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Monday, 24 November 2014

Merry and Bright

Good morning all. Monday again, hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

It was a quiet one here again yesterday...except when Gary and I were cursing the opposition during the football match! Beds changed and all washed and dried...and the laundry barrel is still full...I'm sure the fairies come along here and make work for me!! Things got messy in the craft room after the match when I got my spray inks out...note to self....next time use the kitchen table covered in newspapers instead of the tiny space you craft in!! There's ink sprayed everywhere so I guess I'll have to wash everything down before I can make anything else!!
Off to the hairdresser's this morning so I'll catch up with you all later.

Another simple Christmas card to share today.

I bought this Spellbinders die a little while ago thinking it would be great to use with the fancy labels one dies I already own but as always happens it's too big and I'd need the grand labels set to layer it with.
The main die comes in two parts, the inner which basically cuts an aperture of the scene and an outer which cuts the shape around the aperture scene. I've just used the inner die and backed the card with a blue pearlised scrap, although I think it's a bit dark.
Music stamp is from Clearly Besotted and sentiment stamp is a magazine freebie from Spellbinders. 

Challenges entered:
Dies R Us - Christmas
Die Cut Divas - any holiday
Allsorts - no DP's
Inkspirational - Christmas no red or green
We Do Doobadoo - Christmas
The Stamping Boutique - Christmas non traditional colours
Crafting by Design - Christmas


  1. This is gorgeous Carol, such a beautiful die cut scene and I love the way you have used the music stamp.
    Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous card and fabulous dies used Carol. Love the card design.xxx
    aNNie The Journey is the Start

  3. This is gorgeous Carol, I love all of your fabulous die cut details.

  4. This is a gorgeous die Carol and what a lovely card it makes. Love your CAS designs.

  5. Beautiful card Carol. I love the die, the tree would make a beautiful die by itself! Susan x

  6. This is a gorgeous card and loving the die.
    Linda xxx

  7. I love the dark color of the background and that you used only the inner die to cut this. Beautiful card.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas for our holiday (any holiday) challenge.

  8. Wonderful card Carol, it's a fantastic die, I like the dark background, hugs Kate x

  9. Well it might be 'simple' but it's also gorgeous Carol!! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  10. Carol stunning card , lovely die x

  11. You've done a great card with this die (FYI: some of the Grand dies will fit the C/B & BShot, if you don't have the GCalibur). Love the winter scene you've created - and the dark background was lovely with the crisp white. Good luck with cleaning the sprays - I use paper that comes with the craft orders to layer my surface and sometimes that makes a pretty background too! Not fun cleaning up after the sprays! :-) TFS & Hugs

  12. Beautiful scene and great choice to do it white on dark blue. The stamping underneath is the perfect finishing touch. Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

  13. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

  14. Lovely card! The navy against that stark white looks really neat. So the real question is - which team were you rooting for?

  15. Beautiful Carol is your card!!

  16. a beautiful CAS make - love this Carol - hugs Rachel xx

  17. Your card is very elegant and stylish Carol.

    Thanks so much for sharing your lovely with with us at Allsorts this week.

    I have some candy here and you are very welcome to enter.

    B x

  18. Wonderful creation!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty and I hope you'll be back soon!



  19. Elegant and gorgeous....so peaceful looking!! Thank you or joining us at "Dies R Us" for our "Christmas" challenge!
    Diane DRU DT

  20. Thanks for joining us at allsorts x


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