Saturday, 21 September 2013

Christmas Trees ....

.... that's the theme that Ruth has for us this week's at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  I just love Christmas trees and I've made a few cards this week:

Stamps: Impression Obsession - Zenspirations Christmas Trees; My Favourite Things - Christmas Sentiments
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake; Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Spellbinders - A2 Matting Basics A (S5-131) #5 & 6, A2 Matting Basics B (S5-132) #6 & 7
Accessories:  SU Card - Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist; SU DP - Crumb Cake; SU Markers - Riding Hood Red, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake; White Lustre Card; Glitter

I used the colours from this week's Addicted to Stamps & More! Challenge - ASM#63.  I kept the design really simple with the colours in the mat layers and in the words.  I stamped the Christmas tree in Versafine, heat embossed with clear powder and used my SU markers to colour the letters.  I added a touch of sparkle to the star and ornaments.  For the inside I made a mat in blue and stamped a bold sentiment in red, finishing off with some snowflakes.

I really like this set of Christmas tree stamps and decided to make a few more for my stash.  This one is CASEd from the card I made for our canvas challenge here.

Stamps: Impression Obsession - Zenspirations Christmas Trees; Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter, Ornate Ornaments
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Pool Party, Old Olive; Archival - Jet Black

Accessories:  SU Card - Crumb Cake, Old Olive; Canvas Paper; SU Markers - Various; White Lustre Card

I kept the inside simple:

The card is the same size as my previous canvas embellished card - small and sweet!  I really like the texture on this one.  My last card using this set of stamps is ultra clean and simple.

Stamps: Impression Obsession - Zenspirations Christmas Trees
Inks: Kaleidoacolor - Fresh Greens
Dies: Spellbinders - Wonky Rectangles (S4-306) #6
Accessories:  White Lustre Card

Yesterday I counted up the number of Christmas cards I'd made so far.  I've got 66 (including the three on today's post).  That's a really good number, but I still need about 80 more!!  There's still plenty of time to join in and get a start on your Christmas cards.

Don't forget to visit our blog and check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the team - as always they are just fab!  That's all for now!


Pauline said...

These are all fab Deborah, great CAS designs!

Kylie said...

Hi there Deborah! I LOVE that you made a Christmas card with our colours. I think they are great for this occasion. That stamp is really cute!! Great design too. Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and good luck with the DT call. xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Deborah. Love the green hues on the tree and the dry embossed frame! Very elegant.

Mynn xx said...

Oh, I love ALL of these cards, Deb!!! My favorite is the first, but I also like the last one...the middle one is darling as well! Fabulous!!! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :)

Danielle Vincent said...

Lots of fabulous Christmas tree cards Deborah! I'm in love with the first one - that is a great non-traditional color combo and the stamp is really awesome too.

Thanks for joining us over at ATS&M this week :o) Hugs D

Jacqueline said...

Wow - so many lovely Christmas trees - how lovely they are too - Jacqueline xx

Louise van Vuren said...

EVERY ONE of these cards is a winner as far as I'm concerned!Great to see you managed to combine some other challenges - I'm rarely so well organised! Love all those different tree stamps too.

Louise xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Deborah. These are fabulous Christmas cards. Love your first one, clever use of the colours, great stamp. Thanks for joining the fun at ATS&M. Good Luck with the DT Call. Monika

Ruth M said...

Wow, a great collection of Christmas tree cards Deborah! The Impression Obsession set of stamps is an interesting set, the trees are really unusual! I love the colours you used on all of your cards!

Well done, you have got a wonderfully impressive Christmas card stash - you're going to have to keep at it though if you need 80 more!

Have a great week! Ruth x

Patricia H said...

Your CAS take on the tree theme is great! The colors on your first card are terrific (and not much different than our 52CCT colors last week, LOL). I really like the embossed frame on the last card, too.

Vicky Hayes said...

These are all just gorgeous Deborah! I particularly like the one stamped onto canvas - am loving this textured look at the moment. Vicky x

Rosmarie said...

A beautiful row of Christmas cards! I really like the C&S style of your creations Deborah!
Thank you for all your nice comments ... always so appreciated!
Rosi x

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