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Monday, 1 August 2011

Christmas Card Club

Well I'm now officially 50 (I have the balloon to prove it!) and loving it :) Been thoroughly spoilt all day, loads of cards and presents rounded off by a champagne afternoon tea at Greywalls (local hotel with a Chez Roux restaurant). Had a very enjoyable meal last night with family - good food, good wine and much loved company!

It was Sally's turn to choose the topic this time over at the Christmas Club and she wanted to see Father Christmas on our cards. I got this made yesterday but ran out of time to finish and post it so here goes:


Using some wonderful vintage decoupage from Joanna Sheen which I bought in a sale at least two and a half years ago and this is only the first or second one I've made (hides head in shame!!). The backing paper is from Joanna's Enchanted Christmas CD but was already printed and sitting in my bit box. The ribbon is recycled from a gift, the bauble beads recycled from crackers, the glittery poinsettias came from Lakeland eons ago (think they were a BOGOF) and the wooden sentiment was bought at a craft show at least three years ago! I've used red and blue card for matting an layering, some of which came from my bit box.
You can see what the other girls made for this fun challenge by clicking the links in my sidebar and if you'd like to join us just contact one us and we'll give you all the info.

Challenges entered:
Poodle Parlour - red, white and blue
Fussy and Fancy - Christmas in July
Allsorts - free and easy
CD Sunday - bling it up
Craft your Passion - anything goes
Crafty Catz - Christmas
Sassy Studio Designs - Christmas in July
ABC Christmas - older image
Crafty Creations - Christmas in July
Creative Belli - Christmas in July
Clear it Out - anything goes

Carol x



Challenges entered:

43 comments:

  1. What a great old time christmas card:) Thank you for Joining us For "ANYTHING GOES" at Craft Your Passion Challenges This week!! Good Luck

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  2. Hi Carol,

    Sounds like youve had the most super birthday! You dont look anywhere near 50, how on earth do you manage that so well? I need tips!

    Gorgeous card, made even more special by reading about all of your stored stash that you used to make it! Well done you!

    Keryn x

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  3. Another great card Carol love the corners, Father Christmas image on this and the backing papers, are gorgeous:) Sandra H

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  4. Hi Carole

    Hope your birthday was really happy . .. it certainly sounds as though it was. Your comment about having a balloon to prove your age made me smile LOL!!

    A great Christmas card. Lots of lovely elements and a lush ribbon and tag too.

    Thank you for keeping me company again this week in the snippet playground.

    Love Jules xx

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  5. What a lovely vintage image - beautiful card. Glad you had a good birthday. x

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  6. Wow Carol your card is so beautiful babe! so vintage and what i see the true image of Christmas time. I am so pleased you had such a wonderful Birthday, even more special to be with the family. You sound like you have been very spoilt which you deserve. Big hugs Clare xxx

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  7. just beautiful, thanks so much for joining us at Clear It Out

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  8. So great to see you digging deep into your stash. This is a lovely card and certainly looks like Santa is having fun. Thanks for being first to join in our Wheels challenge at Unstampabelles.

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  9. Happy belated birthday! Gorgeous card. I think we all have stuff in our stash we have hardly used, or have not used at all, I am guilty of that! Thanks for playing the ABC Christmas Challenge.

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  10. I love Joanna's vintage images and you've done a great ob with this one. Thanks for joining us this week at CD Sunday.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

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  11. Sounds like you had a fabulous Birthday hun! Great card too - love the vintage look of this. Hugs, Claire x

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  12. Wow thats taking using up to its ultimate!!!! and such a lovely card Carol, what do you mean hang your head I admitted to having my stamp since 1997 and had only used it once, I dare not admit to the packs of decoupage not touched for years!!!! they all come in...hugs margaret

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  13. fabulous card !!!! - Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges hugs Joanna

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  14. Congratulations on your birthday Karen and thank you for joining us at CD Sunday with your great card.
    Carol
    xx
    CD Sunday DT

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  15. Sounds like you enjoyed your birthday Carol. A super vintage card with a fab layout. Thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday this week.
    Hugs
    Christine xx

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday. A stunning Christmas card with a fabulous vintage image. The poinsettas are the perfect addition.

    irene
    xxxx

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  17. Great card Carol. Love the traditional image. Thanks for joining us again at CD Sunday. x

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  18. Gorgeous card, love the papers and fab xmas image, thanks for joining us this time at HERE COME THE BOYS,Karenx

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  19. OMGosh this is adorable I just love the Father Christmas Decoupage its a classic and this card is so classy,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 93 Christmas in July.

    I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

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  20. What a great christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy this week

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  21. Brilliant! Magical travel with Santa! Thank you for joining us again at HCTB's Carol! A lovely card. Woo x

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  22. Belated Happy Birthday from me too! :0)
    Gorgeous card - love the traditional feel!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  23. Wow, what a clever way to incorporate the challenge into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Belli challenge.

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  24. Lovely card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz with our Christmas in July theme.

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  25. Gorgeous card - love that you have recycled so many elements in this card ;-) Thanks for joining in the Wheels challenge for UnstampaBelles.

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  26. Fab card hunny great to see you! Thanks for playing along with us on the
    ABC Christmas Challenge
    hugs Samantha

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  27. Wonderful vintage Christmas. Thanks for joining The Poodles Parlour. Good Luck. Hugs
    Nancie

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  28. Fab card with a wonderful christmas image, and Happy Birthday, hope you had a lovely day
    Margaret

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  29. What a beautiful holiday card. Thanks for joining us at SSD
    Hugs,
    Julie

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  30. Gorgeous card, love the train idea.
    Thanks for joining us at HCTB's Travel challenge,
    Hugs Teresa xx

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  31. Gorgeous card and a Belated Happy Birthday
    Beryl x

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  32. Great card with a gorgeous christmas vintage photo! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts for the last free and easy july challenge and good luck!
    Hugs, Jill

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  33. lovely card, thanks for playing along with craftycatz this week, x carol

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  34. Terrific card.

    Sounds like you had a good birthday.

    Hugs, Sandra

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  35. Fabulous card Carol, so glad your birthday was such fun.
    Lynne xxx

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  36. Hi Carol
    Fabulous card for the xmas club
    hugs Sylvie
    xxx

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  37. Checking out your card by way of Jules' Sunday Snippet challenge. Such a wonderful vintage Christmas card. Well done.
    Happy Belated Birthday!! Glad you had fun celebrating with family and friends.

    TFS
    Carole

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  38. Fab card Carol, belated birthday wishes, Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday.

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  39. Happy Birthday to you (sung in my soprano voice) glad to hear your 50th went well. Love your card, the baubles and the sentiment tag are fab on your bow and a great image too, a great card for the Unstampabelles challenge too,
    Sandy

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  40. Lovely card, very vintage! Happy Birthday and thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week!

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  41. Gorgeous card, love the decoupage, great snippet make

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  42. Great card - love that vintage image of Father Christmas. Elizabeth

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  43. What a stunning card! Just love the colours. Good luck with your entry in the UnstampaBelles Challenge!

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