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Monday 3 November 2014

Rainbow Trees

Good morning all.

Yesterday started out lazy with a lie in to catch up on some missed sleep then I eventually got my butt into gear and sorted out the top shelf in my craft room. This houses my printer paper, 8x8 card blanks and envelopes, small sewing machine and dozens of empty boxes of all shapes and sizes just waiting to be re-purposed!! I threw out a few bits and tidied up the rest (fed up of them all raining down on me every time I try to get something down!) then I had a basket of bits which hadn't made their way through the door yet and found space for those too, so managed to tidy the hallway just outside my room into the bargain.

Last night I made a start on the sewing box makeover so watch this space.

Another contemporary Christmas card to share today which was inspired by this card at Simon says Stamp. I really need to get a grip with my specials for this year as I don't have nearly enough....can see hubby and kids getting last years recycled again, I even found their envelopes when tidying today!

I made a stencil with a triangle die from Spellbinders and used DI to make my rainbow trees. Border die is from Memory Box, Sentiment from Spellbinders, a recent magazine freebie.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - Christmas non traditional colours
CHNC Extra - anything Christmas goes
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - non traditional Christmas colours
Christmas Card Challenges - no embellishments


  1. This is gorgeous Carol, such a fabulous design and I love the colours.
    Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous card, love this colour combo...delightful dies used as well.
    aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

  3. LOVE it, what a super idea. I have that MB Die might just have to have a play and make a stencil.
    Have a good day

    Patricia xx

  4. Hola Carol. i'm glad to see you:D.thank you for your comment.
    Gorgeous and original card, i like the rainbow trees of distress ink, great contemporary christmas card, original and elegant.
    Hugs from Palma.

  5. This is such a great design! I love the inked trees behind the white! Very nice! Thanks so much for playing along with us for Anything Goes week on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  6. I love your 'Rainbow Trees' Carol, a fabulous CAS design.

  7. It is always good to have a tidy, usually I find things that I forgot I had LOL. Love this contemporary Christmas card, great idea and love the colours.
    Linda xxx

  8. Stylish, fun and full of inspiration Carol
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. Great colours on your layered card !!

  10. Lovely card Carol. Good for you getting things organized in your craft room. I need to join you and do mine too. Hugs Rita xxx

  11. loving this card Carol - it really is brilliant! Big hugs rachel x

  12. I love this modern look Carol and the colours are wonderful too, hugs Kate x

  13. Oh well done - love the colors & all the creativity that went into making this pretty card. Love the V-shapes of color behind your wonderful winter house scene. This is beautiful Carol. Love it! TFS

  14. A wonderful card Carol the rainbow trees look lovely. Susan x

  15. This is great Carol, the trees look really jolly!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  16. Fabulous card Carol. Your stencilled background looks so pretty in the different colours and well done for being so creative with the triangles. Well done too for getting your craft room tidied! Michelle x

  17. Beautiful Carol! Love your colourful stenciled trees.

  18. Stunning design Carol, love those stencilled trees!
    Sorry to be so late commenting this week, thanks so much for your LIM entry
    Less is More Designer

  19. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon x

  20. So glad you joined us for our CHNC extra challenge this month with this wonderful creation!!
    Hope to see you back for our next challenge :)


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