Although I'm too late to post my cards to the Jingle Belles challenge this fortnight I did at least manage to get the challenge completed and so I've got another six Christmas cards ready for this year. The challenge was to re-use, re-cycle, etc.
I received this package a while ago which contained a lovely cross stitch kit and I kept the packaging knowing that I could use it some time, well the time came with the Jingle Belles challenge. I've used the tissue paper as a layer on my card and the raffia ribbon that it was tied up with to put through the tag.
The papers are from an Anna Griffin Christmas paper pad - totally gorgeous and very traditional. The cardstock is SU's Ruby Red (retired) and I think Always Artichoke. The green cardstock I embossed with an embossing folder and the red cardstock I used a Marianne die. All the edges were distressed and inked up using a TH ink pad and the stamped image is from a retired SU set called Old Fashioned Christmas (one of my favourites still). The sentiment is a Kanban one and I've stamped this onto a frame which is a Sizzlets die from SU.
The new Jingle Belles challenge comes out tomorrow, hopefully I will get that one completed way before the deadline this time.
I've now got four days off from work so hopefully I will get plenty of time to enjoy the bank holiday weekend. We are having Logan overnight tomorrow and taking him to Buckfastleigh on Saturday where they are having a Thomas the Tank engine weekend. At the moment he is mad on trains so we are hoping he will really enjoy it - I know we will enjoy having him to ourselves for 24 hours.