Saturday, 30 August 2014

Christmas Candle

Good morning to all my lovely crafty friends and followers I hope that you are having a great weekend especially as the weather seems to be improving again. I also want to welcome my latest follower Marianne thank you for following my blog and I hope you continue to enjoy visiting my blog.
My card today is a Christmas card I've made using LOTV Christmas Candle stamp it's one of the older LOTV images but one that I like very much.

Apologies for the photo my camera just didn't like this green at all as you can see I even put it against a white background to try and improve it as I normally use black.

Card Recipe

7x7 blank card
Kraft card Crafters Companion
Stamp Lili of the Valley Christmas Candle coloured with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers LOTV Woodland Wishes
Sentiment Stamps LOTV Christmas Grungy Messages stamped in Forest Green ink
Green Lace from my stash
Cream lace from a gift shop in Whitby
Flowers, berries and  leaves Wild Orchid Craft
Spellbinder Floral Oval
Wooden Star buttons Whitby Crafts
Charm I think Wild Orchid Crafts
Twine Docrafts
Pink shabby Frantage, Glamour dust and Twinklets.
I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend. I'm going to the hairdressers later, then tomorrow its finishing packing as we are going to our Apartment in Florida on Monday for a month. I'm a bit better organised than usual so have got some posts scheduled for each of the weeks I'm away. I'm generally Ok for wifi so hope to keep up with all your gorgeous creations while I'm away. I'm looking forward to the sun and the relaxation and might even fit in a bit of Craft shopping can a duck swim !! I will be craft shopping.
 Thank you for the lovely comments you have all left recently so kind Hugs Carole x

I'm entering this into Lili of the Valley Monthly Challenge Christmas in August and A Creative Romance Challenge Use Kraft


aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card Carole, love this stamp and the gorgeous lace as your pretty are the flowers too..along with the gorgeous papers....xx
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Nataliascraft said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, love the image and the details. Have a lovely time in Florida. Xx

Sarah said...

So pretty Carole, she looks fab in pink. Love that gorgeous floral arrangement too xx

Sharon said...

I love this image Carole and she is beautifully coloured. The papers and design are gorgeous. A beautiful flower arrangement.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Carole said...

Lovely card,,,love the image. have agood break!

Debra K. said...

Gorgeous card Carole! This image is lovely and you've coloured it so softly. Great layout and such pretty embellishments.
A month in Florida, fabulous! Have a wonderful time together and think of us occasionally in the UK weather. Can't wait to see what crafty goodies you get over there and your holiday pictures. Debra x

pam said...

hi Carole, love your beautiful Christmas card, gorgeous image, colours & embellishments.
have a wonderful time on you holiday..lucky you..

Diane said...

Love it Carole, what pretty colors, die cuts and fun image.

Hugs Diane

Jackie said...

Very sweet image and a gorgeous card. Have a wonderful time in Florida, it is 25 years since I was there! :o)
Jackie xx

Hos Egebjerg said...

Just love it. Take care. Hugs Leila

Dortesjs said...

so beautiful and sweet

Teresa said...

You must be proud of this Carol, it's beautiful, so very pretty.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
hugs Teresa xx

Erica said...

Such a beautiful card, Carole. I love the little splashes of purple!

Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Christmas in August' challenge!

Good Luck!


Erica x

Sue said...

Beautiful card Carole!! have a wonderful time in Florida it's one of my favourite places!!! huggles Sue xxx

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Carole! This is really amazing!! Gorgeous colors and beautiful details make for a lovely Christmas card!! Thanks for sharing! Hugs - *Vicki*
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Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a beautiful card! I love this sweet image and your embellishments are so gorgeous - perfectly arranged! Hope you have an absolutely fantastic holiday! x

Darnell said...

What a work of Christmas joy this is, Carole! Stunning! I hope you have a wonderful month in Florida!! Hugs, Darnell