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Sunday 27 February 2011

Double trouble Christmas Card

Good evening all! Is the weather around your bit as bad as here? We were planning to go to the cinema tonight, be the rain has kept us indoors instead. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday evening either of course, but at times I am starting to feel like a hermit, only coming out for work and supermarket runs. It really must soon be better weather, let's keep our fingers crossed!

Here is another Christmas card I have been working on today, using two images (as inspired by the Double Trouble Challenge by ABC Christmas Challenge). I hadn't tried it before, but it looks ok as I think only the Fairy image might be a little lost on a square card.

I haven't decorated the inside yet, as I didn't have time, but wanted to share the card with you nonetheless.

Materials used:
* Background paper: Dovecraft Tis the Season
* MS Doily Lace punch & corner punch on the paper
* Nellie Snellen Reindeer stamp from the Santa Claus set (coloured it with Promarkers)
* Fairy Doodles die-cut topper sheet
* Mirror board and giant pearls from my stash

I would like to submit this card to the following challenges:
* ABC Christmas Challenge (Double Trouble, use two images on your card)
* Bah Humbug (Things that Fly --> Fairy)
* Winter Wonderland (Animals --> Reindeer)
* Craft us Crazy (Winter)
* Sparkles forum Christmas Challenge (Christmas Tree)
* Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge (Sentiment)
* Christmas Card Challenges ( Use punches)
* Jingle Belles (Text me)

Let me know what you think, good or bad! That's it from me for now, have a good week and catch up with you all later!

Love, Ciska

PS A warm welcome to Liz, my 7th follower!


  1. Hi There...

    Gorgeous card, love the layout an the image..

    Thanks for joining us at SFCC, good luck.

    Huggies Angel

  2. Lovely card - super images. Thank you for joining in my CHNC challenge 9 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Too cute! The images are darling. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

  4. Fabulous card thanks for joining us at SFCC this month good luck in the draw x

  5. oh wow, that's a clever challenge...*TWO* images?! i'm not sure "double trouble" is the right expression for this lovely card,'s more like "TWICE AS NICE"! ♥

  6. Very cute, love those sweet images.xx

  7. I love your card it's cute. I love the teddy image especially
    Thanks for joining in at SFCC

    Jackie x

  8. this is darling! Thanks for playing along with us on the Christmas Card Challenges blog :)

  9. Love the pearls and touches of glitter ... adorable holiday design ... thanks for joining our jingle belles fun.

  10. SOOO pretty! Love the image!! TFS!

  11. How cute I love that little reindeer. Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy.

  12. Fab cute Christmas card... Thanks for playing along with our Challenge this time, Hope to see you next time on the ABC Christmas challenge too! hugs Samantha :0)

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  13. soooooooooooo very cute - thank you joining us at Bah! Humbug! Hope we'll see you again soon.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  14. Really cute card! Thanks for taking part in the SFCC xx

  15. What a adorable Christmas card. Shame the weather kept you from the cinema. I feel much the same, either shopping for food or dropping kids of and that about it! Seem to spend more and more time at my craft desk!
    Thanks for joining us at craft us Crazy for our winter challenge! Hope you come back on Thursday for our next one!

    Lynne x

  16. Very cute card! Love the adorable reindeer image. Hope your weather gets better so you can get out and about a bit more. But you used your time very well, as your card turned out beautifully!!

    Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

  17. How cute is this card? Love the reindeer stamp. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  18. This is such a sweet card, love the colors and the double motifs (I'm with Lauren - more like twice as nice).

  19. Your images are adorable. This is such a welcoming little scene you've created.

  20. Hello Ciska, followed your link through from Crafty Hazelnut's Challenge and glad I did - your card is lovely, the images are so cute and I love your backing paper, altogether a bright and cheerful card. Regards, Elizabeth