Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Christmas Card for Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge


Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to two people who are joining us as followers this week. First is Solange of Isbaha's home. Solange is a great scrapbooker and also makes cards, minibooks and other scrummy stuff. She is a member of some Design Teams and you can find some great tutorials on her blog. Our other new friend is Aussie Annie of The Journey is the Start. Annie is a very talented card maker who is on several Design Teams, and she has amazing colouring skills. You are both very welcome.

Today is the start of another new challenge over at The Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge and this time the theme is Christmas Critters, hosted for us by Linda of the Stamper's Touch.

Our sponsors this time are Di's Digis and Oakpond Creations

I chose an image called Christmas Robins from Di's Digis and came up with this card




I printed the image onto white cardstock and coloured it with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Naughty or Nice by Casual Fridays and after stamping it I added a snowflake background stamp from Papertrey Ink in pale blue ink. The panel was then passed through my Ebosser with the PTI Canvas Impression plate to add a little texture, and lots of glitter was added for the snow and hat trims to give us some sparkle. I used some blue dotty ribbon and blue card for matting, and then raised it on the base card with some foam squares.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges






I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed and sorry for myself today. I have been thinking about reorganising how I store my stamps for quite a while now and I've decided to go with the Avery Elle stamp pockets and put them in  storage bins. Sadly, in order to make space for the bins, I've got to reorganise all my other storage and I made the mistake of pulling everything out so I could go through it and see what I would like to get rid of. Well I am now in the middle of a chaotic mountain of mess and it will only get worse before it gets better! I cleared a little space in front of the computer to write this post but I better get back to it now :~( If I don't report back in a few days, send out the rescue team!

Why not pop over to the Holly Jolly Chjristmas Challenge blog and see all the inspirations from my talented Design Teamies.

Thanks for stopping by

Hugs
Carol x

19 comments:

  1. Love your sweet card Carol, such a great design and the colours are lovely. Good luck sorting out the chaos...it will be worth it!! xx

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  2. Love the glittery sparkle ... so glad you shopped your stash with us at Jingle Belles.

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  3. Your card is just adorable and I love all the glitter...gives it any icy, wintry look.
    Oh, you'll be so happy when all the organizing is finished. Hang it there!!! I'll check back in a few days to see if
    you dug out or not. LOL

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  4. This is SUPER darling!!! LOVE that sweet image and the fabulous color combo! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS! Mynn xx

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  5. Sweet Christmas card. Love the glitter as snow. Very pretty!

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  6. Awww this is so absolutely adorable! Such a sweet image and colored so nicely! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

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  7. Gorgeous card Carol sorry I've been M.I.A. I don't seem to have had five minutes to myself lately lol have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

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  8. Such a sweet, cute card.

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  9. what a beautiful, cheerful card and i love all the touches of glitter and sparkle you've added to those sweet robins ! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us at JINGLE BELLES! <3

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  10. Good gracious - how CUTE! You did such a nice job with the sketch. Love the sparkly hats and the wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT for Christmas in July. Hugs D

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  11. Awww...what an adorable image...love those little stockings! Your glittery snow is a sweet touch, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday with this sweet creation!

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  12. Love the sparkle on their hats - this is light and airy and festive! Great to see you at Festive Friday!

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  13. Now normally I would be calling in the Guard since you haven't reported back now for over a week, EXCEPT that when I got back from my week away, I ripped into the Playhouse, so I know ezackly what you mean, Carol, and I know that it has taken me over a week and I'm still not done! I'd say I'm 75% there, though, so that's a really good feeling. It is all so worth it. I had completely lost track of what I had and for the first time, I've purged a lot of stamps that I haven't used in years and know I never will. So it's a BIG undertaking. (Thank you for stopping by the Playhouse so that I can make the assumption that we are in the same boat and not worry that you are ill.)

    BTW, your card could NOT be any more precious and adorable and smoochable!! Hugs, Darnell

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  14. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "A winter scene " good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  15. Carol, lovely card. Love the glittery snow. Your birds are too cute and your bow is the perfect touch. Thank you for joining the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

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  16. Such a sweet card carol, I love the snowflake background, the colours and accent details! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT for our blog hop! Ruth x

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  17. What a pretty card, Carol. Thanks for joining our July Blog Hop at 52 {C}CT. Don’t forget to leave a comment on each blog along the way. There are special prizes to be won and you don’t want to miss out. Good luck!
    hugs, Asha

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  18. Love the cute robins and all the sparkly touches. Great take on the sketch, you really rocked it! Hope you enjoyed the hop at 52CCT and good luck in the prize draw
    Louise xx

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Thanks,
Carol x

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