Sunday, 20 October 2013

CCC Challenge - 12 Days Of Christmas

I cannot believe another two weeks has gone by! Today is the choice of my dear blog buddy Planet Susie and Sue has asked us to use the theme of the Twelve Days Of Christmas for our card. Not all twelve I hasten to add, we get to choose the one we want to do.  Can you imagine trying to cram all those "gifts" onto one card. Lol! It's going to be interesting to see if we all have chosen different ones.  I actually bought a digi stamp a few weeks ago for this challenge but can I find the blessed thing? Can I heck!  So I have had to have a change of plan.

My Card

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I was in Rymans the other day and noticed a stand with some craft stickers etc, most of which was not anything I would use but I did see these Twelve Days of Christmas stickers. Just in time! As you can see I chose Six Geese A-laying - but I liked the Two Turtle Doves as well so I bought that too in case I have time to do them both. I also liked ......... but I stopped at that point!! Anyway I did make the second card - two for the price of one today!

Card no 1: My usual 6 x 6 card in white card stock which I then matted with navy and red card stock. The red patterned paper is a snippet of Papermania "Home For Christmas" from my scrap box. I computer generated the sentiment and matted it onto red and navy card. A couple of poinsettias from WOC with pearls from Hobby House and a red ribbon and bow finished this little card.  I really love the haughty expressions on the faces of these geese. Or could it be pain/strain from laying the eggs?

Card no 2:  Another 6 x 6 card from white card stock. It was matted with Core'dinations "Vienna Lake" and the patterned paper is from a Create and Craft cd from years ago. I didn't have any patterned paper in the right shade and then I suddenly thought of this cd with so many different patterns and colours, and it is spot on. I computer generated the sentiment onto the paper and die cut it with SB circles and then onto SB  Lacey Circles. The feathery fibre is from my stash and is again very old stuff . I added more Hobby House pearls onto the tiny stars from the Heartfelt Creations Gift Ensemble to finish.

I will soon be off to hop around the cards made by my fellow CCC friends and check out which days of Christmas they have used. I am sure you will be able to hear me singing if you listen carefully. If you would like to check them out yourselves you can find their blogs on my sidebar.

37 comments:

Jacquie Jacobs said...

Morning Christine,

WOW you have spoilt us today. Both are equally stunning cards, I certainly could not choose between the two. I will look out for the others, wouldn't it be funny if you all did the same lol! Have a nice day

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Patricia said...

Good morning Christine,
Two stunning cards, I love them both. I think the geese might be my favourite.
Nah!!! I like the doves as well.......oh! heck! I would love either to,pop through my door at Christmas.........absolutely beautiful.
Have a great day

Patricia xxxx

scrappymo! said...

Two wonderful cards Christine!
The first is so full of fun and whimsy, Those geese do haer a hauty look on their faces...or perhaps they are planning how to attack the next person who wanders by! There are some at deer lake who are famous for chasing down the people strolling by...lol

The second card is so elegant. Love the colours and those pretty doves.That is such a beautiful shade you chose for the card...and the yarn you used is so perfect with this. I have that one too and just love it!

May said...

Good morning Christine, Two beautiful cards, Love the geese & doves... I can't choose as I love them both...beautiful designs... Hugs May x x x

Sue said...

These are both gorgeous Christine. The Christmas stickers are wonderful and I love the papers and layouts. I especially like the colour scheme of your second card.
hugs Sue xx

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards,love the gorgeous images and fab colours.xxx

Gerrie's kaarten said...

Wat zijn dit schitterende kaarten Christine de onderste kaart vind ik heel erg mooi
Fijne zondag
Groetjes Gerrie

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Christine
I love both of them, can't choose. You have really spoilt us today.
Best wishes
Ang x

janieworkum said...

Wat een schitterende kaarten
groetjes Janie

Stamps and Paper said...

Two lovely card Christine, both so different but equally fabulous..

Anne

lydia jordan said...

Hi Christine,
Love both of your cards, can't choose between them.
Lydia
X

Sue said...

Hi Christine! yes I have imagined you singing along as you made your cards lol these are both beautiful and I love the look on their faces too! You make lovely cards hun lots of huggles and have a great Sunday ...Sue xxxxxxxxxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, both wonderful cards, couldn't choose, I love them both, hugs Kate x

Carol said...

These are gorgeous Christine, love both your colour schemes they're very striking. Carol x

Planetsusie said...

I can hear you singing Christine and you aren't off key - wonder who that was!!! Anyway I love both of your cards, and wouldn't be able to choose!! I do love the geese wearing their hats though - they made me chuckle! Love them!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Karla said...

Prachtige kaarten Christine.

Groetjes Karla

Carole Z said...

Evening Christine - these are gorgeous, both of them - love those geese tho! Hugs Carole Z X

Rita said...

Superb cards Christine. Now I'll be singing this all night. Hugs Rita xxx

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous Christmas cards Christine. Love the images and designs.
Lorraine x

Peanut said...

So very cute, Christine! Love all the glitter and sparkle. Oooooh! It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
hugs Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

MaryH said...

Hi Christine, Just saw your comment over at Scrappymoi's, and followed the link to enjoy your 2 lovely 12 Days cards. Enjoyed reading the back story, and both your cards turned out so very well. Great use of stickers - which are hard for me to use most of the time. You did this to great effect, and I admire your self control in the shopping! Just joined as your newest follower (which I thought I had awready), and invite you to visit me if you have the time. TFS

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
Fabulous cards..... Two stunning cards.... Also love your boat card... Wet here in Coventry.... Flight back to Gib in the early hours..... So will get my card done soon
Hugs Sylvie xx

dutchess said...

Wow....two stunning cards....loveing them both....making christmas cake today is so wet and misrable outside! hugs

sue w. said...

Hi Christine, these are just so wonderful, love them both. Still trying to catch up with my cards but I'm sure I'll struggle with this one lol.
Hugs Sue W.

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Christine thanks for welcoming me back into the fold, Christine these 2 cards are a pure delight to see they are both colourful and beautiful superb work.
hugs
lorraine x

Unknown said...

Doing my blog rounds and wow these are gorgeous, must say I love the second one...so beautiful.xxx

Zoe Tant said...

Oh these are so beautfiul and I love those geese. Thanks for sharing and I'm off to make mine late as usual. Zx

Dee said...

Hi Christine, two lovely christmas cards x

carol said...

Super Christmas card, just perfect for our Christmas challenge at CRAFT x carol

Hazel said...

Those stickers are just right for making a couple of cards for Sue's CCC challenge - beautiful cards - I think my favourite is the second one - thanks for entering these into my CHNC challenges. You could also enter these into the Crafting Musketeers challenge 6: Christmas in October - would love to see them there too x

Zoechaos said...

It is surprising what little treasures you come across and in the most unexpected places. You 2 cards are lovely, thank you for sharing them with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Hazel said...

Thanks for adding for Crafting Musketeers 'Christmas in October', Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon. x

Debi said...

Two beautiful christmas cards! thanks for sharing with us at Craft room challenge., Debi x

Fran said...

Great card, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog, Fran (DT) xxx

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers and good luck.
Mags
x

Clare said...

Wow Christine your cards are absolutely beautiful hun. So sorry I have not been around in a while but want to thank you for being such a big part of the CCC. Big hugs Clare xxx

hazel said...

Your cards are gorgeous, thank you for sharing them with us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.