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Sunday, 5 October 2014

Christmas is Coming

Good Morning everyone. Oooopppppssss!!! I forgot to schedule my post for CD Sunday.....smacked hands lol.

This fortnight Jenny has challenged us to start seriously thinking about Christmas. I know, I know don't go shouting at me you know it won't go away. You don't want to be last minute and having to rush out and buy them now do you? So get that Christmas stash out and start creating.

So you're being challenged to think of Christmas and use something from a CD. It needn't be a card it could be anything like a wall hanging, tree ornament, ATC, scrapbook page etc. Just so long as you've used a CD somewhere on your project and you tell us what you've used.

Here is my inspiration for you.

This card was inspired by one of my craft buddies here in Cyprus. Thank you x

She brought a pattern along to the craft group for a bow tie. Now I know you can get bows on CDs to print off but this was a template from a magazine....not sure which one but someone out there might know. I decided to use it as the basis for a Christmas card for my OH as our Christmas here usually means a Gala Dinner on Christmas Eve at an hotel and he always wears his DJ with a bow tie, naturally.  Over the years he has accumulated many bow ties and some of them are Christmas themed ones. So I thought this would be apt. 

I have used three different papers. The top and bottom are from my stash .....had these for eons and for the middle one I used a piece of DP from the CD 'Festive Funnies' by Ooh La La. The greeting  is from another Ooh La La CD the Shawn Jenkins Collection.

Another way of using this same idea could be to use ribbon bows and make it girly or print off bows from a CD.

The main card is a red card stock square from a pack of card from Lidls and the black card is from my stash. I added teeny tiny peel off stars to give it a more festive feel and some flat backed red pearls to the bows. I bought these when I was in the UK 2 years ago. My trip to the UK coincided with a Craft Show in my local area. The first and only show I've ever been too. I was like a child in a sweet shop, whilst my very patient OH sat reading a newspaper in the car whilst I popped inside!!! Little did he know I would get lost and not appear for a couple of hours......doesn't time fly when you're having funny. But I diverse...... so back to the challenge.

Yes 'Christmas is Coming' so I hoped maybe I've inspired you. My teamies have made some super creations so you must pop over for a visit to CD Sunday and be even more inspired. Don't forget you must use something from a CD no matter how you can see I used very little but it still counts to be in with a chance of winning a wee gift from Jenny.

Have fun!!!

 toptiptuesday......Non Traditional Christmas
craftyhazelnutschristmaschallenge.......Anything Goes as long as its Christmas


  1. This is so effective Wynn, the bows against the black card , well they really pop, just beautiful, time for me to get my mojo working and get some Christmas cards done xx

  2. Thank you Sue. Yes we really must get going in earnest for Christmas or it'll be all last minute......well it will for me xx

  3. Love the bows Wynn, your design is super and a little different for Christmas. xx

  4. I love your design and think it is a great idea - I might have a go and adapt it for a birthday card I have to make! xx

  5. Love your card!! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  6. So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
    Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)

  7. This is really lovely. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for October - hope to see you again soon x

  8. This is just so festive and I am loving the set of bows. Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed festive season and a 2015 filled with tons of love and joy.
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