy
Painted collage card by Jenny Stacy and hand marbled gift tags £1 each
Ellie Mason design cards are now available at Handmade Happiness and yesterday Niloo delivered Christmas cards showing her porcelain Christmas decorations. Niloo's delicate porcelain trees, baubles and star decorations are selling fast.

See above how I used some of that marbled paper I made earlier in the year! I love making cards but they are the least cost effective things to make as I've found that if you charge much more than £2.50 for a card it just doesn't sell. (I did once see a painted card in Fortnum and Masons for £100 but I don't know if it actually sold or not!)

I've still got lots of marbled papers left and I'm planning to make some crackers with it. 

If you're thinking of making crackers one idea is to buy a pack of cheap crackers from the pound shop and retrieve the banger, paper hat, maybe even the joke to add to your own crackers. Then all you need do is to put a nice gift inside your cracker (eg. Lindt tiny chocolate bear?) 

As you will guess any crackers I make will be for the family, not for sale. 

Today I need to focus on making more fairies for the shop. Yesterday a lovely family over from Germany bought all five of the fairies I had made so today I'll be at my desk sewing up layers of tiny fairy skirts! 


Brenda Tilbury said...

Handmade Happiness is definitely worth a visit Jenny, be along soon! Xx

jenny said...

Looking forward to seeing you again, Brenda.x

Brenda Tilbury said...

Tomorrow! Xx