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1/23/2016

Christmas Card Club - Sleigh

Hi & welcome to another Christmas Card Club post; today our Maureen (Scrappymoi) wanted to see Sleighs. (Maureen is also the hostess for Rudolph Day, which will be opening on the 25th, and it's not too early to start on your Christmas card stash for 2016).

So let's get on to the Sleigh fun:





- Inkadinkadoo wooden stamp was inked up with Memento Cottage Ivy and then colored with Copics, Pentel Slicci gold pen, and some WoS.. S/B Decorative Labels 22 (S4-387) was used to die cut the image, then while still in the die, sponged some DI Shabby Shutters around the edge.

- Cheery Lyn DL103 - Italian Flourish cut from a textured & patterned red Christmas paper, adhered over CL Celtic Fire doily (DL109) cut in white. The white doily alone didn't give enough contrast with the image, so added the red layer between.

- Lawn Fawn sentiment die cut from the same red Christmas paper (2 layers) and Impression Obsession (DIE035-E) green tree (2 layers) from a snippet.

I love these Cheery Lyn doilies. However the Celtic Fire was a PITA to cut, even using the Sizzix Precision Plate, with many passes through the Big Shot. It did finally cut, but required a lot of painstaking poking out of the bits. It IS a very pretty die though. Usually the Precision Plate works great, so I shudder to think of how this die would have been had I not used the Plate. Italian Flourish cut just great.

My fellow club members' blogs are listed on the right sidebar, so I do hope you'll have time to go see what they have shared for today's Club Challenge!

Thanks for joining me today, and have a blessed Sunday. Big hugs.

48 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Mary! It's so festive and sweet in those merry traditional colors! So much detail on all the toys in the sleigh! I have not started my Christmas cards yet. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, de

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  2. Well Mary, you always do such beautiful cards and the sleigh in this one looks fabulous. Hugs Rita xxx

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  3. Gorgeous card Mary and so well worth the Percy Veerance!

    Now here's a strange thing. I followed you almost forever yet today began to wonder why I haven't seen any posts lately. Sho nuff, I needed to sign up again, even though I always use a Google account! Weird!!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  4. I like your sleigh full of goodies Mary and the doiley looks great. Hugs Christine xx

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  5. Very pretty card Mary - love the double doily background with the coloured one over the white one.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Beautifully coordinated Mary, the oh so delicat doily dies carries the colours from the sleight and sentiment perfectly. Seeing this really should encourage me to get in Christmas mode early, but then I look at the DT working waiting to be done and so goes another day.

    B x

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  7. Gosh, Mary!You have some beautiful dies used on this card. That delicate red one is so perfect!

    Great design and an allround great card too...

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  8. Fab card.

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Sue

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  9. The cut outs are wonderful Mary, an amazing card for the festive season.

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  10. this is wonderful Mary, love the traditional red and green combination here and the die cut joy is fantastic xx

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  11. fabulous sleigh Mary...just love your colouring and those wonderful doilies....a stunner! xxxx

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  12. I know some of those dies at a big PITA but it was worth it. This card with the die cuts makes for a beautiful background for this lovely image. Thanks for also sharing the info yesterday on Medicare Scam. Enjoy your day.

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  13. Such a pretty sleigh, Mary! Your doilies look awesome and I can imagine the frustration getting out those tiny bits! It was worth the effort though. A gorgeous Christmas card!

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  14. Another beauty Mary. What a cute little image and your layering adds so much dimension. Love the red and greens. Glad you persevered with the die. I get frustrated when they don't work well, they usually end up in the trash! It really adds a great deal to the finished card!

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  15. Joy is right -- you could use a sleigh about now! This sleigh is mighty pretty Mary. You know the white part could be a Christmas plate!
    You did keep the Christmas Countdown on your blog. I don't have a right and left column. I bet you could find smaller count downs.
    Sandy xx

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  16. Very pretty and colorful. Great Christmas card. Love the sleigh full of goodies. Hope you are safe and warm with all the crazy weather going on. Take care.

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  17. Beautiful Christmas card Mary! I love it! xoxo Olga

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  18. Your sleigh card is great and perfect for the snow that fell on the east coast! Many could have used a sleigh to get around. I hope your snow is melted and gone now. We were lucky and only had some strong wind but it is gone now too. Stay warm and dry.

