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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Christmas Challenges (with sketches) #17

Happy New Year to everyone, hope you've all enjoyed a good festive season. It's time for our first challenge of the new year over at CCWS and we hope you'll play along with us all year and get ahead with next years Christmas cards and projects. Claire has designed the sketch this time and we have an added twist of using punches and dies. We are being sponsored by My Favourite Things.


This is my first card for 2012 and my first card for next Christmas!
Image from LOTV coloured with promarkers and a white gel pen, highlighted with jelly roll pen and distressed with DI. Backing paper is from Joanna Sheen (probably Pam West CD but it was in my bit box). Holly dies are shapeabilities from Spellbinders, all other dies are also from Spellbinders.
You will have to pop over to the challenge blog to see the sketch for yourself, remember to check out the inspiration of the other DT members whilst you're there.



Challenges entered:
Totally Gorjuss - something happy
CHNC - blog candy available here
Crafty Catz - Santa's hat (on the mouse)
Delicious Doodles - anything goes
Jingle Belles - no time like present
Bearly Mine - anything goes
One Stop Craft - winter wishes
Secret Crafter - anything goes
Sentimental Sunday - anything goes
Pile it On - anything goes
Paper Creations Ink - diecuts/punches
Kaboodle Doodles - celebration
Incy Wincy - anything goes
Crafty Boots - celebration
Critter Sketch - celebration
Heart Song Inspirations - anything goes
House of Gilli - anything goes
The Pink Elephant - anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Paper Play - Christmas
Rainbow Lady's - your choice
Stamp n Doodle - anything goes
Crafts and Me - anything goes
The Paper Shelter - anything goes
Divas by Design - Christmas
Joanna Sheen - celebration
Pixie's Crafty Snippets - all paper and card came out of my bit box

As this is my first card for next Christmas I'm also showing it for the Christmas Card Club which I choose the theme for this time of Anything Goes - your 1st card for 2012. Check out my sidebar for the list of girls taking part and get in touch if you'd like to join us.

Carol x

70 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, what a pretty card. Love your stamp and I like the colours very much
    Love, Wilma

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  2. You certainly are making an early start on your Christmas Cards Carol, this is gorgeous, I love your colour choice and the holly embellishment looks fab.
    Happy New Year.
    Pauline
    x

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  3. Adorable card & image Carol xx Jan

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  4. A gorgeous card Carol,love the image.xxx

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  5. Lovely card to start off this years Christmas collection Carol. Love the colours, great design and cute image. Carolxx

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  6. oh carol this is beautiful love the colours you have used hugs Cheryl xxxx

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  7. It's beautiful Carol - nothing like being prepared for Christmas!

    Catherine x

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  8. Happ new year Carol, Oh this is beautiful! the image is coloured perfectly and the dies are gorgeous beautiful background, l can see we are in for a treat this year having produced your 1st Christmas card for 2012 l'm looking forward to seeing many more as your creations are truly amazing and its a pleasure to visit your blog:) Sandra H

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  9. Great card Carol

    Hugs Marga

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  10. That is a very nice card you make Carol. lovely colors en very nice stamp.
    Have a nice day. hugs, Monique

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  11. Happy New Year Carol! Your card is beautiful and the image is gorgeous. I love the layout and the colours too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  12. Fabby first Christmas card for 2012. You certainly know how to inspire Carol:)

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  13. Stunning card and in my favourite colours too lol. Thanks for sharing
    Love and Happy New Year to you and yours Love Cynthia x

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  14. Hi Carol

    I cannot believe you have started making xmas cards already but you know what it is gorgeous ,i love the colours & the image .

    thanks for your lovely comment on my blog its much appreciated x

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  15. How very organised! I love your first Christmas card of 2012!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  16. Oh what a lovely creation, Thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs. And good luck.

    Caz Incy Wincy DT

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  17. Beautiful card - love the colours - thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge 53 celebration candy x

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  18. Gorgeous card love your image and your fabulous papers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  19. Gorgeous card Carol, so sweet.
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Christmas challenge
    hugs Mandy xx

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  20. Gorgeous card Carol, I love the swirly holly :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week & Good Luck!
    Hugs
    Tracey
    x

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  21. Lovely card Carol. Hugs, Claire x

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  22. Wow Carol I'm mega impressed you've already started on next year's Christmas cards! Love all the die cuts you have used and the gorgeous colours xx

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  23. Gorgeous card Carol and love the colours. Big hugs Clare xxx

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  24. Simply beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

    Maggie
    x

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  25. Gorgeous card, love the colours
    Lindsay xx

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  26. Love all the purple!. A very delightful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Pile it On, Elizabeth (DT, PIO)

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  27. Aww this is lovely Carol! So cute and pretty, love that sweet image :o) Lisa x

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  28. oh wow! that sweet xmas bear is just TOO CUTE! i love your awesome lavender and green color palette, as well!

