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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

"Last Christmas..."





So it's official, this is my last christmas card of 2011, roll on 2012! I kind of promised myself to join one of the blogs that does christmas cards all year long and at least that way I would have some cards done this year, but I already doubt that's gonna happen! I did enjoy making this card though. The theme at I ♥ ProMarkers for this week is Buttons and Lace and although I have been known to splash the odd button about, lace is not really my style (along with glitter, I suppose it's a bit TOO girly for me!!), so this was going to be a challenge. I was looking on You Tube for ways to make paper flowers with punches (found loads, now all I need are the punches!) and I came across a demo using crepe paper to make a rosette - "A-ha" I thought, "I can do the same thing with that lovely scrap of lace i've had lying around for ages now" and you know what? it worked beautifully. Just a simple running stitch and then gather it all in and Presto! one pretty lace flower. As for the Tilda, well she was a post-christmas bargain from Crafts U Love (nearly half price!!) and the backing papers came free with a magazine. Hope you like her, I'm feeling very happy this week, might be the promise a New Year brings, anyhoo, have a great 2012 and I hope we can take the journey together.


Andy


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Entered into: ABC Christmas Challenge - Z is for Zingy Colours
Crafts and Me Challenge #66 - Anything Goes
Creative Belli Challenge #134 - Snowflakes
Divas By Design Challenge #17 - Merry Christmas
Fab n Funky Challenge #102 - Something New
Freshly Brewed Challenges #77 - Something New
Inky Impressions Challenges - Anything Goes
Little Darlings Challenges #14 - Cold
My Mum's Craft Shop Challenge #38 - Something New
The Paper Shelter Challege #45 - Anything Goes
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #38 - Try Something New
Simon Says Challenge - New Something...
Bearly Mine Challenge #26 - Anything Goes

Catered Crop - Recipe Swaping with Buttons


Dream Valley Challenges #23 - Anything Goes

Fashionable Stamping Challenges #12 - Anything Goes Using Your New Stash

Gingerloft Challenges #31 - Anything Goes

Magnolia Down Under Challenges #128 - Anything Goes

The Squirrel And The Fox Challenge #8 - Something New

41 comments:

  1. Gorgeous and clever designed card beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  2. Reall cute card hun, love the buttons they finish it off perfectly!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  3. Such a beautiful card. Thank you so much for joining us for our "Anything Goes" Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful New year and good luck.

    Hugs
    Shannin

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  4. This is fab Andy I'm just no good with circle cards can never seem to get them right! Love the colours on this too thanks for joining in at Divas hugs Rebekah xx

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  5. Lovely card. Your colouring is fab! Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Sarah-Jane x

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  6. Hello Andy, THis is my first visit here and what a treat!!! Beautiful card!!
    Love the colors and style!
    Janiel

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  7. Awesome sweet card Andy! I love all those fun buttons. Happy New Year!
    Hugs Bonnie

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  8. Fabulous card, so sweet and love those buttons...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky and Divas by Design.
    Wendy xx

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  9. STUNNING!!card, the colouring is second to none some of the best i've seen Andy, I came across your blog because I took part in the basic grey challenge Wish I had,nt(lol) after seeing your card Beautiful colouring and design Amazing Andy. I have joined you as a follower so I can visit again, not stalk (lol) just visit Amazing work x x Hugs May x x

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  10. Gorgeous card hun and i love the image and colour. Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine this time. Happy New Year to you and yours. luv gina xx

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  11. Hi Andy. I love your card - the colours are fab and Tilda is so sweet. Thank you for joining us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge, hugs, Dawny :)

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  12. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge for Snowflakes. I love all the snowflakes and buttons, fabulous idea.

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  13. Love your creativity and with this design! The circle card is perfect and I love the buttons and snowflakes!! Thanks for joining us at MMCS

    Shelby

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  14. Super Card Andy !!
    thanks for joining us at Bearlymine and Diva's this time hope to see you next time too
    hugs
    laney

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  15. Love the shape of your card Andy. I had a great time perusing your blog. It's wonderful. Thanks for joining the Inky Impressions challenge this week. I hope you win.

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  16. Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge.

    Julie

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  17. Adorable. Love a round card! Great card!! Thanks for joining us this week at Fab 'n Funky. We hope to see you again on Wednesday for antoher fun challenge. Good Luck.

    Hugs
    xxx
    Alexis
    Fab 'n Funky DT Member

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  18. Wow this is gorgeous. I love the design of card and the image is adorable. Such beautiful detail and lovely colour combo. Thanks for joining us at MMCS Challenge this week.
    Diane xx

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  19. Gorgeous card Andy :-) Tilda is lovely and I love the shape and details ,, very pretty :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas and Simon Says Stamp Challenges :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  20. Hi Andy, GREAT to see you getting a start on your 2012 Christmas cards, LOVE your card and I love the different coloured Zingy buttons too! great job! Thanks for Enter our Challenge at ABC Christmas challenge this time, see you soon! New Challenge starts this coming Wednesday! hugs Samantha :0)
    Happy New Year!!

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  21. Absolutely gorgeous Andy! Thanks for sharing at CCC this week.

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  22. What a great use of buttons and such an adorable card. Thanks for playing with us at Catered Crop!

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  23. This is an adorable card, Andy! Love your design and colors! Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenge. hugs, Angela

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  24. Lovely shaped easel card with some wonderful colours. Thank you for joining our Z challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge.
    Wishing you a happy and crafting new year.
    Dorte,x

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  25. Great card Andy - love the colours.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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  26. gorgeous card love the shape and those buttons look fab thanks so much for joining us at dream valley and mduc this week
    hugs sara x

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  27. WOW! Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at MDUC this week!
    Hugs, Janne

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  28. Fabulous card - love the mistletoe!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  29. What a gorgeous card Andy - love it! Your lace flower is fab!

    Thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas for our Zingy Colours challenge :)
    I do hope you decide to join us each fortnight and get that supply of Christmas cards growing ;)

    Carol x

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  30. Oh My - your card is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge of the year at Magnolia Down Under:-)
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  31. Andy, your card is fantabulous!!!! Love the lace and your design! Thanks so much for joining us at CCC! I just love finding male paper crafters! :)

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  32. So... Adorable! I love all of the buttons and snowflakes!
    Thanks for playing along @ SCCC!

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  33. This is spectacular! I love everything about this card (and I am not a Tilda fan!) (can't believe I finally said that out loud! LOL)
    Thanks for playing our "Anything Goes" at GingerLoft Challenges.

    :) Gale

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  34. Oh wow, what a fabulous card! Love the shape and fab buttons and snowflakes too! Thanks for playing along with us at Dream Valley.

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  35. What a good idea to re-use a CD like that!
    Thanks for joining us at FSC !!

    xxx Ellie xxx

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  36. This is so asesome- love your card layout and all of the sweet buttons and snowflakes! Thanks for joining us at the Belli Challenge- we hope you will join us for the next challenge!

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  37. Thanks for playing in our christmas bumper challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona

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  38. Beautiful. Love your shaped card and the buttons were a perfect addition!
    Thanks for joining Fresh Brewed Designs for our month long challenge to 'Use something new'.
    :) Gale

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