Monday, 7 February 2011

Christmas tree ...

... in February!!!  I've made this card for three challenges.  The first is The Play Date Cafe PDCC67 colour challenge - using blue, purple, pink and red.  The second is for the new Sparkles Christmas Challenge which is to use a Christmas tree in your design.  And the third is the OLW challenge at Simplicity - where we must use a border, image and some bling.


I found these colours to be really challenging!!  Still I guess that's the whole idea!!  All the stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps - Claire does wonderful Christmas stamps!!  I stamped everything directly onto the base card using memento inks, and added some colour to the Christmas tree with Promarkers.  The bling is simply a sparkly gold star!!  That's it - clean and simple!



Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Muscial Backgrounds, Nutcracker Sweet
Inks:  Memento - Paris Dusk, Grape Jelly, Lady Bug
Promarkers: Rose Pink, Poppy
Accessories:  Card from stash; Sakura gold stardust pen

Sadly :)  I didn't get to do the ironing today as I had a bit of a relapse and felt rather poorly!  So it also meant that I didn't get to finish all the challenges that I wanted to.  However, I've managed half an hour this evening and put together this card - so the day was a complete loss! :))

But that's all for now - I'm off for an early night.  Will be back again tomorrow. 

21 comments:

Paula said...

I think that was a nifty bit of combining. Take care & rest - the ironing will not disappear - don't know if that's a good thing or not. Hope you're very much better by the morning.
Paula (PEP)
I still think that WMS Christmas tree is one of the best I have ever seen & it looks rather stunning in your colours.

* Shaz * said...

Gorgeous Christmas Tree card thanks for joining us at SFCC this week good luck in the draw x

Sharon said...

Hi Deborah. I absolutely love it!!! Big smiles over here. Those colours are rather exciting and you've used them wonderfully well.
Now, if only I'd had the WM Xmas tree ..... (got the secret Xmas set, so you may have sparked me off again!)lol.
Hugs,
Sharon xx

Sharon said...

Oh, I forgot to say...hope you feel better soon.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a cute Christmas card Deb! Love all the WM goodness here! :)

Basement Stamper said...

Very cute card, hope you get to feeling better!

Fiona said...

Well done on putting the colours together Deborah - your card is lovely :) Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe!

Pauline said...

Lovely tree Deborah, and I love the ribbon stamped border at the top, very feminine!

Crafty Creations said...

What a nice xmas card! Love the tree with the line of hearts in it!!
Thanks for visiting my blog!
Maria

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Such a lovely card and interesting colours for Christmas.
Maureen............x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colours, none traditional! Love it!!

Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Angel said...

Hi There.

Fantastic work..

Thanks for joining us at SFCC, good luck.

Huggies Angel

Vicky Hayes said...

I'm a big fan of musical backgrounds and also planning ahead! A card for your stash already - that's impressive!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Deb, I hope you are feeling better soon. It is disappointing not to get to do all you wish to do when you feel ill.

I like your Christmas-y card. It is very surprising, and very lovely, to see it in our challenge colors this week. Thanks for making time to play with us at the Cafe. :D

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Deb,I do hope you feel better soon.Thanks for sharing this with us at Sparkles.xxx

Stella said...

Woohooo you nailed this challenge!!!! Gorgeous!
That WM christmas tree is a beauty ; I put it on my wishlist:)

Sarah Anderson said...

so pretty! Thanks so much for joining our play date over at the cafe ;)

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is all stamped? Wow - it looks so perfect. I just love all of the elements together with a perfect balance of white space. Thanks for playing at the Play Date Cafe.

Crafting Joanne said...

A lovely card Deborah, love the musical notes background.

Thanks for joining us for our first chal;enge over at SFCC.

Hugs

Joanne xx

Crafting Gill said...

Great Card Deborah llove the music on the bottom as well thanks for joining SFCC and good luck
Gill xx

jackiescrafts said...

A great contemporary Christmas card, Thanks for joining in at SFCC

Hugs Jackie x

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