Tuesday, 12 December 2017

No stamps, no ink and no mess. and Rudolph brought the tea.

Its Tuesday so it must be time to visit with friends at 
T Stands for Tuesdays

where we are always welcome with a drinks related post.
 I will begin with a trip up to our  market town of Hexham last Saturday where they were holding the Christmas fair.  We went early as I had a grocery shop to do as well.
Not many folk about and the car temperature gauge was  about minus 2
 and it didn't rise above zero all day here.

As always there were  food stalls, as well as craft stalls.
Some of the photos are a bit hazy, but it was so cold you could see your own breath as you breathed out.

The Coffee and foodie stalls were just getting organised

Lots of crafty stalls, but most of the stall holders don't like you taking photos.

The Alpacas   just arrived as we were leaving.  I don't think they would be feeling  cold with their thick wool fur.

Back home and after thawing out and some lunch,
 I needed to finish this last batch of Christmas cards.
Rudolph looked after my afternoon cuppa.

For these cards, I used Kraft card as a base. 
Cut out the material squares from a remnant  piece of cloth that I had stored from ages ago and frayed the edges.
Simply stuck down on the card and a bow added.
Hence the title of my post....
no stamps, no ink and no mess.
Well if I am honest there was a bit of mess with all the threads of edges I pulled.

Thank you for visiting with me today,
you are always welcome here.


  1. Cute display and interesting photos...x[aNNie]πŸŽ„

  2. Gorgeous cards, love the fabric combined with the kraft card. Looks a nice place you visited, always nice to see Akpakas. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. awesome Cards, the kraft Background is beautiful too.
    and Looks like a wonderful market you visited. i would have been tempted by the baskets - a weak spot:) do i spy pheasants hanging on the first photo? they are quite rare here meanwhile and i´m not sure if they are allowed to shoot any longer...
    happy t-day, Yvonne!

  4. The Christmas Fair looks such fun with all those crafty stalls to, it's been really cold here too this weekend, just a light dusting of snow though 😁. What wonderful Christmas cards, the fabric images are so beautiful and I loved how you frayed the edges and added the ribbon - perfect 😁. Sending you very Happy T Day wishes! J 😊

  5. I love your fabric and paper cards- charming! Christmas fairs are such fun-despite the cold. And look at those cute alpacas;) Thanks for sharing and happy T day!

  6. I like fairs and stalls and open air shopping. Maybe not if the air is as cold as yours though. Your cards are unique and very attractive. Nice use of the fabric.

  7. Were those pheasants at the Christmas fair? You wouldn't see them here. We have a few wild ones but not many as I don't believe they are native. Do people clean them and eat them-I am guessing as I've seen on some TV shows. Even though it was cold, it looks like a great place to visit and so many interesting things to see. Glad you shared, and perfect to have a cup of tea to warm up afterwards. Happy T Day Yvonne. Hope its a good one. Hugs-Erika

    1. Yes it was pheasants in the photo. There is a stall there and at the farmers market that sells game. I am happy to say that the ones on the stall are prepared for the oven.
      Yvonne xx

  8. Well i think your cards turned out great Yvonne!! Love the thought of using fabric... You could suggest to the vendor that if you put their photo on your blog you could put their name and web address on there too... might get them some business... I've often thought of doing that... Happy T day! Hugs! deb

  9. Love the bright colours and joyful childlike images all against the kraft backgrounds - really great cards. Looks like another great day out too!
    Alison x

  10. Oh brrrr that would be soooo cold to be out manning a booth I feel for everyone out there in the cold. I am sure alpacas loved the cold though.
    Your cards are beautiful-I love them all Happy T Day hugs Kathy

  11. Brrrrrrr! But that Christmas Fair would tempt me out even as cold as it was there. I'd have come away with enough to make my outing worth the shivering ;) Happy T Tuesday

  12. Your fabric christmas cards look so beautiful and a lovely christmas fair in Hexham! Happy T-Day - your mug looks funny and great to have a special mug for the days before Christmas!
    Happy T-Day Yvonne!
    oxo Susi

  13. I enjoyed you taking us to Hexham and the Christmas market there. I really enjoyed the trip and didn't freeze like you did! What we won't do to take a few photos for T day sometimes, right?

    I adore the combination of kraft card stock and fabric. These turned out to be awesome cards and some lucky recipients will love them as much as I.

    Your reindeer mug always makes me smile and I was simply delighted to see he was holding tea today. It's a perfect entry for T this Tuesday. Thanks for sharing Hexham with us, too this Tuesday.

  14. Awesome fabric and paper cards Yvonne!
    Lula oxo

  15. Your cards are so pretty! I am all about no mess if I can make it happen. That doesn't happen often ;) I love when you share pictures of your Christmas market! Looks like the perfect place to browse with family and a warm cuppa.
    Happy Tea Day,

  16. Brrrrr. Walking around the Christmas fair in the cold, I'd want to run home to a hot cup of tea. Love your Rudolph mug. Even better, crafting without a mess. Your cards are very cute. Happy T Day!

  17. Fun cards and great photos, looks like a fantastic festive market!!

  18. Lovely cards. They look like little quilt squares.

    It was nice visiting the Hexham Christmas fair with you, Yvonne. Especially while sitting here all warm and toasty. Minus 2 - brrr. I understand the crafters not wanting pictures taken. I used to do the craft fair circuit and it got so I could tell which lookers were really shopping and which just wanted to pick up ideas and designs for themselves.

  19. Very cute Christmas cards. Burrrr, those photos even look cold......all but the alpacas...they look perfectly happy.
    Happy T-day

  20. Cute cards and a Christmas market is always nice to visit.
    Enjoy yourt time

  21. Your cards are fantastic Yvonne! I love all those fabulous fabric squares, so festive! Your Christmas fair looks so amazing, we skipped ours this year because they cancelled the parade and that's my favourite part. Maybe we'll go next year. hugs :)

  22. What fabulous cards - so clever of you! Hexham looks a great place to go to a Christmas fair! Sorry to be so late for T! Yesterday was a little hectic! Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

  23. Love your cards and the Christmas Market looks like lots of fun. I haven't been to one yet this year and probably won't go this year. Thanks for stopping by my blog!!!