Sunday 10 May 2015

Christmas Bells

I finally had time to make a card tonight, whilst also getting some bind-weed weeding done down on the allotment. So here is my Christmas Bells card:
For this card I used a patterned base of red card with pale polka dots that came free with a Cross Stitch magazine (I think). The digi stamp is from Aliciabel and the words were added on the computer, before the image was printed and coloured using promarkers. Large frame nesting dies were used to cut the image and silver mirri card, and then layered together. A rectangle was cut from the mirri card, and a tree die cut from yellow pearlescent card layered onto it, leaving the star loose. A red and gold Christmas ribbon was wound around the panel before the panel was adhered to the card base. The frame layer was layered over this panel, but slipped behind the star on the tree. Poinsettia leaves were die-cut from the pearlescent paper and red mirri card. These were layered together and layered over the panels to finish.

This card was based upon the following sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:
suzy bee #79 Add some flowers (poinsettias)
allsorts 310 More than 2 Die-cuts
completely christmas #62 A touch of silver
Sketchy Colours #248 Red and Yellow
stamping boutique Die-cut or punch
jingle belles Hybrid Holidays
abcchristmas I for I love you
sweet stampin' Christmas candles or bells
aliciabel #7 Add some flowers (poinsettias)

To finish off this blog post I thought I would leave you with my giant leek that I harvested today:

Thanks for looking. Hugz Tinz


  1. Thank you for joining in with our challenge this time at Digi Choosday
    x~KateE~x DC DT

  2. Great card! You are better than me for working on Christmas cards already! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Brandi R
    DT member AHSC

  3. Thanks for playing at crafty ribbons. i have some candy if you would like to hop over

  4. Your creation is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday, and good luck. Hope to see you again soon.

    Caz DC DT xx
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  5. Wow, you a way ahead of me. I have not even thought about Christmas cards.Thanks for joining us at AHSC

  6. Oh my I HATE Bindweed! what a pain in the Allotment that is! I have had to do weeding this week too! just wish the plants grew as fast as the blinking weeds!
    fabby card and WOW what a HUGE Leek!
    Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  7. I've heard of Christmas in July, but never May...great job getting ahead of the game! Nice card.

  8. Very pretty... I can't even think of it but good for you to get started!

  9. what a fun image and such a festive holiday card! thanks for joining our "hybrid holiday" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  10. Wow Christmas, don't even want to think that far yet! nice card! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC)!

    Linda Norman
    DT member AHSC

  11. Lovely card!
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts, wishing you good luck;-))m

  12. Gorgeous Christmas card, nothing better than being prepared! Thanks for joining us at AHSC this week.

  13. Great card - love that you went with a Christmas theme. It is never too early to get a start on those!! Thanks for playing along at AHSC.

  14. Way to get a head start on the holidays! Thanks for playing at AHSC!

  15. Gorgeous card :-) the whole design is very cute ! lovely colours and the layout is fabulous :-)

    Love the leek too ! that looks delicious ! I love leeks, leek soup, in casseroles, as a side veg, yum ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  16. Great Christmas card. So great with the Christmas bells.
    Thank you for participating in Sketchy Colors.
    Good luck.
    hugs Monica

  17. Great card. Thanks for sharing it with us at I Love ProMarkers. Good luck, hugs from Lisbeth

  18. Great card.

    Thanks for sharing at CASS.


  19. Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  20. Love that pretty holiday tree ... so very glad you joined our hybrid holiday celebration at Jingle Belles.

  21. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 62 and Suzy Bee's Bloomin challenge with your lovely creation - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DTs - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for May - I'd love to see it there too. x


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