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Saturday 2 November 2013

Merry Christmas

Good evening all...and no I'm not sending you Yuletide greetings just yet. It's been wet and miserable here most of the day!
Sorry I've not been around much this week.....could I ask the person who pinched my week to put it back please, I've looked all over for it and am quite sure I didn't mislay it and I most certainly haven't used it all!!

I decided to crack on with some Christmas cards this afternoon.

When I saw this Merry Christmas die from Memory Box being used by the lovely Jules several weeks ago I just had to treat myself...it did cost me £1.06 to pick it up from the post office though - after I'd already paid p&p as the envelope although flat was too big for the standard slot. I did email the company concerned and they couldn't even be bothered to reply....suffice to say I won't be buying from them again!! I should have asked the post office to send it back and let them pay to pick it up and pay again to resend it to me!

At the time of it's arrival I was in the middle of making wedding invites and had lots of ivory offcuts sitting on my desk so I had a trial run which slipped in the sandwich before I cut it...it's been lying on my desk ever since! Today I decided I quite liked the angle and set to making a card

Hunting for something to use as a background I came across a box of Kanban stuff...matching card, acetate and foil sheets all A4 with two designs per sheet...perfect!
I used the acetate on the background then picked the contrasting foil to die cut my tree and snowflake. The tree was a recent magazine freebie...I managed to cut the shape outline out in ivory card to use as a backing. The snowflake die is from Spellbinders. The card is finished with brads, gems and a bow from my stash. 

I made a second one using the Kanban components the opposite way around...and I so liked the angled wording I did it deliberately this time!

Challenges entered:
CHNC - bling
CHNC Extra - anything goes
Polkadoodles - anything Christmas goes
Aud Sentiments - Christmas sentiment
Die Cuttin Divas - anything goes
The Crafting Cafe - winter blues
A Little Bit Crafty - sparkle and shine
Cards and Scrap - make a Christmas card
Christmas Cards all Year Round - winter wonderland
Get Creative - Christmas card (Evdokia's card challenge)

Carol x


  1. Carol. This stunning. I love the blue and white combo. It's been very dismal here too and very dark all day. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. I liked the look of this die when I saw it too, and it doesn't disappoint. Your cards are lovely.Christine xx

  3. So lovely Carol, I love blues for Christmas cards & this is gorgeous! Fab die too....but don't blame you for not buying from them again!
    hugs Jo x

  4. Love the colours you have used Carol. What a cheek you had to pay! I don't blame you for not using them again. I really like that die its lovely. Huggles hun Sue xxx

  5. Carol, This is truly beautiful so christmassy xx

  6. Wonderful card Carol. I love that MB die, it looks so effective. The tree and snowflake look gorgeous too.
    Sue xx

  7. Hi Carol......sooo nice to hear from you....hope you're keeping well Mrs! This is such a gorgeous card, I got that Tree die too...have found it a little bit fiddly to stick down, but you have used it beautifully here xx

  8. Fabulous card Carol, yes, that MB die is a beauty and lovely tree and added beauties...love this time of year with Christmas coming and all the excitement.xxx

  9. Carol these are so beautiful! I just love the colours and your new die is fabulous. I too had to pay £1.60 the other day and I also wrote to the company but they were very kind and gave me £5 for my troubles! Michelle x

  10. Two stunning cards Carol! I have to agree, I love the wording at an angle too!
    Thanks so much for playing at The Crafting Cafe this month!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  11. Two fabulous cards Carol, that die is gorgeous and I love the blues.

  12. amazing cards!!! love the colors and the sparkling!!thank you so much for joining us at Get creative!!

  13. Really lovely card and love the dies, the colors it's all so nicely done. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our Christmas sentiment challenge.

  14. Love all the blue. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November and also for CCAYR 'winter wonderland' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

  15. Thanks for also sharing this for CHNC 149 x

  16. Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap this month. DT Heidi

  17. Love both cards, very Christmasy and lovely!

  18. 2 gorgeous cards. thank you for joining us The Crafting Cafe. Marlene DT

  19. I love the angle of the wording too and that cute little tree. Thank you for joining in a crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. hugs Mrs A. (GDT)

  20. lovely card you have made. Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.

  21. What beautiful cards. Love the fact you have done a mirrored version of the first, the same card, so everything to hand, but different, genius :) Thank you for joining us over at The Crafting Cafe x

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  22. You should not have told us that angle was a mistake...it was the first thing I noticed and my most favorite part of your card, although all of the rest of it is pretty too! Such a really beautiful inlaid Christmas card die. I really enjoyed scanning through your blog today!

  23. Nice card, really like the text die!

  24. Hi Carol

    I love this card - just perfect for our challenge.

    Thank you for joining us over at A Little Bit Crafty - I wish you the very best of luck.

    Have a great weekend.


    Hazel x

  25. a super card! Thanks for joining our challenge at CCAYR this month and good luck xx


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