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Monday 14 November 2011

Holly and candle

Hubby's got man flu so it's been a day of moans, groans and attention seeking - I've managed to ignore him thus far lol. I spent my day walking the dog and cleaning the kitchen until the sparky arrived this afternoon whence I decided to craft:

I used a Holly Motif Shapeabilities die to emboss the card and inked with bundled sage DI. The stamp was a freebie from a mag and was stamped with versamark and embossed in gold then coloured with distress inks in bundled sage and fired brick and a gold gel pen. Sentiment was stamped in fired brick.

Challenges entered:
CHNC - candles
Christmas Card Challenges - holly or wreaths
The Pink Elephant - embossing
Sweet Stamps - red, green and gold
Less is More - leaves

Carol x


  1. What a beautiful card this is Carol. Love the embossing and the colours you have used.

    Catherine x

  2. Stunning card - I've not seen that embossing die (I think I really need it!) - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 46 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Beautiful job, Carol. Stunning card!

  4. What a lovely card--so pretty! LOVE that frame--it's fab! :)

  5. This looks fab Carol, that die has made a superb embossed front... I think I almost prefer it to the die cut version!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Very Pretty! Love the colours you've used, so soft & pretty!
    Dawn xx

  7. If that's a one layer card, it's stunning. The effect is so deep cut that it gives the appearance of a cut out. Beautiful design x

  8. Simply elegant - love it xx

  9. Love tjhis effect Carol
    Looks so pretty
    Well done on ignoring the 'man flu patient' lol

    Thank you
    mandi LIM

  10. Carol, what a superb creation! I adore the embossing and just having the touch of color is a great effect!

  11. Fab card Carol, the embossing looks gorgeous! Lisa x

  12. Beautiful card. Hugs, Claire x

  13. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

  14. Simply beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

  15. Gorgeous embossing and a beautiful card!

  16. How pretty this is. Gorgeous card


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