Monday, 1 August 2011

It can't be that time already?!

No, I'm not crazy or ultra organised but responding to a team challenge on UKS set by a fellow teamie who wanted us to plan/make our Christmas cards. Despite wanting to resist the idea of thinking about Christmas in July, I didn't want to let her down so I teamed the idea with a prompt from Shimelle about making your own embellishments.

I started by choosing a range of co-ordinating papers from my scrap pile and then cutting them into various sized circles before inking the edges. I also choose a range of co-ordinating embellishments from my stash, which were mainly snowflake related in a range of blues and silvers. I also found some rub ons, stickers, chipboard and bling to match. Using glue and foam dot, I layered the paper circles and embellishments til I had about 12 different circle embellishents. Using some more co-ordinated paper including some glitter paper, I created the backgrounds which I finished with some machine stitching. I then added the circle embellishments in various positions, raising some with more foam dots to add interest.


  1. Love these cards Lou! Especially the first one!
    And your new profile pic? Simply gorgeous darling! :)

  2. Beautiful Christmas Cards. Very brave to be thinking of that time of year in July :) .... lol

  3. lovely subtle colours, can't believe you are so organised though :)

  4. Lovely cards Lou, and also lovely profile piccy too - you look gorgeous :)