Please note that this is a Thursday start date so that you can get logged in and join the forum ready to make the most of the weekend ahead.


Hunker down and spend a day having some creative fun.  I will share ideas for handmade cards, tags and wrap so you can have a beautiful, handmade christmas.


Christmas for me is about the stillness - the slowing down and the pared back simplicity of nature. I will be using this as a starting point for creating images. In this strangest of years where Christmas will need us to connect in different ways - make a handmade gesture the hug you want to give. 


Materials you will need for the class:


Heavy cartridge or watercolour paper or blank cards from a craft supplier


Paper tags - luggage labels or cut your own.

acrylic paints or inks (or use what you have)

coloured papers to use for collage (collect book pages, envelopes, magazine pages)

a printer to print downloads

coloured pencils/pens

Posca Pens (optional but I love them)

Letter stamps (optional but I use them lots in my cards)

Erasers and a scalpel


The course content can be accessed from 10am on the start date. You will have 3 weeks access to the content.  I've planned the content to give you one full on day of creativity or you can spread it over a couple of days or a week of evenings. 



Christmas Card play day - 19th November 2020

  • You can cancel before the course starts and receive a full refund. Once the course date has started, no refund can be given.

    Should you have extenuating circumstances, access to the course provision may be extend. This is discretionary.

Helen Hallows


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