Sunday, 23 August 2009

A simple start for Christmas

Yesterday I made a start with Christmas cards. Usually I've done loads by now, in preparation for selling to raise money for Tearfund. It's not going to be possible for me to have the usual Septemer 'at home', but I'm hoping to be able to have some cards to sell at our church's WEF Christmas Fair.

I received some papers, stickers, ribbons etc from a dear crafting friend for my birthday - pink, black and white colour combo. I knew I'd seen the papers somewhere before and then realised that they coordinated with a set of 12 x 12 DCWV paper and embellishments that I bought last year. So I used strips of one of the new papers on the first set of cards shown here.

The theme for 15 August on Our Creative Corner is 'Christmas in August', which is also the theme for challenge 58 on Dutch Dare, also on this week's challenge on Simon Says and also on Creative Card Crew challenge 24. (Gosh, this seems weird linking for challenges - it's so long since I've done any!)

I've made five of each of these cards - very simple, because the base cards were already printed with the designs, so I've just added ribbons and other bits:

Any crookedness is down to the scans, not the cards themselves!


  1. I know the feeling, all my photos come out crooked!

    Nice batch of cards Hazel.

    Cazzy x

  2. Well done on getting started Hazel. I don't think anyone will mind if you don't get the charity ones made this year x

  3. Cute cards Hazel, what pretty designer paper and I LOVE the fun snowflake ribbon!

    Thanks for playing along with us over at Our Creative Corner!
    Hugs, Jennifer :)

  4. Cute cards.
    Love the papers, colours and cute snowman.
    Thanks for joining the DDCC.

    xoxo karin

  5. Well done you on getting started ... I keep erm ... thinking about it - you have made some really great cards!

  6. Great cards Hazel.xx

    Can we have Christmas now please. :-) You've put me in the mood. :-D

  7. Glad you're getting chance to craft a bit, looks like you're off to a fab start here!

  8. Such fab Christmas cards Hazel. Thanks for taking part in the CCC Challenge.
    Paula xxxx

  9. Great Holiday cards!! Your papers are fab!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!


  10. Gorgeous cards Hazel :-) I am sorry I didn't visit earlier but I was on holiday :-)

    Congratulations your number was the lucky one !! You won the shopping spree !! Lucky you :-)

    Lols x x

  11. Congrats Hazel. Glad to know that something good is happening to you.


    We enjoy your work and hope you'll enter again!


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