Wednesday 17 November 2021

I see trees of green ...

... and I think to myself, what a wonderful world!!

Yes I’m here again with another Christmas card using my new Lavinia stamps … you will be seeing a lot more of these as I enter the mad scramble phase for Christmas readiness!!

I decided to experiment with a green colour scheme instead of blue as per yesterday’s cards, using my new Speckled Egg and Iced Spruce DO’s and Versafine Clair in Rainforest. I also used my new Fir Cone Branch and Mini Holly stamps to partially frame the scene, and tried heat embossing my stars with Silver Pearl embossing powder … looks quite twinkly in daylight but not as impactful as white.  I also highlighted the edge of the moon and snowdrifts, tree branches and pine cones with my Sakura stardust pen - looks much more twinkly than in the picture!

Stamps: Lavinia “Small Fairy Fir Tree 2”, “Fir Cone Branch”, "Mini Holly", "Stars 1 Mini" and “Spirit of Christmas”; 
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Inks - Iced Spruce, Specked Egg, Cracked Pistachio; Versafine Clair - Rainforest; Sakura gelly roll pen - Stardust and red.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Classic Design Challenge (November) - Anything Goes (6th entry)
Crafty Catz #572 - Anything Goes with option Sparkle & Shine - TOP 3
Do Al(l) Kreatives #59 - Embossing Plus Frosty Times (2nd entry) - WINNER
Double D - Trees
Krafty Chicks #585 - Christmas (2nd entry)
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies #2146 - Anything Goes (2nd entry) - HONOURABLE MENTION
Simon Says (Monday) - Trees (2nd entry) - DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT
Simon Says (Wednesday) - Make Your Own Background
The Holly & Ivy #105 - Anything Christmas Goes (2nd entry)

Just got back from having my Covid booster jab, so I'm going to have a cup of tea and a chill out now, and hope that my arm won't be too sore to craft tomorrow!
Take care, and thanks for visiting.


Melanie Hungerford said...

What a beautiful card, your colors are so soft and peaceful. I love the sentiment too. Thanks for joining us at Krafty Chicks this week!

Caroline Cards said...

A beautiful card and I love the trees in the snowy landscape!
Thanks for sharing your creation at Do-Al(l) Kreatives for the Twister Sister Challenge and wish you good luck!
Caroline DT

Darlene said...

WOW this is just beautiful Pauline! Love your choice of color! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Trees’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Diane said...

Beautifully created with all your pretty details! Thank you for joinin gour challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

coldwaters2 said...

Another stunning creation Pauline it is like a work of art you are so clever
lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant project, STUNNING design for our current challenge,TREES… Thanks for joining in at [aNNie Designer for Double D challenges{My Blog}

Bonnie Lynn said...

Wow! Your card is so serene, yet powerful. Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Doris Klein said...

This is also a wonderful winter creation!

Thanks for playing along with our Do-Al(l) Kreatives Challenge and good luck!

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Sarn said...

Another beautiful Christmas card. Looks like those two DO inks work REALLY well together. Will have to try that combo!
Hugs, Sarn x said...

Beautiful Christmas card love Alison

samantha's cards said...

What a delightful Christmas card, thanks for playing along with us at THAIC.

@d_e_crafts said...

Pauline this is fabulous. I love the monochrome feel to this card. It is just beautiful. Thank you for joining us at TTCRD.


Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Pauline :-) the whole design of this is GORGEOUS!!!

Congratulations you have won the $25 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.
Please email us.

Lols x x x

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is gorgeous. Love your colour choices and great layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

sweetpea said...

Beautiful card. Love the soft blue colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Crafty Catz challenge Janet GDT