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Sunday, 19 January 2014

Christmas Card Club Challenge #2

Hello everyone.  I've been lucky enough to be invited to join in with the challenges at the Christmas Card Club which is made up of some lovely ladies (see details to the right) who wanted to make Christmas cards throughout the year.  I definitely need an impetus otherwise I end up panicing at the last minute - so here is my card for my first challenge which is "Cooking up a storm - anything to do with food".


I actually don't have much in the way of Christmas food but came across this cute Forever Friends stamp of teddies making the Christmas cake.  I stamped in Memento black ink and coloured with Flexmarkers.  Die cuts are Spellbinders Labels 28 and I've used Papermania b/p from my stash.  The sentiment is computer generated.  The felt holly flowers were a freebie gift in with a recent order from someone in America.  I've added a couple of pompoms to the hats and some Stickles glitter across the fur borders.

Hazel over at Craftyhazelnuts (fabulous name for a blog!!!) also has a Christmas card challenge on which runs for the month of January so I am entering my card into that as well.

Thanks so much for popping by - I really enjoy reading all your comments.

Happy crafting.




23 comments:

  1. gorgeous design Katen love the papers too and cannot wait to see more of your christmas creations, look out you may be able to join in our WW challenges too
    Hugs Kate xx

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  2. Great card Karen and lovely to start your Christmas cards early...

    Anne

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  3. Great card for your first one Karen. Love the image. The red really makes it pop. I only have one digi image with food so I had to make do with that! Christine xx

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  4. oh that is a really cute image Karen...and such vibrant colours a real christmas sy feel.....xxxxx

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous card Karen its really lovely huggles Sue xxx

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  6. Afternoon Karen, gorgeous card, your colouring is wonderful (am jealous lol). I love the background papers and the ways you've used the die cuts is amazing!
    I've finally remembered to follow you - sorry I've been a bit rough and having internet/provider issues right now! Welcome to our little group xx

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  7. Such a cute scene, Karen ... and fabulous colouring! Way to go starting your festive cards so early! Anita :)

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  8. Aww this is gorgeous ! I love the image, love FF !!! Hugs xx

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  9. This is lovely! I like the way you used that same die and turned it each way...brilliant idea. It is so effective on your card.

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  10. Karen, this is such an adorable image, and so perfect for the challenge theme. I was scrambling to find something to fit, and ended with a digi. I nearly chose a gingerbread man that I have, & see from some of the other entries, I'd have been in good company. Love all the dp & bright colors you chose for the S/B mats. Very eye-catching. Great card. TFS & Hugs

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  11. Oh Karen! This is a fabulous first card for CCC. Well done! Love that adorable image and you've chosen the perfect patterned papers! so happy to have you onboard.
    hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

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  12. fabulous Christmas card Karen, cute image and lovely layout.
    pam

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  13. What a darling card - just right for Lizzie's CCC challenge - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - would love to see it there x

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  14. Love your card!Super cute!!!Love the image!!!!

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  15. Brilliant card for a foodie theme Karen. I think the idea of those little bears making their Christmas pudding is lovely - bet they all had a stir and a wish!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  16. Lovely card Karen, beautiful papers! I'm going to try and join in with various Xmas card challenges to get ahead:)
    Val x

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  17. Gorgeous début card Karen, love the cute image and fab papers. Carol x

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  18. sweet card....great colouring..

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  19. Adorable Karen. Sweet image and great coloring. Loll xx

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  20. What a great start for CCC. Love the image it's really cute. Zx

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  21. Thank you for sharing such a lovely card with us at CHNC. The splash of red really makes it pop.

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  22. Congratulations, Karendipity, on the invite to join the CCC! I love your card! It has so much interest with the layering and patterns and what a delight those adorable Santa hats are!! Love it to pieces!! Hugs, Dippy

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  23. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

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