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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Christmas Card Club with Stampin’ Up! UK Christmas Card



It's time again for the Christmas Card Club Challenge, set this time by  Asha. Her challenge is to make a card featuring something that gives Christmas light! Her words were

Streets, shops, homes, trees ... everything looks so enchanting at Christmas. From twinkling fairy lights to flickering candlelight, from brilliant stars scintillating in the night sky to the faint glimmer of lamps and lanterns - lights transform the mundane into something quite magical.

It's a lovely challenge and one I've really enjoyed working on not least because Asha has dedicated this challenge to the memory of her dog Snoopy who she sadly lost a year ago today. Those of you who are pet owners know that pain and tragedy when you lose a beloved pet.  

It's also given me an opportunity to tell you about Ben, our crazy made Border Collie.  He's a rescue dog from the RSPCA and we've had him for about 18 months now and I think he's finally settled with us, but for those of you who know him already you'll know he's quite a character and very mischievious! 


He steals anything from brooms to wellies to itsy bitsy knickers including lacy numbers that my daughter will murder me for saying!!!! He has worked his magic on us so well that we are all besotted with him and can't imagine life without him.  Our pets are such an important part of our lives not only for the fun and cuddles, but also for the friendship they offer, the stress busting skills they have and for the unconditional love they give from the moment you walk through the front door. 
Asha I hope the wonderful memories you have of your adorable Snoopy will bring smiles rather than sadness to you today. 

Card Recipe
Candles - Fancy Foil Designer Vellum and Silver Foil Sheet
Holly - stamp set Watercolour Winter (retired)
Sentiment - stamp set Christmas Messages
Tools - Decorative Label Punch, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, heat gun, Embossing powder
Ink - Metallic Encore Pad silver, marvellous markers real red and gumball green
Adhesives - dimensionals, mini glue dots

Challenges
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Anything goes
Completely Christmas Challenge - Anything goes

26 comments:

  1. Such a gorgeous card Zoe. I love it all! You made me smile at your dog's antics! Christine xx

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  2. He's a tinker Christine and although sometimes cross with him he makes us smile more! Thanks for visiting.

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  3. Hi Zoe
    Fantastic card.... Love the candles....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  4. Very Pretty Design, thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we would love you to join in with us again next week for another fab challenge....
    Hugs
    Suzy B Owner Completely Christmas
    Xx

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    1. Thank you Sue I will try to visit your challenge regularly. Thanks for visiting. Zx

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  5. Fab card Zoe! huggles Sue xx

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  6. Fabulous card, Zoe. The fussy cut ivy is so perfect withyour stately candles.

    Your dog sounds like a busy little girl. I had to smile at some of the antics!

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  7. Hi Zoe - this is lovely and I think the candles are amazing - great idea!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx (Please give Ben a cuddle from me)

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  8. loving this Zoe...what a shame that holly stamp is retired I was just going to ask you to order it for me....great card xxx

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I'm sure there will be something else to take it's place and I'll try to tempt you again! lol. Zx

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  9. I love this very much Zoe! The candles are gorgeous. Your Ben is stunning too, thank you for sharing the photo with us Karen x

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  10. thank you Karen. He is a very handsome boy for sure if a little naughty. Zx

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  11. A beautiful card, love the holly.
    Lorraine

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  12. A lovely elegant card. The soft colouring is just perfect. Suits Asha's theme totally. hugs Mrs A. (aka ValeryAnne).

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  13. beautiful and very clever card - love your dog too - he looks full of mischief! Big hugs rachel xx

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  14. Thanks ladies. Nice to see you are settling into the club. Zx

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  15. Thank you so much for making this card, Zöe. It's beautiful. LOVE the clean crisp look. Also thank you for you kind comments about Snoop-dog. There'll be a whole in my heart for a long time. And how about that handsome Ben! What a character. These gentle soul bring so much joy, don't they?! Sending you a great big hug, my friend!
    xxx Asha

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  16. What stunning candles, love the different colors of each one, and the shimmering flames that sparkle from the wicks. That scoring is perfection. TFS the sweet picture of Ben. He is very handsome, and sounds like a marvelous companion in your life. Hugs & TFS

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  17. A gorgeous response to Asha's CCC challenge. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 7 and CHNC challenge extra for April with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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    1. Thank you Hazel. Always delighted to support your lovely challenges. Zx

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    2. Thanks, Zoe, for also linking this for my CHNC challenge 172 x

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  18. Gorgeous candles Zoe. Hugs Rita xxx

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  19. Wat een leuke, moderne kerstkaart. De kleurencombi is erg mooi.
    Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

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  20. Sorry I'm so late with my commenting! Your card is gorgeous Zoe (as is the dog!), I love the simplistic design. Carol x

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