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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Rudolph Day

Good afternoon all.

Another lovely day today and just back from the hairdressers so had a relaxing morning. Doctor managed to get blood first time yesterday from my right arm so the nurse had to use my left arm to inject the dye for my scan...I'm a little bruised and battered today, oh to have some prominent veins somewhere!

Another month is nearly over so we've reached Rudolph Day...here is my offering which I managed to make last night.

I'm making a concerted effort at the minute to get some of my special Christmas cards done and dusted...this is only number three so still a few more to go!

Topper is from Wild Rose Studio, die cuts all from Spellbinders, papers and bow from Docrafts, sentiment from LOTV, border punch from Tonic and button and gems from my stash. I've used a similar layout to my other two specials so making a little dent in my stash of backing papers.

Challenges entered:
Rudolph Day - August challenge
A Snowflakes Promise - anything Christmas goes
Crimbo Crackers - snowmen
ABC Christmas - Q for quantum leap ( c for colourful)
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas Carols or songs (Frosty the Snowman)


  1. This is gorgeous Carol love all the layers xx Jan

  2. Wow! It's wonderful :-) I'm sure the person receiving this one will love it!


  3. Hi Carol this is such a gorgeous, cute Christmas card love that image and the papers so much, I have just dug these papers out from the cupboard from last year I hope to use them again this year all being well, thank you for joining the challenge at CHNC EXTRA
    lorraine x

  4. Hi Carol.....lovely...loving the backing papers and the topper...made for each other, it's great to use up stash....xxx

  5. A lovely sweet little image and beautiful festive papers Carol. Love the design you have created and how great to get those Christmas cards under your belt - I must try and do the same.

  6. Wow, so many beautiful layers and lot of work on this card, Carol. Beautiful card, treasure for receiver

  7. super make Carol - and another made for christmas! Hugs rachel x

  8. A gorgeous Christmas card Carol, such a fabulous design.

  9. lovely card Carol, beautiful image and fab layers. Hugs Kate x

  10. Carol, I love what you have done on this really pretty card.
    Great papers, layers and design.
    Patricia x

  11. Gorgeous card, cute image and some lovely backing papers. I always leave my special cards till last and every year I wish I hadn't.

    Kath x

  12. This is just lovely Carol, so many details to look at.

  13. A super card, I love your layout and gorgeous papers and die cuts.
    Jean x

  14. hi carol, thanks for popping by and commenting! this is a fabulous holiday card and the image is very sweet!

  15. Very pretty, carol. Love that gorgeous die you used to cut the topper! You havebeen making some wonderful cards lately. I feel so lazy in return. They will be throwing me out of the club soon as i am now 2 cards behind. Still struggling a bit with health issues.
    You always seem to be so organized and on top of things!

    Thanks for taking part in my August Rudolph Days Challenge.

  16. Gorgeous creation, love the stamped image and gorgeous colours...xx
    {The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

  17. Beautiful card Carol. I love the layers and the lovely topper. The image is perfect for the song title Frosty the Snowman. Thank you so much for joining the fun at winter Wonderland.
    Crafty hugs

  18. Love the image,a gorgeous card.xxx

  19. LOVE IT. Can't beat LOTV for cute Christmas images. Great layering too. xxx

  20. Oh I love this, there's so much going on in it and yet it isn't over the top. All the patterns and embellishments work so beautifully together.

  21. an adorable Christmas card, love the papers your have used with this cute image.
    hugs, annie x

  22. Oh Carol I envy anyone so organised with their Christmas cards. Lastminute.com here! Making for a stressful run up to the festive season.
    I love your card and perfect for the occasion.
    Sorry to hear about your health issues, hope you manage to get sorted soon.

    Hugs Erika. x

  23. I love all the patterns and shapes on this fun card! Just beautiful!

  24. Gorgeous card Caro! I love the image & the great layout!
    Dawn xx

  25. A super beautiful card, carol! I love the papers. I am sure veins shrink when there are needles around. hope you are not too bruised x

  26. Gorgeous, got to get stuck into some more of these myself, hope to make a late one for CCC and will publish next time Karen x

  27. Carol, I'm the same way with the blood draws. If they get it right first time, the tech is an expert. I nearly always have to go to 2 arms, bruising and it's not fun. Glad it's over with for you. Love your cute Rudy card. That is an adorable topper, and I like the way you've framed it up. Pretty combination of patterned papers, and nice colors that work well for a traditional Christmas Card. TFS & Hugs

  28. *Insert low highly-impressed whistle here* Wow, girl! You have taken all those warm, fuzzy Christmas patterns and mixed them all up to create an awwwwwwsome design! I'm starting to feel the Christmas card squeeze already, too! Good for you for starting so early!

  29. I hate having blood taken. I used to give blood and some of them used to be a bit rough! Cant give any more as they decided as I had a transfusion when I was born I cannot give any more!! Makes no sense to me.
    Beautiful card there. So pretty.

  30. I love the Scandinavian look, such a pretty card in lovely colours. I too don't have veins that can be seen so always have a problem when blood is taken, I come away from the surgery with black and blue arms! Michelle x

  31. Hi Carol, your card is gorgeous. I like the papers and the image is very cute. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  32. Such a cute image! Thanks for entering Crimbo Crackers - hope to see you again soon! Do like the countdown timer!!


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