Sunday, 11 August 2013

CCC Challenge - "Oh Carol"

Good morning dear friends and fellow bloggers. Hope this finds you all fit and well and creative!  I have just spent a fabulous week with my sister in the north east!  Lots and lots of gossip and giggles!!!  I do wish we lived nearer to each other, but we do have a fabulous time when we get together so I mustn't be greedy!  I had no access to computer or t'internet and I also  had a craft-free week.  It was all very relaxing.

This morning I am back with a card for the Christmas Card Club Challenge.  Today's choice was made by Asha and the remit was "Oh Carol - your favourite carol or festive tune".  The carol I have chosen to depict is "Away in A Manger".  It isn't actually my favourite -  although I do love it.

My Card

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Inside

Rather a lot of pictures I'm afraid, but I tried to show the card from each side, and unfortunately the sun reflected off the mirri card.

My closed card is 6" x 6 ". The image and sentiment I have used are digi stamps from Pink Gem Designs, coloured with Promarkers and diecut with SB Lacy Circles.  I have made a gate fold card which I haven't done for ages so it made a nice change.  I used Centura Pearl and gold mirri card.  I used the Swiss Dots folder from Cuttlebug for the  sides of the gate fold. After diecutting the flowers and leaves I added lots of glitter. The label was die cut from SB Fancy Tags.  Gold gem stones finished off the front of the card.  I don't always decorate the inside of my cards unless it's for a special occasion but  I made a feature inside this one because of the gate fold effect.

I am now looking forward to visiting all your blogs again and seeing what everybody has been up to during my absence!!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

http://christmascardsallyearround.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/august-challenge.html
http://deepoceanchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/challenge-57-christmas-in-july.html
http://craftinboutiquechallenges.blogspot.pt/2013/08/christmas.html
http://wordartwednesday.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/challenge-92-anything-goes.html
http://christmasblogchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/cute-christmas.html

34 comments:

  1. Stunning card Christine. Hugs Rita xxx

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  2. Great to have you back in the fold, missed your posts. Lovely card filling the remit. So well designed but only to be expected from a talented lady.

    Wilma x x x

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  3. I wondered where you had got to! I nearly emailed you to see if you were all right glad you had a good time with your sister.

    This is a lovely card Christine. The detail is gorgeous a lot of work but so worth it.

    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

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  4. Beautiful card Christine love your sweet little image and flowers
    nice to see you back
    jacqui x

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  5. Prachtige kerstkaart Christine.

    Groetjes Karla

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  6. Schitterende kerstkaart Christine
    Gerrie xx

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  7. Oh WOW!!! This is stunning, Christine! Love all the glitter and shine - my perfect Christmas! I had trouble picking a tune for my challenge too. LOL. It's such a magical time of year - so hard to pick a favourite. Have a blessed Sunday, my friend!
    hugs, Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

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  8. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the image and pretty die cuts.
    Glad you had a lovely week with your Sister.
    Lorraine x

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  9. This is gorgeous Christine. I love the sweet image, wonderful embossing and beautiful flowers.
    Sue xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Christine - very elegant.

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  11. Beautiful card,fabulous image and lovely design.xxx

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  12. Brilliant card Christine, I love it.
    Glad you had a good time with your sister. It is great to get together and just "chat"
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  13. Hi Christine
    Great take on the Challenge... Fabulous card....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  14. Love your carol card Christine, gorgeous layout, love the fold and embellishing. Very pleased to see you posting. xx Flora

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  15. Hi Christine,
    what a stunning card. I too love that super image. Such a cute one.
    Great design as always. So superbly created as always.
    Glad to have you back I have missed my dear blog friend.
    It is so nice to meet up with your sister though, you just can't beat it. I too love to visit my sister, sadly not often enough.
    Have a wonderful crafty Sunday.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  16. This is absolutely delightful Christine - great image!! The diecuts are beautiful with this card as well. My only problem going round all the CCC cards is that I am trilling away to every carol and my voice hasn't warmed up yet!!!!! Oh sorry, I am now giggling again because I don't think it ever will!!! lol.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

    Mind you we did make a record when I was in the Junior Choir at school. We did a concert in the Theatre Royal Nottingham - too much information????

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  17. Een schitterende kaart Christine
    groetjes Janie

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  18. Hello Christine, nice to see you back and to hear that you had such a lovely time with your sister.

    Your card is just wonderful, lovely gatefold design and the image is so sweet. Beautiful frosty dies too, hugs Kate x

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  19. SUch a lovely card Christine and the little image made me smile...Pleased you had great time with your sister

    Anne

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  20. What a gorgeous card and a super carol to choose to depict. This is so lovely for Asha's CCC challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  21. Fabulous card Christine glad you had such a wonderful time! I meet up with ScrappyMo and Sue P in a couple of weeks!!! I cant wait LOL poor Scarborough huggles hun this is totally gorgeous Sue xxx

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  22. Gorgeous card Christine Love it all... so glad you & your sister had a fun week with lots of laughs...it's nice to have you back... Hugs May x x x

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  23. Hi Christine, it's good to have you back and glad you had a good time with your sister. Your card is lovely, such a cute image! Carole Z X

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  24. Hi Christine, this is just wonderful, I love it. Super image and layout and fab colours.
    Time spent with family is so precious.
    Hugs Sue W.

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  25. Thanks for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see more of your Christmas crafting soon. x

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  26. A really beautiful card and such a lot of work!....you are good doing the insides ....and that image is so sweet...and yes I guessed away in the manager.....hugs margaret

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  27. What a gorgeous card, Christine. I just LOVE this and all the extravagant and elegant touches. Great job, and thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us this week.
    Blessings to you,
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  28. I'm back again to thank you for entering your gorgeous card into the CCAYR 'fussy and fancy' challenge, Hazel, DT x

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  29. absolutely gorgeous thank you for sharing with us at the Winter Wonderland
    hugs Kate xx

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  30. Gorgeous card, beautifully embellished. Lovely cute image too.
    Thank you for joining the Winter Wonderland Cute Christmas challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  31. Oh Christine, this is so gorgeous. Such fabulous shimmer and glimmer on this one.
    I love the image of course but also the shimmery ivory you chose for the poinsettias and the floral leaf sprays.
    Received your email and had a little giggle. It is a small world!
    For some reason I thought you lived in Scotland! I don't know why I thought that...just a mix-up in my wee brain...We were in Oxford for a day...it was so lovely. If I had realized I would be in your general vicinity I would have emailed you to see about the geographics of grabbing a coffee together!!!

    Ah well, we will return within 3 years...maybe for 6 months or more next time!

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  32. This is gorgeous Christine, love the sweet image. Carol x

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  33. What a sweet card - and the shiny gold makes it all the more special. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR!

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