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Thursday, 9 July 2015

HLS Christmas in July challenge

Hi Everyone - well the weather has changed again - hot and sunny here in Somerset today........and a little noisy with lots of aircraft buzzing us on the way to the air show at Yeovilton on Saturday.  We've seen some strange and wonderful things going over as well!!!

Anyway, over at Happy Little Stampers new challenge Christmas in July the theme word is TREE and as I'd just received my new Sue Wilson Christmas Tree Greeting die I decided to use that.  I've just realized that the HLS July sketch challenge is a TREE!!!  How good is that?  Plus over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra which is "anything goes".



First I took some linen white card and die cut the Christmas tree out from the centre which left me with an aperture and the die cut.  I left the card in the die and sponged some green ink through.  I then die cut three more trees and glued all four together.  I matted my linen card with some matt gold cardstock which I'd added a fancy edge to using Lawn Fawn stitched hillsides die to add some interest.  I added my Christmas tree back in the aperture and added a gold bow.

I'm also entering this into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge where the challenge is use a sentiment.....well I hope I qualify with my five Christmas words.

Thanks for dropping by - hope you're all having the same good weather......fingers crossed it lasts through the weekend as we've got a garden party to go to on Saturday and a teddy with parachute being pushed off the church tower event (don't ask........!) on Sunday.

I'd like to wish Hazel a warm welcome and thank you for joining my happy band of followers.

Happy crafting.


22 comments:

  1. Love this die and |I really love what you have done with it Lorraine! So clever. Christine xx

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  2. Hi Karen....so you have given in and bought a new die ...I think this is my favourite of this release its beautiful and you have made a really great card....xxxxxx

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  3. Lovely Christmas card Karen love SW tree die

    Anne

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  4. Lovely SW tree die Karen, not seen this one.. love your design and colours.
    Hugs Pam x

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  5. Fabulous card Karen ... Love that Die... Very pretty card...
    Yes without Sentiment is a bit contradictory???
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  6. Hi Karen another great card I love this die and your design is wonderful.
    Debs xxx
    {Debs Cards}

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  7. love your intricate Christmas tree - thanks for playing along at the HLS Sketch Challenge this month

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  8. A stellar creation Karen!

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  9. A new die Karen? Surprise, surprise! Lovely card the tree looks great layered up, such a pretty die. Fabulous weather today again hope its the same with you. Looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
    Val x

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  10. What a gorgeous die, Karen. Love how you've added in the green. And so pretty with the gold ... very elegant. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

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  11. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 236 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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  12. I am swooning over this stunning design, Karendipity! I just loooove that swoop and bow! I also just got that die so I appreciate the inspiration! This card is truly breathtaking!! Hugs, Dippy xxoo

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  13. Just beautiful, Karen! LOVE all the dies you have incorporated onto this beauty! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  14. Karen, saw the HLS heading when I was visiting your CCC Trees, and popped down to enjoy this beautiful die once again. Loving the way you've used it on THIS card, and how lovely, with the die center stage and then some stenciling to emphasize the lettering. This looks to be a very versatile die, and what a gorgeous card it made. So glad that you joined in with the HLS Christmas Challenge too! TFS & hugs

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  15. This is gorgeous, Karen! Love that tree and what you've done with it!

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  16. Gorgeous card, love the die cut and how you have used it. thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers. Gail DT

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  17. Karen - what an awesome tree! I love the lines of your card too! Thanks so much for playing along with our first Christmas Challenge at Happy Little Stampers! :)

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  18. Such a splendid tree, Karen ... the green and gold are gorgeous ... and what a wonderful swoosh! Anita :)

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  19. Wow!! This is a stunning card! The tree die cut is fabulous and the gold background and bow really add elegance and charm. Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge!

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  20. WOW, what a great Christmas tree, Karen!!! And you have used it so beautifully!!!!! The gold with all the white and the little bit of green is lovely and the curvy edge on the gold cs is really stunning!!! This is an awesome Christmas card, Karen - LOVE it!!!!!

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  21. Wow!
    Your card is clean and beautiful!
    And I love your tree!
    Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

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  22. Great card, thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty HazelNuts.
    Hugs
    Fiona DT xx

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