A couple of weeks ago I had an email from Karen of Charmed Cards and Crafts asking if I would like to be her Guest Designer for December.
Would I like?
hmmmm, now just let me think....
A couple of days later a big box of goodies arrived and I oooohed and ahhed at everything I pulled out of the parcel. It was pretty much all from K&Co's Swell Noel range and absolutely gorgeous.
Thinking around what I could make, I decided that most people would probably be well on their way to finishing their Christmas cards by now, so I tried to come up with a couple of different ideas - although I just couldn't help making a few cards too!
A while back (I forget when and where exactly) I saw a circle book and filed it away in my head under "things to try".
Like star books they can be tied open to leave out on display and it wasn't long before the idea of using a circle book as a Christmas decoration started to form.
They are perfect for this sort of thing as each "page" is a little bit like a stage set, and there's not only the "walls" of the pages to use for decoration, but you can use the "floor" and add pop up bits and pieces, and also have some little extra stand alone elements to move around in your display.
These are just a couple of photos of the circle book, if you're interested in seeing more check out Charmed's Design Team section here
I was thrilled to be asked to be part of Karen's team this month. Her design team is stuffed full of wonderful talent and it's a real honour to see my own name up there with them. Thanks Karen for giving me this chance.
I'm going tohead off to get on with more crafty projects in a minute, seems like a good way to spend the day - Hubby Dearest has brought a stinking cold into the house and generously shared his germs with me so it's going to be a stay-in-the-warm day today, with regular Lem-sips to try and bang this cold on the head quickly
I love to see the comments left on my blog, the crafting community is always so generous and friendly, but I want to say a special "thank you" for the lovely message left by "Anonymous" on Saturday, 06 December - I've no idea who you are but your comment was so kind and this is the only way I can acknowledge it.
I hope your recovery goes well and that maybe one day soon you'll be able to join in with all the crafty stuff out here in blogland - thank you again for your message.