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  29. A lovely card, Carol. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

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  30. Oh my word Carol this is beautiful I adore the colours you have used and what a gorgeous image and design, super card.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  31. What a sweet little holiday card ... so glad you're joining us at jingle belles in 2012.

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  32. Happy New Year Carol.

    What a great idea to get a head start on your 2012 Christmas cards. This card is so cute and I love the colours you have used.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.

    Dionne

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  33. A lovely card in beautiful purple colours, Carol. Have a great 2012 :o)

    Greetings...

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  34. Hi Carol

    A gorgeous Christmas card. Well done on making a start already and getting your ticker thing in action!!

    Love the colours very much.

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. That was very kind of you.

    Love Jules xx

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  35. Fantastic project Carol! Thank you so much for entering this in our challenge at Stampin for the Weekend and good luck!

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  36. Terrific Carol - love those colours! And of course LOTV always ticks all the boxes :) Thanks for joining in the Snippets Challenge. Di xx

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  37. Beautiful card and such a sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Stamp n doodle's weekly challenge.

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  38. Carol, wishing you and your family all the very best for the New Year and 2012. What a lovely card for Christmas 2012.

    Congratulations by the way - http://craftypurplefrogchallenges.blogspot.com/2012/01/we-are-having-one-week-break.html

    Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  39. gorgeous creation - thank you so much for sharing your wonderful work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Happy New Year
    Hugs Kate xx

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  40. Great card.
    Good idea to take the lead for next Christmas.
    Thank you for joining with us at stamp-N-doodle this week.
    Good luck.
    Hugs

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  41. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that your New Year is off to a grand start!

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  42. what a lovely card Carol and the best wishes for you and your family

    hugs Betina

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  43. What a cute card, love the sweet image.xxx

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  44. Hi Carol...This is SOOOOO precious! I love your coloring - such fine and teensy places to color and it is so creative! The colors are yummy and matching beautifully. I wish you much success in the challenges and of course ours at Sentimental Sundays. Love and a Hug, Samara - DT

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  45. This is a very cute image Carol, and beautifully mounted. I love your choice of colour. I found you on Crafty Hazelnut's challenge. Kate x

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  46. Stunning card and such alot of challenges this fits how clever never get time to serach all them. Thanks for sharing with us at crafty catz this week

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  47. Great card hunny and OH Man!! you have REALLY piled on the challenges thehehhehee!! Great to see you at Thanks for joining in with us at Pile it On Challenge this time, and you have joined in with nearly all my DT challenges too! thehehehhee!! so thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy, Top Tip Tuesday and Totally Gorjuss too!
    hugs Samantha :0)


    Happy New Year and Yes I will be joining you at CCWS's too! xx

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  48. What a cute creation, love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.

    Hugs and Happy New Year, Franz.

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  49. oh Carol, this is beautiful, love the holly trimmings!!
    hugs

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  50. Great card again Carol, love it!! Hugs, Renata.

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  51. gorgeous card Carol, very pretty and in my fav colour too
    thanks for joining our challenge this week
    hugs
    Miranda
    PCI DT

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  52. Super Card!!
    thanks for joining us at Diva's, bearlymine and OSCC this time hope to see you next time too
    hugs
    laney

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  53. Cute, cute, cute! Thanks for playing along in our Celebration Challenge at Critter Sketch.

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  54. Love the flourished leaves and the layers of circles and ovals. Unique color scheme for the season.

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  55. This is so pretty, love the colours you used! Thanks for playing along with us at Critter Sketch this week :)

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  56. Very pretty! I love the gorgeous die-cuts! Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

    love Mags B x

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  57. Gorgeous card- I do love purple Christmas cards!! :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley this time!! :)
    hugs, Rachel x

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  58. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Pile It On” for the Anything Goes Challenge.

    Jenn Zeeb
    (PIO DT)

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  59. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at “Critter Sketch Challenge” for the Celebration Challenge.

    Jenn Zeeb
    (Critter sketch DT)

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  60. Such a gorgeous creation hun...!

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

    hugs Vicky xx

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  61. Totally lovey card. Happy New Year to you x

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  62. This is so adorable! Love the purple and green - and how the holly reached out over the actual card! Fabulous creation!

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  63. Gorgeous card,I love the colours you've used Carol.
    Claire xx

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  64. Lovely card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

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  65. Fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

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  66. Wow - that's motivated! And such a gorgeous card! So glad you joined our Heart Song Inspiration Challenge this week!
    Hugs, Shannah xox

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  67. Hi Carole just popped back to see this little beauty again and to thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  68. Great color on this card! So good for you to get a head start on this years Christmas cards:0)

    Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)

    Hugs;
    Janette

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  69. This is lovely! - I love LOTV images!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at the Joanna Sheen challenge!

    Paula :D x

    http://paulaholifieldcrafts.blogspot.com/

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x