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Wednesday, 28 February 2018


Hi Everyone

I hope you have had a good Wednesday .. .. lots of really weird snow storms here over the last couple of days.  Nice when you are warm and cosy indoors but not so good if you have to venture out into it.

It suddenly dawned on me rather late this evening that it is the last day of February and I haven't entered the Rudolph Days Challenge .. .. so I grabbed a few dies and created this using one of my favourite techiques "in laid dies":

This used:

Lawn Fawn Dies:  Scripty Merry, Scripty Be and String of Lights
Backing Papers:  Free with a magazine and begging to be used up
Glitter Card
Silver Metallic Card

and that is me for today.  At least that is one more Christmas card made early.  Just three behind where I should be at this stage!!

Better fly to enter the challenge or I will miss the deadline!


Karen Knott said...

Beautiful card, I really love that string of lights its so pretty and they look great inlaid too :)
All of our snow has gone...for the time being anyway !
Hugs Kaz xxx

Carole said...

Christmas Jules!!!??????....well it certainly is a white one I'm sorry but i just can't think Christmas but good on you for getting organised . Hugs xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Jules,
Happy Rudolf Days.
what a super card and your design is so brilliantly created.
I love the gorgeous Christmas lights they are so fab.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Liz said...

Gorgeous Christmas card, Jules. I love the glittery string of lights. xx

Aunty Sue said...

Love the sparkle and choice of colours

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Jules, This is a great die and I am also loving that sentiment die!

The pretty colours look so good here. Lucky to be able to use the magazine freebie for the back that is a bargain!

Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this gorgeous card Jules, those lights look so sparkly.

Sue xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Awww Jules, what agreat card, I realised while away I’d missing Rudolph day as I didn’t get home till 1st here. Could’ve snuck on in probably because were so far ahead... but I was too weary getting ready for bed already.
Love these die inlaids, don’t think I’ve done that very often... if at all?

Had grand b’day and time with family friends etc, nice to be spoilt.
Hugs Shaz.x

Brawny said...

Fab design Jules. Must do this technique. X

cotnob said...

A super card Jules, I love this technique as well and this is a perfect example - lovely colours. We have our first snow today and it's really coming down at the moment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Enny said...

Wow, a gorgeous glittery card, beautiful done ! It's still icy cold here, we might get snow tomorrow... oh I wish Spring would come soon ! Have a nice day and keep warm ! Enny

Viv's Visuals said...

2 feet deep and rising - the snow that is! Snuggled up at home - I hope all is well in your part of blogland too Jules!
Great card but I can't be merry at the mo - have run out of tonic for the Gin! xx

Anne said...

I'm behind already Jules with my Christmas card target so you're not on your own! I have these dies and never quite knew what to do with them, this card is fab!
Anne x

Jean said...

Oh I like these sparkly festive lights. I love the colours and great in laid technique as well.
Jean x

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely beautiful Jules, love those dies and the pretty colours, Kate x x

Barb said...

A great design. I love your card Jules. Barbxx