Sunday, 29 June 2014

BBQ and Christmas!

Today was our company BBQ and we were so lucky with the weather! Yesterday it hammered down with rain but today was lovely, warm & sunny.

Lots of yummy food and good company, and a rounders match that I cheered on mightily from the comfort of my garden chair lol!! 

So yesterday was yukky weather, it meant guilt free time in the craft room! I wanted to challenge myself to use up some of my oldest, gaudy sparkly snippets to make some Christmas cards. 

So I stamped lots of pressies, cut them out and mounted them on the snowy embossed card that the lovely Bonnie sent me. But I was mean and cut each embossed piece in half so I had more left! Then I mounted on offcuts of mirri card, some gold & some silver. 

I don't normally batch-make cards, but I ended up with 8, each a little different...

So this means that I can link to both pixies snippets playground, and Sarn's Rudolph challenge!

Then it occurred to me that the same design (minus snowy background) would work quite well for birthdays, so I see more stamping & snipping in the near future!! This colour way would work for birthdays, don't you think??

Anyway, off to soak up more sun! Thanks for stopping by

Debs x


  1. That was a great idea to cut them in half and get 8 cards. You will be so ready for Christmas!
    I love the embossed pattern...I have one similar but this one is my fave!

  2. Genius! What a fabulous set of cards, Debs! I love them all, and yes, they would look good as birthday cards too, maybe using up some pastel snippets? Thanks for your lovely comment x

  3. Brilliant cards, love the different colours and the fact that you managed to get 8 out of the snowy card.

    Kath x

  4. What a great set of cards Debs I really like them all and I love that snowy card! huggles Sue xx

  5. What a pretty set of shimmery cards! I love the gold borders with those sparkly pressies! Well done!

  6. Nice popping around seeing all the cards Debs well done on your share great work, .. getting some more ideas :D Shaz in Oz.x

  7. These are great Debs. Great way of using up those pesky lickle Snippets! I got some lickle chipboard ones like this - what great idea. Thanks for the idea.

  8. Hi Debs

    Great cards .. .. and so many all at once!!

    Pleased your BBQ was a success. They aren't the same in the rain are they?!? LOL!!1

    Hope you are having a good week.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Oh my goodness Debs - you truly were on a roll! Great cards and, as you say, perfect also for Birthdays. Love how you eked the snowy embossed backgrounds out :)

    I did giggle about the rounders match cheered on by you from the sidelines - a girl after my own heart :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  10. Wow these are gorgeous love the variety here. Found you on Di's blog so now joined yours...feel free to come and join mine and my candy if you wish...
    The Journey is the Start

  11. Yay for this pretty embossing folder, and how lucky you were to be gifted by Miss Bonnie. She's a sweetie and very generous too. Love the way you stretched the gift, and your prezzies were dazzling on top of the 'snow'. The mirro backing really sparkled the already gleaming presents...a great design for either a Christmas card OR your pretty birthday cards. You've got a stash ready now. (I should do that too..!) TFS & Hugs. Glad the weather was pleasant for your BBQ.

  12. A brilliant set of cards Debs, love how your have used different colours and design. And, a brill idea for birthdays also.


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