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Friday, 27 June 2008

DCM...CHRISTMAS (!)

I know its only June but I suppose Jo had her reasons for asking us to make a Christmas card fro this weeks DCM dare. Probably being very sensible (!) and trying to startle us into making them earlier instead of getting in a faff in november hehe.

We were free to do whatever we wished as long as it was christmasy. She had me down on my hands and knees rooting at the back of a cupboard to bring out the box with all my christmasy stash in. Im so glad she did because I had forgotten what was in there really!!!!! Well it has been a while since I packed it all away hasn't it? Here's what I came up with:

I found some lovely papers that I had got in sale for this years cards. Its an unusual colour mix using grey as a background....a bit different I thought. So I cut the background from the Big Snowflakes paper and then topped that with a way-cut hammered card to look like snow. Although it doesn't show really I went over the flakes with crystal Stickles. The lovely snowmen are cut from a matching paper (which is covered in them) and then added with foam pads. The little tag has been stamped (can't remember where I got those) and threaded through a narrow red ribbon.

Ooops, nearly forgot the papers - American Traditional Designs - SnowDay Earthtones - Big Snowflakes & Happy Snowman

Thanks for looking and thanks for reminding me Christmas is coming Jo hehe XXX

13 comments:

Elaine said...

Lovely Christmas Card, the sparkle makes you feel very festive

Kathy said...

What a cute card, Karen - I do like those little snowmen

Angelnorth said...

They're very jolly-looking snowmen aren't they? Lovely card and I can see the Stickles!

kath said...

Fabulous card for the challenge Karen and I love these cute snowmen
Kath
xxx

Sue said...

I love those jolly snowmen.
Sue x

Alison said...

Such a cute card.

Andrea, said...

Fabulous card, love the snowmen and all the sparkle

Traceyr said...

Oh Karen those snowmen are really cute. I like their shiny eyes and buttons.

Traceyr :)

tracy said...

i love it :) i love snowmen :)

Kaz said...

Lovely card KAren, please put my name on that one!!

Beth said...

What an unusual card Karen lovely, I love it! Also love the tissue box or rather box for your pens, very creative indeed. XX

Susan (Sue H) said...

It make a real change to see something a little different on Christmas cards and I think the Grey background paper you've used works well. Love the jolly little trio too!

Hazel said...

That's a lovely jolly card (I really must start mine!)