Friday 28 March 2014

Oh, Christmas Tree

Here is my latest Christmas card make.

A basic red square base card was embossed with Papermania Twelve Days of Christmas embossing folder. A sheet of Papermania Christmas velum in a snowflake design was then placed down the centre of the card. A piece of ribbon from my stash was trimmed to make a pointed edge and placed down the centre of the velum. Using stamps from the Honey and Hugs Festive Frolics, and a green Create-It ink pad, I stamped the image onto cream cardstock. This is the oldest tree stamp I have - having only Christmas trees. The images were coloured in using Promarkers - primarily the Brights collection.. This was then embossed with a present embossing folder, one raised and two depressed images, and attached above the ribbon. Gold metallic promarker was used to write Merry Christmas on green card, and attached above the image, with two snowflake buttons, one to each side.
I wish to enter this card for the following challenges:
Simon Says Monday - Transparant
Passion for Promarkers - embossing
ShoppingOurStash - #144 oldest tree stamp
Papertake Weekly - sketch #88
Ilovepromarkers - #212 Anything Goes
SimonSays Wednesday - Anything Goes with buttons
CraftyHazelnuts Christmas - all wrapped up

As I write this I have just turned to look out of the window and am very glad that my windows are not open as there is a swarm of mossies just outside. It is definitely warming up now (but I still can't convince my two little blue boys (parakeets) to have a bath!).

As the weather has been reasonable today I popped down to the allotment between going to the docs and hairdressers (yes I have had my hair trimmed at last!!) and planted some broad beans - equal numbers of Dreadnought and Bunyards Exhibition. Now I need to get some tomato seeds planted somewhere over the weekend, otherwise I am not going to get any and I have bought lots of seeds!! Also, my peas have started to put up shoots, including the ones saved from last years plants, which I was not 100% sure were going to grow.
My Mizuna is also starting to show some green, and that was only planted last week. Now if I can just get a more suitable job, I might have time and energy to get allotment and gardens looking brilliant - more hours please???

Hugz Tinz


  1. Wow! Just look at all the layers on this baby! What a fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Shopping our Stash for the Oldest Tree Stamp challenge!

  2. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 167 - hope to see you again soon. You could also enter this for our new Completely Christmas challenge 3 - we would love to see it there too, Hazel, DT x

  3. Lovely card, the embossing adds wonderful texture. Love the banner too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  4. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

  5. what an adorable and festive holiday card! i love the way the embossing on the front gives the inside that gorgeous texture as well! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR (tree stamp!) STASH with us this week! ♥

  6. gorgeous christmas.card.fab layers and embossing and i love the christmas tree.
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at PFP :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Sweet card!! and it is fun to see your sprouts! : )

  8. Lovely Christmas card and great embossing! Thanks for joining in my Embossing Challenge at a Passion for Promarkers this week, Good Luck, Juliexx

  9. Great card! Love all the layers and embossing!! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!


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