21 August 2009

Christmas in August

I came across quite a lot of card challenge blogs this week with a Christmas theme, which has prompted me to start making my Christmas cards! In my 'clean-out the-stash' drive I came across some old papers which I think are a fabulous match with embossed white cardstock, and I had a play around with some card sketches I found online:

* 2 Red Bananas ~ Banana Split Sunday
* Creative Card Crew ~ Challenge 24

I used: Cuttlebug 'Script' and 'Floral Screen' embossing folders, Alison Ellis Design paper

* If the Shoe Fits ~ Monday's sketch in card form
* Creative Card Crew ~ Challenge 24

I used: Cuttlebug 'Allegro' embossing folder, Alison Ellis Design paper

The next two are fairly plain, no sketches used, just using up some more scraps:

* Simon Says ~ Christmas in August
* Dutch Dare ~ Challenge 58

I used: Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder, Alison Ellis Design paper, Inque Boutique stamp, Bazzill bling cardstock

* Simon Says ~ Christmas in August
I used: Cuttlebug 'Spots & Dots' embossing folder, Alison Ellis Design paper, stamp ?? ** I don't know - can somebody tell me??**, coloured with Twinkling H2O's


  1. Wowsers Karen, you have made a great start on your Chrissy cards.They all look fabulous , especially that PP teamed with the crispness of the white.

  2. Your card is so stunning. I love the image and the fabby embossed papers.

    Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge.

    Iris and the DT

  3. These are all GREAT cards. I love the colors! thanks for playing along with 2RedBananas!

  4. Wow those look great Karen! It's always a good idea to make a start on the Chrissie cards nice and early :-)
    And I have that paper in my stash somewhere too!

  5. I think the stamp was one of Kylie's. Perhaps she could tell you the name/brand etc.

    Love the colours on these cards and the embossed white backgrounds lokk fabulous!

  6. Fabulous card.
    Love the designs, papers, colours and images.
    Thanks for joining the DDCC.

    xoxo karin

  7. GREAT cards! so elegant looking! I love all your embossing on them! thanks for playing along at the Shoe!!!

  8. Wow! Great assortment of cards! I really like the embossed tree..cool!

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


  9. So love the colours of the paper you have used. What beautiful cards you have created.


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