Sunday, 2 February 2014

Christmas Card Club - Add a heart or use the colour red

It always amazes me how quickly the fortnight flies by in between our Christmas Card Club challenges.
I am a couple hours late posting this as I have had the grand children for a sleepover and a drop by visit from my younger sister (who lives 4 hours away).

We took the kids to the matinee yesterday and then back to ours for a visit and a sleepover. What fun!
They have just left for church and thought I had better get this posted before they are back to pick up their things and have a yummy piece of chocolate cake and a nice cuppa. Little Mr. P was in tears as they left for church. He wanted to stay and have the cake now! lol

Onto hearts and red...the great theme that Mary H. at Carolina Cards, chose for this fortnight. I decided to colour up the same Bugaboo stamp that I used for my guest design post at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra. You can get it here at Bugaboo Stamps 

Hazel was nice to send me some Bugaboo images and I coloured this one up again in red. Although I used the same design papers, I think there is enough red in the lats, flowers and velvet rickrack to qualify. Did you spy my heart? It is the center of the larger poinsettia.

I used the Sakura Jelly Roll pen again to hilight the stars and the halo. The cloud and Wings have had wee bit of stickles added.

And here is the inside...all ready for Christmas. I made up a couple of these matted sentiments, as I plan to make a few more of this card.

I had fun making this one as these bright patterned papers have grown on me and seem to cast a cheery feeling. The velvet rickrack was a snippet that I found when I was cleaning my room in January. I really like it as the fabric is flocked like velvet and does not fray other words it does not need to be wrapped around the card to hide the edges. Yay!

It is amazing what little bits of things get "mislaid" after working on a project. I found some lovely mislaid treasures and I even found a cling stamp that has been missing was stick onto the back of another cling. Good thing I had that sort out as I was sure glad to find these things!

Card base and envelope - from my stash
Design Paper - BoBunny Mistletoe Collection, snippets leftover from my last card
Card stock - snippets of red and white,  from my stash
Flowers - Micheal's Nouveau Noel Poinsettia
Bling - clear diamonds, from my stash
Ribbon - snippet of velvet rickrack, from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders Deckled rectangles
Brad - silver heart, from my stash
Image - Christmas Words Angel, Bugaboo Stamps

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
2. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Always anything goes but must be Christmas
3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Anything goes but must cover your base with paper
4. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #162 Strips or dots (white tops on the top patterned paper


Sue said...

Another corker of a card Mo! love that image and sounds like you've had a busy time! lots of huggles Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Maureen,
what a fab bright and cheerful card to brighten up a drab day here in the UK. Love this great design.
Sounds like great fun with your grandchildren and your sister.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Clevercrafter said...

Very festive and fun card. Love those papers.

Kathleen said...

Looks as good in red as it did in blue. Fabulous card.
We had Grandson's to sleep over last night too, lucky as they are good boys. Get a tad tired of Monopoly though as 5 year old is hooked on it and no longer wants to play the childs version but wants the adult one as he gets more money for passing Go!!!
Enjoy your week.

Kath x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mo
Fabulous card..... Love the image.... Gorgeous....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Carol said...

This is lovely Maureen, love your choice of papers. Sounds like a fab weekend too. Carol x
PS well done on the insert front too :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mo, I like the image and the design.
Kevin xx

Christine Harrop said...

Great card Maureen. Love the image. And yes, I spotted your heart without prompting! The two backing papers look good together. I hope Master P enjoyed his cake - eventually!!!!! Love and hugs Christine xx

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Maureen looks like you and I were doing very similar things this weekend! Don't they wear you out I had to go lie down when mine had gone!!! Gorgeous card the papers work really well with the bright and sparkly poinsettias. Susan x

Eve said...

Hi Mo,
this is a fabulous card - I love the image and papers are scrummy!

Kathleen said...

Crossed line here I think, my Grandson's are 5 and 8 not 18 but I am hoping that I will still be around to see them when they are 18 lol.

Kath x

Hazel said...

This is another beautiful angel card, Mo - just right for Mary's CCC challenge and for all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges - thank you for more festive inspiration. x

Sandy said...

