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Sunday 24 May 2015

Christmas Card Club "Gifts"

Good morning all.

We had a lovely day yesterday...the birds were certainly enjoying the garden...splashing in the bird bath, dust baths in the borders then gathering up the husky hair to line their nests! We've had a lot of starlings this year and yesterday we had dunnocks for the first time...they were sneaking up within a foot of Freya to pick up the fur lying on the grass. I did take some photos but discovered the memory card was still in the computer!!

Another two weeks have passed and it's time once again for our little Christmas Card Club to reveal what we've been up to. This time the lovely Zoe got to choose the theme and she's asked for "Gifts".
Here's my offering:

Another very simple card made using the second embossing folder in the Sissix pack I used last time round. White card was cut with a Spellbinders pierced die before I embossed, then mounted to the card base with foam tape. Sentiment was a magazine freebie. Pearls, gems and stickles were added to the tree to finish.

You'll find a list of the other girls on my sidebar if you'd like to pop around and see their makes, you won't be disappointed I'm sure.

Challenges entered:
CHNC - use something die cut or punched
Crimbo Crackers- anything goes
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Holly Jolly Christmas - clean and simple
Simply Create Too - keep it simple


  1. A fabulous Christmas card Carol, a wonderful CAS design.

  2. Fabulous card Carol. I do love those folders. Hugs Rita xx

  3. Very elegant CAS design Carol, love it! Susan x

  4. This looks really effective Carol The embossing is so crisp and deep - oops, sounds like snow! Great card. Hugs Christine xx

  5. beautiful, I really must start to make some Xmas Cards
    hugs Kate xx

  6. What a fab embossing folder Carol, makes a beautiful and effective impression for a really great CAS card design.

  7. great card Carol....love the white on white with the pop of colour in the pearls..its a lovely embossing folder perfect.....xxx

  8. Beautiful CAS card and love your use of the theme with the gifts under the tree. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. CAS & just brilliantly beautiful. Those shimmering jewels for ornaments made this one a standout, Carol. Great take on the Gifts theme. I LOVE it! TFS & Hugs

  10. great work Carol - lovely embossing!!! Big hugs Rachel x

  11. Love the embossed tree, another fabulous CAS card.
    Linda xxx

  12. Fantastic card xx

  13. What a brilliant card Carol, fab embossing folder and just perfect for the challeng, love the tree decorations, hugs Kate x

  14. Fabulous card carol.... Love the embossing
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  15. I love this! The embossing folder is lovely & you've embellished it beautifully!
    Love the die you've used too!
    Dawn x

  16. Wow, what an elegant card. Love your design. Very clean and simple. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

  17. Looks great! Love the added pearls!

  18. Hi Carol, love that embossed tree with the touch of green embellishments.
    I always envy those of you who start Christmas cards early. Always a mad panic in December for me.

    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  19. Love the simple elegance of this card Carol. The gifts are perfect and the addition of baubles makes it a fab card. Zx

  20. A gorgeous CAS card Carol, so elegant. Michelle x

  21. Love both the die and the embossing folder you used on this elegant card. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC for May.

  22. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  23. Lovely creation! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope you see you again soon!


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