Zazzle’s Foil Christmas Cards in Action

Zazzle introduced their foil cards in time for everyone to start designing their Christmas greeting cards on them.   There have been some amazing designs showing up already by the talented designers that use the site.

I had a White Christmas inspired card design that I had planned to put on a card this year and I thought it would work on the foil card nicely as well.

Let it Snow Christmas Card

This is the design on a ‘normal’ Christmas card (above) and here is what it turns out like on a silver foil card….

Let it Snow (Foil) Christmas Card


I quite like the foil effect, but I also love the detail that the non-foil card has – which is your favorite?

The foil cards are also available in gold foil as well as silver and to be honest it looks like the gold foil is more popular than the silver.  Here’s one I created quickly (using an image available in creative commons along with a font found on Zazzle) so that you can see what the effect looks like.

Abstract Christmas Tree (Foil) Greeting Card


Have you made any foil greeting cards yet and do you have a preference between the silver and gold – personally I like them both and think it’s just a case of which one suits the design best.

Foil Christmas Cards

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Vintage Winter Snowman Christmas Card

One of the first designs I remember doing using an image from Creative Commons is this vintage winter snowman Christmas card.
Vintage Christmas CardVintage Christmas Card
It shows three gorgeous children building a snowman and I fell in love with the image.

Unfortunately as this picture was in the public domain and able to be used by anyone I knew that there was a chance lots of other people would be using this image on various POD companies. I had to think of what I could do to keep the great image and yet make it a little different from anyone else’s image.


I created this image a long time ago with an old computer that had the now discontinued Picture It! program on it. I put a filter onto the image which is what gave the image the round, part circles around the outside. As soon as I saw that I fell in love as in my mind it was like looking through a snowball heading towards this happy group.

It has been a popular design and makes me nostalgic for Microsoft Picture It! as this is the second time I’ve ‘developed’ a popular design with the program – the other one was my Sydney Harbour Bridge design. Having said that I do love my Photoshop so I’d better not complain too much!

Gorgeous vintage winter snowman Christmas card

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Vintage Christmas Postage Stamps | Christmas Cards | Christmas Envelope Labels

Matching vintage Christmas card stationeryIf you’re after some vintage Christmas postage stamps then I have a few Zazzle sets here that you should enjoy.   These sets include matching Christmas cards, Christmas envelope labels and postage stamps.

I am planning to bring you regular posts of Zazzle sets for you comprised of both my own designs and other peoples.

In a hurry?

=> Head straight to vintage Christmas postage stamps

=> Head straight to vintage Christmas envelope labels

=> Head straight to vintage Christmas cards

My vintage Christmas designs are based on creative commons images and here are a few of my favorites for you to enjoy –

Vintage Winter Snowman Christmas Card, Vintage Christmas Postage & Vintage Snowman Address Labels

This vintage rosy cheeked child and his newly made snowman is a gorgeous image for a vintage Christmas card and to be able to carry the image over to matching address labels and a Christmas postage stamp is great.

If you like the look of them then all you need to do is click below to buy them –

Vintage Snowman Christmas Card | Vintage Snowman Christmas Postage Stamp | Vintage Snowman Christmas Address Labels



Snowman Couple Christmas card, address label & postage stamp set

Want these gorgeous items?   Well I don’t blame you I absolutely love the idea of a snow dog!   If you want this snowman couple and their pet dog to come and stay with you this holiday season then you just to to click on these links –

Snowman Couple Postage Stamp | Snowman Couple Address Label | Snowman Couple Christmas Card


Vinage Christmas Card Set

If you like the look of this little vintage girl next to a very spiffy looking winter snowman then you’ll want to know where to get this matching Christmas stationery –

Vintage Christmas Card | Vintage Christmas Postage Stamp | Vintage Christmas Address Labels

In case you can’t guess I really do like snowmen on my Christmas greeting cards!

Match your Christmas stationery with cards, postage and address labels
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Beach Photography

I have been on Zazzle for a number of years and after a while I decided I really should have separate shops for all of my varied interests.   Two of these shops are based on my love of beach photography.

Beachcombing is a store based on photographs of just about anything I see at the beach from driftwood to shells.   The name comes from beachcombers who ‘comb’ the beach for treasures to take home.   In my case the ‘treasures’ are my photographs.

One of the images that seems to be very popular is this one that I snapped on Ohope Beach in New Zealand –

I love the blues I’ve captured in this photograph, it really was a lovely day out.   The surfboard had just been left on the beach, but I’m sure the surfer wasn’t too far away as the car park is in sight of the beach.


I’ve got a few other beach photographs that have been turned into art work for this store, here’s a few –

The other store that has my beach photography in it is my Watching Seagulls store, which as the title suggests is based on seagulls.
I love bird photography as well so the combination of the beach and birds seemed to inevitably lead to seagulls.   I will lax lyrical about seagulls on another post however as they really are very expressive birds.
My favorite wall canvas from my beach photography (at the moment anyway) is this one –
Gorgeous Rocky Coastline Canvas Print
Gorgeous Rocky Coastline Canvas Print by Beachcombing
This print was based on a photograph I took on Australia’s Sunshine Coast and when I cropped it I found I liked it much better as a long horizontal image than the ‘full’ original image.   To me the image just puts me in a peaceful mood and is a perfect piece of art to compliment your beach decor.
Do you like beach photography?   It certainly seems to be growing in popularity if my instagram feed is anything to go by!
Beach Photography

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