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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Scrapology Christmas card challenge - December 2013

How wonderful to be able to participate in a Scrapology challenge this month! At the time of planning this post, we are still currently staying with my Mum and Dad in Brisbane, Australia, and I have access to very few of my crafting supplies. 

I do have a box of supplies that I share with my Mum - not that she crafts that often, but every now and again she says that she has felt the yen to open the box and make something with the contents.  It is like stepping back in time to see what bits and pieces I have left here during my sporadic visits over the years - and Mum has added a fair supply of recycled bits of coloured card, some peel-offs, buttons and random bits of ribbon, and the like!

Sadly, there doesn't seem to be a healthy supply of crafting magazines available at the newsagents, unlike other years, but I have shouted myself to a few bundles of papercrafting magazines, most of which have contained the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine.  My last purchase had two Christmas editions bundled together - I think one was from last year - so with the freebie packs that were contained within, I have a limited amount of Christmas supplies from which to make cards, etc. 

Here is the one that I've made for the Scrapology Christmas card challenge:

 Quite a simple card, using everything from the supplied kit (which even included the pink card base), with the exception of the blue accent A4 coloured paper and the crystal gems.  I always cut up gem swirls and change the direction to suit my project, so the little crystals on the top and at the sides of the tree were carefully placed with my tweezers. 
An appropriate card for the upcoming summery Christmas we will be experiencing this year!
Free "Christmas Brights" kit - Australian Cardmaking, Stamping and Papercraft magazine
Prima "Say it with Crystals"  
Blue coloured A4 craft paper

I hope you join in with our projects and have a go! Merry Christmas from Down Under.  :D 


  1. Great to see you back crafting Ali :o) Enjoy your sunny Christmas x

  2. Yay glad you're managing to get a bit of crafting done. Love the card, the colours are so vibrant x

  3. This is lovely Ali - so bright and cheerful. Glad you managed to join in the challenge. Have a lovely Christmas.

  4. Fabulous card - I love the colours xx