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Tuesday 20 September 2011

Red, green and white

Well the builders have arrived this morning to start converting half of the garage to an extra room, then they'll extend the current dining room before knocking down the wall between it and the kitchen to give me a large open plan kitchen/dining room. My craft room will be restructured as well to relocate the door so it's gonna be hell let loose here for a few weeks so please excuse my mess whilst we restructure to make things better!!
Luckily the real messy work has been planned for the October holiday week and we're going to disappear and leave them to it after sealing off the rooms in the rest of the house to minimise the dust - we'll see what happens!
Any way onto cards:

DL card, LOTV sentiment stamp cut with a round nestie and layered onto the new holly dies which have been highlighted with stickles (all cut from snippets). Card is finished with some recycled red ribbon and Papermania Merry Christmas ribbon.

Challenges entered:
LOTV - red, green and white Christmas
Less is More - anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Just Sayin
Craft Room Challenge - anything Christmas

Carol x


  1. This looks gorgeous Carol, I love that sentiment and the dies are terrific!
    Thanks once more.
    "Less is More"

  2. Oh Carol this is just beautiful....so classic and is that the holly spellbinders? lovely hugs margaret

  3. Hi Carol, this is so nice, I love the holly die it looks so effective, and the colours are so Christmasy. Good luck with all the building work, I have just moved into our converted garage for my craft room, as our youngest daughter and fiance have now bought thier own house and it was their sitting room. It's wonderful having all that space. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge and the very best of luck. Julia xxxx

  4. simply beautifull carol
    hugs linda xxx

  5. Beautiful card love the elegant lines and traditional feel. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room, good luck XOXO Zoe

  6. It will be nice one all the work is finshed and you can relax...........Oh Carol another great project and the die is gorgeous as is the sentiment another great card for your challenges:) Sandra

  7. I love that holly die! What a lovely Christmas card! I need to get busy myself.

  8. What a beautiful card Carol. I love the holly die cut. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Lovely card Carol
    All the best withbthe builders!
    Thanks for helping us towards our 1000 target!

  10. Lovely card. Hope the building work goes according to plan. Hazel x

  11. Lovely card Carol, those dies are gorgeous :o) Lisa x

  12. Lovely card Carol. Love the holly die.
    Debbie x

  13. Lovely card - really effective. Haven't seen that holly die - off to google now!

    Don't envy you the building work, no matter how careful they are you seem to find brick dust months afterwards!


  14. Carol, What a beautiful card, its very elegant too. I will be thinking of you dealing with the builders etc, but just keep thinking of the finish, I'm sure it will be well worth all the dust. Hugs Rita xxxx

    Will we meet up at the SECC on the 27th Oct as usual ? xx

  15. Hi Carol

    It sounds like your world is going to be turned up-side-down for a while. I hope all goes to plan.

    Loving your snippet make this week .. .. that die is gorgeous!!

    Thank you for keeping me company again this week.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Gorgeous card and lovely dies, good luck with the work

  17. Gorgeous Christmas card, Carol. Love how you arranged your lovely dies:)

  18. Stylish and traditionel card, lovely.

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck;-))m

  19. Such a pretty card with it's clean design and fabby nestie cuts. It's a pleasure to see you at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week! Hugs, Lesley

  20. great card carol, thanks for joining us at Craft room challenge- Debi x

  21. Lovely elegant card..Thanks so much for joining our craft - room challenge..and good luck with all the alterations ! Esther xx

  22. Lovely card, thanks so much for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge. Kim x

  23. Fabulous card with great use of the dies, using up snippets too. Good luck with all the work you're havng done, I hope everything goes to schedule. I'm sure it will be worth it to get that through kitchen/diner :) Elizabeth x

  24. Hi there, what a fabulous card really striking and a perfectly crafted Christmas card just love it.



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