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Wednesday 11 January 2012


A big hello to all my new followers, hope you all enjoy what you see here.

My second decoupage card, luckily this one went according to plan and I'm very pleased with how it turned out - the first of my many specials made for next Christmas!

  • Deocupage - Joanna Sheen
  • Punch - Martha Stewart
  • Diecuts - Spellbinders
  • Sentiment - computer generated
  • Floral arrangement and ribbons are recycled from Christmas crackers.
  • Pearls and narrow ribbon from stash 

And a view of the inside to show I'm keeping to my resolutions! Card is now stored with an envelope and it's good to go :)

Challenges entered:
Heartsong Inspirations - border punches
Lexi's Creations - anything goes
CCEE - Grimms Fairy Tales (Mary's Child)
CHNC - recycle something
Christmas Card Challenges - lace (border punch)
OSAAT - use three embellishments (pearls, ribbon and floral arrangement)
Cupcake Craft Room - anything goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - sparkle and ribbon
St Lukes Charity - new year, new start
Joanna Sheen - celebrations
ABC Christmas - A for anything goes
Fab n Funky - recycle it

Carol x


  1. This is gorgeous Carol, so elegant. Jo x

  2. This is gorgeous Carol, Christmas Crackers are a good source of free embellishments, if only I could remember the 'safe place' I put them in when I need them!

  3. Gorgeous card Carol, love the richness of the colours, design and beautiful image. My you are organised girl. Carolxx

  4. Gorgeous card and I love the colours and the layout.

    Linda xxx

  5. Really beautiful, I love the die cut borders
    Lindsay xx

  6. absolutely gorgeous card, love everything about it x

  7. Lovely ..very elegant!
    kerry x

  8. Your card is very beautiful! I congratulate you! Wish you success!

  9. That's lovely Carol. The colours are perfect together. A beutiful card.
    Hugs Alison x x

  10. This is gorgeous, Carol - love the colour.
    Your 'cracker' embellies look just like some I squirelled away after Christmas dinner, LOL

  11. Great to see you hunny! lovely card, and a brilliant start to your 2012 Christmas cards!! well done! thanks for playing along with us! hugs Samantha :0)

  12. LOVELY! You'll be well organised for next Christmas xx

  13. Stunning card Carol and your colour combo is brilliant. Hugs x

  14. It's beautiful, Carol. My cracker 'extras' are too thick to go in the envelopes so I had to give up on the idea! Hazel x

  15. Delightful card, Carol, including those flowers rescued from a cracker - way to recycle - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 54 - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. Hi Carol, what a stylishly elegant card! And you are so organised- I should take a leaf out of your book and start my Christmas cards. Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY DESIGNS this week. Good luck Sheryl xx

  17. Lovely vintage style card Carol. Clever bit of recycling from the crackers. Thank you for your continued support at St Lukes.
    Lynne xxx

  18. It's beautiful Carol and the colours are gorgeous too as is the image ...........stunning!!:) Sandra H

  19. Wow - this is such a lovely vintage card. Gorgeous punches, lovely dies and fab image. Love the use of the recyled ribbon and flowers - it was made for this card! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  20. Hi Carol
    Wow Fabby card stunning card
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  21. So elegant and regal! Thanks for playing along at CCC!

  22. What a good idea to start now whit Christmas cards! I have to do the same =)LOve your card it is very elegant! Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations. Tineke

  23. How sweet and beautiful! I love the rich color. Thanks for joining our Sparkle & Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

  24. Lovely vintage card, love the embellishments. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

    xoxo Marjo

  25. This is beautiful Carol, I love all the detailing. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  26. So elegant and beautiful and love the recycling!
    Thanks for joining with us at Lexi's this time and good luck!
    Jo x

  27. Gorgeous!
    Thanks for playing along @ CCC!

  28. The angel is so lovely, and your vintage style is pretty, too.
    Thanks for sharing it at OSAAT this week.
    ~darling Ho

  29. Gorgeous card, thanks for sharing at CCC this week.

  30. Gorgeous card! Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom.

    Good luck!

    Jo xxx

  31. very pretty. I love that you are ahead of the game for this year's Christmas. Way to go!! Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n Funky.

    Big Hugs
    Fab 'n Funky DT

  32. This is super Carol, I love the recycled embellishments :)
    Thanks for your continued support at St Luke's :)
    Jenny x

  33. What a beautiful card Carol....great use of recycled embellishments...Thank you for supporting St Lukes once again


  34. Wow, this is stunning. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas. Hope we see you all year. Carissa:)

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  36. This is gorgeous Carol, beautiful border punch and I love the way you've reversed the colours - thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas for this challenge - hope to see you back soon :)

    Carol x

  37. I love all the trimmings you get on crackers and must admit I choose the ones we have on the basis of what I can re-use on them!
    This card is fabulous -love the rich colours and textures.
    Thanks for playing along at St Lukes.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious)
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  38. Hiya Carol,

    Gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge!

    Paula DT :D x



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