Now I am singing "You are my special angel sent from up above, the Lord smiled down on my and sent an angel to love." Sue used the adjective corker - a corker of a card she said. Now I don't know what corker means but I like the sound of it!
One corker of a card Mo!!
sandy xx

Rita said...

Beautiful card Maureen. I do love the image. Sounds as if you enjoyed the weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

dutchess said...

what a fab image Maureen...never seen it and its cute!...yes I spotted the heart!...lovely card xxxx

Planetsusie said...

Lurve this one Maureen - what a great little image as well! What a clever idea to pop the heart in the centre of the poinsettia - love it!

I bet you had a wonderful time with the grandchildren as well!

Lots of love and hugs to you

Sue Pxxx

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Such a cute card!
And it sounds like your sleepover was so much fun :)

May said...

Gorgeous card Maureen, Love the image... you have been busy with the Grandchildren I bet you had a super time... Hugs May x x x

MaryH said...

Ah Miss Maureen, what a bright & cheery take on the CCC theme. Clever you to sneak in the little heart center. Love this dp that you used for the background on the delightful Bugaboo image, colored so pretty. And also love that velvet rickrack. Good for you at finding it in the 'stash cleanout'. So happy you got to enjoy the grands for a bit, and thanks for your great take on the theme. I'm finally getting round to enjoy all the CCC cards, and each one seems more gorgeous than the one before! Hugs

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card Mo! You certainly used a lot of lovely red and the heart brad is inspired thinking! Sound like you had lots of fun with your GK's, keep well you lovely lady xx

scrapn_momof2 said...

Fantastic card!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Isn't it great to find missing things or things you forgot you had in your stash? It is kind of like Christmas. I love this red version of your card as much as the blue. It is indeed very cheery.

bumblebee creations said...

what a great image!! love the "A" angel! I have blog candy...I hope you can join in!

Dragon said...

Like it, such a cute stamp.

Jules said...

Hi Maureen

A fabulous Christmas card .. .. and I love those backing papers.

A beautiful card inside and out!

I found a missing snowflake this week stuck to the bottom of a box!! It was the tiniest thing but I was super pleased to have found it!

I hope all is good with you.

Have a good day.

Love Jules xx

Di said...

Another great card using that image Mo!

I found a couple of half completed links in Mr Linky for you - have now deleted those so you should be able to link in fine. Remember to link the whole URL for your actual blog post :) Mr Linky gets uptight over duplicates and also partial links. Then he won't accept another try unless I'm told and go in and clear things out. Don't fret - just let me know!

Thank you so much for grabbing the snippets button.

Hugs, Di xx

SARN said...

Aww . . . I love this sweet Angel card with the floral embellishments.


Hugs, Sarn xxx

Asha said...

What a sweeet card, Mauree. Love that adorable cute! Great take on the challenge theme.
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Such a cute and cheerful card. Love the pretty papers you chose and you've made it extra special by decorating the inside.
Caroline xx

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous card, I love your fabulous image and pretty papers - the red looks brilliant against the pale blue background.

Hettie said...

Pretty card there Mo. I guess you have been taking lessons from Jules with her hidden hearts? I do love velvet ribbon and tend to hoard it rather than use it!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is so cute! Even the inside is super festive. :) I know what you mean about the little bits you find after creating a project. They're usually quite fun to piece together into another project.

Thanks so much for leaving love at my blog. It may have been a while, but I wanted to say thank you. :)

Pat said...

This image is so cute Mo using the angel as the 'A', and would brighten anyone's day. I love the colours you have used and the sparkly Poinsettia with the heart brad. It sounds like you had fun with your GK's. x

Susanne Vargas said...

That angel stamp is adorable, as is your card. The heart in the poinsettia is the special touch!

Greta said...

Adorable card--love that sweet angel & your beautiful poinsettias! I need to do a clean up around here--who knows what I'll find!

Bonnie said...

Pretty paper and I love that Angel/word image!

Zoë said...

Ah what a sweet angel on a lovely card. Thanks for your comment on mine. Zx

Zoë said...

Maureen I love your angel on your very pretty card. Now have my glasses on and realise I clicked on your link when I thought it was Margaret's. What am I like!