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Thursday 17 November 2011


A big welcome and thank you to all my new followers this week, I hope you pop in often and like what you see.
 Hubby has kindly shared his cold so I woke feeling awful yesterday then Lora arrived home from school early suffering from the same thing. My brain just felt totally addled all say. The kitchen is progressing in the right direction now though and hopefully by the end of next week we'll be shipshape.
My mojo has been hiding again and I've been struggling to get ahead with my DT work but I did manage this Christmas card for the neighbours.

I won this image recently from Mami Doodles, it's coloured with promarkers and highlighted with a gold gel pen and a Sakura glaze pen. I've die cut with an oval nestie and matted onto a gold mirri scalloped oval then used scattered straw DI around the image. Background is gold mirri card edges with a Martha Stewart PATP snowflake punch matted up with white card and gold foiled vellum. Large gold snowflake is a tree ornament, gold die cut poinsettias and sentiment are from a Crafty Bitz kit I've had for years. Computer generated sentiment has been die cut with a Spellbinders ironworks shapeability. Flourishes are from Marianne Designs. Ribbons and poinsettias are from my stash. Corner snowflakes are punch waste and I've added a gold pearl to each of them.

Challenges entered:
Heart Song Inspirations - gold or glitter
Incy Wincy Designs - tic tac toe (red, Chrismas sentiment, ribbon)
Stamps R Us - bling it on
Digital Tuesday - Christmas time
Truly Scrumptious - Christmas plus pearls
Bah! Humbug! - baby's first Christmas
Craft Your Days Away - embellishment bingo (pearls, flowers, ribbon)
Bunny Zoes - Christmas with pearls
Creatalicious Challenges - sparkly Christmas
Desert Island Crafters - choose at least 3 (wings, ribbon, trees - on vellum)
Marianne Design - sparkle and shine
ABC DT - Christmas Card
Delightful Challenges - Bingo (patterned paper, punches/dies, flowers)
CCEE - use 2 die cuts or punches
C.R.A.F.T. - stars in your eyes
Shelly's Images - anything goes
Mami Doodles - Christmas

Carol x


  1. This is gorgeous Carol, fabulous use of punches and dies.

    Hope you feel better very soon.

    Jo x

  2. Wow, this is beautiful Carol. Just love the colours you have used.

    Catherine x

  3. Gorgeous carol, love all the gold trimmings and decorative edging, so lush. You'll be so chuffed when the Kitchens finally finished, I had a new one in July and lovin it. Hope your cold clears up soon. Carolxx

  4. Just beautiful Carol,love all the layers.xxx

  5. Gorgeous card Carol, love it. Hope you feel better soon.

    Pam x

  6. Wonderful card Carol xx Jan

  7. oh wow hun this is stunning just love the image and all the embellishments work beautifully,brilliant hugs cheyrlxxxx

  8. OH! Now this card is just STUNNING! WOW! Thanks for your sweet comment on my train on the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog. I appreciate your kindness...and GOOD LUCK!

  9. Oh Carol ... this is just GORGEOUS!! LOVE all the layered detail! FABULOUS!!
    Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Shelly's Images DT

  10. Absolutely Gorgeous love the colour. Send that cold back where it came from hope you feel better soon.. Chris xx

  11. Lovely card and stamp. I like everything about this card the colours the paper the layers. The Whole card just Pops! xx

  12. This beautiful card is full of gorgeousness. xx

  13. Beautiful card Carol. I love the image and the layout is fabulous. I do so love your embellishments.

    Linda xxx

  14. It's lovely, Carol. Sorry about the cold, hope you're better soon. Hazel x

  15. Love this card Carol its really lush with all that gold xx

  16. Beautiful card, love those colors xx

  17. wow how Gorgeous is your card, thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, x carol

  18. Hi Carol this is gorgeous, lots of detail with the die cuts they are beautiful:) Sandra H

  19. Love your angels. They are so sweet. Love all the gold. x

  20. What an amazing project!! Love all the embellishments you've used. Excellent!
    Thanks for sharing it at SEW MANY Challenge.
    ~darling Ho~SMC-DT

  21. PS hope you are feeling better soon Carol xx

  22. Great card and thanks for joining CRAFT this week

  23. Carol, this is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Desert Islands Crafts! :)

  24. LOVE LOVE LOVE the subtle gold monochromatic color scheme and the angels are so SWEET. Very nice.

  25. Gorgeous card hun, love the image so sweet!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
    hugs shell xx

  26. Beautiful card Carol, love all the pretty elements. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week ;)

  27. Very pretty! Thanks for joining the CCEE Stampers!

  28. Wow -a dreamcard -fabulous image and prefect colouring,adoarable layout and nice details!
    thank you for join us at Marianne´s Design Divas
    challenge this month!
    Huga Artesania DT

  29. hi hun also meant to say bless you too for playing at creatalicious this month,too hugs cherylxxxxx

  30. Beautiful work!
    Thank you for joining in with us at Stamps R Us
    Jo xx

  31. What a beautiful card! I love all the embellishments. Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  32. What a beautiful card! I love all the embellishing. Thanks for taking part in the CYDA challenge xx

  33. Beautiful card!! Thank you so much for playing along with this months Christmas Challenge over at ABC DT Challenge!!

  34. Gorgeous card Carol, love the gold, hope u feel better soon xx


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