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Wednesday 11 December 2013

Traditional Christmas colours at Creative Inspirations

Good morning all! I hope you are well and feeling rested! I'm looking forward to a nice day today - not too much rushing around to do and I might evenn get some crafting done - Lol!!!! Yesterday was lovely - I was fortunate enough to see both my girls in their school play twice. I took my mum in the morning and went with Shaun in the evening. Here's a quick pic of Penny that my friend put on facebook - not downloaded my camera pics yet!!! She played the innkeeper along with the little boy Finley - and they were singing 'put the full signs out, pull the vacant signs in - to the tune of the hokey cokey!!! Brilliant!


Over at Creative Inspirations this week's challenge is Traditional Christmas Colours Only! Yes this means that we now ONLY want to see Red, Green & Gold! Oops - my card may have a few extras - but its dominantly red and green!

This week's prize is from STAMP FAIRY and is a $10 GIFT CERTIFICATE!

"Stamp Fairy officially launched on November 5th 2010. Gerda Burghardt, artist and owner, creates cute and whimsical digital images for the young and old, inspired by her life, love and 4 cute cats. You will find adorable teddies bears, young boys and girls, fuzzy little bunnies and whimsical critters. Please visit the store and browse Stamp Fairy’s wonderful images. We hope Stamp Fairy’s images inspire YOUR creativity."

Stamp Fairy are also currently having a SALE so do pop on over and grab yourself a treat!

Here's my card using one of the Mimi images from the Stamp Fairy.

I've coloured her with promarkers and added glitter - then cut with a spellbinders die and distressed the edges whilst still in the die. The background card came from a pack from Crafters Companion and the flowers are partly from WOC and some older flat ones that came from an old ribbon and blooms kit club I used to belong to. The ribbon is a very old piece of stash and I think it came from QVC and is a DCWV sticky ribbon.

I'd like to enter the following challenges:

LEJ:lejdesignschallengeblog Festive fun
Oldie but a goodieoldiebutagoodiechallenge: Winter - the ribbon is my oldie
PFPpromarkerchallenge: Include a sentiment
Lexi'slexiscreations: Snow
Incy Wincyincywincydesigns: Let it snow
CYPCcraftyourpassionchallenges: Let it snow

Hope you all have a great Wednesday and thanks for dropping by today! Hope to see you again soon!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. A gorgeous card and what a lovely photo, they look misheviousand full of festive fun! A fab photo, I am sure it was a wonderful play ! X hugs x

  2. Wonderful card Rachel and it looks mainly red and green to me! Lovely picture of Penny and her friend and now I can't get Hokey Cokey out of my head!! Susan x

  3. gorgeous card Rachel, I love the cute image and beautiful colours.
    Such a lovely photo - special memories!
    hugs Sue xx

  4. Beautiful card Rachel, such a lovely image. The photo of Penny is brilliant, they both did so well

  5. cute image and love the B'paper-eautiful photo of Penny I think they do brilliant in these plays I mean Holly is only 4yrs as are most of them in reception and to stand up in front of everyone and say their piece or sing
    Carol x

  6. A gorgeous card Rachel and it looks like it's red, green and gold to me. A wonderful picture of Penny, she looks like she's enjoying herself. It brings back memories of my own two (now 30 and 27).

    Sue x

  7. Gorgeous sweetie, just love the colours hugs pops x

  8. Cute pictures, glad you got to see the show twice! Wonderful card and wonderful coloring!

  9. So very pretty and a lovely colour palette Rachel.

    Thanks for sharing the photo, brings back happy memories of school plays and those special bits where the words get mixed or forgotten.

    B x

  10. What a great photo of Penny. Fabulous card and great color combo too.

  11. your card is so super-cute and striking! love it!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi's creations challenge)

  12. Smashing card and layout, thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy challenge, good luck cheers Sue N (GDT)x

  13. This is such a sweet card Rachel, cute image and lovely papers.
    Fabulous photo - takes me back a few years!

  14. You are right about that ribbon, I think I have some of that stashed away somewhere too...... your card is lovely, such a sweet image. Penny looks like she is really enjoying the play. Hugs, Anne x

  15. Gorgeous card Rachel. I love the papers and the image is a cutie.
    Linda xxx

  16. love that Mimi and your card is fantastic

  17. A gorgeous card Rachel and great photo of your daughter. Looks like she was enjoying it.

  18. Super sweet image and a fab card. Such a lovely photo of your daughter too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  19. What a sweet image and such a pretty card you've made around her.Love the backing paper.The flowers and pins are great finishing touches.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
    Lisa x

  20. This is such a gorgeous image and you have done a great job colouring her in
    Thanks for joining us this week over at LEJ Designs challenge blog.
    Good Luck with the challenge
    Marie (DT for LEJ Designs)

  21. Thank you for joining us at PFP with this sweet card! I love the pretty papers and image :)


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