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Monday 10 November 2014

A Very Merry Christmas

Good morning all.

A lazy day was had yesterday! Watched the Remembrance Day parade from the Cenotaph then sorted Gary's washing, changed our bed and did some crafting.

A one layer Christmas card to share today.

I found this LOTV stamp lurking unloved in a drawer and decided to put it to use. Coloured with watercolour pencils with stickles for fur....needs practice me thinks! Sentiment stamp is from DoCrafts and I think it was a magazine freebie, lines stamp is from Clearly Besotted. Wish I hadn't painted around the image now but thought it looked a bit bare!!

Challenges entered:
Less is More - starry starry night
Crafty Calendar - it's all about Christmas
AAA - play with water colours
ABC Christmas - a very merry Christmas

and finally my present from Gary.....

.....a hand carved meat tenderiser! It's about the size of an axe! Guess he thinks my steaks are too tough lol.


  1. Delightful card and image


  2. Good morning Carol,
    Love your sweet card, great image, sentiment and design.
    Boys!! they have the funniest ideas for gifts. Have to say it is a useful one.
    Have good day

    Patricia x

  3. Lovely card Carol, love your CAS design. Oh lol your present made me laugh out loud! Maybe you can use it on him if he complains about the steaks being tough lol!! Susan x

  4. Gorgeous image and a beautiful card.
    Linda xxx

  5. Good Morning Carol. Lovely card that will be great for posting too. Love your Gift. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Fab card, love the design ! Great meat tenderiser ..... it looks dangerous !!

  7. What a very pretty card and great colouring too! Hazel xx

  8. So adorable! Great coloring job!

  9. A lovely card Carol, such a sweet image.
    I think Gary was rather brave giving you a meat tenderiser - he had better behave!

  10. So gorgeous Carol. I love the cute image and beautiful colouring.
    Sue xx

  11. This is so pretty Carol, love your glitter accents. Boys buy their Mom's the most unusual presents don't they! I've had some really odd ones!!! Michelle x

  12. Wonderful CAS Christmas card with a super cute LOTV image.
    (Your little story about your gift made me smile )
    Thank you so much for joining our 'V for Very Merry Christmas' challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge! Hope to see you again soon.
    Dorte x

  13. Beautiful card. thanks for joining us at CCT.x

  14. Your image is delightfully colored, and I love LOTV images! Your background coloring was just fine and enhanced the pink on this little sweeties costume too. The fur stickles sparkled so nicely as well. So I think you did a fab job all round. Now that is _some_ meat tenderizer. Let us know how it works out! TFS & Hugs

  15. Your card is so pretty/ That is a wonderful image and you done it proud. The sentiment is nice with the bits of holly on the edges.

    I'm with the poster who said save the tenderizer for complaints! teehee

  16. So beautiful is your card Carol and l wonder about that steak tenderiser too!!....lol surly your steaks won't be too tough!! l think it's lovely x

  17. what a pretty card Carol - i adore this stamp - beautiful xx

  18. a wonderful card, one may grandaughters would love. I think the colouring around the image is just fine. Goodness, that looks like a "BIG" present. x

  19. This is so pretty and festive Carol
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  20. Gorgeous card Carol I really enjoy looking at your clean and simple designs and what a brilliant you received, lol.
    lorraine x

  21. Totally precious, Carol! Thank you for watercoloring with us at AAA Cards!

  22. Gorgeous card Carol :-) the image is adorable and I love the colours and sparkle, so pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  23. so cute and wonderful

    xxx Annette

  24. Another pretty one Carol, love the touch of twinkle!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  25. What a cutie, the 'fur' looks brilliant Carol
    Thanks so much for your LIM entry
    Less is More Designer

  26. I think coloring around the image was a great idea. It looks finished. Great watercoloring. And the meat tenderizer is a hoot! Thanks so much for joining in with AAA this week.

  27. Lovely card. Thanks for joining in our 'All About Christmas' challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x


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