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Wednesday, 10 October 2007

DCM - Santa's Little Extra Helper no.1

The Daring Cardmakers are very kindly helping us with our Christmas card making by giving their Little Extras on a Tuesday a Christmas theme. This week it's Christmas words - good timing for me, as that's exactly what I had been planning on doing anyway! I'd already got letters cut for my words and looked out the papers, so these came together very quickly. Plus, they are based on a layout I did before for the "Big Softie" challenge some weeks back.




I used Dovecraft papers, cardstock from the Papermill Shop, Sizzlits round-a-bout alphabet dies, Sizzix star die and a Cuttlebug snowflake die. The patterned paper and purple card have got a touch of ink around the edges. Thanks for the challenge and spurring me into action again!

Now I'm off to work on eldest daughter's pirate costume - they've been working on a pirate theme for the last few weeks at school, including a massive paper mache pirate ship along one wall, treasure maps, stories about themselves as pirate captains, and now they're going to put all this into a kind of show for some of the younger children. Sounds good fun! So there's sleeves and hems needing frayed, sashes and head scarves needing looked out, and hopefully I can persuade youngest daughter to part with the eye patch and hook. She's been wearing them constantly for the last two days and giving everybody her best pirate growls - very funny and very cute :) Bye for now!

14 comments:

  1. Great cards, those papers are scrummy!

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  2. These are wonderful, love the papers

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  3. Fab cards, love the papers too.:)
    Vanessa.

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  4. Brilliant cards ,love the papers very pretty,Dawnx

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  5. Love the cards! and the image of your 'pirate' growling at everyone!

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  6. Fab papers & love the big bold words.

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  7. They are gorgeous Anne, good luck with the pirate costume!

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  8. What absolutely beautiful card!
    Love the soft colours!

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  9. These are just perfect.
    A fab way to get that Christmas card count up, might have to see if I can come up with something along those lines!

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  10. Such pretty Christmas cards, lovely.

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  11. Great cards! I love the patterns and lovely colors! Fabulous!

    Maria

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