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Sunday 24 July 2016

Christmas Card Club "Traditional Colours"

Good morning all.

It's been nice to see some sunshine this week but my goodness we did have the mother of all thunder and lightning storms the other day! Still busy trying to unpack and find homes for things plus getting the old house ready to put on the market so no rest for the wicked here.

We've been treated to our own personal airshow this weekend...we lie on a flight path and all the displays going to the local airshow flew over us at some point including the Red Arrows. Sadly neither the camera or phone were to hand at the time! Hubby has also seen a young badger in the garden, something I'd love to see.

Another two weeks have flown by and it's Christmas Card Club time again...this week Christine has asked to see "Traditional Colours". To me this means red, white and green with a little hint of gold....and I've made four of them!!

Die from Lil Inkers, simply matted and layered, ribbon/tinsel from my stash. Finished with a little gold stickles to the snowflakes.

I got to put my Christmas present through it's paces for these cards...hubby bought me a Spellbinder Platinum and it only came out of it's box last weekend! Loving it so far, though I must buy the bigger plates. My die was a present to myself after the kids ignored it on my Christmas list!!

If you'd like to see what the other girls have produced you'll find the list in my sidebar.


  1. Good Morning Carol. Wonderful cards. I have not seen this die, but I'm still catching up with what's new. Lucky girl to have a SB Platinum too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. wow you have been busy...what a fabulous die that is and makes your cards look stunning...liking the two different versions and the lovely ribbon xxxx

  3. Glad to hear you are gradually getting sorted Carol.
    Lovely Christmas card makes, love traditional colours myself and these four gorgeous cards are perfect for this challenge and posting too by the looks of it.

  4. This die is super Carol and makes batch cards a cinch! Great cards! Hugs Christine xx

  5. Fabulous Christmas cards Carol, a brilliant die, it looks so effective simply matted and layered like this.
    It sounds like you are enjoying your new house, I hope you soon get the old house sorted so that you can really settle in and relax in your new one.

  6. These are fabulous Carol. So happy to hear your enjoying being in your new home. Enjoy!
    Linda xxx

  7. Love this set of pretty cards, and wow, that die would make assembly line stamping very easy to do I should think. You've presented it perfectly in the traditional colors - allowing the die shape to shine on neutral background, with the narrow colors of the mats. Good luck with the settling in and staging the old house to sell. You've got a big chore to finish up. TFS & Happy Sunday. (will be interested in how you like the new die cutting machine too).

  8. Super cards Carol and I love the ribbons just making those words 'pop'. Zx

  9. Beautiful makes. Lucky lady having the platinum x

  10. absolutely brilliant Carol - these are fabulous. Big hugs rachel x

  11. I rather like the look of this die cut. It makes a really classic card and how different it looks in the two colours. We have been having a lot of show planes flying over this past week too. Lots of clouds today so they were mostly hidden from view but we certainly heard the bombers going over. Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Fabulous cards Carole.. Love the Dies...I have bought the Gemini... Will bring it back from Coventry when I am over in August...
    Hugs Sylvie X

  13. great cards!
    I got your mail other day.
    thank you very much!
    lots of hugs

  14. Lovely cards Carol, fabulous trad colours.xx {aNNie}

  15. My goodness, Carol! You made four! Four! You amaze me. They are all wonderful That is a lovely die and I like that you put the shite behind it. I think that is what I should have done. Perhaps I would like mine better then!

    The one with the plaid ribbon is my fave...just cuz I luv plaid ribbon!

  16. Fabulous four cards Carol, Love that die and your touch of different ribbons is brilliant, Kate x

  17. Lovely die Carol. Love it done with the traditional red, green and gold. What a great way to add to your Christmas stash by die-cutting in different colours. xx

  18. Hi Carol, good to hear you are plodding on with the unpacking, you'll get there!
    Fancy being on the red arrows flight path, that's a bit of a treat for you. They're always good to watch.

    I love all your cards, I have to say the die is lovely and I can totally see why you had to treat yourself when no one took the subtle hints at Christmas. Don't you just hate that!

    Hope you are getting sometime in the sunshine too?

    Hugs Erika. x

  19. what a fab die Carol - it makes a great easy Christmas card, you'll be flying into this Christmas with your new die cutting machine and fab dies - have fun hugs Judith x


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