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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Buttons & Bows at Sparkles Christmas Challenges!

 Morning crafters.....Happy June 1st! I can't believe how fast this year's
 whizzing past.....before you know it, it will be Christmas!
Soooo, why not come join us over at Sparkles Christmas Challenges
where our theme for this month is BUTTONS & BOWS as 
chosen by our lovely team leader, Shaz! We love to see any and all 
craft creations just so long as they're Christmas related and of course
fit the theme and you have all month to play!
 The prize this time is a whopping
£10 of Fantastic, wish I could enter lol!
I've kind of decided that this year my Christmas colours will be kraft
and red and I made a very simple card using only a kraft card blank,red 
card, gingham card, my favourite sizzix snowflake, some red gems and stickles.
 And best of all it fits in a standard envelope so real easy to post!
Don't forget, you can check out the rest of the teams fabby
creations over on the main challenge blog here.
Rightio, that's all for now! Thanks for calling!
Hugs Jo x

favourite embellishments at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge


  1. What a great way to use the Buttons & Bows theme, Jo! I love the red and white combo with the kraft. Beautifully simple design.

  2. Beautiful card dearie.Love this big snowflake and you can't beat a bit of gingham.Hugs Debbie x

  3. This is gorgeous Jo, I like the giant snowflake.
    Kevin xx

  4. I love your simple yet wonderful card. Gingham is always a fav of mine and that snowflake is perfect. hugz, joann

  5. such a beautiful card Jo. I really love the red gingham, white and Kraft combination
    hugs Sue xx

  6. This looks great Jo. Love the checked background with it. have a good weekend
    x catherine

  7. fabulous card Jo - wonderful idea - love the whole thing. Hope you've been enjoying the sunshine these past few days - its been fabulous here! Hugs rachel xx

  8. Fabulous card Jo, love the design. Carol x

  9. A fabulous card Jo. Love the papers and the giant snowflake.
    Hugs Debbie x

  10. Diese Karte gefällt mir sehr. Die farben und die Schneeflocke passen toll zusammen. Liebe Grüße Jenny

  11. Just love the kraft & red combo looks fab hun!
    Hugs Shell xx

  12. Love the simplicity of your card Jo, so very stylish and great bp.

    Pat xx

  13. This is gorgeous Jo. Love it and great idea there!

  14. Love the giant snowflake and the background paper. A wonderful CAS Christmas card.

  15. Looks fabulous...kraft and red look so good together!
    Love this big snowflake!

  16. Love the big snowflake against the gingham background - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 127 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for June - I'd love to see it there too. x

  17. Hiya Jo, fabulous card sweetie. Love the snowflake and background paper. It's really refreshing to see a card with no stamped or digi image! I should try to use my imagination more!!!!

    Brilliant - love it, thanks for the inspiration hun!!

    Mel X


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