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Sunday, 14 October 2012

Traditional Christmas

Happy Sunday Lovelies! I hope you're having a lovely day. We had a fabulous time yesterday - we went to the zoo at Blackpool then stayed for tea and went to see the illuminations - absolutely fabulous day!!

Today I've got a card I made specifically for the ABC Christmas Challenge this fortnight which is the twelve days of Christmas. It gave me an excuse to dust off my Partridge and Pear Tree stamp set from Clarity stamp and get it inked up. This is what I did:

I'm chuffed with this one - the layout is taken from a sketch this week over at Christmas challenges with sketches and the traditional colours reflect the challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week. The papers are a combination of HOTP and Papermania and the images have been coloured with promarkers.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

abcchristmaschallenge: Twelve days (a partidge in a pear tree)
Christmas Challenges with sketcheschristmaschallenges: Sketch 45
sparklesforumchristmaschallenge: Traditional
totallygorjuss Traditional Christmas colours
Southern Girlssoutherngirlschallenge: Tie a ribbon around it
papertakeweekly All creatures great and small
sweetstampinchallengeblog: Autumn leaves/trees.

Have a fabulous Sunday and thanks for dropping by!

Big Crafty Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Stunning card Rachel, really gorgeous. Glad you enjoyed Blackpool and the lights

  2. Fabulously stunning card Rachel, I can remember wanting those stamps sooo much! You have certainly done them proud. DH took me to Blackpool too yesterday, wasn't it a lovely day? No zoo or illuminations for us though, a model railway exhibition and a lovely craft shop called the Windmill - we had such a great day. Crafty hugs, Anne x

    1. its amazing how many times we miss each other Anne! Glad you had a lovely day too - the Windmill is a fab shop isn't it - tiny but fab! xx

  3. This stunning Rachel. I love the images and such beautiful rich colours.
    I'm glad you had a good day yesterday, it sounds like it was fun!

    Hugs Sue

  4. Hi Rachel, what a beautiful card! Lovely colours and such a nice stamp. Thanks for joining us at CCWS. Good luck and hope to see you next time :o)

  5. I love the rich colours in this card, Rachel. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  6. Hi Rachel, sounds like you had a fabby day out yesterday!
    Your card is wonder you're chuffed with it! Perfect traditional image and the colours are just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas challenges too! Have a lovely Sunday!
    Hugs Jo x

  7. what a great card love the image and all the traditional colours
    hugs Kate xx

  8. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

  9. Beautiful card love the colours hugs Ginny ♥

  10. Wow Rachel, your card is beautiful! Love the rich red with the gold, so elegant!

  11. This is beautiful!! Fabulous colors!

  12. Fabulous Rachel, wonderful rich lush colours! Sounds a fab day out. I'd love to visit Blackpool but it's too far north of us. We'd have to visit for at least a week - but if there are craft shops there I wouldn't get bored if it rained lol! Karen x

  13. what a lovely card you made,thanks for joining us at CCWS

    hugs Betina

  14. Great card, Rachel. Beautiful colours and I love the tree. Thanks for playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge. Love, Wilma.

  15. Rachel you made a great card for CCWS. Gorgeous stamp did you use! Thaks voor joning our challenge

  16. Thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin' with your lovely card.

  17. Wow Rachel what a stunning card !!

    Congrats as well on being one of the Top Two over at little Claires !!

    hugs Diane xx

  18. What an elegant card! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Tie A Ribbon Challenge at Southern Girls!

    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

  19. This is gorgeous Rachel, I love your rich colour combination.
    It sounds like you had a lovely day out in Blackpool, I would love to visit the illuminations again but it is just so far for us.

  20. Sounds like a fantastic day out!
    Gorgeous card and just love how you've used gold as the accent.


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  22. Fabulous just perfect! LOVE the image and gorgeous traditional colours too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge this time, and fabulous to see you at Totally Gorjuss too! Samantha :0)

  23. Fabulous card. Great take on the Twelve Days of Christmas Challenge. Thanks for playing along. We will have another fun one tomorrow!
    ABC Christmas Challenge DT

  24. Gorgeous card, so elegant. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

    Pam x

  25. A brilliant card!

    Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
    Good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  26. This is a fabolous christmas card. Love the design with the partidge and the pear tree and the fab traditional christmas colours. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss and good luck. Hope to see you back saturday for another challenge. Bettina xx

  27. Beautiful card! Fun to see a Christmas card without Santa or snow crystals! :)
    Thank you so much for joining the Southern Girls - hope we'll see you again!
    Hugs Siv


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