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Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Christmas in July

Good morning everyone, Time for another challenge over at 'Papertake Weekly' and being the first of the month it's Anything Goes with the option of Christmas.. it's only an option though, I promise myself every year to start early for Christmas so this is the ideal opportunity, so here is my first Christmas Card for this year.  LOTV are our sponsors this week so I have used an image from one of the pre-coloured art pads 'Festive Foliage'.  I love the colours in this image and have embellished it with some gorgeous deep red velvet lace from the Ribbon Girl, I should of ordered more of this as I think it's going to become a favourite on my cards!.. After taking thousands of photo's this is the best one I could come up with, but it still doesn't show the true colours of the card, they all match so beautifully, right down to the pearls which you can't see very well... I made the poinsettia from a Spellbinders die and the foliage is a Marianne holly die, also the papers are by Marianne too.. I love this Christmas pad!

Challenge Entered
Christmas Card Challenges - #31 Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Lets Get Sentimental

Our sponsors this week are LOTV and are offering a £10 voucher to the winner, so do join us this week, we would love to see your fabulous cards, also do pop across and see what my fabulous teamies and guest designers have made.

That's it from me for today but before I go I must just tell you this, all the challenges I entered on my last card, except for one, I forgot to link up lol!! There is still time to link some of them up so that's what I'm going to do when I get home from work later lol!!  I don't know what's wrong with me at the moment lol!!

You all take care...
Love and Hugs,
Marjorie xx


  1. Marjorie this is such a beautiful and festive Christmas design, just love it. And here's some hugs for you xxx
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  2. Beautiful card! Love this bauble image and how you've coloured it. Great papers and what a fab poinsettia!

  3. This is gorgeous! Love the topper and it looks fab with the backing paper and embellys! Forgetting to link up is the sort of thing I would do too! xx

  4. Love the baubles on this super stunning Christmas card...beautiful..♥aNNie
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  5. Beautiful card ........I think I have this topper somewhere, must dig it out. I love all your embellies...especially the ribbon, the poinsettia.............everything! I,m sending a hug just for you xx

  6. Ahhh great card but Have to say even greater wee kitten!! How cute!!! What a great card using the art pad, I bought a couple the other week, Brilliant, Love Hazel (PTW GDT) xx

  7. A gorgeous Christmas card Marjorie. I love the image and pretty poinsettia.
    Sending you a hug
    Lorraine x

  8. This is just gorgeous,fab image and

  9. This is so beautiful Marjorie, love the gorgeous image and design.

    Donna x

  10. So gorgeous Marjorie - I love that LOTV Art Pad think I might need to invest in another for this year.
    The Poinsettia looks fabulous.
    Love the cute picture too - sending hugs to you :o)
    Debs xx

  11. So gorgeous Marjorie, love the image and colours and pretty Poinsettia.
    Sending hugs
    Wendy Xx

  12. This is one very beautiful Christmas card Marjorie that image of the baubles is superb so is the Poinsettia and design, excellent creation for sure.
    lorraine x

  13. Thanks for entering our Christmas Card Challenges this week!
    Monica - CCC DT

  14. This is just scrummy, Marjorie! Love those gorgeous rich colours and that LOTV topper is stunning!

    I can’t tell you how many times I have forgotten to link up my challenges!!! :)

  15. Hi Marjorie
    great card design as it really shows off that beautiful image and poinsettia. Perfect paper behind too .
    Sending warm wishes and hugs too .

  16. Really gorgeous, Marjorie! I love the papers and that gorgeous flower with that image!

  17. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 183 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  18. My favorite style for Christmas us the traditional red and green one. This card is a beautiful example of this style. I didn't know Marianne hsd papers too, it's a really elegant pattern on this one. Great start on this year's Christmas cards, Marjorie!

  19. Gorgeous card Marjorie :-) very stylish and fab :-)

    love the photo of the little kittie too ,, very cute :-)

    Lols x x x

  20. Hi Marjorie, I just wanted to pop over and say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my Christmas cards and tags entry at Papertake Weekly. Such a lovely comment and so very sweet of you - thank you very much!
    Love your card and I think at some point I may have to invest into a couple of the LOTV pads - they do make it easier for us at times. Have a lovely week Karen x

  21. Really stunning card Marjorie!! I love the traditional design and colors.
    A big hug from Lisa :)