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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas card club

It was my turn to pick the theme for the Christmas card club this week.    I picked it weeks ago - Non traditional Christmas colours.
This is our last challenge for the year so I would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas.

I have used Vintage Blue Santa in oval from Create with TLC, sentiment from Create with TLC, paper from Daydream Designs Stars that Shine digi paper, ribbon and stars from Scrap Graphics.

I would like to add this card to the following challenges:

Crafty Boots - Christmas

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly Christmas card challenge - anything goes

Crafty Hazelnut's monthly pattern paper challenge - anything goes covered with pattern paper

Fab 'n' Funky 241 - Christmas

Fun day Friday - Happy Holidays

Holly Jolly - anything goes Christmas

Love to Create 145 - non traditional holiday colours

Lunagirl Moonbeams creative challenge Celebrate St Nick

The Sisterhood of Crafters - name that tune (based on Christmas music)
(Santa Clause is coming to town)

Word Art Wednesday 162 - anything goes with an encouraging or uplifting verse


  1. Absolutely Gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Non- Traditional Holiday colors challenge.
    Jackie LTC~owner

  2. Thank you so much for a great challenge - I enjoyed pushing myself out of my normal use of red & white. Beautiful card, love the colours you have used Karen x

  3. Beautiful CAS card! Thank you for joining our "Non-Traditional Holiday Colors" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  4. Margaret, Thanks for selecting our last CCC of the year. Love the way you interpreted the non-traditional colors and this wonderful vintage image of Father Christmas. It certainly created a marvelous Christmas card. TFS & Merry Christmas

  5. Oh what a lovely vintage image! Lovely project entirely. Thank you for playing in our last challenge of 2014 at Jo's FFC! I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

  6. Love your beautiful vintage card Margaret. Thanks for a great theme too, I really enjoyed making my card. Carol x

  7. Beautiful card Margaret. Love that blue Santa. Hugs Rita xxx

  8. Looks great! That is a beautiful Old World Father Christmas.

    I enjoyed this challenge...needed to make a non traditional coloured card for a friend. Your challenge gave me the push to get it done!

  9. A lovely Santa image on your card Margaret, thanks for choosing this great theme.

  10. Lovely card for your CCC theme, Margaret - thanks for a lovely challenge and thanks for linking your card with my CHNC challenge extra and Patterned Paper December challenge - always lovely to see your crafting there x

  11. This is beautiful. I love the turquoise with gold. Father Christmas looks fab . Hugs Mrs A.

  12. Hi Margaret
    Fabulous card....
    Really enjoy your choice for the CCC this week...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  13. Love the vintage feel to this card - yet with modern colours. Thanks for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

  14. I love that blue Santa and your Dr. Seuss sentiment! I think I remember every line from How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Thanks for sharing your lovely card in my Celebrate St Nick challenge at Lunagirl! ~ Karen

  15. Fab card, great colour palette. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  16. I love your vintage card Margaret. I enjoyed the challenge this time. Christine xx

  17. FANTASTIC! I love the Santa image and your over-all design is perfect! Happy Holidays to you & yours! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘NAME THAT TUNE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  18. Super challenge thank you and liking your vintage blue card. Zx

  19. Fantastic image and great color palette! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly!
    Tracey, DT


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