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Thursday 19 December 2013

First Christmas

Good morning all. Hope you're all well.
Had a lovely visit home yesterday including lunch out with my Mum, niece and two of my sisters followed by a visit to my third sister and two nephews. All cards and pressies delivered so that's cleared a little space. Hubby shampooed the carpets whilst I was out so I need to finish gutting the kids bedrooms today.

Sharing a Christmas card today made for our neighbours who had a second daughter in October. I'd made a special card for the elder one's first Christmas so thought I'd better make them both the same. Hopefully my last Christmas card this year!

Kraft base, red layer punched with a Martha Stewart snowflake PATP, gingham paper from a Holly Hobbie magazine freebie. Topper from LOTV highlighted with stickles. Ivy corner die from Joanna Sheen, all other dies from Spellbinders. Ribbons, pearls, lace and sentiment tag from my stash. Small snowflakes are punch waste. Snowflake sentiment computer generated.

Challenges entered:
Baffies Kreativladen - last minute Christmas
Crafty Creations - anything goes
Creative Belli - Christmas
Divas by Design - anything goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - punches and dies
LEJ Designs - anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
The Shabby Tea Room - red and white or gingerbread
Unstampabelles - Christmas
Winter Wonderland - ribbons and pearls
Die Cut Divas - let's celebrate

Carol x


  1. You obviously had a most wonderful day out Carol, I envy you spending time with your mum, wish mine was still here, value the time you have with every member of the family..

    Lovely card and gorgeous image and colours.xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Carol. Nice to hear you enjoyed your Day with the family yesterday. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Beautiful card Carol, love the dies, and the colour's you have used thank you for sharing it with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday, hope you will join us again soon.
    Suzy B

  4. Sounds as if you had a great day Carol. Like Annie I am a little envious because my sisters are so far away and mum gone now but she and dad will be celebrating together! Such a special card which I am sure will be treasured. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Ohh my goodness...this is so pretty!! I love all the little added elements :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room!!

  6. Beautiful is your creation and presented with lots of lovely detail xx

  7. This is a gorgeous card Carol, I love your adorable image and fabulous die cut details.

  8. This is just gorgeous,love the image.xxx

  9. What a gorgeous image! They are going to love it. That is a wonderful sparkly white snowflake under the red one...love the shimmer and sparkle!
    I managed to get my hands on some of these preprinted images and I am going to give them a try in the New Year...yours looks so pretty with the stickles added. They are something rather new here.
    The red die that frames the card is gorgeous too!

  10. What a beautiful keepsake for your neighbour' s child. Thanks for sharing it with us at Unstampabelles.

  11. Just beautifully done. Love the image and the coloring. Such a perfect card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  12. So many beautiful dies on this card. Lovely work. Thanks for sharing this with us at Unstampabelles.

  13. Beautiful card! Love all the details and the image!

  14. This is such a cute card. Thank you for taking the time to enter the challenge over at LEJ Designs

  15. First off 'Merry Christmas'.... Thank you so much for joining in with the LEJ Designs Challenge No. 84 - Anything Goes.

    WOW WOW WOW This is amazing. The colour combination is dramatic and very Christmassy with the candy cane colours. The diecuts are amazing and look fantastic with all the layers. The image is gorgeous and sparkly and perfect for this time of year. I really love this card.

    This is the last Challenge of the year, as well as the last 'weekly challenge'. As of the 7th January, we will be going to Monthly Challenges and I hope you will join in with plenty more of our challenges in 2014.

    <3 & Hugs
    Lisa xxxx LEJ DT Organiser


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