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Sunday, 20 March 2016

Christmas Card Club - Lots of Joy


STAMPIN' UP! CHRISTMAS WITH LOTS OF JOY
We're doing tea and cake with my parents today, as Dad is getting a little stronger although he's had orders from the dietician to eat more protein and put on some weight.  Oh boy I wish I could see the dietician and receive that order lol! Mine would be to shed a few pounds or two or...... Just can't resist cake can you?

Margaret, down under in Australia, chose our fortnightly challenge theme and asked us to make Christmas cards with at least two different papers.  I've used a mixture of Merry Moments from the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue and some retired vellum papers.  I used the banner framelits to cut the papers along with the cute little banner punch for the horizontal banner stripe.  
The Lots of Joy stamp set provided the simple sentiment and the tartan tree to which I've added some silver sequins and a foil star.  I love the silver and gold doilies and so I've added one of the smaller size to lift my sentiment from the whisper white back ground and I noticed on one of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team recent cards that she'd tied bakers twine to a button and stuck it on with the bow behind.  I liked the look of it so I've done it with a silver button and cherry cobbler bakers twine.    
If you like inspiration in many forms you can visit the other ladies in our challenge via the blog list on the side of my blog or go take at look at the Stampin' Up! Artisan Designers blogs who've just set up their latest blog hop.  
Enjoy the remainder of your weekend.
Hugs Zx

14 comments:

  1. Oh I just love this Zoe. The stamp set is great and the banners look fabulous. Glad your father is continuing to improve. Hugs Christine xx

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    1. Thanks Christine. Nice to get a few papers out there don't you think and thank you for your support about my Dad. Zx

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    1. Thank you for a lovely challenge

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  3. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card love the outlay...
    Happy your Dad is progressing... Sent him my good wishes
    Hugs Sylvie x

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  4. A super design Zoe, love the papers and banner layers. Glad to hear your father is improving too.
    Lorraine

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  5. Love what you have created Zoe. Fabulous card. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

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  6. Fabulous card Zoe, love the design and the pretty papers, perfect, Kate x

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  7. what a clever way to use different papers...just love it Zoe....enjoy your tea and cakes ...good news on Dad! xxxxx

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  8. It's festive, a mix of traditional and contemporary, random yet organized. I like this kind of style, very different from my own. I'll keep the button/twine on the reverse idea in mind, like it to...

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  9. A gorgeous card Zoe, such a lovely design. Carol x

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  10. Happy to read your Dad is improving.

    Your card is so lovely. Great papers and stamp too!

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  11. I love your idea to use the papers as banners. the colour combination is just right too. Hugs Mrs A.

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