#3 Holiday Postcards

This is my postcard for Nikki’s Holiday Postcard Swap


I spent a lot of time on two other designs. By the time I decided on this one, I was running really low on time and energy and was depressed that I had spent so much time with very little results. So I scanned it and had them printed into postcards. Now, I’m feeling really guilty about not making each one individually. I just couldn’t crunch it with the time I had left myself. Is that cheating? Yes, probably. I did add a spicy hot chocolate recipe (southwestern style) on the back . I hope no one feels cheated. I apologize if that’s the case.


Here is my recipe for my favorite Spiced Hot Chocolate(serves one):

3/4 c. milk of choice (I always use soy)
1/4 c. hot water
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla
a pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg and cayenne pepper
1) Dissolve sugar and cocoa powder in hot water.
2) In small saucepan, warm milk on medium heat.
3) Add sugar/cocoa mixture and spices~ stir.
4) Remove from heat, add vanilla, stir and enjoy.

The pinch of cayenne doesn’t add the tongue burning hotness you might think. It actually accentuates the chocolate making it especially rich. It really warms you to your toes.
The candle is vanilla buttercream. It smells amazing. It’s a soy based candle which I love. I bought it at the craft fair last Friday. It was the only hoppin’ booth.

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8 Responses to #3 Holiday Postcards

  1. Amelia says:

    I love your postcard! Does it snow in your part of Arizona? Even though Christmas is in Summer here, I will still have to try the hot chocolate recipe. And thank you for the “dragging picture” tip.

  2. moki says:

    mmm with cayenne!!! Got to try that!

  3. raesha says:

    OOHH I really like these – what a great idea. I don’t think anyone will mind that they are printed and not individually hand made.

  4. rebecca says:

    I think you are being too hard on yourself! They are still Kismet originals. I certainly wouldn’t mind.

    You certainly have been busy…..trying to catch up, cause as you know my life is just a wee bit hectic. Love the ornaments, you did a really fantastic job. I commend you for all the neat swaps you joined in on!

  5. Anastasia says:

    I love your postcard – such great detail!!
    the hot chocolate looks really good – might give it a try!

  6. kathy says:

    The postcard is great. Love the presents under the cactus. I had thought about doing a mini-quilt with a Christmas scene that I could copy for my cards this year. That’s definitely become a roll over idea. Back to finishing what I’ve already started…

  7. Got your postcard today…beautiful! I will have to give that spicy chocolate a go…thanks for the recipe.
    Thanks so much again! xox

  8. beki says:

    I love the card! I don’t mind one bit that it was scanned and printed. The design is fabulous!!

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