Autumn hues are everywhere. Red, orange, brown and yellow bursting forth in full array. What a beautiful feast for the artists' eyes.

Do enjoy this golden season before the white freezing winter cold descend upon us. This is especially so for you who are residing in the States, the United Kingdom or any part of the world where you equate wintertime with heavy snow.

For me in Singapore, we are enjoying wonderful weather here - not so much rain and the air is not too humid hot. From my back balcony, I was able to see people strolling and exercising in the park throughout the day. I now am able to join them in the late afternoon for some light exercises. And to me it is wonderful because for the past months, on and off, I was on bed rest due to spinal pain.

Fortunately, I did stock up on card making magazines and art books so was able to stimulate my mind with beautiful arts by artists and crafters during my down time. And during those moments when life feels good, I manage to create some Christmas cards.

And that brings us to the question: What is a good Christmas craft?

In This Issue:

:: What is a Good Christmas Craft?

:: What's New!

:: Collectable Quote for Card Making

:: Free Template/Clipart

:: A Peek into the Next Issue

What is a Good Christmas Craft?

Card making of course! But why is it a good Christmas craft and how can you organise some craft sessions with friends or children will be discuss here.

So just click on the following link to proceed to find out more.

A Good Christmas Craft

Note: Now that I'm better, I will be working on the course on A Study of Color for the Card Designer and will add more materials to it gradually. So do check the website often or subscribe to the site feed to receive immediate updates to the site. You can do this by adding me to your Yahoo, MSN or Google. Just use the XML/RSS button provided on the website. Or if you find a Bookmark button on any of the web-pages, just click and add me to your Digg, Facebook, Stumbleupon, etc.

What's New!

More Christmas cards have been added to the website. You can allocate them on the Christmas cards page below:

Homemade Christmas Cards

Collectable Quote for Card Making

You can copy and paste this quote into a Microsoft Word document, change the font, and print on white card stock, vellum or transparency and use it on the front of your homemade cards.

"Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep."

~ Scott Adams

Free Template/Clipart

Here are two cliparts you can use to make Christmas cards or gift tags. Just print out, trim and layer onto a blank card. Or print on card stock, trim and punch a hole to tie to a gift.

Printable Christmas Gift Tags

A colouring page for children. Print on copy paper. Or on thicker card stock so that after coloring, trim and stand it on a card holder for display. (Coming in next issue: How to make your own card holder.)

Printable Snowman Colouring Page

To download other card making templates on the website, go to the following link:

Card Making Templates

A Peek into the Next Issue

1. How to make your own card holders

2. Wrapping Christmas gifts

3. More Christmas cliparts to download and print

4. Technique challenge

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Have a wonderful day!

Flora Tan

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