Sunday, 5 December 2010

Oh Christmas Tree!


More miserable weather yesterday, so I decided to stay in and do a bit of crafting. Every now and again I like to bring out this huge tag-shaped stamp by Inkadinkadoo as I think it makes a lovely traditional card, especially when teamed with BasicGrey paper. Also it has struck me as particlarly apt fo this week's SImon Says Challenge, which I was particularly keen to enter this time as they are offering a whopping $50 prize - how fabulous!

I'm sure I'm not alone in suffering from winter-itis when it comes to taking card pics though - the light is so dull here this morning that everything looks decidedly dreary and all the sparkle and glitter is lost in translation :-( Can you just about make out the glitter on the snowflakes and roses in this closeup??


Recipe:
Main image: Inkadinkadoo Tin Can Mail, inked with Brilliance pearlescent ivy ink;
Sentiment: LotV Christmas sentiment circles;
Papers: BasicGrey "Figgy pUdding", and a white self-coloured snowflake paper from my stash;
Supplies: pearls from The Hobby House, ribbon and glittered roses from my stash;
Tools: small classic circles and lacy circles nestabilities; "Make A Flake 2" shapeabilities.


I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Simon Says - Sketch
Wild Orchid #11 - An Old Fashioned Christmas
Ooh La la #68 - Christmas Song ("Oh Christmas Tree")
Wee Memories #34 - Christmas Song (as above)
Alphabet Challenge - F is for Foliage
Dutch Dare #92 - Christmas Card, Tag or Ornament
Colour Create #59 - Green, White & Grey
Paper Play #48 - Monochrome
Top Tip Tuesday #12 - Anything Goes

Gotta decide now whether to do more crafting today or whether to tackle the long overdue pile of ironing .... hmmm.... :-)

20 comments:

  1. Hi Pauline, lovely wintry feel about your card, matches this weather perfectly!

    Liz x

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  2. Wow Pauline what a gorgeous card I love monochrome cards
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi x

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  3. Hi Pauline and also Hi to a fellow 'footler'.
    I love your stamping and just wish I could find the time to do some.
    Thank you for joining us at OLL.
    Carol
    xx

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  4. Love the colors and those fab snowflakes! Thanks for playing with us Wee Memories girls!

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  5. Beautiful card :-) the image is fantastic and the papers and sentiment are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

    I know !! $50 !!! brilliant eh !! Heidi is so generous !! I wish the DT could enter too lol :-)

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  6. Oooh, Pauline! This is such a beautiful traditional card. I love the snowflakes with the flowers at the centre. We never did get to St Helen's - maybe in the New Year?! Before we know it it'll be April and time for Aintree - YAY!! xx

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  7. Hiya, and we're now teamies on Crafty Calendar as well, congrats!

    Liz x

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  8. Ohhh Pauline,What a wonderful card.

    Hugs Riet.x

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  9. This is a beautiful card Pauline xxx

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  10. Pauline
    So gorgeous your card. Elegant and traditional Christmas card. No more words.
    Thanks for playing us at DDCC.
    hugs and happy X-mas.
    Lena

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  11. Fab card love the snowflake flowers, if snow fell like this the UK would small gorgeous at the moment. Thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges.

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  12. WONDERFUL CARD LOVELY COLOURS AND SO WELL CRAFTED THANKS FOR PLAYING AT PAPERPLAY CHALLENGES
    Liz x

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  13. I love the green and white patterns!! Nice glitter too!!

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  14. Hi Pauline, great take on the colour create challenge hun,gorgeous images and design, hugs Liz xx

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  15. Gorgeous card Pauline - fab stamp, and the colours look great!
    Helen x

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  16. Gorgeous card - love the colours and the image is fab - Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges.
    Hugs Bev x

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  17. Love it! Thanks for joining us at DDCC.

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  18. This is absolutely beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

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  19. I love all the sweet little details on this card! Thanks for joining us this round at Creative Craft Challenges. Hope to see you there again soon! BTW, I have candy on my blog thru 12/8 if you're interested.

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  20. OH what a stunning card!! Just Gorgeous how you have used the colors and the details are perfect!
    Thanks for joining us at Colour Create, hugs Janielxx

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Thanks for looking, and for taking the time to leave a comment - I really appreciate it.
Pauline x