My shining star

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Wednesday 1 August 2012

its an Elvan Christmas!

Good Morning all - well its surprisingly dry here in Lancaster this morning - I was expecting rain but I've dropped the girls at holiday club at nursery and I've had my five mile run in the dry - so now I've got time to sit here and spend some time in blogland!

I hope you are all well? I'm raring to go - I've got another Christmas card to share with you today - its got that fabulous elf from Mo's digital on it again - he's just too cheeky for words - love him!

I've followed Angie's sketch from the sketch and stash challenge - I love it  and will definitely be using it again! The papers are my stash - they're very old - at the bottom of the Christmas scrapbooking paper pile! I've used promarkers to colour my image and added glitter. I've paper pieced the bauble with new paper from Wild rose studio. I've followed the circles theme onto the inside of the card too.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
abcchristmaschallenge: O is for Open it up
Winter Wonderlandchristmasblogchallenge : Elves
Sketch and Stashsketchandstashchallenge: Angies Sketch
Sweet Stampin' challengesweetstampinchallengeblog: Christmas in July
Cutie Piecutiepiechallenge: Christmas in July

I'm going to have to sort some Rainbows stuff out when I've caught up with everything going on out there and hopefully I'll get into my crafty attic later - I've just got one of the new releases from the scrapbook book stamp society and I want to get a card made soon! 
Big hugs and thanks for dropping by!

Rachel xx


  1. Sweet Christmas Card Rachel, big hugs JO xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Rachel, love the image and super colours

    Hugs Sue

  3. Great card Rachel, love the colours and the image, what more is there to say

  4. We have rain here its just started and very heavy, thank you for visiting, your comments are always lovely and I do appreciate them .
    I have been absent for a few days again I try to blog every now and then, but it often takes so much time .

    I love this Christmas card you have finished it off so beautifully. I must get this image its fab .
    I only finish the fronts of my cards,I wait until I know who they are going to ,then I create an insert to personalise the card. I have boxes of them , my family visit , they choose a fist full of cards, say who they are for and I set too with the inserts before they leave.
    It would be nice just once in a while if they gave me something in return, to help replenish my stock but they don't. I have thought about selling them in a local store or something, and now Tim and I are staying here I might do that.
    Big Hugs Elaine

  5. Love this Christmas card, that elf is so cute. The inside is so pretty too.

  6. This is a gorgeous Christmas card Rachel, I love the decorated inside.

  7. This is a beautiful card with such a sweet image - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 83 - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. Great card, love that cheeky elf. Just spotted you have entered WW this week, thanks for playing along. Glad you got the stamp ok, look forward to seeing a card made with it.

  9. Gorgeous card! Love the cute elf!
    Thanks for sharing at CHNC and hope to see you again.
    Catherine xxx

  10. Brilliant card gorgeous image Hugs Ginny ♥

  11. Love that cheeky cute!Another fab Christmas card...another one off the list!
    Hugs Jo x

  12. Hi Rachel, he really is a cheeky little imp but that's what makes him so sweet. Love your card, your colouring is excellent! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  13. Aww love that cute Elf and fab papers too, gorgeous card :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  14. Beautiful coloring of this too cute of a Mo Manning image and just love the traditional colors.


  15. now I am loving the paper pieced bauble with that beautiful WRS paper great image choice and a gorgeous creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested and have not already joined me for my celebrations :)

  16. Gorgeous and adorable card Rachel.

  17. Gorgeous card, I like the image and the colours, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, Good Luck.
    Kevin xx

  18. Sweet card, love the layout.
    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

  19. Great card.

    Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan xx

  20. Hi Rachel, love that image - such fun! Great card and perfect colours.

    Thanks for joining in with us at The Cutie Pies this time.


  21. That image is so adorable for a christmas card. I love the design with the colours and I love the sparkles too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  22. Gorgeous card, I Love the image too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time for our O for Open it up Challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, hugs Samantha :0)

  23. Adorable card. Thanks for playing along at the ABC Christmas challenge.


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