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Hello and welcome to my blog. I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the UK and love sharing my passion for paper crafting and Stampin' Up! products. Thank you for visiting I hope to see you again soon. Zoe x

Sunday, 13 May 2018

Christmas Card Challenge meets Moving Along with the Times

Carol is our challenger for this fortnight's Christmas Card Club challenge. She asked for cards with the sentiment as the focus and Christine is the theme Queen for this fortnight's challenge over at Moving Along with the Times with a similar theme of Sentiment Focus with no images, so I'm killing two birds with one stone today.

I've made a very simple, elegant card and there's now doubt that the sentiment is the focus of it.  I've used my new Stampin' Up! Swirly Frames set again to create the silver embossed frame.  I cut an aperture to raise the frame above my sentiment which I stamped on another piece of card using my Stampin' markers to colour the stamp from Snowflake Sentiments and then added the 'filigree' swirl from the same set which I heat embossed in gold.  This gorgeous Stampin' Up! set will still be available in the new annual catalogue from 1 June.  Some enamel shapes are currently on the discounted retiring list so a bargain to be had.

I've added a layer of Mossy Meadow (which looks wonky in my photo) a returning in colour to the Stampin' Up! colour collection in June where it will be a neutral colour!  I've added some Cherry Cobbler enamel shapes to just finish off the design which is all mounted onto a whisper white thick card base.  Simple, but says just what you need for an elegant card.

I'm all for simple at the moment as I've snapped my Achilles tendon and so am sporting a very fetching Storm Trooper boot and am waiting for more appointments to see what happens next.  Posts might be somewhat sporadic or thin on the ground for a while so bear with me please.

Our challenge club is made up of ladies will different styles and techniques so do visit us all for more seasonal inspiration. You can find everyone listed on the page Christmas CC above.  We'd love you to join us at Moving Along with the Times too HERE.

Have a great week all. I'm celebrating my birthday this week with an MRI scan and orthopaedic appointment so it's going to be one to remember.

Hugs Zoe x


  1. A beautiful clean and simple design, so elegant and perfect for the challenge.

  2. Ouch! Hope you get your heel sorted ASAP. That really is no fun. Love your very stylish card. Hugs Mrs A.

  3. Love that elegant design...and that sentiment....great card Zoe....will be thinking of you on Tuesday with fingers crossed xxxxx

  4. Hi Zo Your card is gorgeous, I love the simplicity of the design and that lovely sentiment.
    I do hope all goes well at your scan, and that your heel perhaps won't need surgery, hugs Kate x

  5. This is simply elegant and beautiful. I like the bright Christmas colors, and the aperture window really shows off this SU set just gloriously. Good luck with the Achilles. I had a torn one about 4 yrs ago, and was in a soft cast for 3 wks, no weight on it, and then a boot for 6 more weeks. Hope all will go well for your possible repair. TFS & Hugs

  6. Hi Zoe

    Love this CAS Christmas card, it's delightful

    Really sorry to hear about your injury! Hope you are soon on the mend

    Happy crafting....

    June/Team B

    1. Thanks June and for the good wishes. I hope it is sorted soon. xx

  7. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card...
    hope you injury gets better soon
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Going to Uk on the 13th June so will get my goodies them forgot what I ordered

  8. Thank you ladies for the lovely comments about my card and also the good wishes. They are all appreciated and I'll keep you posted with news hopefully xx

  9. OOOO ouch! Sounds sore Zoe - hope it heals smoothly and fast - and that you have a good birthday! Love your card - very pretty! Hugs rachel x

  10. Wonderful card Zoe, thank you. Hope all goes well, xxxx

  11. Wow Zoe. Love your card, the sentiment certainly is the focal point. Love it. Hugs Rita xxx

  12. Such an elegant simple design Zoe, love it. thanks for joining in my challenge. Carol x


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