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Sunday, 10 January 2016

Christmas Card Club - Christmas Food


A new year it may be, but Christmas card making for our club challenges do not.  However the challenge set by Margaret our lovely organiser, is one that has challenged me today.  I don't have any Christmas Food stamps and so my trusty friend punch art has saved the day.

I love turkey at Christmas, but then I'm a bit of a traditionalist and our turkey usually comes from Field Farm Organics locally and cooked slowly overnight in the Aga is always delicious.

This card also reminded me of when our cheeky Border Collie stole what was left of our turkey on Boxing Day morning a couple of years ago.  Olivia caught him dragging the serving plate down the hall with the turkey on top neatly wrapped in tin foil.   Caught just in time me thinks!

The turkey is punched using the Stampin' Up! bird punch and I fashioned a cooking tin with silver foil card and made a table for it to sit on.   The window is in two layers.  I cut two matting layers one to be the backdrop for the scene which I cut just a rectangle out of the size of the inner window frame.  The second layer was smaller and I cut the whole frame out.  Before cutting I embossed both pieces using the Hardwood embossing folder, but inked it on one side with my brayer before putting it through the Big Shot just to add some toning.

A sprig of holly from some tag toppers I bought in the M&S a year ago and a simple sentiment and Christmas food is on the table.

Please do pop by the other ladies blogs in our group for lots more styles and inspiration on Christmas Food.

Zx

Weekly Christmas Card Challenges 6 - Anything goes 

23 comments:

  1. Fabulous Zoe.....how clever you are with your punches and how inventive of you!....great start to the new year xxxxxxx

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    1. Thanks Margaret. I can't claim it was my idea, but it is a fun one to do. Zx

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  2. I always love to see what you do with your punches too Zoe. Great card. Like you I love to have turkey at Christmas. This time I gave in to John (unusually) and didn't have it. It just wasn't Christmas!! The smell of the turkey cooking is a major part of the Christmas process!! Next year we will be back to turkey definitely!!! Hugs Christine xx

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    1. I love the smell, taste, and Boxing Day as cold meat and pickle ! thank you

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  3. Fabulous card Zoe... Great idea with the Punches... Stunning card ...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  4. Wonderful card Zoe. Love the background. Hugs Rita xxxx

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    1. It's a great embossing folder for textured backgrounds Rita. Thank you

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  5. This is perfect for the theme this time Zoe and how clever to use punch art to create your turkey. Looks very realistic too.
    Happy New Year!
    Lorraine

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    1. It does look real doesn't it and good enough to eat. Thank you.

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  6. Hi Zoe, fabulous card, especially the turkey punch. Not a turkey person myself,not sure really,but your tale of te collies stealing the turkey really made me chuckle, Kate x

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  7. Wow Zoe. What an amazing idea to make the actual turkey complete with tin foil tray. Now that really is dedication. Hugs Mrs A.

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  8. Hello Zoe. Wonderful improvisation for your delightful card .Love the window .Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

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  9. Lovely card. I like how you did the window with the scene behind it. Great job with the punched turkey. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  10. This is so very creative. I love the scene you have created and would come to England for Turkey supper any day! lol

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  11. This is so very creative. I love the scene you have created and would come to England for Turkey supper any day! lol

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  12. Very cute, love the turkey! Thanks for playing at CCC this week.

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  13. Wonderful card, Zoe! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges. Marsha DT @ SCCC

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  14. Brilliantly creative Zoe, I love how you've inked the woodgrain for emphasis too xx

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    1. thanks Abi. I think the inking just adds a bit more depth and so easy to do.

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  15. Fabulous card for the theme Zoe. Carol x

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