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Sunday 7 September 2014

Christmas Card Club "Something beginning with S"

Good morning all.

Don't know what is up with Google Chrome at the moment but it's a nightmare! I can barely view my blog and can't access my BT email account at all...it's been going on for weeks and although it did right itself for a while last week it's back to square one this weekend grrr!! And don't even mention spam emails...why can't these people find something more useful to do with their time!!

It's time for our fortnightly Christmas Card Club challenge again and this time the theme was set by Hazel who asked us for "Something beginning with S".

Here is my make, I couldn't resist going with Snow:

The gorgeous snow couple stamp is by Penny Johnson and is from Stampavie. I've stamped with Memento ink and coloured the image with promarkers, highlighted with stickles then die cut. The sentiment and snowflake stamps are from Anita's. Oval dies are from Spellbinders. Snow flake die from Memory Box. Papers are from Dovecraft "Tis the Season". I've used a narrow strip of card which I embossed using a text border folder which was a magazine freebie. Ribbons and poinsettia button from my stash.

All finished on the inside but another which needs hand delivered as I couldn't resist the bow and one of my new buttons (can't remember where I got them from though!!)

Do pop over to see the rest of the gang's creations, their links are on my sidebar.
My thoughts are with Rachel and her family as her hubby suffered a huge heart attack a few days ago.

Challenges entered:
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - anything goes
Die Cut Divas - new things (button)
One Crazy Stamper - halloween/Christmas
Sparkles Forum Christmas - snowmen
Holly Jolly Christmas - R (ribbon, red) E (embossing) D (die cuts)
Completely Christmas - anything goes
The Glory of Christmas - bingo (snowflake, stamp, glitter)
ABC Christmas - red poinsettia


  1. This is gorgeous Carol! Love that snowman image and how you coloured them! Susan x

  2. Fabulous card Carol. I'm having problems here too. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. I just love this image Carol, it's so full of the Christmas theme and spirit...loving the colours, texture and your gorgeous added beauties.

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  4. Hi Carol. Like you we have been having problems with Chrome for months. In the end John got rid of it and we are using something called Epic. The good thing about it is that it blocks trackers. The search engine isn't as good as Google but there are plenty of other search engines to use.

    Anyway - your card! I just love the happy expressions on their faces! Great card. Hugs Christine xx

  5. Brilliant card, love the image and those gorgeous papers.
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

  6. This is perfect for the theme with these cute little snowmen pair. Such a fun image and great design.

  7. Beautiful card. I love all the little details like the cut out on the inside of the card, the snowflake peeking out under the main image, your beautiful bow. Thank you for joining us at The Glory of Christmas. Myrna DT

  8. Hi Carol.....having problems here too, keep losing my reading list & can't leave comments on some blogs! Love your card, sweet image & gorgeous papers!
    hugs Jo x

  9. Gorgeous card Carol love that button! and the bow and great colouring too its really pretty huggles Sue xx

  10. This is a beautiful card, Carol. This image is so lovely and looks wonderful with your papers and design!

  11. Really lovely card Carol. Love your snowman and woman which you've coloured beautifully! The layout, embellishments and paper are perfect for Hazel's challenge Karen x

  12. A few Ssss there, Carol, for my CCC challenge - beautiful card - and thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for September and Patterned Paper September challenge, Completely Christmas and our Glory of Christmas bingo challenge. x

  13. So beautiful Carol is your image your card is gorgeous x

  14. What a delightful couple and colored so beautifully. I love your patterned paper backgrounds too. Just perfect for the snowy couple.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  15. Beautiful Christmas card, love the image, gorgeous colouring and super design. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this month at Sparkles.

    Pat xx

  16. Aw this is so sweet Carol, love the image and your colouring, gorgeous papers and bow, Kate x

  17. This is a fabulous Christmas card Carol, I love your papers and cute snow couple.
    It sounds like I'm the only one not having problems with Google Chrome at the moment - fingers crossed and touching wood!

  18. An adorable image (at first thought it might be LOTV). Love your coloring, all the beautiful papers, and of course one of my fab S/B ovals. Gorgeous card. TFS

  19. Hi Carol

    A beautiful Christmas card. Love the image, papers, layout and everything!!

    That is a great die too!

    Hope you have had a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

  20. Fantastic Card Carol, I love the image, the layout and pattern papers you have used, it looks great. Thank you for joining us at Diecut Divas New Things Challenge.
    Cathie DT

  21. A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

  22. What a sweet couple these two snow people make. I love those papers ou have put with them too. My reading list keeps disappearing at the moment. Most annoying to be told that you don't follow anyone. Hugs mrs A.

  23. Oh this is just the cutest card ever what a lovely image too and the layout is perfect for our challenge over at “ Sparkles Christmas Challenge Snowmen“ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

  24. This is lovely Carol - they look so cheerful - not a thaw in sight!!! Such a pretty design as well.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  25. Oh my word Carol this is so beautiful I love that image so much also the wonderful papers and that die cut frame, excellent make.
    lorraine x

  26. Those are the cutest little snowmen! A fabulous Christmas card. Michelle x

  27. wonderful card, thank you for enjoy us at the glory of christmas challenge, love, patty

  28. This is a wonderful card. Love the image and all the wonderful die cuts. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly.
    Cindy DT

  29. Oh so CUTE, Carol. Love the traditional look of this card.
    hugs, Asha

  30. This is a lovely Christmas card. I just adore the image and the beautiful colouring. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Meighan DT

  31. Gorgeous card - so sweet!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  32. Great card, that image is adorable!
    Thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge.


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