Saturday, 1 November 2014

Christmas Card Club # 23 Snowmen

Good morning. Well it's time for the members of our little Christmas Card Club to produce another card to add to our collection.  We are just a friendly little group and our aim is to make Christmas cards all year round and lessen the mad panic in November when you realise you still have masses of cards to make! One of us chooses the theme every two weeks and this time Lorraine chose "Snowmen."  I originally made a card with just one snowman and then remembered an image I have had for a long time but never used before so I made another card to show today and I will post the other one in a few days.

My Card

6" x 6" card base
Background papers -  LOTV Snow Princess + Solids pack
Pink pearlescent paper from stash
Image - Cuddly Buddly
Snowflake - Spellbinders Create a Flake 5
Border - Martha Stewart
Pearls from Stash
Red stickles on all the berries
A wee bit of glitter on the snow kids hats

This card came together practically without me knowing it.  I wanted to use these LOTV pads but  they didn't really fit my original card.  When I came across this digi image in my file I knew that I had to use it - just because of the papers I could use with it! The snowflake is die cut from glitter card but doesn't really show up.

Last night we went, with friends,  to a performance of "The Pirates of Penzance" by the Banbury Operatic Society. (Our nearest town.)  It really was excellent and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was actually the Broadway version and so had a couple of new songs in it.  It is years since I have seen this and it was great.  Mind you, I have been singing ever since - just before Sue P makes the comment! Lol!

Beautiful sunshine this morning so have a great weekend folks!

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Mrs A. said...

What a jolly image and I love the gorgeous colours. There are going to be lots of snowmen around this weekend ! Hugs Mrs A.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card.

Patricia said...

Good afternoon Christine,
I just absolutely LOVE this wonderful card.
The image is so sweet, really pretty papers and a fantastic design.
See you soon

Patricia xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

Lia said...

I love these cute little fellows as well as your card!
Lia xx

Hazel said...

Christine your card is gorgeous, over the image and your design. Hazel xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Christine, I love the cute image and pretty papers.
hugs Sue xx

Lea Brawn said...

I love the layout on his card Christine. A fab card x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Love this little family of snow people, absolutely gorgeous. Glad you liked the theme this time, I thought most of us had a few snowmen images to choose from so that would make life a bit easier.

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
my I just love that super image of the snowmen, and your papers, and design are super too.
Love it all a really fab card, and one I would love to receive for Christmas.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Carol said...

It's a fabulous card Christine, I love these CB images they're so cute and jolly. Your papers and dies are gorgeous too. Carol x

cuilliesocks said...

Oh Christine what a lovely card, your image is so sweet, and a fabulous design with great embellies, love it, hugs Kate x

Marie-Louise said...

Gorgeous card Christine. Lucky you getting to see "the pirates". I love the music of Gilbert and Sullivan but have not had the chance to see any of their operas for a long tIme.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
The image you have used is delightful and matches your papers beautifully.
So, you'll "have information on vegetable, animal and mineral" then, if I haven't mixed up my Gilbert and Sullivan lol!
Will drop you a line tomorrow to see about whether you want to park at the Harvester and bus in on Thursday.
Best wishes.
Ang x

rachel said...

brilliant make Christine - love the image! Hugs rachel x

Rita said...

Fantastic card Christine. Love the little snow family. Hugs Rita xxx

scrappymo! said...

This i s a cute image and such a pretty card.It does indeed look like a little snow family! Love that pretty white scalloped border strip!!!

Pollard Carole said...

Fabulous this is a gorgeous image and design glad you changed the image this one is so lovely. The papers are one of my favourites as well Love and hugs Carole x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very pretty card, love the image.

Zoe Tant said...

Oooh I love this! Such a great image and pretty card. Zx

dutchess said...

Love it Christine that is such a great image and I love your colours.....xxxxx

Karen Petitt said...

What is not to love?! It is a beautiful card Christine and I love that image and the colours you have used - a gorgeous card Karen x

MaryH said...

What a super elegant image, and those rich papers you have used for the background. I am loving the colors of your pretty snow people and that wonderful sentiment. So beautifully colored. Gorgeous snowflake too. Really liked the design layout of your pretty card as well. TFS & Hugs

Planetsusie said...

Oooh you know me toooo well Christine! As soon as I saw the words 'Pirates of etc etc' I could hear you trilling away! I'm so glad I didn't let you known!!!

Brilliant card and that image really made me smile. Oh and those papers are gorgeous!

Big hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

That image is so darling! Gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining in our Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. We look forward to seeing you again in future challenges. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT