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Sunday, 17 April 2016

Christmas Card Club with Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge

Stampin Up Gorgeous Grunge makes a fun Christmas Card Wreath

I promised this morning I'd be back with another quick post. I'm a little later than planned as I was late home from Onstage 2016 at Telford and was happy, but shattered and so slept in.  My earlier post was scheduled.
 Our day was so much fun yesterday.  I travelled over on Friday with some friends and we stayed once again in the most delightful B&B.  On arrival, we sat in the victorian sitting room with its roaring log fire, drank tea and ate homemade scones, strawberry cake and for those that liked walnut and coffee cake there was some of that too.  I was ready to curl up and snooze then, but headed out to the CentreStage event laid on by Stampin' Up! for senior managers.  We had a short presentation and then a delicious meal and we received a gorgeous back pack which is the same colour as a new colour coming in soon. I will share a pic tomorrow as I'm not allowed just yet.  I can share some of the fun at the event though.

Table I sat at were awarded some balloons as a bit of fun. So here is me before I took them back to our B&B for my friend Mikaela's little boy to find when he woke up the next morning.  He's only 5 and I'm sure he loved the outgoing in colour balloons!  
The tables were beautifully laid also and decorated with these stunning flowers. 

Yesterday at the actual Onstage Event we were given a copy of the new Stampin Up 2016 - 2017 catalogue and you can almost see it here as my bestie Emily received hers!  Sorry to tease, but we can't quite show it all just yet.

Now my card for  this fortnight's Christmas Card Challenge.  Our challenger this time is Valery who set the theme of Red Berries.  I've created a fun, modern wreath card and used real red candy dots for my berries.  I stamped around in a rough circle using one of the stamps from Gorgeous Grunge in garden green ink, added the berries and also cut a red foil card bow using a die from The Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  There is also the inevitable bling of some tiny rhinestones for added sparkle.

Don't forget to visit the others in our challenge who have some great inspiration for Red Berries.

More soon.


  1. Hi Zoe, fabulous card, love how you've made the wreath with the green splodges, and added the little berries, so creative.
    Looks like you had a wonderful time at your SU event, Kate x

    1. Thank you Kate. We did have fun and I'm looking forward already to the next one in November. Zx

  2. What an innovative card it !....great design.Looks like you had a great weekend with the stamping up team....xxxx

  3. Your Stampin'Up meeting looked a very enjoyable event Zoe.
    Love your card for the challenge this time, such a modern and creative design using the splodges to form the wreath, ingenious.

  4. I do like your take on the Berry wreath. It looks fab with those splodges. Sounds like you had fun at the convention. Love the sound of the tea and cakes. hugs Mrs A.

  5. Great card Zoe, lovely modern take on a Christmas classic. Looks like you've had fun too. Carol x

  6. YOur trip sounds like such fun, and the B&B with the roaring fire and the delicious yummies, oh my. I am so loving your modern grunge-y wreath. What a clever way to meet the Red Berries challenge, because you surely got the berries onto this darling wreath. Well done! TFS & Hugs

  7. looks like you've been having fun Zoe - and i adore what you have done here - very clever - love it x

  8. Very artsy fartsy Zoe! You might call it grunge but I call it art splatters! Love your card Sugar and it sounded like you had a delightful time. You know you SU people are quite talented.
    Sandy xx

  9. Love your card Zoe. Hugs Rita xx

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    1. Thanks for visiting and your kind comments Sam.

  11. This is the perfect combo of a contemporary and traditional Christmas design, great stamp and CAS execution!

  12. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card... Love the wreath... So clever...
    Hugs Sylvie xx


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