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Saturday, 8 December 2012

Light Me Up Put Me On Top


I'm still madly churning out xmas cards and thought I'd use the theme on this week's LIM challenge which is All In A Row for this latest one.  I'm a bit pressed for time today as I went for a 5 mile bike ride this morning and I need to get my head down shortly before I go in for my 12hr night shiftWhat I'm trying to say is, that this card won't win any prizes and in hindsight I wish I'd added some 'sky' but thought I'd blog it anywayThe inspiration behind it was Nan's brooch which usually makes an appearance at this time of year.

 
  
I used two Elusive Image Christmas tree stamps, sponged a 'snowy' landscape and added faux gems for the baubles, I tried gems on all trees but it just looked de trop.  The sentiment came from a Hero Arts set. 

Nan's brooch
 
It's been bloody freezing recently and I felt so sorry for these poor ducks that I saw the other day.



I haven't put up my Christmas tree or any decorations yet, I usually wait until about a week before.  What do you do ?


20 comments:

  1. Ice skating ducks!?!?!? Poor things.

    Your card is fab - love that tree image

    Kathyk

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  2. Such a pretty card... love the gems on it.

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  3. Ahh, I LOVE your nan's brooch, I hope you wear it a lot at this time of year because it's a real beauty. It's a lovely inspiration for your very pretty card, the trees and the baubles are gorgeous.
    I resist putting our tree up till later in the month, I can't understand people who want to get all the decs up on Dec. 1st! Mind you, the kids are moaning at me so the tree may be in situ earlier than my personal preference, but I am prepared to compromise a little... Just a little!
    Hope you don't feel too knackered on your night shift. xxxxx

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  4. Im a 1st dec girl usually! Then you get your moneys worth and can't dust for over a month! Yay! Your cards are so pretty! x

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  5. Hola Fiona, gorgeous tress i like the rhinestones.Great inspiration for your card your nan's brooch, fantastic family heirloom...very cool weather in England, in Palma not to much cool.
    I put ponsettias in my house, the advent calendar for my son and candles, i put up my Christmas tree one week before too in Spain christmas season finish 6 january after the Three Wise Men night, i love christmas time but i think 3 weeks is enough with a bit tree in my salon :D.
    A warm hug from Palma



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  6. What a beautiful card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  7. These trees look great Fiona... my tree went up for its 36th Christmas today!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  8. I love your nan's brooch too and it's inspired a beautiful card. I like the stylised look and don't think it needs anything else. Those poor ducks - surely it can't be much fun, but I suppose we don't know how ducks feel! I'm afraid my tree went up today and it's all my fault - the children would've been quite happy to wait! Vicky x

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  9. Like your Xmas cards. My tree and decs are still in the loft, but will probably go up towards the end of this week, I expect. Don't like it all up too far in advance, as I get bored with it!

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  10. Beautiful card - love the trees and the overall design. What a lovely brooch!!

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  11. what pretty trees... i love the damask look to them!

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  12. That brooch is BEAUTIFUL! And I feel sorry for those poor ducks too - fly south, guys!!! Sarah xxx

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  13. love the sparkly tree fiona

    Thanks for joining us

    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  14. Lovely CAS Christmas card, the bling is so pretty on the centre tree, fab idea! Sue x

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  15. That brooch is absolutely lovely, so bright and cheery and I bet it gets loads of attention. Those poor ducks and poor you, 5 mile bike ride and a 12 hour shift! Hope you made it through.
    Yet another gorgeous designed card. Xmas? Is it soon? I haven't even thought about presents yet! x

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  16. Super trees ... love that you 'blinged' just the one, it really jumps out! Anita in France :)

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  17. Beautiful card. I love the tree images. The middle tree does look like your Nan's pretty brooch.
    Those poor ducks. Why haven't they gone to warme climes?

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  18. Great row of trees, nice to decorate the centre one and leave the others plain. Glorious brooch.

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  19. Gorgeous cards and brooch too. I wait until a week before to put my Xmas tree up these days :) Viv xx

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  20. Love the card and the brooch!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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