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Saturday, January 18, 2020

New Year Resolutions

Each year one of my New Year resolutions is to start making Christmas cards early -  this year I am determined to keep it! I usually make a dozen or so 'Mam' cards for people at work as they aren't easy to find in the shops (even here in the North East)...

I used an unbranded circle wreath die I bought from Wish and filled the 'holes' with various shiny papers, mirri-card and pearls. For the greeting matting and borders I've used a lovely linen textured silver paper. Finally, I've added a ready made sequin bow from The Range.

Everything is soooo shiny - it was quite difficult to photograph well!

I'm playing along with the challenges at:

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - anything goes
Crafter's Cafe #234 - clean and simple
Christmas Crafts All Year Round - anything Christmas
ABC Christmas Challenge - A is for anything goes
Creative Fingers #177 - anything goes
CRAFT Challenge #540 - anything goes
Little Red Wagon #532 - After Christmas is before Christmas
613 Avenue Create #229   - make it shiny 

One down - about 50 to go...

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  1. Very beautiful and original wreat.Thanks for joining us in CCAYR challenge. Hope you will participate in our next challenge. Martina

  2. Beautiful shiny wreath, Sharon but i bet a lot of work with all these tiny circles to put in. Anyway it looks very elegant.
    Thanks for joining our Christmas Challenge @ Little Red Wagon and i hope to see you back again soon.


  3. This is gorgeous and I'm with you on starting Christmas cards early this year.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge this week at CRAFT Challenge looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Sheryl xx
    Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

  4. It's a great idea to get started now on your Christmas cards. I did it last year and it actually helped me having them all done by Thanksgiving! I love your sparkly wreath! Thank you for entering our challenge at the Crafter's Cafe. Sherri DT

  5. Stunning card Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create x

  6. Gorgeous CAS Christmas card love the beautiful effect with the die-cut wreath and how you filled the circles with bling-brilliant idea.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  7. We would love to see this entered into our monochrome challenge at ---
    and our CAS challenge at ---
    Carol x

  8. Stunning, beautifully elegant design. Thanks for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "CAS" challenge.

  9. So pretty! Love all the different textures you've created! Thanks for sharing with us at CCAYR.