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Saturday 1 September 2012

Christmas Presents, Ribbon and Bows

Hi everyone,

Well, my August holiday is almost over and come Monday it is time to go back to work :( I've loved being away for so long but I guess the fun is over :( Nevertheless, I can look back on a great month with lots of crafting, hurrah!

Since it is the beginning of another month, it's also time for a new Christmas Cards All Year Round Challenge and this time the theme is "CHRISTMAS PRESENTS with an optional extra of RIBBONS AND BOWS". Remember, it has to be Christmassy too! I hope you can join us, you have the entire month of September to link up.

Here's my make, using SMIRK decoupage. I'd purchased this SMIRK decoupage pad a few years ago and I have to say I'm a little disappointed in the quality of the pad. Not a whole lot of thought seemed to have gone towards layering the layers up, as each layer is surrounded by white, which makes the image look a bit funny when completed. I ended up ditching a few layers and fuzzy cutting around the others to tie in properly with the base image. It ended up more work then just cutting out decoupage, as that is usually geared toward making it possible to cut the image out without white edges. Such a pity, because I love the SMIRK characters. Also, I had also bought the matching DP pad, thinking that they would look so good together. Unfortunately, it didn't work at all, colours and images didn't really compliment each other and the card just looked to darn busy with all the different patterns, I hate it  when that happens! Sorry, I'll stop ranting now :)

* Docraft SMIRK Christmas Decoupage image and sentiment on front on the card, using foam pads
* Studio Light DP scraps, some of them distressed with a green ink pad
* MS Presents border punch
* Ribbon, peel off borders and sentiment from stash

* Polka Doodles (Stitching)
* Sentimental Sundays (Stitching)
* LEJ Designs (Anything Goes)
* Use It Tuesday (Use That Ribbon; Hoarded supplies = the Decoupage image)
* Emerald Fairies (Punches & Dies)
* Crafting For All Seasons (Stitching)
* Creative Card Crew (Christmas)
* Perfect Sentiments (Anything Goes with a Sentiment)
* Sassy Studio (Christmas Carol, Twelve days of Christmas: all the presents that were given)
* Cute Card Thursday (A Stitch in Time)


  1. Great card, love the die cuts you have used!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Emerald Faeries, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Fab fun card, Ciska! And love the papers!

  3. Welcome home! Love your card! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment.

  4. what a really cute, fun card! Love the image with that cute sentiment. Thanks for joining our ribbon challenge this week at Use It Tuesday

  5. Great card! I hope I get that many pressies!!

    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!


  6. lovely thanks for joining us at LEJ this week xx

  7. Great card, love that image!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!

  8. wow, fabulous card!

    Many thanks for joining in the
    ♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
    this week! Debxx

  9. Such a cute and fun card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Sentimental Sundays!

  10. Fab fun card. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  11. Super cute card. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs. Please join us again soon. Rachelle SSD dt

  12. Very nice!! Congrats on your win at DTBST!! Thanks for joining us!!

    SSD DT