Monday 6 July 2015

a very merry christmas to you...

Hold on to your hands guys and gals! This mama just got back from a Girls Weekend Away, yes that is right 2 whole nights away and 2 whole days of crafting!!! I have not had a full weekend away in over 8 years... Yep bought time :)

I was so lucky to be able to spend that relaxing time with one of my very best friends (who was so kind to host) and was joined by many other of my crafting besties!!!

I got a load of crafting done and was able to play along in so many delightful challenges... Here is post #9 of 11 - yes you heard me 11 cards!!!

This card was inspired by the following challenges:

CAS Colours & Sketches - colour combination

Digitally Sweet - anything goes using digital stamps

Doodle Pantryanything goes using digital stamps

QKR Stampede - children's card

Digi Chooseday - embossing (I chose heat embossing)

My Card:

Take the time to let your creativity bloom!

Card Recipe

Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Tempting Turquoise & Whisper White
Inks: Tuxedo Black, Skin Tone Blendabilities, Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities, Coastal Cabana Blendabilities, Smokey Slate Blendabilities & Versamark
Stamps: Many Merry Wishes (retired), Ice Skating Princess & Ice Skating Prince {Alicia Bell}
Embellishments: White & Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
Tools: Stampin' Sponge & Paper Snips


  1. I don't know which of the two cards you entered is cutest, Hayley, but I love this one just as much! :-D Thanks for playing again at QKR Stampede.
    NanaConnie DT

  2. This so adorable!!!Thank your for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenges.-Monica DT

  3. A weekend of crafting with friends sounds like SO MUCH FUN!! :)

    These two are so sweet, Hayley! :) Great colouring and love them fussy-cut and popped up. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers.

  4. So super cute and I love the colours you’ve chosen!
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday! Jane (DT) xxx

  5. Super cute peeps and I love how you've used the CC&S colours. Thanks for playing.

  6. What a fabulous card! The colors look amazing and I love the snowflakes embossed in the background!

  7. You've created a darling scene with this couple! I agree with Stephanie - the embossed snowflakes are terrific! Thanks for sharing your card with us at CC&S.

  8. I love this little couple! Great coloring and superb background. Thanks for playing at HLS' July Sketch Challenge! :) Melissa - HLS DT.

  9. Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week for our "July Anything Goes" Challenge

  10. Your card is so cute!
    I love this coloring!
    Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers Sketch challenge !

  11. Cute little scene and great colouring. Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Stef x

  12. Love this cute card. The circle is a great highlight. Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Karal DT

  13. This is such a darling card! The embossed and inked background is beautiful and your sweetly colored images of the skating friends is too adorable! A fun card for sure! Thanks so much for joining the Happy Little Stampers Sketch Challenge.

  14. Cute card! Isn't it wonderful to get away with your crafty friends- I am going on a crafty weekend in two weeks myself and it can't get here fast enough!! Thanks for playing along this month at Happy Little Stampers!

  15. I love you totally cute Christmas card Hayley! :)
    Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-Colours and Sketches :)
    Lizy xx

  16. Great card, I love the background snowflakes! Thanks for joining us for AIMPDC#7 hope to see you next month too! Dawn Doodle Pantry DT.