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Back again with more Christmas cards.

I warned you I would be back with more:

#37 - Rectangle card or use a glitter pen. The left hand card is one I created a few weeks ago for a CC and uses kindyglitz (the closest I have to a glitter pen) which is like sparkles or icicles depending upon where in the world you buy it from. It is a little challenging to see from the photo that the snowflakes are all sparkly.
#20 Something punched - this uses an EK success corner punch in conjuction with a technique I saw on you tube that I had to try.

#21 - No matting, no background paper, just stamping or using embellishments. Mine uses the emboss resist technique and simply varying the colour of ink used.

#22 - Add some bling or create a border. My stickers are really old ones from a few years ago and they have a bling effect on them as well as the sparkly ribbon.

#23 - Fun christmassy cute animal card. I don't have many cutesy stamps, I tend to stick with flourishes, words and basic images that can be versatile so cute stamps I don&#…

Christmas cards on the go.

Finally I have made a discovery and started on my Christmas cards properly.

I found this wonderful blog called Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge. Each week Fabrizio posts a challenge for inspiration for us to complete a Christmas card a week so that by the end of the year we should have a reasonable stash.

I have started from Week #36 and am working backwards so this is just a small sample of what I have come up with so far. Dont' laugh..... some of the papers and embellishments I am using have been sitting in my "stash" for quite a long time.

#27 - Rounded corners either matting, the card itself or both.

#28 bright and funky.

#29 - Star and/or outline stickers

#30 - Cute and square

#31 - Half and half embossing

#32 - Use a sketch: this is a Pagemaps one from Dec 2008

#33 - From a kit. This is a Cloud 9 kit from last Christmas

#34 - Poinsettia or any other flowery Christmassy card. This is from the same Cloud 9 kit and uses the Fiskars scalloped edge border punch.

#35 - Str…

Thank Heavens for Cyber crops....

First of all I am sharing this layout that I completed from an online class at Scrap of Diffference.
It's a free class using glimmermist and you can join the forum, get the instructions from the online classes thread and show us your style when you are done. The lovely Jo wrote up the instructions for this one and has done a wonderful job with it. The photo is of my Mother and two of her sisters taken in 1936 when she was just 10 yrs old. Mum is the one in the middle.

I tell you, if I did not do a cybercrop every now and again, I would never get any scrapbooking done. I seem to run out of time these days to fit in monthly challenges, as much as I would love to do some but I do try to do a cybercrop a month to get myself motivated.

I have joined a Ning community called Home and Scrapped which has a number of my "old" friends from Scrapwitch there. It is great to keep up with all their going's on although I never find time to frequent there often enough these days. We ha…