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Monday 3 August 2015

Happy Christmas

Good morning all.

A quiet day yesterday keeping the migraine at bay...I'll catch up with you all in a day or two as I can't spend too much time at the computer while it lingers!

This was meant to be my July Rudolph Day card but by the time it was finished and ready to post it was going to clash with my DT post so I saved it for another day.

This was to be a very quick card!! I'd planned in my mind to use this piece of gelli plate paper I'd saved from one of my early plays and team it with teal and red...so first thoughts when I got everything out was to use a die for a speedy card. Opened my drawer and found this snowflake from Impression Obsession which I was convinced I'd used before but turns out it's a NBUS. I cut it from the teal layer and dozens of passes later when I came to remove it from the die I discovered it came out in about four very fine parts.....urgh!!!! I was losing the will to live by now...
Deep breath and I put through a red version using bubble wrap to help the cutting along (it does help!). Lots of photo glue later I'd managed to stick everything together!!  The sentiment was a freebie from Tattered Lace. A gemstone finishes the card off.
Don't think I'll be repeating this experience any time soon which is a shame as I like the end result!

Challenges entered:
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Carol/Song (Snowflake by Jim Reeves)
Sister Act Card Challenge - anything goes
Southern Girls - anything goes
Inspiration Destination - anything goes
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Whimsy Stamps - Christmas in July
We Love to Create - anything mixed media/inky goes
CHNC - two of something (words)


  1. A fabulous Christmas card Carol, your snowflake is beautiful - well worth the effort.
    I hope you are soon fully recovered.

  2. Morning Carol, another beauty. I love your snowflake, it was worth the hassle. I have an old snowflake die which is only one prong from when dies very first hit the market. I think you need to cut about 12. Somethings are just not worth it! LOL.

    Hope you are feeling much better today?
    Happy crafting, hugs Erika. x

  3. So sorry that you having one of those migraines again, hope you are feeling better today. Love your card, your backgrounds are always stunning and the snowflake looks fabulous. Michelle x

  4. Very pretty and like the one snowflake. Great look. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.

  5. Love the background and what a fabulous snowflake.
    Linda xxx

  6. This is just gorgeous,love the snowflake.xxx

  7. Poor you I hope you are feeling better soon! But I love your card. Very elegant and pretty

  8. sounds like a real labour of love Carol - but the results are beautiful!!! Hugs Rachel x

  9. It's a gorgeous end result Carol but I can understand your frustration and every time you look at that die it will remind you, trust me, I have such a die too - Cottage Cutz Ornate Cross - it's a b****r.

  10. Hi Carol worth it in the end! it's stunning and you have nearly convinced me to a gelly plate.....I am trying to get messy....xxxxxx

  11. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR August challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - and thanks for entering this for both of my CHNC challenges x

  12. Gorgeous hope the migraine has gone x

  13. Beautiful card Carol. The snowflake looks amazing and well worth the effort you had to put in.
    I hope your migraine has gone.
    Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland

  14. What a shame it was such an effort as it looks just amazing Carol!
    Dawn xx

  15. lovely christmas card! :)
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.

  16. Gorgeous gellli background and I love the finished card, well worth all the hassle with the die! Thanks so much for joining us at We Love 2 Create this time
    Claire xx

  17. That snowflake sounds like a pain lol! I've one that does that and find it works best upside down through the cutter as the slight lift up the other way can re position it if I pass it through twice! Will definitely give the bubble wrap a go though. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card with the Southern Girls this time. Good luck, Julie x

  18. Bubble wrap?? Tell me more about what you are talking about here? I'm curious. I love your card. The color combo is fun and daring. Thank you for joining us this month at Christmas Cards all year Round.

  19. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra and I hope you'll join us again in September!

    Helen x


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