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Monday, 26 March 2012

Stampin Up Swirls and Pearls for Christmas Club Challenge

It's been a while since I posted as it took some time to come to terms with the loss of our lovely dog Meg.  I am so grateful to you all for the kind thoughtful comments, cards, emails and calls received during our time of sadness. 

Life has got easier in many ways, but last week I developed a neck problem which after several days of trying different painkillers resulted in my attendance at 4am Sunday morning at the out of hours doctors which was a 50 mile round trip to receive even stronger painkillers.  I am now able to sleep, hold a conversation and today have had a visit from my friend Julie who kindly waxes my legs, but is commonly known as the 'fuff' lady in our house thanks to sweet Charlie after he saw her do the wax once!!!! I have to say I don't recommend pain killers, but it was the most pain free de-fuzz I think I have ever experienced!

I am also now able to do a bit at the computer so can share with you my Christmas Card Club post which I had been organised with before I made the card.  Please do visit the other club members who I'm sure will have some gorgeous cards to share with you.  Posting will be limited as I've been told not to compute too much so this is it for now.  Enjoy. Zx

It's Hazel's turn to set the Christmas Card Challenge and she's given us a theme to follow of Swirls and Pearls.  Here's my entry using Stampin' Up! 's Baroque Motives swirly stamp, bauble type drops from the Stampin Up Spring Mini set My Friend which I've added pearls to and what better way to add a sentiment for this theme than Curly Cute!

The gorgeous specialty Christmas papers Holly Berry Bouquet are just perfect for adding a fun backdrop and matting layers to my my swirls and pearls and mixed with garden green and real red cardstock it gives a great effect.

Finally I've added a luxurious bow made from the velvet vanilla ribbon also from the Spring Mini, a red and green button and one final pearl. 

Incidentally if you like the My friend stamp set then don't forget that the Stampin' Up! Spring Mini ends on 30 April and items in it will no longer be available until October at the earliest if at all.  Also remember that you could choose this or any other stamp set as a bonus to your Starter Kit if you join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator by 30 March 2012.  If you'd like to know more please visit my page Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - you can do it too or contact me asap for more information.


  1. Hi hun
    a gorgeous card, fabulous design, luv the pearls & swirls, hope your neck is soon feeling better, rest up, sue,x

  2. Hi Zoe
    Sorry to here about meg......... And your poor neck you are in the wars..... Hope you soon get better and you can go on your hol......
    Fabby card Zoe ....
    Lots of love
    Sylvie xxxxx

  3. Beautiful card Zoe.

    Do hope your neck improves enough so you get away on Wednesday and enjoy a great family holiday.

    Carol x

  4. Hi Zoe always so sad to loose a family pet...know the feeling lost both my cats and still miss the card the papers are so scrummy...simple and stunning hugs Margaret

  5. Your card is stunning. Hope your neck improves soon - sending you gentle hugs x

  6. Hi Zoe, You seem to be having a rotten time of it just lately, hoping things will improve for you very soon and your neck is soon better.
    Love your card, those papers are super , just stunning.
    I'm running late with mine too.
    Hugs Sue W.

  7. Hello Zoe,

    What a time of it youve had lately Im hoping your neck is so much better now but I did smile at your de-fuzz being the least painful ever!! I know what you mean as Im on strong stuff every day and at certain times I can feel it wash over me and Im sure Id be able to have my legs done too at that time!!

    Gorgeous card! I found the challenge quite hard as pearls and swirls arent something I usually associate with xmas but it was good to have a go!

    Hope your week improves!
    Keryn x

  8. Hi Zoe this is absolutely gorgeous the design look superb I do love that swirl and how you have the pearls hanging down, this is one super card.
    Lorraine x

  9. Hi Zoe, really love your card, so pretty. Lovely colours too. I am so sorry that you are going through a bad time lately. I do hope that your neck is getting better. Big hugs Clare xxx


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