Monday, 15 July 2013

CCC Clare's Challenge - Pastel Colours and Use a Circle

Hi everybody!

Last week John and I decided we needed a break so we booked a last minute holiday cottage in West Wales and took off a few days later. And weren't we lucky with the weather? Incredible. The last three UK holidays have been a bit of a flop weather-wise and last year in Scotland it was total washout! Unfortunately, I think I left my mojo in our beautiful riverside cottage in Ceridigion! I really would have liked to have stayed an extra week, but you cannot be too greedy!!

My Card

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This was not my first idea. Initially I stamped and coloured an image and then remembered I needed a circle on my card, and the image didn't fit ! So I used another LOTV image instead, Angels With Crib, and coloured it with Promarkers. It was then die cut it with SB Lacey Circles. I used Memory box Snowflake Corner and a Carla Craft punch for the snowflakes. The backing papers were from an extremely old C&C CD. I then just blinged it up with Papermania Shimmer Dots. If in doubt use lots of bling and glitter - you cannot go wrong with that at Christmas!! I didn't use a sentiment because of the script paper.

Well, rather a boring offering I'm afraid but let's hope my mojo follows me back home soon! Lol!

Hope you are all enjoying summer at last. I'm whispering this but - it's a bit too hot for me!! My personal body thermostat doesn't deal well with extreme heat and I have suffered from heat stroke in the past so I am very wary. Also being very fair I burn easily, so it's brimmed hat and Factor 50 for me!!

Love and hugs from Christine xx

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  1. An adorable Christmas card Christne...lovely image and love your gorgeous snowflake dies..


  2. A lovely Christmas card Christine, such a sweet image and the pastel colours work so well..glad you had a lovely break! Mr Mojo has totally left me at the moment, so at the weekend I totally gave in to the sun and the garden! Carole Z X

  3. Hi Christine - I am so glad you had a lovely time and that the weather was good. I know you wanted to snuggle up in front of the log fire though - lol!! This is a lovely card, I love these shades. Mind you I did smile because I was looking at it from quite a way off and wondered what they were doing with a basket of spuds!!! Ooops the penny did drop when I got closer though - must get me new specs asap!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  4. Beautiful card Christine. I love the colour and the cute image. Glad you enjoyed your break.

  5. Gorgeous card Christine. I love the cute image and pretty colours.
    Glad you had a nice time away with glorious weather too.
    Sue xx

  6. Beautiful card Christine love the colour scheme and sweet image
    jacqui xxx

  7. Hi Christine, this is fabulous. Love the soft blue colour and the image is a cutie. Well you'll have to make another card with the coloured in image so two for the price of one!! Can't see anything wrong with your mojo hunnie.
    I'm still putting mine together so you're way in front of me lol.
    Hugs Sue W.

  8. Wat een beeldschone kaart, prachtige kleurtinten.
    groetjes Janie

  9. Oh Christine, this is so pretty. Love this adorable image! I agree about lots of bling for Christmas cards! I make a couple of cards for some divorced friends of DH. I keep those ones plainer...but everything else is bring on the bling!!!

    You mentioned that you have my mouse on the ornament store has sold it and I need to name and manufacturer for them to order it for me...If it is at all handy, would you let me know the name and manu...
    I would like to order it for myself. I think I stamped a couple at that class but some didnt stamp life story. I an so not an even stamper!!!

  10. Prachtige kaart Christine, leuke stempel.

    Groetjes Karla

  11. Gorgeous card Christine. The little angels look adorable and I love the soft colours.
    Glad to hear you had a good holiday.
    Lorraine x

  12. This is gorgeous,love the fab image and

  13. Gorgeous card Christine great challenge huggles hun Sue xxx

  14. Sweet card Christine, love the snowflake corner. My John is in the UK at the moment watching the cricket and he keeps telling me via email how lovely the weather is.....maybe I should have gone with him?.....Nah, hate cricket lol.

  15. Hi Christine, a lovely Christimas card with a sweet image and delicate colours. Love the snowflake corner. So pleased you had an enjoyable holiday you deserve it. Love & hugs Christine H xx

  16. You are hard on yourself it a very pretty little card. Sometimes Christine you have to stand back and take some time for yourself to recharge the battery what lovely weather to do it in!
    Crafty Hugs
    Heather xx

  17. Hi Christine,
    beautiful card and image. Are they not just the sweetest little angels. Fab design too.
    So glad you had a lovely holiday, and the weather was kind to you.
    I too have to wear factor 50 sun cream as I have freckly skin and get prickly heat if in the sun too much. Although I had dark hair when I was younger I also had lots of red streaks in my hair too. Sadly I went grey at a very young age, following my grandmother who was fully grey at 30 years of age.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  18. This is so lovely, Christine. Not boring at all. It's exquisite, elegant and I love it! Time to put your feet up and relax!
    hugs, Asha


  19. Your card is lovely Christine, your to hard on yourself. Glad you had a good holiday and had the good weather too.

    Hazel xxx

  20. Good evening Christine,
    Nothing wrong with this beautiful, delicate card.
    Glad you enjoyed your break and WOW!! did you pick a good week.
    Just noticed my Sister (comment above) has told you what I was are a little too hard on yourself.

    Patricia xxx

  21. Gorgeous card and colour combo as always. Have been MIA an trying to catch up...luv annie xx

  22. Hi Christine, what a beautiful Christmas card I love that image so much also the fabulous colours and design, I am really going to try and do some catching up as I have hardly made any christmas cards at all so far.
    lorraine x

  23. Hi Christine, There is nothing wrong with this Beautiful card, I love the sweet image & the papers are Gorgeous...That little cottage sounds wonderful... So glad you had a lovely break...Hugs May x x x

  24. Hi Christine, you're also thinking of Christmas already! I like the card very much. You used beautiful stencils on it!
    Wow! Wales is still on our wish list....
    Have a nice (warm) day and keep it cool!

  25. Gorgeous, Christine - love the delicate colours - just right for Clare's CCC challenge - and thanks too for entering my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see more of your festive loveliness soon. x

  26. Good morning Christine,
    Your Mojo will come back it is enjoying a holiday in the sunshine!!!
    This heat is fairly frazzling my brain. What I cant understand I lived in the heat for years, it did not have this "lazy" effect it has on me here.
    However I will enjoy the lazy effect for a while more if we continue to get good weather. We will have all winter to Craft.
    Have a Great Weekend

    Patricia xxx

  27. What a great work. I really like this sweet iamge. Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey.

  28. Damn those images that do not fit!!! well it is an absolutely stunning card Christine and I love your take on my challenge. Thank you for doing it justice. Big hugs Clare xxx


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