Monday 25 July 2022

Christmas in July and a Sunflower Never-ending Card

Another Christmas card for my pile ready for December this year.  The design was from a sketch over in the Creative Minds - Kind Hearts Facebook page.

The patterned papers were snippets from a paper pad from The Works.  The sentiment is a stamp from the Stampin' Up '#Elfie' set, stamped in navy blue.  Three tiny blue pearls finished off my card.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card. 

My second card is a Never-ending card.
The patterned paper is from a paper pad from The Range.

The small sunflowers were made with punched and  I use a Cheery Lynn 'Sunflower' die for the large sunflower.  I added a plain panel for the message.

Here is a little video showing how the card opens.  You may need to click on it twice to open it.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:


  1. Gorgeous snippets of Christmas papers and card Liz, your never ending card is so beautiful in the sunflower papers

  2. Both your cards are amazing. But a Never-ending card is my favourite. Really something special. Love the papers and design.
    Valerija xx

  3. A very attractive design on your first card Liz and the second so 'you', what else can I say.

    B x

  4. The first is a beauty! And the 2nd such a special shape; must have taking you long to make i; looks good! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. Two brilliant cards here Liz. The never-ending one is really fun, but I love your Christmas one with that super sentiment on the front.

    Thanks for coming to play in the Snippets Playground! Please come and taste a few cocktails up in the Treehouse later! xxx

  6. What a lovely Christmas card, the red and touch of blue is so unique, looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge!

  7. Two gorgeous cards Liz. I'm getting ahead with my duties as DT over on the Rudolph Days challenge blog this month. Your Christmas card is beautiful and I love the sketch that you've used. Thank you for joining in the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

    Sue xx

  8. A great layout sketch to show off those lovely papers on your first card and the never-ending one is clever and in nice bright colours.

  9. I love the red, white and blue Christmas card so much. The papers are a lovely match with each other and the design is so pretty. Whoa, never ending is right. That is just awesome. I'm not sure I could fold it back up again.

    1. No need to fold it back up, Brenda. It just keeps on opening. 😉

  10. Beautiful cards Liz, I love them both.

  11. A very elegant Christmas card. I love how you've played with the different papers, their patterns and the geometrical shapes. Thanks for joining us at My Time To Craft. Hugs, María.

  12. Liz= Hello! Thanks for submitting your Christmas card to MTTC! The red, white, and blue is a refreshing color combo for the holidays! I like the layout! And the stamped sentiment is an excellent choice combining wishes for Christmas and the New Year! --Becca/DT

  13. Great take of the sketch to use up your snippets and the never ending card looks so beautiful!

  14. Beautiful summer card the never ending card fold is superb so are the Sunflowers, thank you for joining us at Allsorts
    lolo x

  15. Great Christmas snippets card Liz - and the sentiment is lovely. It's ages since I made a never ending card - they're such fun aren't they!


    Di xx

  16. What a beautiful sunflower card and fascinating fold! Thank you for sharing your project at Allsorts "Summer' challenge.

  17. Hi Liz.
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What very lovely cards and your Christmas one is even more so when it was made with snippets too.
    Love the colours used and that sentiment is gorgeous.
    Also a great never ending Birthday card as well.
    Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

  18. Love that sketch Liz and the never ending sunflower card is glorious xx

  19. Two fab cards. I have never made a never ending card - yours looks so good.

  20. I love the look of the Christmas card with the red, white and blue using pieces of patterned papers backed with the red and also the red fishtail banner behind them and a great sentiment and some pretty blue pearls to embellish, and then the never ending card is fabulous with the lovely bright sunflower themed papers and the pretty punched and die cut sunflowers..beautifully done Liz. x

  21. Superb cards. Thank you for joining us at Creative Knockouts challenge blog.
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  22. You have created a beautiful Christmas card, I love the combination of blue and red. The sentiment is so fitting for the season, and I admire your plan to create a pile of cards before the actual holidays. I'm sure it will make the Christmas preparations less stressful. I like your idea of using snippets for your project, and the use of different papers gives a wonderful effect. Thanks for joining the Alphabet challenge.

    Hugs, Veronika

  23. Two wonderful card Liz, love the card designs and layouts.
    Pam x

  24. really lovely Christmas card, Liz - love that sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT

  25. Two lovely cards Liz.
    Kath x

  26. Love both of these cards! Thank you for joining Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.- Samantha, DT.

  27. A lovely design for your Christmas card and great use of patterned papers. Thank you for joining in at Christmas Craft Creations. Lynne DT x


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