Sunday 5 December 2021

Christmas Card Club Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello Everyone,

You might notice this blog is looking a bit different this week. I've brought back a  festive header from a previous year. I'd like to say it's because I'm getting into the spirit of the season but it's just not so - well, not yet! 

And here we are at the last Christmas Card Club Challenge of the year - sad or what? Especially sad for me because I'm way behind on the card count this year. Must try better next year. 

Today's theme is 'Anything Goes' so here's my offering. 

Just the one today but it has an interesting story behind it. I'd just completed a scrap page based on a sketch designed by Lisa Sikorski on her Facebook group, Scrap-a-Sketch, when it occurred to me that with a tweak or two it could provide the base for a card. 

I substituted a topper with a stamped greeting, from Docraft's Penelope & Percy 'Christmas Greetings' set, in cranberry ink for the photo. Matted in navy cardstock. Two lengths of the patterned paper, - the red is 'Blitzen Turtle Doves' from BoBunny's Blitzen Collection and the navy is 'Reach for the Stars' from Bella BLVD's To the Moon collection - made the vertical strips. The small circles were punched from the navy paper and 'Icon Dot Mistletoe' from Making Memories Mistletoe collection - one that's been in my stash since 2009!  The poinsettia is one leftover from the scrap page.

This is the scrap page featuring a photo taken of our frozen birdbath on a very frosty morning. Being so near the seaside, we don't get much snow but it does get cold, very cold, in winter. When we lived in Derbyshire it was claimed that Scotland was at least 6 degrees colder, always, no matter what the time of year it was. How true that is I'm not sure, but it certainly feels true! 

And talking about how cold it is, I hope any of you caught up in the power cuts caused by Storm Arwen are managing to keep warm and safe.

As usual, I encourage you to check out the cards made by the other members of the Christmas Card Club - the are linked on the sidebar to the right. 

Take care everyone and bye for now. 



Sandra H said...

So pretty is your card Elizabeth xx

gwen70 said...

Wonderful card xx

dutchess said...

Beautiful card Elizabeth…so stylish….hope you both have a peaceful run up to the holiday season….take care xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely festive card in these colours Elizabeth.
Merry Christmas!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Elizabeth
Fabulous card ….. very Christmassy ….
Lovely photos of you both ….
Hugs Sylvie xx
Merry Christmas…
Glad you enjoyed the challenge …at least we have the option xx

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful card, such a lovely design and your scrappage is so beautiful, lovely details and colours, Kate x