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Thursday 4 February 2016

HLS Christmas Challenge February "Tic Tac Toe"

Good evening all.

We should have reached the north of South Island today and have 5 nights to relax and chill out before we head back over to Wellington on the ferry on Tuesday.

Another month has passed and it's time for the second Christmas challenge of the year at Happy Little Stampers. We do hope you'll join us getting those pesky Christmas makes out of the way early this year. The theme this month is:

This challenge is sponsored by

Winner will receive a $15 discount from HLS.

I choose the top line for my car, although it also fits column one too:

I used the script stamp from the Thinking of You set and heat embossed with gold EP onto a piece of card which had been smooshed with distress paints, then added a couple of accent stamps before die cutting with a die from Spellbinders. This was mounted onto the Wplus9 die with foam tape after positioning the gold thread. Background is a Spellbinders pierced die cut from the same smooshed cardstock. Tree stamp and die are from Clearly Besotted, this has also been heat embossed with gold EP. Sentiment from Mixed Christmas Sentiments set.

Do pop over to the challenge blog to see the inspiration from the rest of the team, I'm sure you won't be disappointed. 


  1. I am in awe of your organisation with all these cards Carol. Love this on the pastel pink is gorgeous - enjoy your travels! hugs Judith x

  2. Such a pretty Christmas card Carol, lovely non traditional colours and fabulous design.
    I hope you enjoy relaxing in the sun.

  3. This is gorgeous,fab colours and design.xxx

  4. love how you have created your panel a gorgeous card xx
    Hope you enjoying your rest

  5. Oh this is really pretty Carol. I love the pink and the gold thread at the back looks lovely. Barbxx

  6. I love the beauty & versatility of this particular script sentiment. It looks so pretty with the gold ink with the pink script softness behind that gleam of gold tree. Love the gold cording that makes the focal image even more dimensional. Well done on your Tic Tac Toe choices! TFS & Hugs

  7. I love pink and white Christmas cards and this one is gorgeous. Love the stamping and the gold really stands out in the design. How many cards did you make before you went away? You must have been so busy and not to mention organised to have all these posts scheduled. Hope you have a fab few days relaxing in South Island.

  8. I love all the pretty layers on this card Carol and the scalloped frame really provides a great background. Such a good idea to have the focus of the card off centre too!
    I hope the holiday is going well.
    Carol x

  9. Gorgeous Carol, love the beautiful design and tree.
    Linda xxx

  10. Love they way you have put this together, gorgeous card. Might have to case this. Carol xx

  11. Love your layering and the pretty colours. Great use of the gold thread behind the focal image!


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