Sunday 15 July 2012

Getting ready for Christmas

Yes, I know it's a long way off, but I've been making Christmas cards throughout the year. These two are very similar, depicting a decoupaged lady loaded up with shopping. The background paper and the decoupage are Jolly Nation. I tore the edges of the paper and added a sentiment and some gingham ribbon. Both the white background and the pink background papers were offcuts, so this is my first time of the week at Pixie's crafty snippets 29 and also for Hiding in my craftroom 54: super scraps Saturday.

Everything I used for these cards was bought years ago (about time I used it) - in fact the decoupage had been made up ages ago and was waiting to be putting on cards - so this is for Waste not Wednesday 26: use your stash.

This is for:

Totally papercrafts 125: lots of layers - at least 3 (decoupaged images)
Let's craft and create 49: decoupage
Quirky crafts 15: Christmas in July
Creatalicious 36: Christmas in July
Amusing challenges (stamped blessings): Christmas in July
The pink elephant 156: Christmas in July
Lollipop crafts 84: Christmas in July
Hooked on crafts 22: Christmas in July
Little red wagon 141: Christmas in July
2 sisters 100: Christmas in July (I didn't go for the option!)
Totally Gorjuss 140: It's Christmas
Card caravan (the hybrid chick) 22: Christmas in July
Crafter's companion 26: ho ho ho Christmas
Corrosive 153: sentimentally yours
Crafty creations 178: free for all
Tammy scraping corner 18: anything goes
Inspire me Fridays 67
52 card pick up week 28


  1. Great cards Hazel - and this truly is sooo me at Christmas, albeit perhaps not so smiley when shopping - but I'd be lost without a shopping list :)

    Take each day at a time, shingles is a really nasty thing. But, it will pass in its own good time.

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. Shopping is definetely part of Christmas. I like the backing papers. These cards are so nice!

  3. this is me lol fab christmas card thanks for sharing at 2sisters good luck with the challenge tracy x

  4. Nice toknow someone else keeps things a long time before using. I am no alone!!! Hugs Mrs A.

  5. omgoodness yes, Jolly Nation! I have quite a few of these I've never used! Fabulous to see one again, (haven't seen one for ages!) Great card! Thank you for joining Quirky Crafts Christmas in July Challenge!
    ((Lyn)) DT

  6. Another wonderful Christmas Creation. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  7. I am so pleased you
    decided to join us for our Challenge.
    Hugs, Founder and Owner of Tammy's Scrapin Corner, Tammy Ortiz

  8. Hi Hazel,
    What a fun image. I have just made my first Christmas card for this year.
    Love the paper.
    Thank you for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts.

  9. Great card. Love the paper and decoupage.Thank you for joining us at 2 Sisters this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

  10. love your decoupage Christmas card Hazel...thank you so much for sharing it with us at Let's Craft and Create.

  11. How fun! Your patterned paper is really cute and your stamped image looks like he belongs with that paper line! Good thinking and matching! Thanks for joining us at Hooked on Craft this month, Hazel.


  12. It's great to get ahead of the rush and she certainly looks like she has shopped til she dropped. Hugs, Amanda x

  13. Great card, fab take on the challenge. Thank you for joining in this week's Totally papercrafts challenge.
    Cathy xx

  14. Lovely Christmas card. Love the image and patterned paper. Thank you for sharing and joining in at HIMCR. Hugs, Velma

  15. Another lovely christmas card. Love the layered design with that lovely lady on;) Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  16. Wow Hazel, This is such a beautfiul Christmas card! Love that you pop some of the lady features up. Great Job and Thanks for joining HIMCR this week. DT AJ~

  17. I know how she feels! Great card.


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