Saturday, 6 September 2014

The First of the Clean & Simple Christmas Cards


X-Factor started last week, and in my world that means it's nearly Christmas. Every year I make loads of 'clean & simple' style Christmas cards to send out but I also run a 'Get Ready for Christmas' workshop in October every year where we make 30 quick-make clean & simple Christmas cards, all in one day. I usually leave designing those cards right until the last minute and then get in a pickle getting all the kits cut in time, so this year I'm starting early. This is the first of those cards.

I sometimes struggle with clean & simple. I think there's a fine line between looking elegant (which is the look I'm usually aiming for) and looking empty. I started this card off with just the tags and the star but decided I hadn't achieved 'elegant' so I added the border at the bottom and the stamping behind the tags.

I loved working with Lizy's sketch even though I changed it slightly.


This  week's Sketch Saturday sketch is sponsored by Lizy herself who is an Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator and she's offering a great prize so pop on over and join in with her challenge.

Happy scrapping xx






For cardmaking and scrapbooking classes in St Albans, Hertfordshire, please contact me. 

1 comment:

  1. Great card Niki! I should really start Christmas cards or at least figure out what I'm doing. Hugs Deb

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