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!