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Thursday, 19 November 2015

First Christmas

Good morning all.

It's been a wild and wicked night here, the forecast is sunny today but to stay windy....better keep the hatches battened down!

I've finally made something I can share with you....I've been beavering away in the craft room getting ahead of myself. I'm down to my last 8 Christmas cards and I need an Anniversary card and December will be done and I can then make a start on next year's DT commitments which are due whilst I'm away. Also been called up for Jury service mid December which is also going to put a spanner in the works!!


I sorted all my Christmas cards yesterday to see what sort I still needed to make...this was top of the list to do for my nephew and his family. Penguin die from Marianne Design; accessories from the Tim Holz Crazy Birds set (coloured with promarkers); holly sprig from Poppy Stamps; snow landscape dies from Lawn Fawn; other dies all from Spellbinders. Background has been stamped with snowflakes from STAMPlorations with versamark, then inked with DI. Sentiment stamp from Clearly Besotted, googly eyes from my stash.


Challenges entered:
A Snowflakes Promise - anything Christmas goes
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
CHNC - red and green must be seen
ABC Christmas - w for wild thing
I Love Promarkers - traditional Christmas
Simon Says Stamp - Christmas
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Pile it On - any holiday/celebration
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas critters

32 comments:

  1. This is a fun card, I love it! Those penguins are great and good for you to be getting ahead as you are. Don't envy you the Jury duty though, that would be the bane of my life if I got called to do it. Hope all goes well.
    Lorraine

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  2. What a fun card Carol....just love these penguins.....and adding those accessories genius!.....xxx

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  3. Carol this is absolutely adorable I love those cute Penguins a perfect card for a first Christmas
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  4. What a great fun card for your nephew and his family. So clever using the Crazy Birds accessories. They work perfectly. What bad luck being called for jury service in December. You're going to be a busy girl. Barbxx

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  5. OMG this is such a cute creation Carol! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

    P.S. A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

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  6. Brilliant cute, fun card, love it
    Patricia X

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  7. Such cute penguins on your lovely card Carol. We have had those gales for a couple of days now but today it is torrential rain. Ah well, I can't complain that my well is empty! Hugs Christine xx

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  8. Hi Carol, super card, do love the penguins.
    Thankfully I've never been called for jury duty, I'd hate it, but I would plead insanity to get off, hope it doesn't disrupt you too much, Kate x

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  9. This is gorgeous, I do love penguins.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  10. I am smiling all over at this delightful card, Carol! Your little penguin family is so adorable and so wonderfully detailed!! But now I need a lie-down after you've told me everything you've done and have yet to do!! Hugs, Darnell

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  11. Hi Carol,
    what a superb card.
    I love the design of this, and those penguins are ace.
    Now this would suit my dear hubby as he loves penguins, but not real ones just Penguins as he is a Linux user, and Penguins are there symbol.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  12. what a wonderful card Carol - so very cute - good luck in getting everything organised before your holiday - it'll so be worth it! Hugs rachel x

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  13. I've always fancied jury service Carol but never been called. I hope it is for something really interesting especially with Christmas to organise.
    I love your penguins, so very cute and a fab idea to use the Tim bird accessories with them. A perfect keepsake.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  14. A wonderful card Carol, I love the images and good luck with the Jury Service.
    Hugs Janet xxx

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  15. A fabulous card Carol, such cute penguins.
    I hope you don't get stuck with a long Jury service, Matt was called up last summer and ended up being there for 12 weeks!
    Pauline
    x

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

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  17. I'm in love with your cute penguins. Love the little tie on the male. Hugs Mrs A.

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  18. Hi Carol, just noticed that you also joined us at ABC Christmas with our Wild Thing Challenge. Your penguins are the cutest wild thing I've ever seen, :) gorgeous.
    Lorraine DT

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  19. So cuuuuuute! Those die cut penguins are just the sweetest thing. Adorable little scene you created!

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  20. Adorable!
    Thanks for playing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November!
    Monica - GDT

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  21. Oh I do love these adorable little penguins Carol! A fabulous card all round. Gosh you only have 8 cards to make for Christmas, I have about 28 to go! Michelle x

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  22. Gorgeous card Carol! Sounds like you're almost set on the Christmas card front! Busy time for us all but you sound like you have a whole lot more on your plate right now!
    Take care!
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  23. A fabulous card Carol, a lovely design with super colour combo.......your cute fun penguins are just adorable and gorgeous sentiment panel!!

    hugs
    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

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  24. Lovely design. Thank you for sharing with us at I Love Promarkers this week. Shona xx

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  25. So cute! Love those penguins!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  26. Adorable card! Those penguins are too sweet! Wonderful design!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  27. Many congratulations Carol. You have just won our challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge ! Please email us at the address in the sidebar of the challenge blog so we can explain how you claim your prize.

    Many congrats and happy shopping.

    Jo x

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  28. Way to go Carol! Congrats on your SSS win!!!

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  29. Hi Carol, I just popped back to say Congratulations on your win over at SSS.
    Pauline
    x

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  30. Wonderful X-Mas card, Carol! Congratulations on your win! Hugs Jenna

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