Saturday, 23 July 2016

Traditional Colours for the Christmas Card Club

Good morning. Well these two weeks have gone by again and this time it is my turn to choose the theme for our little group.  I decided on Traditional Colours because if given the choice I generally go for non-trad, yet whenever I use reds and greens I always think how festive they look.  This is not due until Sunday but as you know I post a day early because I have another DT card to post on Sunday.  I don't blog frequently enough to post two on the same day!

My Card


Recipe
6" square base card
red and white card stock - Hobbycraft
tartan backing paper - Dovecraft "Twelve Days of Christmas"
Image - Lili of the Valley "Festive Foliage" art pad
Holly corner die - Cheery Lyn
Sentiment - computer generated.

Please check back tomorrow and see what my CCC pals have come up with.  You will find their blog addresses in my right side bar.

Hope you are all enjoying the weather.  Yesterday was a wee bit cooler thankfully, although still hot, but it made me a bit happier.  Although I still left going out to cut the grass until qute late in the evening.

Well that's it from me for today.  Take care.

25 comments:

dutchess said...

Lovely and traditional Christine...that's a super image and I love the tartan backing paper a real Christmassy feel xxxxx

Lia said...

This reminds me of the great days in Scotland because of the tartan background.
Great card Christine!
Lia xx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
Lovely card, I too like traditional colours for Christmas.
Lydia
X

Marie-Louise said...

Beautiful card Christine. I always prefer the traditional cards.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Love the tartan paper and the festive topper. A fab card is a fab card traditional or not..........and this is a fab card lol!
Have a great weekend.
Ang x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
what a very super Christmas card ,and a very lovely theme.
I love your very fab design of this.
I too love unusual colour Christmas cards, but also think traditional colurs are also great.
Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

cheryl said...

Oh beautiful Christmas card hun love the style and design love hugs cheryl xxx

Sue said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Christine..the heat knocks me out so I'm like you I stay indoors till later in the day lol huggles Sue xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

I love the use of Tartan in this Christmas design Christine and very festive Holly wreath too. A beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for a fab challenge theme.
Lorraine

Rita said...

Good Morning Christine. Fabulous card, love the tartan paper just makes it pop. I love your wreath too. Thank you for choosing Traditional Colours as I really enjoyed doing this one. Have a nice Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for this theme.

MaryH said...

Love the beautiful background plaid, and of course that lovely green wreath and the red bow. That says Christmas anytime I see it. The tiny holly tucked in the corners is just another thing that sings Christmas I think. Very pretty card, and while I enjoy the non-traditional colors, I think the reds & greens are probably my favorite. Thanks for a fun theme, and Happy Sunday. Hugs

Sandy said...

I love this Scottish plaid - it is definitely a symbol of Christmas and having hot mulled wine in a large hall being heated by a blazing fire in a gigantic stone fire place. Of course the Queen would be there with all of her dogs. While some might see every jot and tittle of your card, I see a magnificent Christmas in Scotland!
sandy xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 291 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Christine, do love the plaid paper. Thanks for a great theme this time. Carol x

rachel said...

hello there - love your card Christine and a great theme! and thanks so much for your support! Hugs rachel xx

rachel said...

hello there - love your card Christine and a great theme! and thanks so much for your support! Hugs rachel xx

Mrs A. said...

The tartan patterned background looks fab with the LOTV image. All the colours pull together here. Hugs Mrs A.

scrappymo! said...

That is a gorgeous wreath, Christine. You have made such a pretty card. I LOVE plaid and that background DP plaid is beautiful! Perfect with this wreath and the holly corners.

scrappymo! said...

That is a gorgeous wreath, Christine. You have made such a pretty card. I LOVE plaid and that background DP plaid is beautiful! Perfect with this wreath and the holly corners.

Zoe Tant said...

A nice easy open challenge this week Christine thank you. Your card is gorgeous I love the wreath and the tartan paper is very festive. Zx

cuilliesocks said...

Lovely card Christine, and thanks for the challenge, I enjoyed the theme, Kate x

Sharon said...

Love your wreath and the gorgeous papers.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Fussy and Fancy.
Hugs Sharon. x

Marji Franklin said...

This is wonderful! I'm so glad you joined us at the 12 Month of Christmas link up!
Marji DT

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at the 12 months of Christmas cards link up. Hope to see you again next time.