Monday, 1 July 2013


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Christmas cards all year round

I'm thrilled to say that I was invited to join the team on Christmas cards all year round. Those who regular visit my blog will know that I make loads of Christmas cards throughout the year, so I'm more than happy to join the team. Please go over to Christmas cards all year round and see the lovely festive crafting done by the rest of the team - many of them, like me, are new this month, so please give them a welcome.

So these are my cards for the July challenge on CCAYR: it's all about Santa.

I've used card and elements from last year's Hunkydory Christmas kit  (yes, still using it up!) with the addition of some tartan ribbon on the first one. The card blanks are A5 opening landscape - thought they would make a change.

These are also for:

Facebook A card a day
Card mania 24: Christmas in July
Crafty ribbons 50: anything goes with ribbon (first card)
Left of center 9: use a sentiment on the front
A random Thursday 3: anything goes
One stitch at a time 170: anything goes
Platypus creek 35: anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom 104: freestyle
Simon says: anything goes
Creative inspirations 220: anything goes + option of ribbon (first card)

CHNC challenge extra for July

Can you believe that today is 1 July? How fast the year is going - it does seem true that the older you get, the faster time goes.

So it's time for CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd like to see any and all of the Christmas cards you make throughout the month.

And here is my first Christmas card for July, using the 'Nativity, Mary and Joseph' image kindly supplied by Bugaboo Stamps, the sponsor of CHNC challenge extra for July. I coloured the image with promarkers (the background is so pastel that it almost looks white here) and tore around a perspex oval template, inking the torn edges with a promarker.

The papers were magazine freebies. The little crocheted flowers are some that I've had for ages.

This is also for:

Merry Monday: anything goes Christmas
The squirrel and the fox 47: Christmas in July
Jingle belles: we wish you a digital Christmas
Sentimental Sundays 161: all things digital
My heart pieces: use a digi stamp
It's all about the vintage and beautiy 46: distress and tear
Passion for promarkers 204: name that tune - inspired by a song: Little donkey
Digi haven: fun with flowers
Creative moments 20: flowers
Crafty catz 189: say it with flowers
Left of center 9: use a sentiment on the front
A random Thursday 3: anything goes
613 avenue create 26: anything goes
One stitch at a time 170: anything goes
Lacy sunshine 11: anything goes
Platypus creek 35: anything goes
Hiding in my craftroom 104: freestyle
QKR stampede 45: anything goes
Crafting by designs: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Sister act 13: anything goes
Make it Monday 147
Inspire me Fridays 109
52 card pickup 2.26