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Monday 17 November 2014


Good morning all.

Hope everyone has enjoyed their weekend whatever you've been up to. We had the big switch on of the Christmas lights here yesterday combined with a Christmas market...we walked up mid afternoon to see the market but didn't find anything we wanted so after a quick cuppa we walked home again.

Another CAS Christmas card to share today...the Lim ladies want to see more than one tree this week, so I've given them three.

Tree stamps and matching die from Clearly Besotted, stamped with Memento inks. Centre tree has been die cut and layered up with several more diecuts to make it chunky. Sentiment stamp is from Anita's Stamps which I've masked twice to stamp the words separately. Pierced rectangle die is from Spellbinders.

Challenges entered:
Less is More - one than one tree
CHNC - go green
Sweet Stampin - to die for
Muse - muse challenge (inspired by the triangle and the colour)
CASology - festive


  1. Beautiful.....love the pierced die!
    hugs Jo x

  2. Another gorgeous CAS card Carol, love the trees and sentiment, super make.
    lorraine x

  3. Beautiful LIM card Carol. Looks so lovely. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. Classic and elegant and I love the little snowflake punch on your liner


  5. Hi Carol,

    just a wonderful christmas card


  6. Hi Carol, thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet, warm comment. Your trees here: gorgeous! Fabulous colours and layering the middle one certainly adds impact. Festive and fabulous! Happy Monday to you!

  7. I love those simplistic trees. Like the idea of layering the middle one up. Hugs Mrs A.

  8. Fabulous patterns you've chosen! This is such a merry card!

  9. This is gorgeous Carol, a fabulous CAS design.
    Sue xx

  10. Wow this is absolutely fabulous Carol your trees are gorgeous!!

  11. A super CAS card Carol, those pierced dies are great.

  12. Fabulous CAS card and loving the trees.
    Linda xxx

  13. Brilliant I love this CAS card
    The tree is amazing

    Patricia x

  14. Such a gorgeous collection of Christmas trees, love the combo of greens!

  15. A fabulous CAS Christmas card Carol, I love your stitched rectangle.

  16. A great way to combine two of my favourite challenges! I love the simplicity of this! So glad you joined us at CASology and Muse this week!

  17. Beautiful CAS card Carol, love the trees and the sentiment font. Doing simple this year or else I wont get any done. Must make an effort to start early next year. Carolxx

  18. LOVE this one! Your tree patterns are so earthy & realistic. Great dimension on the central one too. I am loving this S/B die, and the embossing added with it. Very nice indeed. Glad you had a fun visit to the market..sounded like such fun, especially adding in a cup of warm 'something'. (love the term cuppa! ) TFS & Hugs

  19. Real winner of a card Carol, sure love this one and most gorgeous creation and colours..sorry if I miss any of your creations, my hours with my dad are getting longer, today I am trying to have a rest before I go up later this afternoon..
    aNNie xx

    The Journey is the Start

  20. I'm back in blogland and hopefully normal services will resume, once I recover lol! What a wonderful card Carol. Love the tree stamp and die and the pierced mat is fab too! Wonderful design. Susan x

  21. Super trees Carol, always love a bit of Clearly Besotted and a great layout and style.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  22. Hi Carol, I do like your contempory trees, great colours and it's a brilliant card, hugs Kate x

  23. Love your card - great CAS design.

  24. Hi Carol
    Lovely layering to frame your trees!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Less is More this week.
    LIM Designer

  25. Beautiful CAS card, Carol. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 203 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

  26. This is terrific, i love the colours and that pierced mat is super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  27. Super card!

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


  28. That's a fab card! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x


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