Saturday, 10 June 2017

Anything Goes At The Christmas Card Club

Good afternoon. I can't believe how quickly these two weeks come round.  It's time for another card for our little club. Sylvie has chosen a very easy "Anything Goes" challenge for us this time.  This was great for me because I have had such a busy few weeks.  I was also away in Liverpool for a couple of days earlier in the week at The National Federation of Women's Institutes Annual Meeting.

 I also had a bit of a mishap.  Somehow I managed to fall down the stairs from top to bottom a few days ago. Fortunately nothing broken but I was very shaken and covered in bumps, bruises, grazes etc.  Sitting down is very difficult because I landed heavily on the top stair on my hip and thigh before sliding the rest of the way on my back - only stopping my when my feet reached the wall at the bottom. I also managed to twist my right thumb and really bang the right elbow.  I look like I am wearing "Joseph's Amazing Technicoloured Dream Coat" ... lol!    Poor John, who was in the kitchen, thought I was never going to stop - all he could hear was thud! thud! thud!  As you can imagine, I have struggled with  cards so Anything Goes was a real bonus. Thank you for that Sylvie!

My Card


Recipe
6" square scalloped base card
turquoise card - Lime Tree Crafts
backing paper and toppers - Polkadoodles - magazine freebie 
(from 2011 would you believe!!)
punched snowflakes
red gems

This is not my normal style of card at all but it works I think. And the bonus was nothing to do but a few scissor strokes, some glue and foam tape for mounting the toppers.  I don't think I have ever made such a quick card in all my life!! It just goes to show that if you keep something long enough it will come in useful!

Well that's it for now.  A much better day today and the sun is shining. Hurray!

Take care and enjoy the weekend.




13 comments:

  1. Oh Christine what a horrible fall that sounds,glad you haven't broken anything ....and you were still able to craft!.....love the card, I love polkadoodles stuff and it's so colourful....great make xxxx

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  2. Oh! My! Word! Christine, that was some tumble you took. Glad nothing was broken but things will hurt for a few days.
    Love your beautiful card, the colours and design are brilliant.
    Take care
    Patricia xxx

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  3. Goodness me Christine, what a fall you've taken, lucky to have not broken anything, just need to take it easy just now.
    Your card is fabulous, I really love the colours and design, I'm glad too of the Anything Goes theme, take care Kate x

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  4. Hi Christine,
    oh you poor thing that must have shaken you up so.
    Hope your Joseph technicolours get better soon and there is no lasting damage.
    Your card is wonderful and such a very super design.
    I am surprised you did manage to make one.
    Love and big crafty gentle hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

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  5. Gosh, take care hope you are ok.
    Lovely card though and you did well considering your fall.xx [aNNie]

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  6. Goodness Christine that was a nasty fall but so glad you didn't break anything although you will be sore for a time, take it easy and look after yourself.
    A gorgeous card with a strikingly bold and pretty colour combo.
    Lorraine

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  7. Hi Christine, my you were so lucky not to break anything! Hope the bumps and bruises are healing ok. Love the card, really fun and such zingy colours. The trees are awesome. I can believe the freebie paper from so long ago- every now and then I come across some- mainly from Making Cards- that must be many years old. Hugs, Shaz Xx

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  8. Oh Christine you pootr thing... so easily done... hope you are a bit better now...
    Fabulous card...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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  9. Ouch Christine...put more water in it! Hope you're starting to feel better now. You've made a fab job with the card despite your best endeavours to maim yourself, this is lovely. Carol x

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  10. oh my Christine - you sound like you have been lucky not to break anything. I hope you heal quickly. Your card is lovely. Big gentle hugs Rachel x

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  11. Your fall downstairs sounds horrendous . Hope your feeling better as each day passes. Your card is fab and has a lovely contemporary look to it. Hugs Mrs A.

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  12. Sorry to hear of your fall Christine. I guess it will be a few weeks till all returns to normal. Your card really is beautiful considering your condition when you made it too. Real Christmas feel about this one too. Get Well Soon . Hugs Rita xxx

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  13. Hi Christine
    Blimey gal. Time to get a Stannah eh, lol!
    It's a wonder you're not in a sling or traction.
    Your card definitely works. Has a lovely Nordic feel.
    You take care now.
    Ang x

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