Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas or Easter ???

Morning everyone hope you are all well and keeping warm.Well despite the cards I have to post I just cannot get into Christmas mode and still have cards to post-usually all done and posted by the 1st December,and haven't even thought about presents yet!!!Mind you doesn't help the local shops having Cadburys Creme eggs in??? no wonder the years fly past we are constantly living in the future!Saying that I have three Christmas DT cards for the new challenge at Artistic Inspirations.Our sponsor is Pickled Potpourri Designs,and I chose their beautiful image "Christmas Candle"(this is my favourite Christmas image of all time)coloured with promarkers,added glossy accents and gold glamour dust,I thought the candlestick effect looked great just achieved because my gold promarker has just about ran out and didn't colour properly lol,cardstock from Papermill Direct,Tim Holtz and Tattered Lace dies,Tattered lace craft mag freebie papers,ribbon from stash,papers and flowers on 3rd one from stash.I also used a great layout from a Digi Sketch challenge a couple of weeks ago.
crafty sentiments-Christmas
passion for promarkers-bingo/die-cut/free/glitter--------WINNER
crafty creations-use dies
divas by design-seeing red
creative moments-ATG/winter
crafters cafe blog-Christmas
word art Wednesday-ATG-----------------WINNER
aud sentiments-bingo/dies/image/bling
sassy studio-Christmas colours
crafty ribbons-mono Christmas
Dis digis-Christmas
crafty catz-last minute Christmas
Brown sugar-red/white/green
pink gem-anything Christmas
MFP stampshop-round the corners
pile it on-ATG/Christmas
pan pastel-Christmas
red carpet studio-Elf/christmas
scribble and scrap-ATG
ladybug crafts-Christmas
let's create-Christmas
crafting by designs-ATG/Christmas
Jellypark-ribbon and/or bows
Buckwells crafts-use red
eclectic ellapu-vintage Christmas
country view-nostalgic Christmas
Thanks for dropping by and your comments are much appreciated-hope you can find the time to join us
and check out the DT cards and blogs
Carol xx


  1. Love the fab image and details,just

  2. I like how the corners are only rounded one the one side , the cards are lovely Thanks for sharing at MFP SF&F..........Lis

  3. A really lovely looking bunch of creations. Looks stunning! Thanks for joining us over at PFP this last challenge of the year! Merry Christmas!
    Love n hugs

  4. Lovely set of cards Carol, and images and these colours are just gorgeous. xx
    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  5. These are amazing Carol! Isn't it amazing how many different cards you can make using the same image?! Love all the wonderful papers you used! holiday hugs :)

  6. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
    Merry Christmas
    Julie T

  7. These are all just stunning Carol!! I love your candlelight design with the viewfinder die cut!! Really great layout and colors on them all!! :) Christmas is coming!! LOL!! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
    My Blog: Stamp Smiles

  8. I love all your cards, Carol! You are very talented! Thanks for joining us at Through the Craft Room Door!

  9. Wow! It's amazing how many great creations you made from that one image. You've got talent! Thanks for joining up at Eclectic Ellapu!

  10. lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    hugs Anke

  11. Thank you so much for joining in Buckwells challenge 3 with your delightful crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  12. Gorgeous! Love how you used the viewfinders. Thank you for sharing it with us at Red Carpet Studio!

  13. Pretty card and great colors. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our bingo challenge. hope you join us in 2015 for new challenges.

  14. Fabulous, thank you for playing along with us at PASSION FOR PROMARKERS for our Mega Christmas Bingo Challenge. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, love Jane x

  15. Gorgeous designs Carol the candlestick image is fabulous with all your fun details.

    Best of the holidays.


  16. Beautiful makes Carol, they're perfect for the holidays! Hugs, Ira xox
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  17. It's amazing how different the two first card looks even with the same layout! With the number of Christmas cards I need each year I should constantly make two and two, like you did here. Hey, you even did three! Great job showcasing this image in different ways.

  18. Carol, your cards are beautiful. I love all the layouts and fab details. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge.

  19. This is BEAUTIFUL, Carol! Thanks so much for sharing your incredible talents with us.
    God bless you,
    Word Art Wednesday

  20. Beautiful work.Thanks for sharing at RCS.

  21. Hello,
    Beautiful card, gorgeous colouring! Perfect!!!Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Anneke xxxxx

  22. These cards are lovely I like the gears circles behind the candle, thank you for sharing at MFP SF&F.......Lis

  23. Hi, Carol! I saw your card at AI and fell in love with the PPD designs! GORGEOUS! Your cards are beautiful, and I am happy to know that I'm not flying solo in trying to get Christmas cards made! LOL This year, I did not make them all year long as I have in the past, so I'm creating "cheater cards" with die cuts and K&Company paper LOL Enjoy the moment! hugs, de

  24. Beautiful. I made a few cards with this image as well.
    Thanks for playing in our challenge!

    ♥ Monica
    DT Member for Crafter's Cafe Challenge!
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

  25. I love this image. They are beautifully done. Thank you for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and the DTBST challenge this week! HUGS

    SSD DT

  26. Beautiful set of card's Carol thank you for joining us at Crafty Catz on this week's challenge
    Dianne x DT

  27. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  28. This is a fabulous collection of Christmas cards Carol, such a wonderful variety of designs.

  29. Hi Carol, I just popped back to say thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous cards with us at Di's Digi Designs.

  30. All very beautiful cards. Particularly loving the bottom one. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  31. Hi, Carol. I love all your rounded corners for our challenge. So glad I was able to see your beautiful project!

  32. A wonderful trio of vintage cards Carol. Thank you for joining the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu again this month. Carol DT x

  33. Beautiful !!! Love colours and image. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT
    Merry Christmas :)

  34. Lovely cards! Thanks for sharing at Red Carpet Studios!

  35. What a beautiful image just perfect for vintage cards!

    Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu and I hope we see you again soon!



  36. What a warm, beautiful card! Love all the shades of red/gold to highlight the candle image; THANKS for playing along with us at RCS!

  37. Hi Carol,
    These look gorgeous. What a lovely image, & I love all those papers you've used. Thanks so much for playing our Christmas bingo at Passion For Promarkers.
    Andie xx

  38. Beautiful cards Carol. Thanks for joining in with our Mega Christmas challenge at PFP. Good luck and Happy New Year! Hugs, Denise x

  39. A wonderful selection of cards Carol. Thanks for joining the Pink Team at Eclectic Ellapu this month. Carol DT x