Christmas cards in August – crazy? Nope, prepared!

Normally at this time of year in the UK we might be blighted with rain or bad weather which would naturally remind me of the coming autumn and winter months, and of course Christmas. But no, at the moment the weather is glorious and Christmas has been one of the farthest things from my mind, but it does tend to creep up on you, so I am glad I have a few seasonal challenges this week.

Over on Try Stampin’ on Tuesday we have a sketch and an optional holiday theme. I have combined this with Penny’s Challenge with an anything goes week, which is always fun.

I have to say I pondered on this design on multiple days this week and I think it is because I struggle with using circles, but I am normally pleased with the end result so I am glad I persevered in this case. I started with a stamp which I think is from Dandelion and Daisy (there is no branding on the clear stamps so I am not 100% sure on this one), which I surrounded with red peel-off stickers which are by Dawn Bibby. I then paired this with a sheet of printed paper which had the greetings at the bottom, which I chopped off and added as a vertical border.

You might see I had a little issue with ink and I managed to get a little smudge on the bottom of my card, when it was almost complete, so I couldn’t start again. So, I carried on until it was complete and then hoped I could cover it.

Merry Christmas Card: Red and White Trees

Can you see what I did?

Red and white Christmas Tree card

I added an extra snowflake to a little card and skimmed the edge with ink and voila – it’s covered. Phew!

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  1. Sara Hoogendoorn

    I’m glad you persevered and continued on with your card because it is quite lovely! Great way to cover up your smudge too…very clever! 🙂 I always say there’s a fix some where and some how. The ladies at my craft classes have figured out that I’m determined to find a fix for sure when they think a card is ruined! Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin’ or Not on Tuesday.
    Sara H.

  2. Hazel

    Love the red and white theme. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 290 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x


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