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Sunday, 1 July 2012

Christmas Card Club - Santa in Blue

Good morning! The weather was quite nice yesterday here but it did rain at teatime, luckily I spotted it in time and managed to rush out and bring the washing in! So I didn't get my BBQ but hubby did still make the tea, then he baked some shortbread biscuits, macaroon tarts and jam tarts......not very good for my diet but I had been busy all day. I managed to get the bookcase filled - if I don't see another book or DVD again it will be too soon  - I must have moved about 200 of each from various rooms of the house.
Any way onto cards....
Another fortnight been and gone and it's time for a new challenge for us girlies in the Christmas Card Club. Chris choose the theme this time and she'd wanted to see a Santa in blue.


I delved straight into my bit box for this one as I haven't visited the Snippet playground for a week or two! The image is from Joanna Sheen's Enchanted Christmas CD (or maybe Vintage Christmas!) and was already printed onto acetate. The backing card is from Kanban - a purchase from QVC quite some time ago. The image is mounted onto a white oval nestie and layered onto scalloped ovals in blue stardream and silver mirri card all from the bit box. Card is finished with a sentiment, silver ribbon, die cut snowflakes from my Sheenie friend Jo and some stickles.
If you'd like to see what the other girls have done you'll find a list in my side bar.

Challenges entered:
Sassy Studio Designs - sparkle and snow
Willow Sketchie - sparkle and shine
Crimbo Crackers - anything goes
Winter Wonderland - monochromatic
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards - anything goes (cards)
Jingle Belles - vintage style
Phindy's Place - inpsired by a song/movie (Here comes Santa Claus)
Just us Girls - stars and sparkle
52 Card Throwdown - anything goes (C10)

Carol x

42 comments:

  1. Hey Carol! This is amazing! I LOVE the design paper - it's gorgeous!!
    I have amazing candy on my challenge blog if you want to enter. HERE. You have until tomorrow at 9 pm GMT+2 to enter :)

    Hugs, Sande xx

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  2. Really gorgeous, those papers are stunning
    Lindsay xx

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  3. what a totally gorgeous santa image, and i love the elegant snowy-blue background... plus the little touches of shimmer and sparkle... what a lovely card! ♥

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  4. Beautiful card, Carol - a lovely response for Chris' challenge for CCC. x

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  5. Loving the papers and Santa looks really good in blue!

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  6. Hi carole
    Fabulous Santa in blue.....
    Super card....
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

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  7. The paper is breathtaking! And your card is, too!

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  8. Gorgeous card Carol, love the image and the papers are fabulous

    Sue

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  9. Gorgeous Christmas card Carol, love the paper and lovely Santa. Carolxx

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  10. This is gorgeous Carol,love theimage and papers.xxx

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  11. I love your vintage santa Carol and those gorgeous papers.

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  12. He's a nice vintage Santa Carol and what a fab backing paper lovely card hugs Elaine

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  13. now that is what I call a father Christmas Hun,he is so brilliant just my style,great papers,and such a super layout too hugs Cherylxxxxx

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  14. Super card,love that DP.
    Lynne xxx

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  15. Hi Carol, Stunning card love the layout and the backing paper which is absolutely beautiful, the image is just gorgeous too and the die another amazing card, l know what you mean about Dvd's and books l bet you filled your new bookcase too! :)x

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  16. thanks for playing along this week at 52CCT with your lovely card - Jacqueline xx

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  17. Fab card Carol, I love that Santa image.
    Thank you for joining us at Willow Sketchie this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  18. What a great idea to do a holiday card with the stars and sparkle! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

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  19. oh I love the colour choice of your monochromatic creation, just perfect for our challenge at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have 1000 follower candy if you are interested :)

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  20. Brilliant card Carol love the image printed onto the acetate! Glad you managed to fill your new case - you will need another one now!! xx

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  21. What a beautiful card and that design paper is just stunning it works perfectly with your image. Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland love Linda

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  22. Hi Carol....what a lovely image must have a look at those 2 cd's I know I have them laying unloved in a box.....smashing card hugs Margaret

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  23. What a gorgeous background for your lovely holiday card ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  24. Gorgeous.......Lovely image and colors........... Thanks for playing with Christmas challenge at Sassy Studio Designs!!!!!

    SOMA
    SSD ( DT )

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  25. Beautiful christmas card... adorable colours... just perfect!! Love it.. Hugs May x x x x

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  26. This is a real classy Christmas card Carol, gorgeous! Michelle x

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  27. Lovely blue card and great vintage Santa! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT.

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  28. I love the old fashioned Father Christmas image and that it is in blue instead of the usual red. Hugs Mrs A.
    p.s. got any jam tarts left to share with us in the playground?

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  29. Stunning Carol - I think, from my time in Germany, that traditional Santas were in green or blue - and don't they look great! Super card. Been offline while IT here sorts things out, so ironing got done at least :) Di xx

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  30. This is so pretty!!! LOVE the blue and your vintage Santa is great! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  31. Hi Carol this is a WOW card the papers and that Santa image look amazing.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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  32. I love your card, fantastic.

    Thank you for joining us here at Willow Sketchie Challenge.

    Anne-Marie x x

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  33. Lovely card - what a fab traditional Santa image - and your backing paper is gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us at 52 CCT! Ruth x

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  34. Gorgeous card, I am ashamed to say I have this cd and have never made a rad from it, shame on me cos the image is fab. Hugs, Amanda x

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  35. Hi Carol!! I swear I already commented on your lovely card but it's not here!!!. First of all I absolutely love the Kanban backing paper, so pretty. The Santa image is lovely and vintage. you have reminded me to get my sentiment tags out as I have a box full of these too!!!. Hope you are keeping well hun. Big hugs Clare xxx

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  36. Love that paper and love that image! Thanks for playing with us during our Christmas challenge at Sassy Studio Designs!
    Hugs,
    Karen C (Sassy sister)
    www.busybusyhoneybee.wordpress.com

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  37. What a gorgeous card Carol! Love your paper & lovely Santa image...such a wonderful one to receive.
    Hugs xxx

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  38. This is beautiful. I love blue Christmas cards, so wintery feeling. Great song choice, too. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

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  39. WOW!!!beautiful card...super image love it...kerry X.

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  40. Gorgeous card! Love the DP and Mr. Christmas himself!
    Thank you for joining us in this weeks challenge over at Sassy Studio Designs! Good Luck on the draw!
    Ruza - SSD DT

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  41. Beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with Chocolate Coffee and Cards challenge! ~Yvonne DT

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Many thanks for taking the time to comment on my post. Constructive comments are always welcomed and appreciated on my creations. Carol x