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Wednesday, 14 August 2013

A Red and White Christmas One...

Hi folks,

What a fantastic day out we had yesterday.  It was hubby's day off and this is the last week of the school holidays up here so we decided to make the most of it and get out and about.  We wrote down 4 locations and then checked out the weather forecast for all of them and plumped for Ullapool, a harbour village, in the North West surrounded by hills and mountains.  It was a good choice, the sun was shining and the scenery was stunning.  On the way home we opted for a different route that meant going a bit further North then coming inland through Sutherland on single track roads.  I really enjoy driving so it was good fun for me!

Today's card is another Christmas one I put together a couple of days ago and was quick to do as it's mostly die-cutting, I find with cards like this that getting the cardstock out of the intricate die is the most time consuming bit of it!

The papers used are Papermania Home For Christmas 12x12's, which I got as a present last Christmas from one of my pals.  The scalloped heart die and border punch are by X-cut and the other is Winter Birds by Marianne.  Some gingham ribbon, card candi and gems and that's about it.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

CHNC Challenge - #137 Picture Inspiration
CHNC Challenge Extra – August
Crafting By Designs Challenge – Anything Goes
CCAYR Challenge – August, Fussy & Fancy


  1. Love the red and white - super card - thanks for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for August and for CCAYR 'fussy and fancy', Hazel, DT x

  2. Sorry I meant to also thank you for entering this into my CHNC challenge 137 - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. Beautiful card Shona, the die and papers are fabulous.

    Great photo too, we are so lucky to live up here with all the wonderful scenery, have a good day, Kate x

  4. hiya shona - wonderful cards and those names bring back lots of memories for me - when I was an undergraduate I spent 8 weeks one summer doing a mapping project based at Knockan Cragg near \ullapool - it was fabulous - all about rocks and the geology there is fabulous!!! Enjoy the rest of your week. Oh and hanks for joining us at CCAYR this month! Hugs xx

  5. So very pretty!! Thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs!
    Doris :)

  6. What a lovely festive card! Thank you for sharing at Christmas Cards All Year Round and Good luck with the Challenge. Judy x DT