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Sunday, 15 December 2013

Christmas Card Club "Get your Skates on"

Good morning all.
I managed to get most of the decorations up yesterday but what is with men?? I asked for everything to be got out of the loft...1st shift I got about 6 boxes each containing one item....2nd shift several hours later was a box and a bag...3rd shift was just hard work and I'm sure we still don't have everything yet! Nobody will listen to me and sort the loft so all the Christmas stuff stays together so we have this problem every year....sigh!

Sharing a second card as a Guest Designer at The Joanna Sheen Challenge blog. The month long challenge is to "Make it Sparkle". Fabulous goodies can be found on the wobbly shelves at Joanna's online shop

It's also time for our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club, it was Sue's turn to choose the theme this time and she's asked us to "Get your skates on ...it'll soon be Christmas!".  Here is my card made to cover both:

Using a gorgeous snowy Thomas Kinkade image from Joanna Sheen printed onto artists canvas, simply matted and layered. Ribbon, brad and sentiment from my stash; snowflake die from Spellbinders. Lots of glamour dust and stickles to add some sparkle.
I really must get my CD's out more often...the cards are so quick and easy to make....it's choosing the image to use that takes forever lol!

You'll find the rest of the girls listed on my sidebar if you'd like to pop over and see their creations.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything goes
Happy Campers - Christmas
Moving along with the Times - winter wonderland
Creative Moments - winter wonderland
Scrapper's Delight - Christmas
Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas sparkle
Party Time Tuesdays - winter wonderland
CHNC - whatever is urgent

Carol x


  1. Gorgeous card Carol, I love the image and the added sparkle looks wonderful.
    Sue xx

  2. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab glitter.xxx

  3. Fantastic Card Carol. I am still able to go up and down our loft as mostly its my crafty stuff thats up there. I do have all my Christmas stuff in a corner all on its own. Good Luck with the Decorating. Hugs Rita xxxx

  4. Absolutely beautiful. I recently found some Thomas Kinkade goodies in my stash and meant to use them but as yet have not...they are only 2 years old....

    Love the wintery white Christmas feel of this card CArol.xxx

  5. Hi Carol "Stunning card".... as always! and you use the most beautiful image and lots of lovely glitter have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New year xx

  6. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxxx

  7. Hi Carol
    Fabulous card... Love the gorgeous scene...
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  8. Hi Carol this is scrummy Its a shame the Joanne Sheen challenge is ending :( but this image is gorgeous I have lots of her cd's too huggles Sue xx

  9. Beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

  10. A gorgeous card Carol, love that image too. I forget about my JS CD's but they are perfect for making quick cards and I love that fact. Once I have used all my Xmas stash, which could take another year or two, I will use the papers on the CD's. I do love printing onto canvas - there is something so classy about it. Good luck with the decorations xx

  11. Wow Carol this is absolutely gorgeous I am such a big fan of TK I have several of his pictures and other collectables so this appeals to me so much a superb card.
    lorraine x

  12. This is stunning Carol, I do love the beautiful snowflake and the image is stunning!

    Linda xxx

  13. Lovely sparkly card for Sue's CCC challenge, Carol - and thanks for sharing for both CHNC challenges too x

  14. Loved this vintage Kincaid snowy village. These always invoke a long-ago, much gentler time when I see them, and you've showcased this particular one in such a beautiful fashion. Loved the soft blues & shimmers, with the bright red trims & sparkling snowflake. Perfect Christmas image & very icy...just right for skating. Merry Christmas & TFS

  15. Such a lovely winter scene Carol Gorgeous card. By the way, you are getting me into bad habitswith re-cycling - I love it!!! Christine xx

  16. Carol fantastic card love the image so traditional. Know what you mean about men and decorations, ours went up today but the fuss it caused ended up going out and crafting with a friend to calm down lol. Love Alison xx

  17. what lovely images....just so christmassy....hope you have a happy one xxxxx

  18. This one really made me shiver - it is soooo frosty on there. You have chosen a great image though and I do understand that it takes for ever to find just the right one!!! So lovely.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  19. This is a gorgeous card Carol, I love all of the sparkle. Must get my Thomas Kinkade CD out to make a card for MIL.

  20. WOW Carol, this is gorgeous!! I love that image and all of your beautiful sparkle! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week!
    Tammy x

  21. Beautiful! I love all the glamour dust and the sparkle. Great image and the way you set the sentiment on the snowflake is wonderful. Now I want to peel mine off and redo it!
    I had a giggle when you said there is a missing box! I have lost one too. Mine has the coffee mugs and teaplates that are Christmas themed...I feel it is not Christmas in the kitchen without them. The tiny tree I keep on the kitchen counter and the family room Santa's are all in that box...ugggh! Hubby us heading out for lunch tommorrow with his friends, so will have a good search for it while he is gone...lol

  22. Oh my! It's a stunning creation, Carol. Love the sparkly snow detail and that scenery is simply breathtaking. Have a very happy Christmas!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  23. You can't go wrong with a TK winter scene ... this is just gorgeous! You've added sparkle in all the right places! Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘CHRISTMAS SPARKLE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  24. Beautiful card love the snowy wintry image and sparkle-thanks for joining us at Happy Campers
    Carol DT x


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