Well, here's the start of the cards I've made for people other than neighbours as there's have been done a while.
I've made a couple of springy cards using a template kindly supplied by one of the forum members of DoCrafts.
I've stamped the background in red and the edge of the topper in gold. The Christmas tree is stamped in green with a gold star and heat embossed. I then used pearlised red paint to colour the background of the topper card. Merry Christmas greeting on the base is stamped in red and heat embossed.
The background is a free paper from a craft magazine and I've heat embossed a frame using white powder. Rudolph is stamped and heat embossed. I coloured his nose in red and matted him onto green card. I've added liquid dome gel to his nose, eyes and collar before sticking him onto the card using foam pads.
I'm so clever - NOT!! I downloaded the instructions and a couple of pictures for doing these cards and forgot to download the template then forgot where I got it from. So, I've had to wing it. Here's my first completed attempt. The picture doesn't show the design very well. After trying with paper for a bit, I managed to get the card cut so it would just about work. The background is stamped. The teddies and the greeting are stamped in gold and heat embossed before being washed over with red pearlised paint.
Cut out of cream card, I coloured the front and back using red pearlised paint. Images are stamped in black and heat embossed before colouring in in pencils. Greeting is stamped in black, heat embossed and matted onto cream card. I've put them all on using foam pads. The hinges inside are covered using the same cream card as the base card.
Thanks to Lou once again