Saturday 16 July 2016

Seasons Greetings in July!!!!!!

Hello glad you have stopped by...thank you and I hope you are all well and have had a good week, plus looking forward to a good weekend too!

I've had some injections in my neck today.....(spare me the pain in the neck so not lingering too long tonight in front of the computer and anyway Coronation Street is back on in half an hour...a must watch episode tonight!!

OK....on with the show as they say and....a first for me.....a Christmas card in July!! and it all came together quite quickly too once I started. Here it is.............

It's a white base card with the edge die (Sue I know I couldn't resist but I have been good lately.........and then layered with scraps of red from my large bit box. I hand pierced the white layer on the top which I cut with the plain edge die in the pack so that it followed the shape and I cut a similar shape for the inside of the card... for a message.
The Seasons Greeting is a Sara Davies signature die (Crafters Companion) from last year...just love that font...cut from another scrap of the same red.............and that's all folks!!

Going back to the Sue Wilson die, there are 3 parts to the set, the third part features a poinsettia, still follows the curve and can be used whole or on the edge by using the plain curve die included. (Hope you follow that). I think I shall be using this die set a lot!

Now because the sun is at last shining again here this evening I am off to the playground to see my mates that I haven't seen in ages, and because I have used some snippets on my card too! I won't go on the roundabout...will make me dizzy, but I might see if anyone is behind the bike sheds with medicine!! that I can pour down...rub on.... my neck...............hmmm!

Enjoy your weekend folks, and if you leave me a comment you will make my week......they really are appreciated....Thank you again for stopping by. See you soon.
Crafty hugs
Carole xx

Challenges entered:_

Pixies Playground..............snippets of red card and small white snippets too

Simply Create Too # 113  .......Red, White or Blue

Happy Little Stampers.......... Anything Goes challenge with dies


  1. Wow Carole, this is so very elegant! Brilliant dies you used and the red and white is just stunning! I love it - and Parsnip is on duty behind the bike sheds! You know he can be bribed with sweeties :)


    Di xx

  2. You can't beat red and white, can you? It's so striking. Wonderful holly edge and I like the shaping. Hope you enjoy your weekend.

  3. Fabulous card, so striking. I wish I had started my Christmas cards ... Maybe tomorrow !

  4. The design is fab and love the colours. Have a lovely Sunday. Hugs, Carol S,xx

  5. An absolutely gorgeous card Carole. The red and white look lovely. Barbxx

  6. Beautiful!!! I LOVE that pretty. Hope you had a great weekend!

  7. Stunning festive make there Carole.
    Seriously hope your neck improves and is less painful soon.
    I'm sure there'll be someone willing to give you "medication" behind the Playground bike sheds! LOL!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Chic and elegant, Carole! You've showcased this delicate, detailed die beautifully and *cheering and applauding* you've shared your lovely design in a trio of challenges! Yayyyy! Sorry to hear that you have a pain in your neck (no puns intended!); hopefully, the injection will do its job and see you feeling 120% better in no time! Now you've got me thinking about Christmas cards...Happy Monday, my friend!

  9. Wow, what a stunning design using just scraps of card and a fabulous set of dies...this looks so elegant. I shall be eagerly watching to see what else you make with these case they need to be placed onto my *want it* list - lol!
    I hope you enjoyed some evening sunshine at the park and that your neck is feeling better after the injections.
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  10. Congratulations on making your first Christmas card of the year Carole - and its such an elegant one too!Your hand piercing is so precise and adds such a lot to the card front. Hope your neck is feeling better.
    Carol x

  11. Argh, a 'C' card!! Noooooo, that can't be right!! We just had our summer yesterday. Today - not so much, more like a monsoon. Anyhoo, I've not been round these parts for ages. You have been busy. And....a holiday in Cyprus I see. Never been but it looks lovely. Hope you had a fabby time. Brilliant card - a new die, mmmmm, might need to copy!

    Things here have become a bit more settled. Care package is bedding in nicely and we are in more of a routine. Onwards and upwards with that. I have been quite busy too with magazine work that is top secret just now! So I haven't been slacking!! New windows next week - trying not to think about it. The place will be in a total guddle or is that guddell anyway a mess!

    Toodle pip, Liz xx

  12. Hi Carole

    Oh wow!! I love that edge die very, very much. That is definitely going to have to go on my "one day I would like" list! You have showcased it beautifully!

    I hope the injections have worked some magic for you.

    Love Jules xx

  13. Fabulous design such a classy card love and hugs Carole x

  14. Wow, what a wonderful card. Love that die and the red + white colour combo is fabulous.
    Do hape the injection worked and you're feeling better. I think I spied Parsnip hiding behind the bikeshed with a bottle of something medicinal for sale but if not Brenda hid a bottle or two up in the Treehouse before she went on her jolly hols xx

  15. This is beautiful - clean and simple yet elegant. Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

    Emma - DT Member

  16. This is one fabulous and elegant christmas card! Love that diecut border at the front card!
    THANK YOU for playing along with HLS Anything Goes With Dies this month!