Wednesday 9 December 2015

Here Come The Holidays

Good morning to all my lovely friends and followers and its Wednesday once again so time to launch the last challenge of 2015 over at Crafting by Designs  The Here Come the Holidays Challenge will run until the end of December with a bumper bundle of prizes from a massive five sponsors

Prize - 3 single digis

Dr. Digis   
Prize - 2 digis images

Prize - 2 single digis

Prize - 3 single digi images

Prize - $12 voucher to store

I've made three projects for this launch using stamps from Oakpond Creations, Flat Friends and Aliciabel

This is my first card  from Oakpond Creations called Reindeer

Close up

Card Recipe

6x6 card
Kraft coloured paper is LOTV and the gingham I think is a Docrafts pad
Kraft card is Crafters Companion
Image is Oakpond Creations Reindeet painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Ribbon is from Michaels in Florida
Reindeer Button Whitby Crafts
Liberty Bells are from Live and Love Crafts
Christmas Sentiment Tags from LOTV
Stitched Rectangle die Lawn Fawn
Red Stickles

My next project I'm sharing is a Twas the Night Before Christmas Door hanger using Santa's Been from FlatFriends

Door Hanger Recipe

MDF Door hanger from The MDF Man at GNPE
Base paper is from a 12x12 sheet I bought in Live and Love Crafts sale last year
Stamp is Santa's Been from FlatFriends painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils stamped twice and  fussy cut
Lace is from Dainty Crafts Washington
Christmas Ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons
Wooden presents and bauble are from my stash
Wooden Christmas stockings are from Dawn to Dusk Crafts Ross Papercraft Show
Twine my stash
Sentiment is LOTV Christmas Grungy Messages

My final card is using an image from Aliciabel called Christmas Snowsphere

Card Recipe

I made the round card from a square card
Stamp is Christmas Snowsphere from Aliciabel painted with Copic and Promarker Pens
The sentiment is part of the stamp I stamped this twice and  layered it onto the base
Red pompom trim is from The Ribbon Girl
Lamppost is Joycrafts
I sprinkled the base and snow with Twinklets and also used some Gesso and Twinklets on the lamp post

Well quite a bumper bundle post but well worth going over and entering a card also keep an eye on the Crafting by Designs Blog as there will be reminder posts during the month featuring some great Guest Designer Cards.

I hope you are all enjoying the week keep warm. Love and  hugs Carole x


  1. Wow you have been busy!! Love the reindeer ribbon and bells and the vintage styles all stunning!
    Lucy x

  2. Lovely cards and images and the colours are gorgeous. The ribbon and bow is a stunner Carole.x
     { aNNie}

  3. What a wonderful selection of cards Carole, love them all but love the bottom one best :o)
    Jackie xx

  4. Well, you've been busy at it Carole :)! Three absolutely wonderful creations. It's hard to pick a favourite but I love the little reindeer in your first card, he has a great face. The ribbon is really lovely and I just like the style of the card. Debra x

  5. A super collection of inspiration here today Carole, I love the vintage feel of the door hanger but my attention was in particular drawn to the lovely ribbon adornment on the first.

    B x

  6. A super collection of inspiration here today Carole, I love the vintage feel of the door hanger but my attention was in particular drawn to the lovely ribbon adornment on the first.

    B x

  7. OMG have been busy! love the the second...NO LOVE them all. Three wonderful creations. Cute reindeer and fabulous bow on the card. Love the doorknob on the second (Joke)..seriously what a fab door hanger with all its adornments, and finally the cute snowmen in the put me to shame! hugs xx

  8. Gosh you have been a busy bee. All great projects but I think my favourite is the door hanger, or maybe just all of them!!! Love and hugs from Christine xx

  9. Wow spoilt for choice to choose a fave but I do love the reindeer and the ribbon is fab. Lovely doorhanger and cute snowmen too.

  10. Your creations are all as gorgeous as one another but I just love the little cute reindeer card, he's so sweet and the red check ribbon suits him so much..
    Hugs Babs..x

  11. Hi Carole everything you have created is gorgeous I love them all. Hugs Jackie

  12. Fabulous creations. Love the gorgeous snowmen x

  13. Wow Carole!! You've been creating like crazy with you stunning Christmas designs! They're all just festive, fun and completely gorgeous with all of your details!! HUGS

  14. Happy holidays Carole, what a wonderful selection of Christmas designs.

    Hugs Diane


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