Tuesday, 26 November 2013

More Christmas cards

The Shabby Tea Room's current challenge is

The inspirational photo shows 
a cup of cocoa and festive treats.
I thought 'warm winter wishes'  from the Bugaboo MSChristmas tags!

The card must contain red white and brown.
Red and white - I thought gingham!

Here's my card:


A simple easel card using the red card and gingham to decorate and make the 'stopper'.
I coloured the tag with only brown and a little red for the robin.
I added a few reindeer, Candy Bonbon and gems.

As well as the
I am also submitting this to

So...back to trees (this years general theme for my Christmas cards!)

And this time I decided on a folded tree.
There is a tutorial for one on Splitcoaststampers

Basically you take a semicircle and fold it to make a tree.
I don't have any huge circular nesting dies so I drew around a tea plate!


I had a preshaped crad base to start - I cut and matted a matching shape out of some
 Papermania 12 days of Christmas.
I punched two holes to tie the ribbon through.
I found some golden cardstock with which to make the trees and back the sentiment.
I embossed some gold paper stars and cut them out roughly -
 these were added to the top of the trees.
The shape of the folds were defined with rhinestones.

I am submitting this to 

This card didn't really meet my criteria of being light and easy to post...
so these were my next versions...


 This time I used double sided paper which added another dimension!

I then went on to a white on white (or ivory) version:


I used an edge embossing die to first emboss my card blank.
I tried it with the mistletoe pointing both up and down - but I prefer this way.
I added rhinestones, a small star and NOEL in sparkly foam letters.

I am going to submit this to 

Happy Crafting!



17 comments:

  1. Very pretty. Love you tree with the pearls

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  2. All of your creations are darling...Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

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  3. I've never made one of these trees but now that I have some circle framelits, I need to try it! I love the addition of the pearls around the edges of the tiers! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  4. Hi Susan. Love your folded trees with the pearl garlands. So pretty. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  5. Your folded tree is fabulous! The peals are the perfect embellishment.

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  6. Great cards, Susan. Your folded tree card is so elegant with the pearls. (I really must try making this tree!) Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  7. I love your card with red gingham - a great Christmas card. And all your tree cards look fab.
    Gwyneth
    From the SDD FB Group Blog Ladder

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  8. Wow I love the folded trees - beautiful!

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  9. Susan, this is piece of art :) Thank you for joining TSTR challenge !

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  10. Very pretty cards, I love all the pearls on the trees. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  11. Pretty cards...I love the pearly tree! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

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  12. Thanks for entering these delightful cards for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x

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  13. Oh Susan. I love your trees with the pearls. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  14. Neat trees! Love your version for Merry Monday!

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  15. Super cute! I love the trees you created and the pearls are a gorgeous finish.

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  16. Those trees are wonderful and I love the pearls great take on the challenge.

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  17. Ab fab cards. Susan!

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
    xx

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