Christmas Is Coming!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012


What a fantastic month and a bit of sport we've had!  I was really sad to see the end of the Paralympics as I enjoyed it all so much!  I've still got a few programs recorded on my sky box so I'll be able to ease myself away from it by watching a few wee bits here and there!  I'm really gonna miss all the fantastic action of every event.  All I can say is ROLL ON RIO!!
And just to end the week off nicely there was a fantastic F1 race in Italy - I wasn't fussed on the winner, but loved seeing Fernando getting a podium place in his Ferrari.  Love it!

But, now that all the sport is over (well, the motorsport isn't yet!) it means there's lots of fab programs to watch on the telly!  I caught the first episode of the return of Dallas last week and am looking forward to the next installment.  I'm also so excited about the return of True Blood - we're only going to get to see series 5 now, even though the series finale was on in the States a while ago.  And the first episode of Strictly is on on Saturday night - right up our street with all that glitter!  Fab-u-lous!  Time to get the exercise bike parked in front of the box me thinks!

Anyway, time for another challenge from the Creative Card Crew!  Our challenge for the next fortnight is...


This time we are sponsored by the fabulous Simon Says Stamps with a fantastic prize of $20 to spend in their shop!

I decided to stick to a Christmas theme for my card, and as I regularly do, I made a selection of similar cards:

No colouring on these ones, so they were quite quick to make  I used a selection of papers from the Kaiser Craft Christmas Carnival collection.  Kaiser Craft papers are available at Simon Says Stamp.

I used the Stampin' Up! pennants punch and turned them upside-down to make little Christmas trees!  I added some coloured Swarovski crystals as baubles.

The corners are Spellbinder dies from the Floral Accents set.  A large selection of Spellbinders is available at Simon Says Stamp.

The sentiment is from CC Designs, Christmas Words and is completed on the inside of the card with "Peace & happiness at Christmas and throughout the new year" (I didn't take a pic as it's plain apart form the sentiment).  I used another Stampin' Up! punch for the sentiment and my ribbon is from my stash.

So go and have a wee look at the fab inspiration from the rest of my teamies on the Creative Card Crew blog and have a go yourself!

I'd like to enter these in the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog; Early Christmas
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge; Christmas
Joanna Sheen Challenge Blog; Going dotty
No Matter Which Challenge Blog; Die cuts and/or punches
Stampin For The Weekend; Start Christmas early
ABC Challenges; W for wishes
The Squirrel & The Fox; Anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge; For a child
Sparkle's Christmas Challenge; Sparkle & Bling

Thanks for looking and a big hello and wave to my new followers!



Vicky said...

Fantastic card Sheena, I love the bright and cheerful Christmas colours

hugs Vicky xxx

coops said...

so gorgeous sheena.stunning bold papers and i love your funky trees :D

xx coops xx

Anne said...

Gorgeous cards Sheena - might have to pinch those ideas :-) Anne x

Happy Days said...

Hi Sheena

I just stopped by to say thank you so much for taking the time to vote on my card over at The Fashionista Challenge. It's greatly appreciated.

Also just wanted to say what a fabulous selection of projects you have on your blog.

Thanks again

Claire x

Claire said...

Hi Sheena! Very funky trees - might have to steal this idea!! xx

Carol said...

A gorgeous selection of cards. Thanks for joining us at CHNC this time. Carol GD x

Louise said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining our challenge at ABC

* Shaz * said...

Fabulous card Sheena!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Hugs Shaz x

ellyscard creatief said...

Hele mooie kaart ik hou van de eenvoud. Gr, Elly

sassy said...

aw how cute is this. gorgeous papers....thanks for joining us over at CRAFTY CATZ...good luck sassyxxxxx

Ellapu said...

This is gorgeous Sheena ... and thanks for the reminder of it being nearly the festive season. I was hoping to miss it LOL...x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 89 - hope to see you again soon. x

Ira Huberts said...

Your cards are wonderful Sheena, love those cute little trees! Good for you to get an early start! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x

Jane said...

Very trendy Christmas cards, thank you for playing along with us on the Joanna Sheen Challenge. Jane x

Maria Dolores Lopez Godoy said...

kiss from Spain

Laura said...

Gorgeous cards as always... Why have I not thought that the bunting punch could be used for Christmas trees?! You are SO clever! I love my SU stuff and just wish I had more time to play with it all! Think I'll be digging out some Christmas papers this week though!!!! :-)

Steph said...

Love the trees! Gorgeous papers too! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

Linda said...

What a stunning card, I just love how you have used that Stampin Up punch to make trees, I may have to add that to my SU wish list!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Squirrel and The Fox!


Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is super, what a great card, Thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, Hazelxo