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Sunday 2 February 2014

Christmas Card Club - "Feature a Heart /the Colour Red"

Good evening all. I'm running late this should have gone live this morning!
I've finally come out of hibernation...I really don't like January and February!! It would seem my mojo doesn't either and is still awol! Thanks to those who have asked if I'm okay, I'm fine just can't seem to settle to crafting and I've less than three weeks to finish off the wedding stuff and lose the weight which wasn't there when I bought my outfit!!

Gary is currently enjoying himself in the north of South Island and is starting his first Wwoofing job today...so will enjoy a real bed and some home cooking in return for a few hours work each day for at least a week...I think he was looking forward to it!

It's time for our next challenge over at the Christmas Card Club, it was Mary's turn to choose the theme this time and she's given us "Feature a Heart/the Colour Red".  I've managed to do both.

Base card is a recent sale purchase from Readicut. Backing paper is from Papermania "Home for Christmas". Stamps are from Spellbinders a recent magazine freebie which I've stamped and heat embossed. Oval dies from Spellbinders. Icicle die from Marianne Design. Snowflakes are a recent purchase from the Readicraft sale. Ribbons from my stash.

Flat for posting.

And finished off inside...still being good :)

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 Extra - anything goes
Pile it On - add ribbon
Scrappy Hands - embossing
The Crafting Cafe - embossing
Sparkles Forum Christmas - anything goes
2 Sisters Challenge - embossing
Bloggers - embossing
Creative Moments - add some sparkle
The Sisterhood of Crafter's - winter snowflakes

Carol x


  1. Hi Carol nice to see you back! glad your son is having a great time. This is gorgeous and I'm trying to cut down too its so hard lol but I've managed to lose a bit lots of huggles Sue xxx

  2. Hi. Carol
    Stunning card... Love the Papers....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  3. WOW ... just beautiful! Love all the silver touches! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Winter Snowflake’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  4. Carol, I love your red and white card. The touch of silver adds the perfect touch. I also like the snowflake punched corner showing from the inside. Very nice touch. Thanks for joining in with the Sparkles Christmas Challenge and good luck.

  5. Your Mojo looks as if it's returned to me, a very festive card Carol. I have enjoyed joining in for my first CCC challenge and look forward to the next one.

  6. Gorgeous card Carol.mLove the design. Frustrating when mr mojo takes off and doesn't tell you when he's coming back! Just starting to make cards again.bwas getting a bit concerned . Hope things pick up soon, not that you would know by your card today. Carolxx

  7. This is lovely...Lots of gorgeous red and love the sarkle of the shots of silver.
    Inside looks pretty from that side angle!

  8. Wonderful card Carol, lots of the lovely red and I think we are all trying to go for the flatter cards now for posting, I try and make mine now at times with flatter objects...xx

  9. Great card!
    Love all the cutting and the inside!

    Thanks for joining Scrappy Hands challenge :-)

  10. I love this Papermania backing paper. I still have a fair amount of the Home for Christmas papers left because I loved it so much I went back for more. You have made a lovely Christmas card. The baubles in the oval diecut are a great match. Hugs Christine xx

  11. Me again, with my design team hat on! Great card, Carol.
    Thank you for joining us this month, at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Maureen aka Scrappymo!

  12. HI Carol great to see you back again and good to hear Gary is doing ok! Fab card love the colours, funnily enough I have used the same paper on my card for today! Susan x

  13. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at CCWS this week!

    /Christina, DT

  14. This is so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.
    Cathy DT Member

  15. What a lovely cheerful card Carol. Those icicles look really good. Sounds like Gary is having a great time, what is "Wwoofing"? Good luck with the weight loss. Michelle x

  16. Good to see you Posting.
    A great card, love it.
    I am with you as far as "hibernation" goes. I suffer very badly from "sad"
    I have a lamp, take Vitamin D, could NOT make Christmas cards at this time of year. Doing that would set me back badly.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xx

  17. ingenious Carol combining the lovely red heart background paper...your baubles and the lovely snow flakes......fabulous card!....xxxx

  18. This is really lovely Carol - I love the heart paper and those free stamps are wonderful. Great choice of dies as well.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  19. Hello Carol, another gorgeous Christmas card for your collection. I do so love the beautiful baubles.

    Linda xxx

  20. This is a fabulous Christmas card Carol, I love the reds and your embossed image.
    Sounds like you are going to be busy!

  21. A wonderful take on the theme, and I really do like that heart paper. Looks like beautiful cross stitch. I love the fun way you combined the hearts with the Christmas ornaments - so very pretty. I'm so enjoying seeing how all the Members interpreted the 2 aspects of this theme. Each seems more gorgeous than the one I just saw! TFS & Hugs. Good luck with the wedding weight loss too.

  22. Oh my I just had a real doh moment lol! That is so beautiful Carol, love the sparkle on the bauble stamps and I love the background paper a lot, lol! I hate to do it but you are not alone, January and February are my sleep in a cave months - the two months that I want gone as quickly as possible. Not enough day light and other issues. Gorgeous creation xx

  23. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xx

  24. This is such a gorgeous card. Love the colours and the designs

  25. This is just gorgeous hun just love the design hugs cheryl x

  26. Lovely card love the backing paper too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Christmas cards with Sketches for the last Challenge, winners and new challenge posted today hugs Samantha :0)

  27. Carol, your moj seems intact to me my friend!
    This is a stunning card!
    TFS with us at The Crafting Cafe in our Embossing challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  28. What a lovely take on Mary's challenge. Perfect background papers and I do love those baubles. Fabulously festive card, Carol!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  29. This is a simply wonderful card, and you've made a perfectly lovely Christmas card . Love the background heart paper and the sweet little bow!!

  30. Gorgeous card!

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafting Cafe! Amanda x

  31. Hi Carol, Beautiful creation and thank you for joining in our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Anything goes" also our Blog hop good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H x

  32. Beautiful card

    Thanks for joining Scrappy Hands challenge

  33. What a very pretty card and lovely design !! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile It On Challenges !!

    Mayra DTM

  34. Gorgeous card Carol! Love the elegant design. Zx

  35. Love this card Carol. Thanks for joining in our challenge at The Crafting Café x

  36. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at ATSC. Hugs Karin

  37. This card is very special! Like it very much
    Thanks so much for joining the challenge at scrappy hans

  38. A super card for the CCC challenge (sorry I'm so late with my comment - somehow life has got in the way a bit). Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon - thanks also for entering this into my Patterned Paper February challenge x

  39. Like this Christmas Card. Love the Sparkle and the Snowflakes.
    Hugs Elfie


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