Saturday 15 November 2014

Christmas Tree

Here I am again, with another Christmas card. I was looking through an old magazine and saw a card using elements that were torn from paper, and they looked really good. So I thought I would give it a go! Mine does not look quite as good as those in the magazine - but they were just single shapes!
So I placed double sided tape onto a base card and sat a piece of designer Christmas paper over the top. I then tore the excess paper away to give the vintage style background. Next I took the backing card from a free gift, which is red with snowflake on it, and tore four heart shapes. I also tore two heart shapes from green snowflake patterned paper, using a black heart outline as a guide. These hearts were layered to make a Christmas tree. The pot and trunk were drawn in using promarkers. Peel-off's were used to finish the card.

This card is to be entered into the following challenges:
Crafty Calender - All about Christmas
polkadoodle - CAS
Creative Moments #55 Celebration
love to create #141 Anything Goes
CASology - Festive
CRAFT #285 Christmas
crafty catz #255 Christmas is coming

Under the Greenwood Tree by Thomas Hardy
This is a book from the Victorian Collection, and so is rather old fashioned. There is a new parson and a new school mistress in the little village, and both make waves where-ever they go. The parson has upset the choir by bringing in an organ, for the new girl to play to the congregation, which the choir are not too keen about as they have passed down the choir going through their generations. Furthermore, one of the younger members of the choir has taken a fancy to the new girl and now has to figure out how to win her hand in marriage.
Although this book claims to be humourous in the depiction of the choir and the parson, I found that there was actually very little interaction between these two areas of the book, and most of the book was quite dreary and my mind wandered. Therefore, I would not rate this as a good book for a long commute, although the last CD or two picked up interest a little.

Thank you for looking
Hugz Tinz


  1. Cute idea. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Cindy-DT

  2. What a fun idea! I think if I tried to tear paper to make a design it would look like a mess! :) Your tree is quite adorable, I must say! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

  3. Great card, thanks for joining our Clean & Simple Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

  4. What a fun technique! Love the sweet, vintage feel it gives to your card. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  5. What a great idea. The result is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  6. A lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Caalendar challenge and good luck


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