By the Seashore - a Non -Traditional Christmas Card for SUO 85

Ok ... so this is a little 'out there' but it certainly does fit the challenge requirements at SUO 85 (in more ways than one) to make a non-traditional Christmas card or paper craft project.

Non-traditional can mean non-Christmas stamps, colours or both. I went with pretty much non-traditional everything but sea shells are certainly more appropriate for our Aussie Christmas than sleighs and snowflakes!


This was some random idea that came into my head and completely overtook my original idea for this challenge.  I'll have to put that one on hold for another day as I am in the middle of the craziest time of the year as a teacher. Portfolios, reports and end of year programs, celebrations etc, have taken over most of my time and I am really hanging out for the Summer break. Did I mention that our school is about to get a major renovation make over too? ... and oh yeah, I'm also acting Principal amongst the chaos of working full time on a Kinder/Prep class. Fun times!

Ok .... more about my card -

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:  By the Seashore
Ink:  Basic Black, Coastal Cabana 
Card Stock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal  Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe (2013-2015 In Colours)
Accessories: BBS Ruffle Stretch Trim, Basic Rhinestones
Bigz Die, Perfect Pennants -

Be sure to hop on over to SUO Challenges to check out what the other DT Members have come up with for this week's challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sue Duffy said…
What a truly original idea. Thanks for sharing!
KristyLee said…
I just so totally love your non-trad Christmas card! I have always lived on the east coast, by the ocean. I know so many folks who would flip for this card! Your creation is spectacular! One day I might have to case your card, (Of course I'd give you full credit.) Amazing job here! I cant tell you enough how much I love this!
Anonymous said…
Now this is truly awesome - so beautifully done and very clever!
Susan Joyce said…
wow! Bronwyn this is fantastic, so ceative, I love it.