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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Card Club - Non traditional colours

Wow what a busy week. Last weekend my lovely Stampin' Up! friend Emily and I had a stall at the Heighington Christmas Street Market.  We were delighted when a chap came along with a big professional camera and said he wanted to take our picture.  Emily was very excited, but mainly because she didn't hear where he said he was from..........."Sheep wash Times" the village newspaper. 

Well the week continued, but improved on the publicity shots as I drove Olivia to Leeds United Football Club to an awards ceremony for her to receive a Diana Award. The Diana Awards are the only charity to be named after Princess Diana and as you can imagine I was  a very proud Mum to see Olivia receive a champion fundraiser award from the Chief Executive of the charity.   We met some stars of the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent, had lunch and listened to some amazing achievements by young people including the school council from Olivia's school who also received an champion fundraiser award.

We've also attended the school Christmas Carol Concert which was fabulous and in particular because my wee boy Charlie played his cornet with the brass group from school which consists of 6th formers, two teachers and him as a first year and also at a local village church service which was lit solely with candles. Not unusual you might think but there is no electricity to the church and no heating either as some kind person pinched first the oil and then the tank from the church, but a wonderful way to remember that Christmas begins with Christ.  Again a proud time for us as parents.  The days continue to be busy with more concerts and church services not least in our own village which makes me smile every year as it is not dissimilar to the Vicar of Dibley!!! 

Today I'm sharing with you my card for the Christmas Card Club Challenge which was set by Margaret who wanted us to use non traditional colours.  I hope you'll agree that crushed curry, blackberry bliss and cajun craze are most definitely not traditional colours for Christmas, but they work well with my one of my favourite Stampin' Up! Christmas stamp sets Festival of Trees along with washi tape and a back ground stamp from Work of Art.  

 Have a great week. 


  1. Fabulous card Zoe. This was indeed a great challenge. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

  2. A fab card, great use of the washi tape.

  3. So very gorgeous Zoe and a fabulous week for your family - I bet you are smiling big and with loads of pride Karen x

  4. Wow Zoe this looks wonderful, love the colour combo. Carol x

  5. Hi. Zoe
    Fabulous Modern card... Congrats on all your family celebrations...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  6. Congratulations! You all must be so proud!!!

    Great the burst of colour!

  7. What an exciting week you've had - love the photos. And what a super card for Granmargaret's CCC challenge - certainly non-traditional colours for Christmas and they really work well. x

  8. I love your colourway choice for this challenge. Hugs Mrs A.

  9. Zoe, enjoyed your non-traditional card with all the interesting colors, embellishments (love the washi as you used it) & the splash of color behind this tree. It's nifty. Enjoyed reading your post about all the activities you're scurrying to, and it must be so heartwarming to have your children participating in these worthwhile activities. It's a good way for them to learn what the season is truly all about. Expect that the candlelit church service was very moving. TFS & Merry Christmas to you & your family. Big hugs.

  10. Fabulous card, Zoe! Autumnal colours on a Christmas card certainly makes for a warm Christmas. Great idea!
    hugs, Asha

  11. Such great colours Zoe! Lovely card. Christine xx


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