Sunday, October 24, 2010

Christmas Countdown - 9 weeks to go!

Good evening! Many thanks to the Design Team who I’m sure you’ll agree have come up with a splendid array of Christmas Cards to inspire you. We’re now down to 9 weeks to Christmas…

Thanks also to everyone who submitted cards which we’ve uploaded to the Competition Gallery. We’ve pulled a name out of the hat for our random draw and the winner is … Lianne. Well done and thanks for joining in. Let us know your details and we will send you the Teresa Collins pack.

We want to encourage everyone to submit their projects in line with the weekly theme. This week and next week's theme is LAYOUTS! So get scrapbooking and send us your pictures of Christmas layouts. This week’s prize pack includes a set of papers, brads and 3-D stickers from the new Winter Joy Bo Bunny collection that just arrived in store this week. The draw will be random – so come and join in the fun. We also really appreciate the comments you leave us on the blog and Facebook. It reminds us that we’re not just speaking into cyber space! We can tell form the blog hits this week that there is a large number of people following the countdown – so join in the fun to win prizes!

Before we finish we need to see Betsy’s Card delights! She’s used the Graphic 45 Christmas Past 8x8 Pad to create this set of cards.

Card One

A very effective horizontal card with a circle protruding over the top. She’s used the Spellbinders circle and petite circle dies and then added rhinestones around the edge. Cut out Santa and add some Kindy Glitz to his beard. Add some ribbon and a sentiment from the Kaisercraft Christmas Sentiments Stamp set and you’re done!

Card Two

Betsy has got her sewing machine out again and her Martha Stewart punch. She’s stitched the backgrounds together then cut out one of the pictures form the 8x8 Pad. Use your Nellie Snellen die to create the border on top of the picture. The ribbon has a button stitched in the middle and then Fancy Tags Spellbinders with the sentiment. Easy Peasy!

Card Three

An elegant, simple card using a Santa picture, doily, buttons and a hat pin! Who would have thought to put all those items together? Love it!

Card Four

Betsy has coloured the Rubbadubbadoo stamps with water colours pencils and a waterbrush pen. Then she’s added some kindy glitz on the holly berries. Betsy has used the Spellbinders circles dies and the Martha Stewart double-loops corner punch. She’s used papers from the 6x6 Tis the Season pad (more coming next week).

I haven't had time to create a Christmas card this week (too busy moving house!). Maybe I'll do one this week!

So folks, join in the fun and send us your layouts over the next two weeks and be in the draw to win some Bo Bunny products.


  1. Lovely cards Betsy - and again, all different so heaps of lovely ideas.

  2. Some more stunning xmas layout I can do and i have a few xmas photos to catch up on

  3. Wow, you make such lovely cards Betsy.

  4. Love the vintagey look of Betsy's cards.
    Thank you Liz for drawing out my name.


  5. Hi Liz, I've given you a blog award. Pop over to to collect it.

  6. Love them, well done Lianne on your awesome prize :) been thinking of doing some Christmas layouts so this will give me a bit of extra motivation