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Sunday 17 March 2013

Just Because....

Good evening all. A second post from me today. Managed to do some crafting this afternoon between the laundry and changing beds.

It's ages since I made a card just because I wanted to!! So when I saw the WOW challenge at OSAAT I decided to make a card. Here is the result:

Decided it needed to be a Christmas card as I'm a bit behind this year. Image is from Sylvie's Stamps at the Stitchy Bear Shop - I've changed the colour in Publisher and used Glamour Dust to glitter it up, then die cut with a labels one die and mounted onto a fancy die. Embossing folders from Cuttlebug. card is finished with ribbon and pearls from my stash.

Challenges entered:
OSAAT - WOW or no DP's
ABC Challenge - J for just as you like
Christmas Cards all Year Round - sparkle and bling
One Stop Craft - anything goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - white or vanilla + one
Craft your Passion - two colours only
No Matter Which - anything goes
CHNC Extra - anything goes

Carol x


  1. Great christmas card, just love the image! Hugs Lotte

  2. Beautiful card Carol, lovely image and love the white on white. I've made one! Carolxx

  3. Definately a WOW card Carol. I love what you;ve done. Hugs Rita xx

  4. This is absolutely gorgeous Carol! I love that stamp. Christine x

  5. Your card is very beautiful ! Thank you for joining us at NMWC. Christa.

  6. Carol - WOW is really an awesome challenge when you see all the beautiful elegant creations come in...this card will make the perfect "keeper" for someone special at christmas - thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week - good luck


  7. Stunning card Carol. I love the image and gorgeous white embossing
    Sue xx

  8. Wow...this card is stunning!

    Love how you explained that you changed the colour etc! I have some digi's stored and haven't a clue how to print them or use them!!! I am never sure if I need to print them on a laser printer or not...I only have inkjet and it smears like crazy if the ink gets damp...Once I get it all figured out I will make a trip to our local copy center and print on their big professional laser machines!

  9. Beautiful card and nice to make one 'just because' love annie

  10. Really pretty card Carol! Love the WOW, Susan x

  11. Oh! WOW! Carol I love both your cards.
    Cant really choose they are both stunning.

    Don`t really know much about the Edinburgh shows. I was always away during the summer so never bothered.
    If you let me know where they are held and when, Hazel and I will try and get to at least one.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

  12. Beautiful card, love the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  13. A lovely Christmas card Carol. Love the colour choice and all the wonderful embossing plus that wonderful frame around the image. Perfect for our challenge at Holly Jolly. Thanks for sharing with us this week, hope to see you again soon. Meighan

  14. This is lovely Carol, WOW always looks so elegant and I love your embossed details.

  15. This is beautiful Carol, l think the embossing is gorgeous and the tree images perfect with this embossed background so beautiful x

  16. Very pretty! Love the glitter on the trees; it makes them look like they are covered in fresh snow. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  17. thanks to CSAYL with your so élégante and classy card, hope to see you soon, biz

  18. A stunning card Carol, it was not an easy challenge . Your card is so elegant and I am sure the lucky recipient will be keeping this card safe for many years to come. Good luck in this weeks OSAAT challenge and hope to see you back again soon. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT

  19. This is a beautiful Christmas card..you are ahead of the game! Thank you for joining us at AbC's Challenge! Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in our next challenge!

  20. Love it Carol, your embossing is wonderful and so is your bow and image. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  21. Gorgeous! Love the embossing and die cutting, it's simply stunning. Thanks for joining us this week at OSAAT & for using a StitchyBear store image! Best, CG

  22. Absolutely adorable!!! Thank you for joining us at CSAYL and hope to see you again!


  23. Lovely serene card, Carol - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for March – hope to see you again soon. x

  24. OMG this is just so simple but so beautiful, I love it. Thank you for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenges. Good Luck xoxoxo

  25. WOW what a beautiful card love white on white cards but panic when I have to do them, you have really captured the feel of the trees. Thank you for joining us at OSCC, Janet

  26. Oh Carol, this is such a beautiful and serene Christmas card. I love the peaceful feeling you get just looking at it. Thanks so very much for sharing with us at CCAYR and best of luck in the challenge. "Hugs"

  27. Lovely card.. stunning!

    Thanks for playing at NMWC this month.

    Happy Crafting


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