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Monday, 3 June 2013

Christmas Card Club - Father Christmas

Good evening all. I hope you're all enjoying the same gorgeous weather we've had here the last few days....too nice to stay inside and craft!!

It's time for our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club......apologies girls I'm running a day late here due to the good weather...... Margaret has chosen "Father Christmas".  Here's my card:

The decoupage image is from Joanna Sheen which I bought years ago and I'm just getting around to using. The patterned backing is card from Kanban which I've had for years too!! Snowflake die from Spellbinders. Ribbon and sentiment from my stash. Bell recycled from a certain chocolate reindeer.

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
ABC Challenge - O is for open
Christmas Cards all Year Round - vintage Christmas
The Ribbon Girl - use a die cut
CHNC - use favourite embellishments (ribbon and snowflakes)
Crafts 4 Eternity - the same letter ( B for bow, brad and blue)
Jingle Belles - tie a holiday ribbon
Winter Wonderland - photo inspiration ( colour and vintage feel)
Divas by Design - tie a ribbon

Carol x


  1. So lovely Carol, love the beautiful background and image. Fab snowflake too. We still have a chilly wind here in the NE. Carolxx

  2. Great card Carol!Well done on eventually using your stash!
    Dawn xx

  3. Beautiful....love the traditional image & that teeny bell.....hope you enjoyed the chocolate reindeer lol!
    Hugs Jo x

  4. Lovely card Carol. The decoupage looks great and I love the idea of using your little bell! I have the bell and the red ribbon sitting in a drawer too! Enjoy the sunshine! Christine xx

  5. Hi Carol
    Stunning card.... As usual Carol....,
    Hugs Syllvie xxx

  6. Gorgeously traditional card with a lovely Father Christmas. I like the gold embellies too! Zx

  7. Absolutely Stunning Carol. The image is fabulous. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. What pretty ribbon ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  9. A lovely card Carol, love the vintage look! Susan x

  10. great interpretation and a gorgeous card, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  11. Hi Carol, super vintage image and colours. I'm gonna have to do some catching up, I've not just got behind I've come to a stop!!
    Hope you're well and enjoying some sunshine.
    Hugs Sue W.

  12. Nice one Carol and well done on using up bait of stash...how long do we keep our stuff....it's a lovely Father Christmas image ....really lovely card! hugs Margaret xxxx

  13. Gorgeous card,fabulous image and design.xxx

  14. Super card, I love that snowflake
    Thanks for playing at Diva's this week
    Hugs Laurie x

  15. Great Christmas card and great use of your stash. Especially the bells!!
    That Father Christmas image looks perfect on this card!!!

  16. This is a lovely Christmas card Carol, fabulous decoupage image.

  17. Really gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at ABC challenge. hugs! Mojca

  18. Lovely card Carol such a beautiful image too x

  19. Fantastic card for the CCC challenge - thank you too for sharing for both of my CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your Christmas creations soon x

  20. Wow! This is absolutely lovely, Carol. Beautiful image.
    xxx Asha

  21. Super Christmas creation . love the traditional colours and image , oh and that snow flake ..
    cheers Shirley-Anne

    ps have featured your creation on my post tonight ..will be up in a tick

  22. oh wow, what a lovely and totally elegant holiday card! so pleased you could join our be-ribboned fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  23. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  24. What a beautiful card, love that fab decoupage image. Thank you for joining us over at The ABC Challenge. Take care, Ann-Marie xxx

  25. Fab card Carol I really love it its so elegant I'm finally catching up!!! huggles hun Sue xxxx

  26. Lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Christmas Cards All year Round and good luck with the Challenge. Judy DT x

  27. Hi Carol. Fabulous vintage Christmas card. Love how you matted with a small black cardstock. I love the way the layering looks on your card. Thanks for joining us at Christmas cards all Year Round. Come back next month to play again.


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