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Tuesday, 23 September 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Good morning all.

Had a big washing day yesterday, then got waylaid after opening an email from Find My Past telling me about the new school records on line....I had to have a look to see which counties were included and having found Lancashire among them I had to look for some of hubby's ancestors (as you do!). Managed to lose most of an afternoon and evening after that adding bits to the family tree! I managed to find both of hubby's paternal grandparents and some of their siblings...one poor little chap had been sent to school at the ripe old age of three and a half and that was in the early 1900's!
Of course at 10.30pm I realised I still had eldest's bed to remake!!

A very CAS Christmas card to share today.


The little penguin stamp is from Stamps Away and I've coloured with promarkers. Die is from Memory Box. Snowflakes are punch waste. Gems from my stash.

Finished inside too...so glad I've kept this up this year!


Challenges entered:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Christmas critters
CHNC Extra  - anything Christmas goes
Merry Monday - bingo (red, die cut, sparkle)
Crafting from the Heart - anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - halloween/ Christmas
Sparkles Forum Challenge - things with wings
Squirrel's Penguin Challenge - feature a penguin

28 comments:

  1. Wonderful card with beautiful colour tones...using my fav die.xx
    The Journey is the Start

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  2. Stunning CAS card Carol. The little penguin just finishes it off beautifully. I have also tried to do my inserts as I do a card otherwise I spend hours and hours doing it later and its a real pain! Michelle x

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  3. A great CAS card, those MB dies are very bold and just what you need for a focal point. Must be very interesting tracing your family tree, hope you are successful in going back further.
    Lorraine

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  4. Sweet card Carol really pretty. I have an awful habit of doing the fronts of my cards and thinking..hmmm do the inside later..then find I have a stack to finish LOL but I've been good lately and like you started doing them..huggles Sue xxx

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  5. Fabulous card Carol. I love the CAS design and cute penguin.
    Sue xx

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  6. Wonderful card Carol, love the little guy in the corner, fab colour combo, Kate x

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  7. A fabulous Christmas card Carol, I do love that MB die. It sounds like you had a fun day!
    Pauline
    x

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  8. Another beautiful Christmas card, love the gorgeous penguin.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  9. Beautiful and elegant card . Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. So beautiful is your card and image x

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  11. This is absolutely lovely Carol I really love the CAS style, the die cut sentiment and that cute, wee Penguin are fabby.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  12. Brilliant card, love the addition of the wee Penquin
    Hugs

    Patricia x

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  13. I have just bought this die, what a lovely idea adding an image to the base - thanks for joining us at crafting from the heart x

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  14. This is wonderful, Carol! Love that die and the cute little penguin in the corner! The inside looks very interesting too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  15. Hi Carol what a cute penguin! Love your CAS card, I have recently got this die but not had a play yet! Susan x

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  16. Simple, but SO pretty! Love that little penguin! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday, Carol!

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  17. So pretty. Love this CAS Christmas card! Thanks for joining us this month at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge. Cindy-GDT

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  18. Lovely "color" scheme and such a fabulous simple design. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafting From The Heart.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

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  19. Lovely card Carol, that die is fab! Thanks for joining us over at Sparkles this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

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  20. Fabulous CAS card hun, and loving the penguin, thanks for joining in the fun at TGPC Hugs xx

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  21. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for September and my Patterned Paper September challenge - hope to see you again soon x

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  22. Sorry, Carol, please ignore the reference to my patterned paper challenge - got myself carried away there - and it's so obvious that your beautiful card didn't use patterned paper - big senior moment! x

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  23. Gorgeous CAS design Carol, and that penguin is so cute! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

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  24. So elegant, love the CAS, and the red just pops...awesome! Great job, and thanks for playing our Halloween/Christmas Challenge at One Crazy Stamper this month.

    Leanne DT
    One Crazy Stamper

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  25. A lovely elegant CAS card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin this month, Wedgie xxx

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  26. Thank you so much for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our 'Things with wings' challenge.
    Happy crafting.
    Hugs Helen P (DT) xx

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  27. So elegant and pretty! A classic Christmas Card!

    Thank you for playing along with our challenge at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Good luck!
    Nick

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x