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Sunday 5 January 2014

Christmas Card Club "Anything Goes"

Good morning all.
Off out for a family lunch today so Gary can see everyone before he leaves tomorrow. I'm not sure which one of us has the biggest butterflies at the moment...I know mine are huge!!

It's also time for our first challenge of the year over at the Christmas Card Club, it was Sylvie's turn to choose the theme this time and she's been kind and said "Anything Goes!".

My image is a recycled money holder, cut with a Spellbinder die and mounted onto the corresponding fancy die which I've just bought in the sales...though I do wish they'd size them all properly!! Backing paper, sentiment and ribbons are from my stash (the red ribbon being recycled off this year's crackers). The embossing folder is from Couture Creations.

Kept flat for posting and this year I'm determined to have inserts  made with the card! I've also bought a new Penny Black sentiment stamp for the purpose.

You'll find the rest of the girls listed on my sidebar if you'd like to pop over and see their creations.

Challenges entered:
CHNC - recycle
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
A Gem of a Challenge - something new
Winter Wonderland - teddy bears
Jingle Belles - something old, something new

Carol x


  1. Morning Carol Enjoy your lunch and good luck to Gary both l'm sure are sharing lots of butterflies it can be a tense moment hope all goes well.....Stunning card as always and what a cute image so love these images nice way to recycle too xx

  2. Gorgeous card Carol, sweet teddy on the gift box and lovely papers.xx

  3. Hi Carol....what a sweetie that image is cute!....love the variety of backing papers they are fab....xxxx

  4. This is an adorable card Carol, I love your sentiment stamp - I wonder how long you will be good and make the inserts at the same time as the card.
    I hope you have a lovely family lunch and that all goes well tomorrow, I will be thinking about you all.

  5. That sentiment stamp is absolutely fabulous Carol. The traditional colours and the lovely teddy look great. Hugs Christine xx

  6. This is gorgeous Carol. I love the image and beautiful detailing.
    I hope you are having a good day and that all I wish your son all the best. I really do feel for you too, I'm bad enough when the children go back to school after the holidays!
    Sue xx

  7. Adorable card hun, love the cute image, great choice of colours and love the insert too. Hugs, Claire x

  8. Lovely card Carol that image is so cute huggles Sue xxx

  9. This is so cute Carol - I think he is really sweet and needs a cuddle. I am offering - lol!!! Wonderful creation for our first CCC of 2014.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  10. cute card Carol - lovely xx

  11. What a cutie ... love how you decorated the inside too ... so very glad you joined us as we celebrate the old & the new at Jingle Belles.

  12. Hope you have a wonderful family lunch out.

    Your card is so sweet. Your new stacking die is lovely and enjoyed reading that you were able to UPcycle two items onto your card. Bravo!

    Sweet card Carol...that little bear is a cutie. You and I are both pledging to finish the insides of our cards this year. We shall have to keep each other going with it...lol You snowflake corner cuts are a great way to decorate the inside...hope you will not mind if I try something like that too!.

  13. Beautiful Carol. I hope everything goes well tomorrow.
    Linda xxx

  14. So pretty Carol, I hope your butterflies don't last too long. We are both on a mission to keep them flat and do the inside immediately! I hope you had a lovely time xx

  15. Hi Carol

    I hope your lunch went well and your butterflies didn't stop you enjoying your lunch.

    Big day for everyone today and tomorrow!!

    Gorgeous card and I love the stamp you are using for the insert. How beautifully straight you have stamped it too!!

    I hope you had a good Christmas and wish you all the best for 2014.

    Love Jules xx

  16. Hi Carol fabulous Christmas card you are very organised doing the inserts at the same time!! Hope your lunch went well and he gets off ok! Susan x

  17. Beautiful card using such a sweet image and fab design, love it

    Patricia xx

  18. Hi Carol
    Fabulous card... Love the image....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  19. A beautiful card for Sylvie's CCC challenge, Carol - thanks also for entering this into both of my CHNC challenges and also my new Patterned Paper January challenge - hope to see you again soon as you use up more of your patterned paper! x

  20. Totally Gorgeous love the image, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland for our Teddy challenge
    Hugs and Happy New Year
    Kate xx

  21. Wonderful card, fabulous image and design. Love the inside too!

  22. Carol gorgeous card love the sweet image and layout you have used. Love Alison xxx

  23. Oh what a sweet sweet card, Carol. A great start to our CCC projects.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  24. what a fab holiday card, and such a great use of that super-cute money holder! also, you've hit on the same two goals as i have this year: FLAT cards and completing the insides at the same time--brilliant!!! :) thanks for joining our "old and new" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  25. Fab teddy bear card! Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland challenge this week!
    Hugs Lynsey x

  26. Very cute and creative! Love the recycled idea!

  27. What a sweet image. This is adorable.

  28. Gorgeous - love that sentiment.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

  29. Back again to say thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra too.

    Helen x


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