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Sunday, 15 November 2015

Back Home.....

I've been AWOL for a few days, enjoying an end of summer season break in our caravan in North Devon.  No time for crafting for a week, so I'm trying to get creative again this weekend.  I'm so behind with my blog visiting too, so that's another job for the next few days.

I missed last week's Less is More challenge, but this week it's back to a One Layer card, with the theme of 'Santa'.  
I wasn't sure what Santa stamps I had, so my first job was to go through all my stamps.  I must find a way of organising them! I found NBUS Papermania Christmas set of stamps, which I think I bought some years ago in a January sale, which included all these stamps.  The image is stamped with Memento 'Tuxedo Black' and coloured with Promarkers.  The white trim on Santa clothes is covered using a white Wink of Stella glitter brush.  The sentiments are stamped with Versafine 'Onyx'.  I added just one clear gem to the star on the sentiment.

I would like to enter this card for the following challenges:
Less is More - Week 250 ~ One Layer - Santa
Penny Black and More Challenge ~ Anything Christmas
CHNC challenge extra for November 2015
Beccy's Place ~ A Month of Holiday Cards

The Butterfly Challenge finishes in a couple of days, with the theme 'Butterflies + Z is for Zig Zags'.  I knew which embossing folder I wanted to use and I've finally had time to make a card.  
The embossing folder is 'Chevron' by Couture Creations.  The sentiment is layered using Spellbinder Nestabilities,  the yellow die cut was using one of the 'Square Swatches' set.  I added a strip of yellow card to the plain part of the embossed card and attached three punched butterflies, coloured with a white Wink of Stella glitter brush to add a little sparkle.  Four green pearls were added between the butterflies.  Apart from the base card, the green, yellow and white card I used were all snippets, so I'll be popping over to the Playground to share my card.

It was my birthday on Wednesday and I had a lovely selection of new crafty goodies from family and friends.

I had a lovely day and we were blessed with perfect weather for a walk along the best beach in the UK.  It looks so different at this time of year.  We had to share the beach with a dozen or so other walkers, a couple of dogs and a party of surfers, but there was plenty of room for us all! 

It's about two and a half miles long and we walked the entire length and back, stopping for lunch overlooking the beach.  The day was finished off with a trip to the theatre to see an excellent production of Ghost the Musical.  

30 comments:

  1. Nice cards Liz and wow such a bunch of great new goodies, enjoy ;)
    Hugs, Veerle

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  2. Lovely snippets card Liz! Love the colours you used and it's just great for Mrs A's Butterfly challenge as well as the snippets challenge of course.

    Gosh that beach looks fabulous - not exactly overcrowded :)

    Oh, and I do love your LIM card as well!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  3. This is a gorgeous beach and I particularly love that end of it and that was a good walk you did! I'm glad you had a lovely birthday and a great collection of new goodies to use too! Your cards are both lovely with that cute Santa on the first just perfect for the LIM Challenge, and then the chevrons in that gorgeous green with the pretty butterflies and pearls. x

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    1. We had lunch at this end of the beach, in the little cafe. We had a lovely view as we watched the surfers.

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  4. Welcome back and happy (belated) birthday!! What awesome goodies you received!! Both of your cards are gorgeous!! The Santa is adorable and I love the embossing folder you used on the second one!! And what a beautiful beach!! So scenic and peaceful!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  5. your santa looks so jolly and cas so well done

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  6. A cute and fun little Santa image Liz and a great CAS one layer card.
    Happy belated birthday and looks like you've got some fantastic additions to your stash. thanks so much for playing along this week!
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  7. Belated birthday wishes, 21 again!
    Love your LIM card, so classy and a brilliant design.

    Kath x

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  8. HI Liz, beautiful Santa image on your CAS card..
    Wonderful photos! beautiful part of the UK, you are lucky to have your caravan near here..
    Pam x

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  9. Hi,

    Great card. Thanks for joining us at Butterfly challenge.

    Hugs
    Claudia
    GDT Butterfly Challenge
    knutselmeisjes.blogspot.be

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  10. Belated Birthday Wishes Liz. You got some lovely dies for presents. Lucky Girl!
    Two lovely makes from you. He's a cute little Santa hohoho. Barbxx

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  11. Happy belated birthday Liz! I hope you enjoyed your time away. Your Santa card is adorable and the sentiments so perfectly compliment him. I love how you have the zig zags going in both directions on your butterfly card - lovely!

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  12. Both are wonderful! Love the first one and that cute little Santa.
    So glad you had a good trip - sounds like fun! Happy belated birthday too!
    Lynn

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  13. Love both your cards - and belated birthday wishes. I can see once you start sharing makes from your pressies I'm going to be suffering yet more die envy!
    jane

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  14. These cards are especially cute. How cute is that little Santa? Adorable! Happy belated - sounds like a perfect way to spend your special day and now you get to play with all these new goodies. Lucky you!

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  15. Love that embossing folder and love the shaker look to your card. I'm surprised you didn't take a stick and leave a message in that lovely stretch of sand! Lots of yummy goodies in your birthday stash. Belated wishes to you. thsnkyou for fluttering by #42. hugs Mrs A.

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  16. Me again Liz - I'm so sorry I missed your Birthday :( Belated best wishes!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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    1. Don't worry about it, Di. You are supposed to be resting and looking after yourself. xx

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  17. Two great cards here Liz, perfect for the challenges.
    Belated birthday wishes, looks like you had a great day and lots of lovely craft goodies to enjoy during the winter weeks.
    Jean x

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  18. Love your gorgeous cards,Belated Birthday wishes.xxx

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  19. Hi Liz,
    2 wonderful cards for the challenges they were intended for.
    Lovely design s too.
    Happy belated Birthday, and what fab goodies too.
    Now my family would just not know what craft items I wanted, and they never ask.
    So you are very lucky that they know what to buy.
    So glad you had a lovely break.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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    1. I'm lucky Jenny, as my family and one of my friends always ask what is on my wishlist......it only contains crafty things! ;-) xx

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  20. Brilliant CAS style Christmas card thank you for joining the CHNC EXTRA CHALLENGE
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  21. Belated happy birthday Liz!
    Super cards, your Santa looks really jolly
    Thank you for joining us
    Anne
    "Less is More"

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  22. Both cards are fabulous Liz, you've done an awesome job creating them. I love the CAS style of the first one, and that little Santa is adorable! Both sentiments you added are great. Well done.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  23. Great cards Liz and your one layer Santa looks the business!
    Hope you had a great birthday!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  24. Loving your one layer card, Liz, that's a fab image of the big man! And belated Happy Birthday too, looks like you had some lovely goodies and a wonderful time. I live in South Devon and can you believe I've never been to Woolacombe! Must make and effort to get out and about more next year!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  25. Belated Birthday wishes. Great card, I love the dinky butterflies

    Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  26. Oooo what a cute Santa and lovely sentiment and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

    I so must go and check out Woolacomb beach too.

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  27. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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