Wednesday 20 April 2016

Get Ready For Christmas

Good morning to all my lovely friends and  followers today sees the return at Crafting by Designs of our very popular Get Ready For Christmas Challenges we ran these every month last year with huge success and  if you start entering now everyone you will have nine cards made by Christmas.
Our Sponsor this week is

     The Stamping Boutique    
Prize - 3 digi images

This is my first Christmas card of 2016 and  I decided on an image called Caroling Snowmen from The Stamp Boutique

Close up of the stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 Kraft Card
Stamp Caroling Snowmen from The Stamp Boutique painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Papers are Maja Design Vintage Frost Basics
Pom pom trim from The Ribbon Girl
Plaited hessian trim and  jute string  are fromWhitby Crafts
Lace trim my stash might be GNPE
Square dies Tonic 
Lamppost die Joycraft 
Liberty Bells Live and  Love Crafts
Sentiments Lili of The Valley Christmas Grungy Messages and  Christmas Postmarks sorry but I can no longer see the postmarks on the LOTV web page so much stuff missing on their site now.
Snow is made using Wow embossing powder and Gesso

Well I hope everyone is having a great week and I've inspired you to start some Christmas Cards If you do then pop over and  enter the challenge Love and  hugs Carole x


  1. Wonderful Christmas card! I can't believe I'm using that word already. Great choice of image and embellishments. Debra x

  2. Great image Nd loving the blue and kraft

  3. Such a cute image Carole!! I love all of the wonderful accents you've added to this too!! HUGS :)

  4. A truly gorgeous card! I love the snowmen and beautiful layout. Gorgeous embellishments as always.
    Linda xxx

  5. Such a lovely Christmas card!!Love the sweet image.
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  6. Lovely card, your textured details look fab :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  7. Wonderful Christmas card Carole, love this cute image and beautiful colours.
    Pam x

  8. A fabulous fun trio of caroling snowmen.The backing papers are beautiful and I love the pom pom and jute trimmings.
    Jean x

  9. I love this card! The image is adorable and the blues and browns are a fabulous color combination. What great embellishments including those bells! GREAT card, Carole! Hugs, Gail

  10. The snowmen are adorable and love the colours. Detail is gorgeous and great texture. Hugs, Carol S.xx

  11. Oh this is lovely! I was pondering my Christmas makes this morning, never too early to start. I love the colour tones you have used on this. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  12. Gorgeous card Carole - adorable image and I love the layers and that fabulous pom pom trim.
    Debs xx

  13. I so love Christmas cards Carole! And this is simply STUNNING!! Love the color combo on this too!

    Big hugs,

  14. Beautiful choice of colours on this gorgeous card, lovely in all ways.xx


  15. What a stunning vintage design Christmas card! Gorgeous!
    Hope you're well Carole! Not seen much of you recently!
    Lucy x

  16. What a super card Carole. Fabulous design x


Thank you for taking time to comment on my Blog I do appreciate all your comments Love and Hugs Carole x