Wednesday 16 July 2014

Trio of Trees

Well there seems to be a lot of Christmas in July themes this time round, so I decided to make a Christmas card. There were a couple of challenges that were one a day, but I do not have the time to do these unfortunately! Maybe when I get a new job??

Anyway I wanted something simple and stylish for my Christmas card this time, and I also wanted to use the Christmas tree stamp from the Honey and Hugs 'Festive Frolics' stamp set. So I stamped the image onto a basic white card blank three times using a cheap black ink. I then embossed the outer two trees using black powder, one with a little gold mixed in also, and the centre tree with white and silver powder, and heat embossed the images. Then I added three star embellishments to the top of the trees - the two outer trees have small diamante style stars, while the centre tree has a sequin silver star which has been rubbed with Staz-On black ink. To finish the card I added three peel-offs - two leaf corner motifs and a sentiment (ok so it is two peel-offs but only makes one thing).
Here is the card:

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Christmas in July - Divas by designCatch the bugSweet Stampin'Hobbybook designerolkadoodlesimply create too #65
Three of Three - Winter Wonderland
Anything Goes - Completely ChristmasCrafting by designs
Glam it up - craftyhazelnut 185
Duo challenge - Jingle Belles and Shopping our Stash

I also got my fish up to 58 hours this last week:

And finished the free kit I was working on - it took 3.5 hours rather than the 3 hours it said though.

Thank you for looking at my blog.
Speak soon
Hugz Tinz


  1. love those awesomely sparkly christmas trees! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  2. Sweet Christmas card...I love your beautiful trio of trees. And your cross stitch projects are amazing too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Simply Create Too.

  3. Yep, stylish it is. Thanks for joining the fun at Simply Create Too for Christmas in July.

  4. Very festive card, and I love the cross stitching you're doing, too
    Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July Challenge today! I hope you'll join in for the other daily challenges for more chances to win prizes!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  5. A gorgeous card, Fab trees.
    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Lorraine x

  6. Lovely sparkly Christmas card - perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  7. Lovely card, thank you for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

  8. Thank you for entering our "Christmas in July" Challenge at Simply Create Too with your beautiful trees Christmas card. Also looking forward to seeing your entries in our new challenge which starts tomorrow [Friday].


    Simply Create Too Design Team

  9. Very festive card. Thanks for joining Bugaboo's Christmas in July challenge!

  10. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 20 and my CHNC challengte 185 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  11. Thanks so much for entering our CIJ challenge love your project!

  12. I am so glad you popped in to show us your Santa! Thanks for joining in day 1 of Christmas in July with us here at Bugaboo Stamps this week! Good luck! I hope we see you joining in the rest of the week's challenges too!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  13. Lovely card this tree stamp is really gorgeous and so elegant. Thank you for joining us this week at Divas by Design and good luck. Hugs, Justyna xx

  14. Love the trees! And great cross stitch :-) Thanks for joining us for our Add a Twinkle Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon, DT, Polkadoodles.


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