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Sunday 23 November 2014

Jingle all the Way

Good morning all.

Yesterday was definitely a lot quieter...the day started with a nice lie in! Eldest's work clothes were to wash but they were quick and easy. By mid afternoon everyone else had gone to Edinburgh (eldest for a tattoo and the rest to the pictures) so I had the house to myself for 4/5 hours and no one to cook tea for :) I managed to make a few simple Christmas cards but it was one of those days when I wasn't really happy with the results!

The theme this week over at Less is More is "Jingle all the Way"

For this we would like to see some reference to any of these things....bells, reindeer, Santa, elves, stockings, presents, decorations, Christmas songs/music/instruments...in fact anything Christmassy!

Plenty of scope there then!

A few weeks ago I made this card for our little Christmas Card Club and liked the result, so decided I would use it for one of the kids and make two similar cards for the other two. This image seemed to shout out for the same treatment...the Humphrey's Corner stamp from Crafter's Companion was a magazine freebie, the sentiment from Spellbinders was also a magazine freebie. I've stamped with versamark and heat embossed with black detail EP. I've coloured the nose, hat and bell with promarkers and added glossy accents to both the coloured parts and the snow.
Topper is simply mounted to the base with foam tape and finished inside.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - jingle all the way
Crafter's Companion - Christmas/winter
Fairy Tale - Christmas with animals
Winter Wonderland - let's get sentimental


  1. This is gorgeous Carol. I love the cute image and the way you have added just touches of colour looks so effective.
    Sue xx

  2. I'm so jealous.......4/5 hours home alone & no tea to cook sounds like heaven lol! Beautiful card too.
    hugs Jo x

  3. Beautiful card Carol :-D I like it a lot! :-D Thank you so much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge Blog this fortnight. Milka GD

  4. Fab make - love that image


  5. Hi Carol hope you enjoyed the rest of your peaceful day. A fab card, love the little pops of colour. Susan x

  6. Hi Carol, lovely card, I do adore the image and the style.
    Hope your time alone was good, hugs Kate x

  7. Beautiful card Carol, how blissful to have the house to yourself.
    Linda xxx

  8. Beautiful card, love the image and the simplicity of the whole card.

    Patricia x

  9. Hi Carol what a fab card love that image..it's nice to have time to yourself isn't it? I was going to say I have been to see the Edinburgh tattoo until I re-read it LOL lots of huggles Sue xxxx

  10. Beautiful card carol love the design, great to have time to yourself love hugs cheryl xxxx

  11. What a little cutie Carol
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  12. Sometimes those relaxing afternoons are the very best! I love your pop of color on this sweet little card.

  13. Carol this is so cute and love the black and white with just that mini touch of colour. So classy
    This is a super cute card Karen but sadly at Less is More we only allow a maximum of 5 challenge link ups including ours.
    Do hope you'll come back and play another time
    Less is More

  14. This is gorgeous Carol, I love the image with the little splashes of colour - very effective.

  15. Hola Carol, i´m glad to see you on my blog;D, thank you for your kind comment.
    Oooh Carol what pretty and sweet card, i love Humphrey, so tender, i like the simply colouring, clever idea Carol.
    A warm hug from Palma.

  16. Beautiful cute card xx

  17. Carol this is so sweet, great use of those freebies!
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  18. Carol, that´s such a lovely card! The little snowflacke punchhowl is so very creativ. I love it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! Bianca XX

  19. This is so cute. I love that clean look. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.


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