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Friday, 4 July 2014

Spots and Stripes at Winter Wonderland

Hi Folks
Hope you are all well and have had a good week.  I have had a lovely couple of days having my youngest daughter home but will be taking her to the airport this afternoon for her return to Magaluf.  But she will be back at the beginning of September to start her midwife training.  We are so proud of her.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Winter Wonderland.  The challenge this week is hosted by the lovely Lynsey and the theme is:
Spots and Stripes

Here is my inspiration project.

For my card I have used a lovely stamp set  from Woodware called Large Patch Tree.  I paper pieced the image using a christmas paper pad that has been lying around in my stash for a couple of years.  I chose papers that had some spots and stripes on them.  I mounted the image onto some red gingham paper.  The little stars and greeting are from the same stamp set.  I did add some stardust stickles to the stars and the heart on the tree base.

Our sponsor for this challenge is:

Prize of a £10 voucher to the winner.

Thanks for popping by and looking forward to seeing all your creations.  Just pop over to Winter Wonderland for full challenge details.  Don't forget to check out the fab creations from my talented teamies.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Robyns Fetish - Stripes or dots
The Squirrel and The Fox - Christmas in July
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Dream Valley - Inspired by a song (O Christmas Tree)
Papertake - Anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - Use a stamp or digi image
Crafting by Designs - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/Celebration
Aud Sentiments - Anything goes
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Let's get sentimental
Craftyhazelnuts Chrismas Extra - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Stars or stripes
Sister Act - Anything goes
Simply Create Too - Christmas in July
Brown Sugar - Anything goes


cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Mags, I love your paper pieced image and the gingham background is perfect.

Pollard Carole said...

Fab card great idea with the paper piecing love the traditional spot and stripe papers. Glad you had a great time with your daughter you have every right to be very proud . Have a good weekend Love and Happy Crafting Hugs Carole x

rachel said...

great take on the theme Mags - very clever - so glad you've had fun with your daughter - hope she has a safe journey back and she'll be home before you know it xx

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this gorgeous creation, colours are just beautiful...xx
The Journey is the Start

Debs said...

Fabulous card Mags - love the paper pieced tree image and the gingham is so Chrismassy :o)
Have a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Linda Simpson said...

The paper pieced Christmas tree looks fabulous and loving the backround paper too.
Linda xxx

Hazel said...

Love the patch tree. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

So pleased you had a lovely time with your daughter, September will come round quickly I'm sure. A beautiful card Mags, love the paper piecing. Susan x

Sherry said...

Lovely Card, Great Colors ... Thanxx For Playing With Us At The Robyn's Fetish Challenge This Week Stripes Or Dots .
Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

Billie A said...

Love the patchwork tree. Great card thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge.

downrightcrafty said...

oh my did love this when I saw it, great use of the papers on the tree just fabulous
hugs Kate xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card..thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge..Sue DT x

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Mags: Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your wonderful Christmas card--love the paper pieced tree--sssoooo pretty. Looking forward to seeing your entries in our next challenge too.

Simply Create Too Design Team

Dawn Lancaster said...

Fantastic car Mags, I love those papers & the clean simple lines!
Dawn xx

susiestacey said...

Lovely card , the papers are just perfect x Susan x

MagsB said...

Hiya, Mags! It's always a wrench when 'the kids' go away, isn't it - but September will be here before you know it! ;)

Your card is lovely, the papers are just perfect together!

Thanks for joining in at The Sqquirrel and the Fox AND Dream Valley!

love Mags B xx

Anna Jasiolek said...

Lovely creation, so creative and perfect for our 'stars and stripes' challenge at Crafty Catz. Thank you for joining us and I would like to invite you for tomorrow's brand new challenge.
Anna xxx

maria f. said...

Such a fun comfy, cozy feel to your card. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too's Christmas in July.

Julie said...

Love this Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Julie T

Julie said...

Love this Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.
Julie T

Isobel said...

Great Xmas card
Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore