Sunday, 19 January 2014

Christmas Card Club No 2 - "Cooking Up A Storm"

Good morning.  I am looking out of the window at a lovely blue sky with white clouds and sun - unfortunately away in the distance the sky is grey and overcast and heading this way. Having said that, we have a view which takes in about 30 miles, so here's hoping it will be a while before it comes.

This morning is our second challenge for our little Christmas Card Club.  Every other week one of us chooses a topic and we make a Christmas card so that we can build up a stock before December.  This time it was Lizzie's turn and she chose " Cooking Up A Storm."

My Card

My card is actually 7 " x 7" this time so that I could make use of the lovely SB Opulent Ovals die without it being too crowded.  The two different holly papers are actually vellum so you can see the lovely pale gold pearlescent card that it is mounted on.  Although it 's not visible in the photo I used Pans Pastels pale gold to take away the stark whiteness on the sentiment stamp and the oval die.  The digi image is from The Paper Shelter.

Well that's it from me.  Hope you are all well.

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  1. Morning Christine,
    Lovely card, it strange to still be seeing Christmas cards, but as you say you are building up yours for 2014.

  2. Hi Christine ....oh I just love what you have done with the panels and the Vellum...
    and that image is a real Mum at christmas.....xxxx

  3. Lovely card Christine love the image and papers...great to make a start on your christmas cards ...


  4. Good morning Christine, could you blow that sunshine our way please .....thank you!!
    Great card, love the use of the velum and you wonderful image.
    Afraid Christmas is not on my mind, even to be prepared for the "next" one
    I admire people who do make them though out the year
    Hope the sun stays with you

    Patricia xx

  5. Fantastic card Christine, depicts Christmas day perfectly. Hugs x

  6. Christine how good are you making Christmas cards!!! I just couldn't do that. Lucky you to have a nice day it's miserable here with that drizzle that really is awful. Enjoy the rest if your day. Hazel x

  7. Hi Christine
    Fabulous card.... Love the image.....stunning...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  8. Hi Christine,
    what a very super card. Love that image and your design is fab. Great papers used too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  9. This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab

  10. Fabulous Christmas card . I love that image Christine. I really should join in with this challenge as it certainly will save a lot of time in November. Hugs Rita xxx

  11. This is gorgeous Christine:) love that image its been raining here all night and its still drizzling now, hope its not like this tomorrow! huggles Sue xx

  12. No rain here so hopefully it passed you by or has already left your area. It's so nice to see blue skies for a change! Gorgeous card Christine, the gold card is lush and visible underneath that beautiful vellum, another one made and put in your stash, we are being very good lol xx

  13. Gorgeous card Christine, I love the image and beautiful papers. Fabulous layout too.
    hugs Sue xx

  14. Gorgeous!, love the image and those papers ! hugs xx

  15. Hi Christine,

    Lovely card, very apt image for the topic. Love it all.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  16. Hi Christine
    I do really need to get as organised as you as I've got a ton of Christmas gear I've yet to use. . . . .and bought even more in the sale at work.
    Love the holly vellum and that turkey looks tasty lol !
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  17. A gorgeous Christmas card Christine. The image looks fabulous and I love the oval die and pretty vellum
    Lorraine x

  18. What a beautiful vintage looking card. That image is fantastic!
    The vellum so suits this design and the colours are wonderful.

    Hope your sunny skies hold...nothing like a sunny day!

  19. This is a wonderful image, and love it mounted on that S/B oval. It's always so lovely & lacy I think. Your bkgrnd dp is so very pretty and loved that design layout. Nice idea to use the pans to subdue the white just a bit. This lady reminded me of the '50-s Moms we used to see. This is so lovely, Christine. Just love everything you have on this one! TFS & Hugs

  20. Beautiful card Christine. An amazing 1950's image........can't imagine her ever losing her "cool"! Great layering of the vellum onto the gold and the subtle use of pan pastels.

    Karen x

  21. Gorgeous card for Lizzie's CCC challenge - and thanks for entering this for my CHNC challenge extra for January and also my Patterned Paper challenge for January - hope to see you there again soon. x

  22. That's a beautiful image, Christine. She's gorgeous! She's been cooking up a storm AND managed to look stunning! How???! LOL. Great card!
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

  23. Great idea to start Christmas cards now Christine. Great card.
    Love Lea x

  24. This is a brilliant image Christine and I love the design of your card. The turkey looks good enough to eat as well - suppose I am quite hungry at the moment!

    Lots of hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  25. Super card Christine! I've been really good and making some Christmas cards ahead too, don't want a last minute repeat of last year! Carole Z xx

  26. This is a lovely christmas card. Love the design with the layers, bow and sparkly colouring. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for another challenge. Bettina DT Member at ABC Christmas Challenge xx. PS I have follower candy: My candy

  27. Love this Christine, great design and fab image. Carol x

  28. Wonderful card, you are off to a great start. Thanks for playing along at ABC Christmas.

  29. Love the vintage style here and a very elegant lady! Zx

  30. Love the retro look! Thanks for playing with us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  31. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our CCAYR challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  32. Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x


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