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  19. This is such a pretty card Mary. There's so much interest in it. I love that super sleigh stamp and you've really coloured it beautifully. The doiley die is very pretty behind too. I'm sure it's a very useful die to have. Barbxx

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  20. A lovely stamped image and pretty doily die cuts to show it off beautifully Mary. Hope you are keeping well.
    Lorraine

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  21. Hi Mary
    Stunning cards. C in beautiful Christmas colours.... Love that image... A truly amazing card...
    Love Sylvie x

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  22. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! The sleigh looks amazing!! I love the layers!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  23. What a jolly card with a gorgeous sleigh. I like the trees and joy embellies too! Another stunner Mary. Zx

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  24. Greetings Mary, wow lovely die cuts, colors and design.

    Hugs Diane

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  25. I don't knew that there was an "Italian Flourish die" :) It's so lovely!
    Very well done with your card in traditional colours, Mary! The sleigh is just adorable and a true catch eyes with the intricate circles around it! Beautiful colouring!! Love the texture of the cardstock and the gorgous tree done with the patterned paper!
    Hugs!

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  26. Oh! a lovely card and beautiful dies, surrounds the image beautifully, really like the shiny base card too.

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  27. This is a very nice card Love the bright colors........Lis

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  28. I don't think it's ever too early to start making cards for Christmas and that's really something I need to do!
    Love this one with that pretty sleigh. The doily looks wonderful behind it and the die cut sentiment. Very pretty.
    Lynn

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  29. This is just wonderful and fun to look at actually. I love the colours and the way you laid it all out

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  30. a great make mary - really lovely card! Big hugs rachel x

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  31. Oh this sleigh is adorable, it has that vintage, gold old time feel I love. It's colored up in perfect Christmas shades and layered up on beautiful die cuts.

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  32. Hi Mary, beautiful card, love the sleigh image and your colouring, super embellishments too.
    I hope you are not having this awful weather that is hitting the US just now, I thought I heard something about the Carolinas in the news, but my geography is so pants, you might be nowhere near it, nevertheless I hope you are well, Kate x

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  33. What a fabulous traditional image, Mary ... beautifully coloured ... and with a touch of Christmas magic ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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  34. Hi Mary, love this card a great sleigh image and love the choice of red and green.

    Kath x

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  35. Beautiful festive card Mary, love the traditional colours and beautiful layout.
    Pam x

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  36. Beautiful card Mary!
    Greetings from Chicago

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  37. This is such a beautiful card Mary and I love the prettily coloured sleigh image sat on the CL die cut mats and the red and green theme works wonderfully and continues with the tree and sentiment as finishing touches. Our DS has been in the country for a few weeks but has just departed so am feeling a bit bereft at the moment and am finding it hard to fix my mind on card making but hopefully I will get back into it this week. x

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  38. So beautiful in the traditional Xmas colours, Mary!!! The sleigh is so lovely with all the fun toys and I love how you have created the frame with beautiful doilies!!!!
    Have a great week!!!
    Hugz

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  39. What a fabulous sleigh stamp this one is. Love how you have coloured. The embellishments are terrific and such festive colours too. Love the die cut patterned paper tree in the foreground. Hugs Mrs A.

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  40. Great to see all those traditional X-mas ornaments on this card; a card with a real christmas-feel! Hugs, Gerrina

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  41. I enjoy stopping by to see your wonderful handiwork. Your card is very unique and festive. I love working with doilies. Love the card Mary.

    Love, Hugs and Blessings
    Jim

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  42. Hi Mary,
    what a brilliant card for your Christmas Club.
    That sleigh is so fab, and coloured perfectly too.
    A wonderful doily selection you have mounted it on as well.
    They all look so intricate.
    Hope you are not affected by the snow.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  43. What a beautiful card Momma Mary! I love those doilies, but understand some are a pita to cut and clean out. It was well worth the effort though because they look amazing behind the sleigh image. Which is just darling and I love the way you colored it. The added tree and sentiment finishes off this beautiful card perfectly. Yay, I am playing along with Rudolph day!!! I hope to continue through the year so I have a nice stash by Dec. Hugs, Brenda

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  44. I do so admire those of you who have made a great start on your Christmas cards! I love the sleigh and the beautiful red border. A really beautiful card! Big hugs, Anne xx

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  45. Those doily dies... it seems they either cut perfectly or make you weep to be alive, AND it changes from one to the next. Anyway, this is a lovely card and a great way to get the Christmas stash rolling. Your coloring is so perfect I thought that was a pre-printed card topper.

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  46. Beautiful card Mary. Your bear in the sleigh is so cute. Good job on the intricate die-cut. Those can really take a lot of time, but are so worth it. :) xx

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