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Sunday, 7 April 2013

Christmas Card Club - Silver plus One

Good morning all. Hope everyone is well.

Hopefully today will be a quiet one to recover from the rest of the weekend! I enjoyed the concert but he's not the performer he once was and his vocals were a bit lacking....although I think he can be forgiven at 65!! The audience more than made up for his lack of vocals and his band were great. I was a little rough yesterday after one too many wines on Friday night and too few hours sleep but I managed a catnap when visiting my Aunt lol and played and sang along with the Bat out of Hell album full blast on the drive home to keep me awake!

It's time for our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club, Sylvie has chosen "Silver plus One".  Here's my card:

Using one of my favourite Marianne Design dies and ivory pearlised card to make a shaped base. Added a peel off sentiment et voila! Perfect for posting!

You'll find the links to the other girls in my sidebar if you'd like to pop over and see their creations.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything goes
Crimbo Crackers - no papers
Jingle Belles - blinging
MilkCoffee Challenge - anything but square
Shelly's Images - scallops
Whimsical Designs - shaped cards
Everybody-Art-Challenge - shaped cards
Lexi's Creations - punches/dies
Card Makin Mamas - no patterned papers

Carol x


  1. I love this die too Carol. I had planned in my mind that it would probably be great for my bulk cards this year. Having seen this gorgeous creation I think I might well stick to plan! It looks beautiful! Christine xx

  2. Good Morning Carol,
    I love this, right up my street I really LOVE that main Die.
    Yesterday afternoon we had a picnic sitting in the sand dunes at the beach today we have the snow!! again!!! what funny, funny weather.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

  3. Hi Carol, OMW this is gorgeous, why didn't I think of it, so elegant and it's a fab shape.
    Hugs Sue W.

  4. Stunning card Carol, I love what you've done with that fabulous die... Beautiful work!! So glad to hear you survived the concert... I hope you were not driving like a bat out of hell on the way home.. tee-hee... Hugs May x x x

  5. Fabulous card Carol, such a pretty die.
    I'm glad you had a great night, even if you did suffer for it the next day - it's bit so bad if you enjoyed yourlself.

  6. Isn't this die the greatest and cuts oh so well....lovely card.xx

  7. Fabulous card Carol, using one of my favourite dies too. I did lots of Christmas cards last year using it. Hugs Rita xx

  8. This is utterly gorgeous - that's another die I need to get! What a fab response to Sylvie's challenge and thank you, too, for entering it into my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon. x

  9. I love it Carol...I bought this die and havnt used it yet....you have given me some great ideas......xxxxx

  10. This is a gorgeous card, love the shape. Hugs, Claire x

  11. Oh Carol this is stunning. What a brilliant idea.

  12. Hi Carol, this is awesome! I love it, fab shape, and so classy and elegant! I want that die Karen x

  13. It's lovely. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.
    Hugs Miranda
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  14. Carol this is really pretty the die is stunning and done so elegantly xx

  15. Stunning, perfect for Christmas with the bling bling. Thanks for Joining us at the Scallop challenge at Shelly's Images

    Huga Amanda
    Shelly's Images DT

  16. Hi Carol, what a beautiful card, so elegant and as you say perfect for posting. Hope you've had a good weekend
    Claire xx

  17. Fabulous Christmas card Carol, I love the fabulous die and glad that you are home safe and sound.

    Linda xxx

  18. So beautiful and elegant, love the gorgeous die cut
    Lindsay xx

  19. Beautiful! That die is so wonderful...perfect to add a sentiment!
    Amazing how the camera makes the silvers look so different just from the angle you hold it at..loved that you showed your card lying flat as well!
    I had a devil of a time trying to avoid the glare on mine...I need to invest in a mini light tent but I'm a bit of a cheapskate...teeeheee

  20. A very beautiful elegant card,love the die you used. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  21. Lovely card Carol, love the mirri card used for the die, its stunning! Thank you for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas hugs Susan x

  22. Stunning!!!! This is just beautiful. Great shape on the card ...soo elegant and luxurious. WOW!

  23. what a lovely creation Carol, thank you for joining us at the scallop challenge at Shelly,s Images.
    Shelly's Images Design Team

  24. What a stunning card Carol! And what a beautiful die too..I have not heard of those ones & will look into them...
    I am so impressed, it inspires me!
    Hugs xx

  25. Just gorgeous - a really elegant design.

    Thanks for joining us at CHNC Christmas Extra.

    Helen x
    (GDT member)

  26. What a fabulous die cut ... love all of that silvery sparkle ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  27. what a beautiful and elegant holiday card, i love love love that gorgeous silver frame! thanks for blinging along with us at JINGLE BELLES this fortnight!!! :)

  28. WOW! OMG this is gorgeous! Simply beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the Whimsical Wednesday challenge at Whimsical Designs.

  29. this is stunning! What an amazing die to make such a fantastic design. Thanks so much for joining in on my prompt over at Jingle Belles :-) !!

  30. That is one fab die!! Stunning card! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers

  31. WOW!!!What an absolutely beautiful card..Kerry x.


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