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Christmas in July

This week over at Polka Doodles we are trying to get you organised for Christmas .... uuummm, never sure that will ever work for me!!!

I have used all the fab papers and embellies from the NEW Angleberry Christmas CD to make my card. I designed the template myself as really wanted to make a mittens card, don't know why I did, but I did ....

This is my card as it stands up but I have designed it so that it flat to go through the post and fits in an A5 envelope (see below) .... I have also embossed all the edges and the top of the mittens with a mini dots folder and the mittens have been embossing using a snow flake folder ...

Here is a side view so you get a better idea of how it stands ....

Why not pop over to the Polka Doodles challenge blog and join in with us .... who knows it might get you (like me) to become a little more organised for Christmas !!!! lol

I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

As you like it challenge: Fancy Fold - this is my NEW favourite as wanted to do different folds so that my image really was the focal point
Milk Coffee Challenge - emboss it
Crafting by Design - Christmas
Crafting for all seasons - Christmas in July
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - blue
Flourishes - Christmas with a twist
Crafty Catz - Christmas in July
Creative Corner Challenges - Christmas in July
Jellypark challenges - Christmas in July

Have a great Friday everyone and I'm off to catch up on blog land as have missed my crafting inspiration fix,

x x x


These mittens are really sweet, love the snowman paper, and a great card design. Thanks for joining us at CFAS for our Christmas in July Challenge, and Good Luck.
Cindy DT.
Sarah said…
What a fabulous clever thing!! Sarah
Anet's Crafting said…
Your mittens card is beautiful Lou. I love the light blue snowmen paper and the december calender.
Penny said…
Really darling card! Love the mittens, the DP, and your embellishments. And your design is really inventive--love how it stands up for display, but folds for mailing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Anonymous said…
I really love this! What a fabulous card. I love the mittens and your DP is fab! Thanks for joining our Christmas in July challenge at Creative Corner Challenges this week.
Tammy DT
Broni said…
This is so cute and clever! I love the patterned paper you used too! Thanks for playing along in this week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge!
Katie Sims said…
Awesome card design and your mittens are adorable! I am so glad you could play along with us this week at Flourishes for our Timeless Tuesday Challenge! :)
nnalorac said…
What an amazing card, love the fab shape. Thanks for joining us at As You Like It. Carolxx
WOW! love love love this card! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x
Aunty Sue said…
Lovely & clever christmas card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz with our christmas challenge

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