Saturday, 29 November 2014

Christmas Card Club # 25 - Silver Bells

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Well this is the penultimate card for our little Christmas Card Club.  The Big Day is creeping (rushing!!!) towards us so we will have a week or two break after the next post beginning all over again in 2015.  This card is not actually due until Sunday but since I have a DT card due then, and another on Monday, I decided to post earlier.  I don't post often enough to put more than one up on the same day!

Today it is the lovely Asha's turn to choose and her theme is Silver Bells.

My Card


7" x 5" card base
Digi image - found on the internet
Silver mirri from stash
Purple Cracked Ice pearlescent card stock - Pennies Worth
Lavender paper - scrap of LOTV Snow Princess
Labels 4 and Elegant Labels 4 - Spellbinders
Pearls - Hobby House
Sentiment - Computer generated.

Unfortunately my card is a very last minute make!  Not that I forgot - I actually had my card made quite early in the week and was just checking on the CCC blog  - and shock! horror! I had made my  card using the wrong theme!! At first I thought I must have looked at the challenge rota for 2015 so I double checked and the challenge theme I thought was there doesn't even exist!!  I think I must be going mad!

Anyway I then had to put my thinking cap on because I don't have any stamps or toppers with bells.  I trawled the internet late yesterday  and found this digi image. I'm sorry Asha, my layout etc is not very imaginative but it was the best I could do at such short notice!  It has an old fashioned, traditional look to it I think. Different to the usual for me. Had to use flash because the day is so dull but as usual the flash is bouncing off the mirror card. Sorry about that.

Hope you have something nice planned for the weekend.


  1. Morning Christine,
    A very pretty card, love the bells.

  2. Beautiful card Christine. Hugs Rita xxx

  3. Lovely card Christine, I do like to see traditional Christmas cards now and again, xxx

  4. This is gorgeous Christine, I love the image and beautiful decorative frame.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. This is lovely Christine - great image and a lovely die-cut as well. Funnily enough I was singing Silver Bells myself - was going to make a note on my blog (just for you) but forgot in my haste to publish! Darn! Must be off to Google the rest of the words - only know 'Silver Bells' over and over again!

    Hugs to you both

    Sue Pxxx

    1. Oh oh oh oh - I'm doing a little dance 'cos I've just added me card to CCC and guess what - I found all the words to the rest of Silver Bells - you are a wonderful blogging pal!!! I'm now singing loudly much to Blossom's disgust!

      Hugs Sue Pxxx

  6. A lovely card Christine and no you are not going mad because I too looked at the list and copied down a different theme earlier in the year. Unfortunately I posted my card today and only found out afterwards that the theme had changed. :(

  7. Love the fab image and details,just

  8. Good afternoon Christine,,
    Love your card, those bells are great. Brilliant design.
    Have a good weekend

    Patricia xx

  9. Fabulous card Christine despite the rush, love the bells.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  10. A fabulous Christmas card Christine. Gorgeous image and I love the silver frame.
    Lorraine x

  11. No worries this is just great a great internet find I love the image and its a pretty design and die love and hugs Carole x

  12. I think your design is really pretty.
    I used to feel the same about some of my cards and then i realized that the recipients always delight in the fact that their card is handmade..not in our version of just how handmade! teehee

    It is a beauiful card with a great did very good finding that beauty!
    The die you set it an is gorgeous!

    Hope you will join in on my new challenge starting Jan 25, 2015!

  13. Fabulous card Christine. Great image. X

  14. Fabulous card and awesome images and colours used....gorgeous display.
    aNNie xx
    The Journey is the Start
    I also have candy here....,

  15. Thank you so much for playing along at short notice, Christine. I am so sorry for the confusion. I should I mentioned it ... my bad. You've made a lovely card.. there's really nothing wrong with it. It's perfect in every way.
    hugs, Asha

  16. Hi Christine
    Well, rushed or not, its a super card and I love your bell image.
    We all get those moments of "did I read/see that or didn't I?" In fact, I get get them more than I care to mention lol!
    Have a great day.
    Ang x

  17. Hi Christine, don't be sorry, this is a gorgeous card, I love the image and that wonderful frame.
    I get moments like that too, especially at work where my imagination takes over and believes it's fact, have a good week, hugs Kate x

  18. A beautiful make Christine especially given the quickness of it. I too had the old theme written down but was running late making my card so managed to avert course! Carol x

  19. Beautiful card for Asha' CCC challenge - love that silver frame x

  20. You made a splendid 'recover', because your bells are lovely. It was brilliant to use that particular die with the image, and have it silvery too. Simply gorgeous & even the background colors carried the silver theme on through. You did a fabulously made card, just love it! I try to check the following wk's challenge when I post - so I'm glad I only saw the Silver Bells! TFS & Hugs

  21. Christine, what a beautiful card, love your layout and design. Hazel x

  22. I do like the added colour with the holly and the berries. Love the silver frame work die. It sets the bells of just right. I got caught on the change of theme too but as I was out all day yesterday I couldn't make another card so went with the original. hugs Mrs A.

  23. It doesn't look last minute at all Christine it's beautiful. Zx

  24. I think most of us got caught out Christine! Gorgeous card and so perfect for Asha's challenge Karen x

  25. Hi Christine, sorry for the late and quick comments, I am forever on catch up at the moment! Your card is beautiful - would never know it's a last minute make! Hugs Carole Z X


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