Here is my card for this month's challenge. The topper is made from a Kanban die cut decoupage sheet, part of a Christmas bargain bundle from Foil Play . The packs have 10 sheets for £3.99 and are a varied selection but great value. I often use them with the grandchildren, as they can just punch the images out, stick them to a card and have instant results, but if you are prepared to take your time, cutting the images with a knife to avoid paper tags at the edge and adding other elements and a bit of creativity, you can produce some great results and quick, easy and yet original cards - something I'm going to have to do if I'm going to get all my cards made in time!
For this card I added lots of layering to give it an opulent feel, and some really gorgeous ribbon that's been sitting in my "too pretty to part with" box for more years than I care to admit - but it goes so perfectly with the image that I had to steel myself and use it.
So, having decided yesterday to only make Christmas cards from now on that would go through that infernal Post Office slot, I've already broken my resolution! I think this one will have to be one of my hand-delivered cards.
I am also sharing this with
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Use Some Gold
Now I'm going to end this with a plea for help at Challenges For Days. Challenges for days is a blog challenge listing service - I have been a member of the team for about a year, and we post daily lists of craft challenges that have been updated each day. Each member of the team looks after a particular day's list and updates the post on that day of the week.
Sadly one of our members is leaving the team due to family commitments and we are looking for a replacement. You would need to be able to spare around an hour a week (perhaps a little more while you learn the ropes!) and have a Blogger account. There's no reward for this, except the knowledge that you are helping all the crafters who rely on the regular lists for inspiration, and the blogs who rely on them for publicity - so there's a lot of satisfaction in doing it! And as an added bonus, you will often spot new blogs that you hadn't known about and will enjoy taking part in.
For further information, and how to apply, see the Help Needed post that Zoe has added to Challenges For Days.
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