Wednesday 7 December 2016

Here Come The Holidays

Good morning to all my friends and  followers and  a very special welcome today to Emma my latest follower. I was so please to have her follow my blog as we met on Docrafts when I first started crafting about 7 years ago.
Well its that Wednesday again but this is the last its that Wednesday till 2017. So we have a bumper edition challenge over at Crafting by Designs lasting till the 28th December. Our theme this time is Here Come The Holidays .
We have four fantastic sponsors all giving great prizes to our winners.

  Prize - choice of 3 single digis OR 1 set of digis

Prize - choice of 3 single digis  

Di's Digis 
Prize - $12 voucher to store


Prize - choice of 1 bundle of digis 

Wow that's a lot of prizes .For my Design Team cards I've used images from two sponsors Beccy's Place and  Aliciabel.

The Inside

The Stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank Card
Stamp is Family Reunion painted with Copic and  Promarker pens If you've not visited the Beccy's Place web page this is one of lots of gorgeous freebie images
Papers are Mulberry Wood from Crafters Companion  
Spellbinder circle die
Snow acetate was a present from my friend Barbara
Joycraft Winter Wishes star die
Pearl String The Hobby House
Happy Christmas Die came in a magazine
Flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts frosted with Gesso, white Wink of Stella and glitter
White star ribbon around the flowers from Whitby Crafts

Rino and  Reno

Close Up of the stamp

Card Recipe

6x6 Blank card
Papers are Lili of the Valley now retired
Kraft card is Crafter's Companion
Stamp is Aliciabel Rino and Reno painted with Derwent Inktense Pencils
Spellbinder die Labels 15
Fiskers tree border punch
Twine from my stash
Trees are from Hobby Craft
Coloured Bells are Whitby Crafts
Jingle Bells sentiment stamp is from the Christmas Wishes set from Lili of the Valley

Well that's it for 2016 from Crafting by Designs I hope you can find time to pop over and enter. I know this time of year can be really hectic  I've still got lots to do but its the same every year and  I usually get everything done. Crafting by Designs Challenges will start again on the 4th January 2017. Apologies for the quality of my photos this time my camera hates Acetate and Green!!!  Love and  hugs Carole x


  1. Fun seasonal cards today Carole.

    B x

  2. Wow Carole! Two fantastic Christmas cards and card designs. Beautifully coloured images. My favourite is the second but only because I love the reindeer, they have such cute faces. Lovely paper on the first card and the star die is very wantable :). I love how you tied the colours of the snowmen together with the gorgeous flowers. Debra x

  3. Oh my goodness Carole, you've been making some very stunning Christmas designs here!! :) I ADORE the snow family and especially the different faces on them!! I also love how you've made a see through circle frame around them...brilliantly done!! :) Your second festive design is super sweet with those scarf wearing reindeer!! I love the papers and the fun jingle bells tied to your twine!! Love them both my friend! HUGS

  4. Oh Carole I do love these festive cards, the snow family look gorgeous as does the reindeer card.
    Linda xxx

  5. Hi Carole both of your cards are gorgeous. I love both of the images you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  6. They are both wonderful Carole xx

  7. Two wonderful Christmas cards Carole, love both images you have used.
    Pam x

  8. Delightful cards and images, love the expressions on the snowpeople. Emma

  9. These ae both fabulous Carole but I LOVE the first one. I have that star die and would never have thought to use it like this - brilliant idea!
    Anne x

  10. Both super cute. Creative Blessings, Tracy x


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