Sunday, December 16, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree

Recently I have had next to no crafting time, and a couple of wedding card "must makes", so I've made a few very simple Christmas cards; today's card is one of them.  I quite like it even though it doesn't have ANY of the elements I usually like on my cards, like an image or colour!  
 I've relied on the lovely textured papers I've used to give the card a bit of "Wow"... unfortunately it's hard to capture in photos.  The background, or "sky" paper is a watermarked silk type paper and the snow in the foreground uses more of the yummy Pebble Quartz paper I love - all bought from Starfish Lane my "go to" for speciality papers!  Matted on gold foil card.
I have cut the hills in two layers, mounting them on foam dots - of course that doesn't show either, and frankly I give up trying to photograph it!
The gold foil tree is a Memory Box die, I just love it! I cut the shape from card then heat embossed very fine Foxfire glitter on to it - very sparkly-arkly in real life :-)  adding the die cut to the top... note to self; put the gold card onto self adhesive paper BEFORE cutting fiddly dies, gluing this sucker on was aaaahhhhh!
The sentiment is a sticker, as is the star at the top of the tree, with a red rhinestone in the centre.
I used a stamp I've had for ages in the inside, it was a gift from my sister and I have no idea of its origin! It's stamped in Stazon Brown ink.
That's it for Simple Card #1 - Simple Card #2 will be posted tomorrow-ish, hopefully I'll get a bit more time now the kitchen reno has reached the point of slow down (as in it's got as far as it's going to get until after the holidays), though we're hoping to get the last cupboard (which was incorrect, unsurprisingly as it's a very awkward shape - we built the house when angled walls were all the go!) before Christmas so we can at least get the walls tiled.
Once again I've listed the challenges I'm going to enter, here they are:

Deep Ocean Challenge So This is Christmas
Allsorts Challenges Oh Christmas Tree
Aud Sentiments Anything Goes with a Christmas sentiment
Simon Says Challenge What's your favourite (tool, product etc; mine favouite embellishment is die cuts, my favourite tool is my Cuttlebug - to cut them!)
Paper Crafting Journey Christmas projects
Paper Play Challenges You're a Star (only one star here, on top of the tree, but still there IS a star!)
Craft Us Crazy Christmas makes, favourite embellishment (die cuts)
Winter Wonderland o Christmas Tree
Crafts 4 Eternity Blingtastic
Allsorts Challenges Oh Christmas Tree
Cupcake Craft Challenges Merry Little Christmas
Stamping Sensations Treemendous
Crafty Calendar White Christmas

Okay, I'll be back soon (hopefully tomorrow - hubby has finished work so MY work slows down too) Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Donna Mosley said...

Wow! this is a stunning card Donna, love the 'snow'.

Donna x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Donna :-) I love the CAS design and all the sparkle ,, absolutely stunning ! :-)

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

brenda said...

That is such an elegant Christmas tree Donna and makes such a gorgeous Christmas card.

Thanks so much for sharing your pretty card with us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month and Allsorts this week.

B x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creation just love the interpretation of the tree, thank you for playing along at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs and Xmas Wishes
Kate xx

Dragonlady said...

Love how you have used the peel off, great card. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

pinky said...

Donna that is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

Eulalia said...

Simple but truly elegant card!
Thank you to share with us on Deep Ocean Challenge.
xoxoxo Eulalia

Unknown said...

Such a cute and adorable christmas card! Love the colors and pretty details! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Debs said...

Super elegnat card - it really does have the wow factor.
Thanks for playing along with my challenge at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

TC said...

Great CAS card. Love it.
Thanks for joining us at Aud sentiments this fortnight.
Hugs TC x

Heather said...

A stunning card, I love your CAS design, fabulous colours and such wonderful textures, especially that beautiful tree.

Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

Mandy said...

Beautiful card Donna, I love all the texture and the tree is so pretty :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Guylaine Seyer said...

this is so elegant and sober. I love it!
Thanks for playing with us at Craft 4 Eternity with our Bling-Tastik challenge!

michele said...

Thank-you for sharing your fabulous project with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

Jo Channon said...

Thankyou for joining in the Allsorts Challenge this week with such a great design. It is so clean and classy. Happy Christmas Jo x

Sally H said...

How beautiful and Elegant! Thanks so much for joining in our Treemendous Challenge at Stamping Sensations and Good luck!

Francesca said...

beautiful, thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!