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Wednesday 14 December 2011

Crafting for all Seasons #16 Christmas Cards and Projects

We saw some wonderful WOW creations last time at CFAS but it's time for a new challenge and we'd like to see your Christmas projects - dippy me didn't read the instructions properly until after I'd made a gift bag then found the challenge was to be Christmas cards! Luckily Dawn was very understanding and my mistake is your gain lol. We're being sponsored by Meljens and The Stamping Boutique and the DT were given images to use, I've used Holly Christmas Fairy from Meljens.

I've up-cycled a gift bag for my project. Backing papers and ribbon from Papermania. Image is coloured with promarkers and a white gel pen then cut with a square nestie and layered onto a scalloped nestie mat. Poinsettia from WOC. All other components are recycled or from my stash.
Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration of my team mates.

Challenges entered:
Crafty Ribbons - traditional Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - red, cream, green
Crafty Catz - anything goes
CHNC - traditional Christmas
CBGM - red and green
One Stop Craft -  traditional Christmas colours
Sweet Stampin - things with wings
OSAAT - use a digi
Crafty Boots - Christmas
House of Gilli - red and gold
Lollipop Crafts - happy holiday
Ooh La La Creations - anything but a card
Stamp with Fun - gift wrapping
Anything goes - anything but a card
Party Time Tuesdays - red and green Christmas
Stamp n Doodle - metallics or traditional Christmas
Use it Tuesday - holiday creation
Cards and Me - Christmas
Divas by Design - Merry Christmas
My Mum's Craft Shop - cute and funky Christmas
Pixie Cottage - anything goes Christmas
Meljens - use green (a little or a lot)

Carol x


  1. Great gift bag ,with a super image . Thanks fo sharing at ooh-la-la this week and good luck with your challenges.

  2. A fabulous gift bag Carol,gorgeous image.xxx

  3. Carol, that´s fantastic! Your bag is so very stunning and you will need it in some days! xx Bianca

  4. Fab gift bag Carol, love the papers. Hope all is well with you and you are getting things sorted out at home.

  5. Hi Carol, Even though its a gift bag its still lovely:) Sandra H

  6. Carol, your Christmas elf looks great on this fun gift bag. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me digi team's "Christmas" challenge. ~ Rose

  7. Its just gorgeous Carol, very swanky now:) Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  8. Love your creative gift bag, so glad you joined us at UIT this week!

  9. Fab card, Carol - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 50 - hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Fabulous gift bag.. Chris xx

  11. Love your gift bag! I too am chasing my tail all the time lately!! lol
    Dawn xx

  12. Lovely gift bag.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin this week.

    Susan x

  13. A lovely gift bag, and that design would make a lovely card too, fab papers and cute image

  14. Ooo I love this bag great use of colour thanks so much for playing with us at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

  15. Thanks for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  16. Fabulous gift bag! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  17. Fabulous gift bag. Such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at House of Gilli challenges.

  18. What a great bag Carol! Just live it would come in very useful now!!!

  19. thanks forjoing us at Use it Tuesday-Haven

  20. Gorgeous card. the papers that you used are beautiful.
    Thanks for playing at the Pixie Cottage this week and good luck.

  21. Wow what a gorgeous bag the papers and image are beautiful
    Than you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Merry Christmas

  22. A very pretty bag project it is going to make any present very special for someone. Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
    Carol Ann xx

  23. This is so cute, love the image and gorgeous colours. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week xx

  24. Beautiful gift bag and love those papers. Great job. Thanks for joining us at MMCS for our cute and funky Christmas challenge.


  25. What a gorgeous project, thanks for joining us for our challenge at Anything goes, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

  26. Hi Carol

    What a wonderful card - I love it.

    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

    Hazel x

  27. I'm so glad you dug in to your stash for this beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday!

  28. Cool bag idea! Love it! Thanks for playing with us at Stamp-n-Doodle:)

  29. Love your gift bag Carol, it looks fabulous! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

  30. Fabulous giftbag Carol! love your layout on it too! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!

  31. Wow....what a gorgeous gift bag. You have decorated this beautifully. I love all the detail....so pretty! Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

  32. Gorgeous bag, love the cute little image on it! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

  33. Super project, a very novel idea. Thanks for participating in Stamp n doodle`s weekly challenge - Lynne

  34. Gorgeous gift bag!
    Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week on our blog hop week!

  35. Just so gorgeous hun...

    thanks for joining us at Divas...and good luck...!

    wishing you a merry xmas and a happy new year....hugs Vicky xx

  36. Carol this is a gorgeous gift bag and perfect for our challenge this week at Creations by Gill McCall. Good luck with all your challenges;)
    Val x

  37. Great gift bag thanks for joining us at CBGM this time
    Jacki xx

  38. Such a great gift bag, so Christmassy with those gorgeous papers and the sweet image! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    love Mags B x

  39. Wonderful! Thanks for joyning the challenge at HeidisHobbystuggu.

  40. Super Card!!
    thanks for joining us at Diva's this time hope to see you next time too

  41. Fab bag.

    All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

    Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots Challenge.


  42. Great bag- that image is so fun!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x


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