Thursday, 29 December 2011

I'm Not Saying What It Is Or You Won't Come Look! :o)

Surprise!! It's a Christmas card! lol I have been seeing everybody post about how tired they are of seeing Christmas cards. Well, as this is only the third Christmas card I've made, it certainly isn't HERE that you've been seeing them all! I really wanted to participate in the Card Crafter's Circle second Challenge and that is to make a Christmas card. The funniest thing happened though. As I was posting this, their second challenge actually ended, and they started their third challenge. So after I got over my giggles...I think I lost a few hours, or was it perhaps a day! lol You can see their new challenge HERE. Fortunately the new challenge is "Anything Goes", so I'm just going to post my Christmas card! Too funny, right?!
Guess what? I won the Card Crafter's Circle very first challenge with my Birthday Christmas card. Isn't that fun? I won some great digital stamps that you'll be hearing about soon. So considering the feelings of all of you, I made a card that didn't look very seasonal. I used a wonderful digital image from my friend Pamela over at Free Vintage Digi Stamps , and a colour combination that I always love! You'll notice that the sentiment does include New Year's greetings as well, so there you go! A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR to each one of you dear people! Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? :o)

Papers: Recollections Cardstock;
MM Slice Design Card: Noel;
Sizzlits Decorative Strip: Circles & Triangles;
Distress Stickles: Antique Linen
Ink: Stampin' Up - Cherry Cobbler;
Unknown Gold Ink;
Zig Water Brush.

Also entering this card at:
One Crazy Stamper:  December Challenge - Christmas/Holiday Theme


  1. Hi Nancy... what a marvellous post... that's too funny with your entry for #2, because I was at least a half hour late posting it!!! (But the linky collection is automatic.) I'm so glad your card fit's this weeks theme, too! It's a fabulous image!
    Thanks for sharing (the whole story) at Card Crafter's Circle!
    hugs and blessings,

  2. Oh Nancy! I'm so glad to see your card! Timing is everything-isn't it!LOL As for your card,I just love your image, and that marvelous flower you've created! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle! We love to see you!

  3. Nancy this is just too beautiful! I almost fell off my chair when I saw it! Girl you are moving right on into those cards and I am loving it. Congratualations on your win!

  4. the gorgeous red on the black! So striking! Hope your New Year is a happy AND HEALTHY, one Nancy!! I do appreciate you and your encouraging posts!!

  5. Such a pretty card.
    I never tire of seeing Christmas cards :)
    I seem to get into the season After the season is over....I am a true procrastinator through and through, lol.

  6. Congratulations on your win at CCC, really don't mind another chrissy card - it's a nice one :)

  7. What a giggle, sweetie....but so glad you entered this's soooo beautiful! Congrats on your win with Card Crafter's Circle last week....and good luck this week..heehee!

  8. Fab card Nancy and what a fantastic poinsettia. Congrats on the win too!

  9. Love the card, the flower looks like a masterpiece.

  10. What timing! LOL Great card. I love the flower. The interlocked circles are a nice detail for this card.

  11. oh that flower is gorgeous! and i love the border.

  12. I am so glad that this week's challenge theme works for your card and you were able to go ahead and enter it. I had to giggle because I'm on the DT for Card Crafter's Circle, and I have to keep reminding myself that Friday is actually Thurs. here where I live (smile). Thank you for joining us.

  13. Nancy, this is a lovely card and congratulations on being a winner with one of your cards.

  14. Hi Nancy - this turned out fantastic!!! I hope you don't mind that I posted it on my FB page.

    Congrats on winning a challenge!! That's pretty neat!

    Have a Happy New Year! xo

    -pamela :)

  15. I love the image and color combination you chose Nancy. And it is wonderful to see that you have won a challenge - congrats! They say things happen in threes - maybe the OCS win is yours - good luck!
    and it's great to see that you've entered the OCS challenge for December!
    ~ rubber hugz ~

  16. This is beautiful! The colour scheme and the flower are really striking.Happy New year to you and your family!

  17. Have I told you how much I ADORE your sense of humor. :-) Congrats on your win at CCC! You did a fantastic job on this card as well.
    I'm so looking forward to sharing this crafting year with you. Happy New Year my sweet sweet friend!

  18. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a wonderful New Year I’m looking forward to keeping in touch in 2012.
    Always Wendy

  19. Congratulations on your win Nancy! Hope you had a beautiful Christmas and happy Blessed New Year my friend!

  20. Well Nancy I have finally caught up with you :) I have thoroughly enjoyed all your Christmas cards (including your colouring to music one!) and your Yield page - very sombre I thought.
    Love the zeal one though as much more colourful and loved the use of the pin with a rose.
    Many thanks for the link to the digi stamp page - I adore that Paris postcard collage!

    A very Happy New Year to you and your DH.
    Love and hugs
    Lynn xx

  21. Happy New Year My Friend!!! I am a bit late but.. I was without internet since Thursday...Yikes!!!
    Love your card and Congrats on your win...Yay!!!!

  22. I really like your card Sweet Nancy ;-)
    That red flower is the perfect complement to the vintage image!


  23. hello my dear friend. I just want to wish you a wonderful, charming 2012! I thank you for all my love and I'm looking forward to next year with you! Your lovely comments are always so unique. Thank you for this!
    Right now it's my health is not like that, last Wednesday I had to go back to the hospital because I was not feeling well. Next Tuesday cih have an appointment with my orthopedist, push me luck!
    Much love, see you soon

    hugs Hugs and Love Dunja xxxx

  24. Nancy, what a great mix of color, red and black. Thanks for stopping by recently. Good to hear from you. Have a Happy New Year. Your friend, Valerie

  25. Nancy, I love your card!! Beautiful. It has been awhile since I have visited your blog, so glad I came by today!

  26. This is simply delightful!! I love the vintage image you have used. So beautiful :D

    I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and I wish you to have a fantastic 2012!

    Love you my Friend

  27. This is beautiful! The color scheme and the flower are really striking.Happy New year to you All.

    Plastic Card
    Plastic Cards


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