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Saturday, 8 October 2011

CES Challenges - Seeing Red and sorry I'm late!!

Hi everyone, sorry I'm so late posting my card for the latest challenge at CES challenges.  I've been away for a couple of days, first to my fabby matey's, Lesley for a day of crafting and general frivolity ( and treated to a meal out too!) and then today we drove down to Burgess Hill for a visit to The Glitter Pot and another fantastic day of crafting with another fabby friend, Alex!  Just got back and can't tell you how much I enjoyed it!!
I had meant to schedule  this before I left yesterday morning, but had an unexpected visit to the Dr's with my lovely Em, who it turns out has got shingles!!   A reactivation of the chicken pox virus caused by her stressing out about all her A level school work!  Quite common in youngsters of her age apparently, I always thought is was an older person's disease.  Luckily, she could carry on as usual, as it's a very mild case and not contagious. 
Anyway, back to the point, and this week at CES Challenges, the theme is
Seeing Red
as set by our wonderful Jenny.  Yep, anything you like as long as it's mainly red! 
I've gone with this gorgeous Santa Sassy from Funky Kits, and matched her with Basic Grey Nordic Holiday Papers from Emma's Online Store. The scalloped edge card blank is from a mixed set of edged cards that Emma stocks, and the little rhinestones at the centre of the snowflakes are also from Emma's.  The snow flakes are the left overs from a MS border punch! The felt snowflake braid at the bottom is from Marks and Spencer would you believe from their gift wrap selection!!

My lovely DT buddies at Crafty Emma's have made some wonderful cards to share, so do take a peek- hope you'll be inspired enough to play along with us and give yourself a chance of winning a yummy £10 voucher to spend in Crafty Emma's  Online Store ( excluding postage).
Right, just off to unpack, then will try and pop round to see what I've missed over the last few days!!


Faye said...

You've made a wonderful card! Fab colouring, looks gorgeous with the red. Sounds like you've had a fabby few days too. Envy!! ;) xxx

Little K Smith said...

A gorgeous card, I love the image :)

Crafty Chris said...

Sounds like you had a good time, and your card is gorgeous she is a lovely image and beautifully coloured.
Chris x

Daniele said...

ohhhh looks lovely in Red and those mini snowflakes are so sweet
have a great weekend

Sarah said...

Love your card, wonderful colours and colouring. Hope your daughter is better soon - my daughter (who is also Emily!) has just got over C. Pox itself. She caught it when she started school in Sept! Sarah

Kristel said...

That is a gorgeous card Julie!!
Hugs Kristel

coops said...

stunning card julie.the image is fabulous and i love the rich red colours and fab design ;D

xx coops xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sounds like you have had a fab time hun!

Gorgeous card, just love the image & papers!
Hugs Shell xx

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Julie,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mina said...

ouch shingles are so painful the poor thing I hope she feels better real soon, that sounds like a fantastic time, all that crafting and meeting up with Lesley and Alex...your card was worth the wait Julie, its a complete stunner
Mina xxx

Jennifer said...

Hi Julie. A stunning & very beautiful card....and sounds like you've had a blissful crafty time! Hugs to Em...poor thing! xx Jenny xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Sounds like you've had a great crafting time.
Hope Em is feeling better today.
Stunning card - your colouring is perfect, as always.
Caroline xxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh it was fun wasn't it! And THANK YOU so much for the ride home! It made all the difference! A fabby image. Great red-work! And I love all of those little snow flakes! Love Lesley