The font is Malache Crunch, which I found by accident when looking for suitable christamassy fonts. O yes Im starting early!
Also I popped into town today on my lunch break and bought a copy of Quick Cards and a stash of patterned A6 paper, 30 pieces for £4, bargain! The blues and flowers are my favourites. I cant wait to get started on a new project, and with that in mind Im off to look through the new challenges.