Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Holly and Berries...Kylie's Christmas Challenge, FUSION~Sparkly Christmas, Muse #96, Uniko Studios #16~Anything Goes

HELLO!

It's been 'sort of' quiet on my blog, but don't let that deceive you: I've been on a card and tag-making frenzy like you wouldn't believe! With temperatures of -32C over the weekend,  I donned my crafting duds and stayed in them for two solid days.  Wish I could say I have LOADS of results from my efforts, but alas, 'tis not the case.  Still, I increased significantly the stack going to my mom for this weekend's Christmas bazaar and started-and-finished the Advent countdown for my niece and nephew.  Everything is currently winging its way to Edmonton, with my husband, who's flying there today on business. . The Advent countdown missed a 'finished' photo op, but I do have parts to share, and will do so, in a future post.  I'm ready to make 'single' Christmas cards for a while now *grin*

Today's cards are heading to a few challenges, beginning with this one from Kylie, my amazing 'boss' at Addicted to Stamps and More, over at her personal blog, Kylie's Christmas ChallengeKylie recently started creating watermark and signature designs. The AWESOME you've seen my cards sporting of late,  and that tickles me pink every time I use it, is a Kylie creation.  So, too is my super sweet signature. She stylized both perfectly for me, and can do so for you as well; more of her designs can  be seen on the challenge page

The prize being offered by Kylie to the winner of  her challenge will be a watermark and signature valued at $40 US.  Given that many of us are on a Christmas-cards only diet, I heartily recommend you add your card to the gallery. A personal watermark or signature...what a wonderful gift to receive!!




I'm also playing along with:
the sketch over at FUSION~Sparkly Christmas,
the holly image from Vicki's lovely card over at Muse #96


and Uniko challenge #16~Anything Goes , as two of my sentiments are Uniko gems



  My apologies for the shadows - the sun was out and I just 'had' to take advantage....

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!!

28 comments:

  1. Love the way your die cut is layered over the open circle - beautiful card!

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  2. ooh woooww love all your design
    stricking red and green yaayy lovely card Miss C
    May I ask your prayer my friend
    at Friday I have an interview for new job
    hope I can do it good and get a new job cause my now JOB it is only 2 years contract also next year it will be finished...
    I dont like to be only at home ;) like to go work too and I can get some money to buy some card making supplies LOL
    Miss C if you visit my blog we have Blog hop at House Of Cards challenge blog...would be glad if you join our blog hop..hugs

    PS: ADORABLE card my friend..hugs

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  3. I like the die u used with the fun chevron be thanks for joining in at muse

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  4. Oh it has definitely been too quiet over here :) I do love what you have come up with while donned in your crafting duds! haha! These are really cute! I love the circle cut outs. I'm kind of on a kick with that right now :) And those swirly green things look marvelous twining up the side. Love the word dies too! Fabulous work my friend! Stay warm!! brrrrr.... (hugs)

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  5. Brrrrr, I would be hibernating too! lol I'm glad you have gotten this crafty time Carol! The cards are just beautiful, I am so loving that die you have used. Stay warm my friend and safe travels to your hubby. Hugs, Brenda

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  6. Those flourishy green branches are so striking against the red, Carol ... and is that WOS I spy gently shimmering in the sunlight ... beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

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  7. LOVE this set of cards, Carol! Thank you so much for the wonderful shout out. I really don't envy you with how cold it is!! It's so hot here but I shivered just looking at the temperature you wrote - brrrrrr! Thanks so much for being part of my Christmas Card Challenge - I really appreciate it xx

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  8. You got these three beauties finished along with a whole whack of cards for your mom'ms bazaar? I would definitely be calling your efforts "loads" in a blink!

    Your cards are gorgeous! I love the card with the "joy" diecut - works beautifully with the focal point image! Nice variation in designs too :)

    It is finally warming up here....only -22 (windchill -28). Two days ago it was -38 to -40 with the wind! I also stayed and played inside but unlike you, have zippo to show for my efforts! Trash bin is full though!

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  9. That gorgeous flourish looks so fabulous over the circle! I especially love the one with the joy die cut!
    Stay warm!

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  10. You MORE than Rocked this sketch Miss C!!!!

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  11. Love the look of these card, Carol--so festive!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous cards, Carol! Your flourish is 'to die for', and I love how you created each card with its' own unique CAS design...just beautiful!

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  13. Carol, you have been busy and cold!! These are a delight, fabulous take on the MUSE card, love that bright shade of green and those Uniko stamps are one of my fav. Thanks for joining us at Uniko x

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  14. okay first things first...Brrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!! How are your fingers not numb?

    Your cards are so lovely...awesome diecuts!

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  15. Lovely cards. I like the circle cut out and the pretty foliage. Happy you got some time to create and I'm sure your mom appreciates your efforts on her behalf. Hoping for lots of sales for her. Have a great day!

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  16. These are amazing :) the green die cut beautifully pop over red !

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  17. A wonderful collection of festive cards. Thank you for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

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  18. Beautiful design Carol. Looks like you've been having fun playing. So nice to have the sun shining ... hopefully it warms up a bit for you. :) Loll xx

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  19. Carol, I am so behind on everything and It's always extremely entertaining checking out your creations. My favorite three colors together would be red green and white! You have accomplished that in such a clean and dazzling way! I love everything about and especially the shadows showcasing the layers!

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  20. Good luck with the Bazaar this weekend! I'm doing mine too this Saturday! I'm going to be sorting tonight (i use a numbering system for the off chance i'll get my butt in gear and get them on Etsy) But for the Bazaar i display them my category. But anyway fabulous cards today! I love that you switched the layout around! Very elegant cards!!

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  21. Love how you've combined these challenges and I love how you've shown different compositions. So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

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  22. Stunning the red really makes it pop, I love the swirl too so soft hugs Pops x

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  23. Great cards Carol, love the open aperture with the red background. x

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  24. love your flourish! so pretty!

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  25. Wow...just a wonderful display of amazing cards. I love your take on the inspiration card too, just beautiful.

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  26. I'm afraid I keep repeating myself, C, but what am I supposed to do? Your cards are perfect, and to simply change the orientation and reuse the same design – brilliant! I also have a card stock fetish and seeing your smooth and creamy white card stock with the stitching makes my heart flutter. Not to mention the awesome subtle chevron background in the die cut window. *happy sigh*

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