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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Christmas Challenges (with sketches) #86

Good morning all. 
Sorry I've not been around, trying to catch up on the dreaded housework which was sadly neglected whilst I was busy doing wedding work - thought I'd better do something about it before I start the next lot of stationery!

I'm off to see my niece today to help get her wedding plans off the ground...she seems to know what she wants though so we should make quite a bit of headway today.

It's time for another challenge over at CCWS and we hope you're playing along with us this year and stocking up on those Christmas cards and projects. It's the turn of the Snow Angels to inspire you this week and Nicolet has designed the sketch. We are being sponsored by Crealing.

Stamp is from Daisy and Dandelion, stamped on to a Kraft ATC blank and coloured with promarkers then highlighted with glamour dust, stickles and a white gel pen. Papers and sentiment are all from Do Crafts Christmas in the Country collection. Dies are all Spellbinders. Snowflakes are punch waste. Lace, string, pearls and gems are from my stash.


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:
CHNC extra - anything goes
Bearly Mine - anything goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - glitter
LEJ Designs - furry friends
Stamp & Create - glitter
CHNC - picture inspiration (shape)
Sweet Stampin - kraft
The Hobby House - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - cute Christmas
Craftin Boutique Challenges - Christmas

Carol x


  1. Beautiful,love the image and fab colours.xxx

  2. Lovely card Carol. It must be catching this housework thing as that's exactly what I have been doing too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. A delightful Christmas card, Carol. Looks great on the kraft coloured cardstock too.

  4. I have this stamp too, must dig it out. Lovely card Carol. Good luck with the housework. Not my favourite task. I love it when youstep back and evrything is clean and sparkling and fresh smelling. If only I could wave a magic wand and it would stay that way for a few months. Lol! Christine x

  5. Adorable card. Love the papers and embellishments with the kraft background.

  6. Adorable card hun, great shape too. Hugs, Claire x

  7. This is so pretty, I love all the different papers you've used, great layout.
    Thank you for joining in the LEJ Designs challenge, good luck x

  8. Carl - what a pretty Christmas card. Lots of glitter there. Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly this week.

  9. A really cute image, love the glamour dust and stickles. Thank you for joining us over at LEJ Designs, good luck

  10. Such a lovely card Carol and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week
    x catherine

  11. A beautiful christmascard Carol and thanks for the lovely time in the DT of CCWS.
    Hugs Nicolet

  12. Sweet card Carol I've been doing housework too, shifting things around as we have my family coming this weekend! love this image really cute huggles Sue xx

  13. Evening Carol, I hope you have had a good day with your niece and made some headway with the wedding plans. Love this card and the image is adorable especially on Kraft!

    Linda xxx

  14. So beautiful is your card Carol l just love Kraft card with red and your card is stunning xx

  15. Gorgeous card Carol. I love the cute image and fabulous papers.
    Sue xx

  16. This is a fabulous Christmas card Carol, such a sweet image.
    I hope you had a good day.

  17. Carol, what a pretty Christmas card you have made. It fits the Bearly Mine Challenge this week well of “anything goes”. Thank you for taking part and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team) PS Hope you and the family are keeping OK

  18. Hi Carol

    I love the kraft base on this one .. .. it makes for a lovely Christmas card with the papers and image you have used.

    Hope the wedding prep meeting went well.

    Love Jules xx

  19. absolutely gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    hugs Kate xx

  20. thank you for joining us at the Hobby House Challenge for our Christmas Theme
    Hugs Kate xx

  21. Beautiuful Christmas card Carol, lovely image and colours used/.xx

  22. Delightful card, Carol - love the sweet image. Thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges - hope to see more of your lovely Christmas crafting soon. x

  23. Hi Carol, Oh! the dreaded Housework catching up is such a pain.
    Beautiful Card i love those papers and the cute image. I am liking it all on the Kraft Card.

    Patricia xxx

  24. Oh this is the cutest Christmas card! I love that little guy! Super layout and lovely Christmassy colours. I have still never used kraft, must do so one of these days! Hope you have finally caught up with your housework!!! Michelle x

  25. Adorable card and a great design. Thank you for joining us at The Hobby House. xx

  26. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  27. Cute card, Carol. Gorgeous paper. Luv, Wilma

  28. Wow so beautiful card. Love the background and the image is adorable. Love that beautiful grosgrain ribbon you used. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at ribbon craft Challenges.

  29. Totally wonderful Christmas card, loving those papers!


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