Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Winter trees

This card is a bit like the style of the previous ones shown here, but much simpler this time, using a Stitchy Bear digital image 'winter trees'. When I saw that this week's One stitch at a time challenge is 'Choccy's Christmas challenge' to use a Stitchy Bears digital stamp, I had a look on their site to see what I might purchase and the 'winter trees' seemed perfect to use with the brayer and Big & Juicy Happy Birthday (toned down by rolling on to rough paper a few times first. I put a post-it note circle for the moon before brayering and masked off the bottom for snow. In real life, the lower bit at the base of the tree looks far more pink than it does here.

It's hard to see the sentiment here because it's silver on grey, but it says 'Season's greetings'.

And, yes, this is my first Christmas card since Christmas!!

This is also for:

AiFactory 99: Christmas
Gingerloft 30: Christmas and winter
Incy wincy 126: winter wonderland
One stop craft 163: winter wishes
Digital Tuesday 141: winter wonderland
Paper pretties Monday challenge: winter wonderland
Fairytale 31: something simple
Everybody art 173: anything goes
Order of the opus gluei 120: I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Lexi 55: untraditional Christmas - no red or green
Stamp n doodle: it's Christmas
Crazy amigo: oh Christmas tree
Creative belli 133: merry Christmas
Friendship's garden 6: anything goes Christmas
Little darling 13: Christmas
Crafty purple frog: Christmas
PaperPlay 50: Christmas
Rainbow lady 184: white Christmas
Alphabet: W for white Christmas
Prairie fairy Fridays 68: holly jolly Christmas - no red or green
Raise the bar 86: it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Bee crafty: it's Christmas
Allways something creative 20: merry Christmas
Joanna Sheen 1: Christmas wishes
Bizzy becs: Christmas
St Luke's: let it snow
Christmas cards all year round: anything goes
Crafft room: anything goes
Top tip Tuesday 66: anything goes
Aud sentiments 44: anything goes
Crafts and me 66: anything goes
Let's craft and create 35: anything goes
My mum's craft shop 37: anything goes
Scrapbook sisters 66: anything goes
Digi doodle 88: anything goes
Secret crafter Saturday 166: anything goes
Mark's finest papers speedy the cat 87: anything goes
Party time Tuesday 48: anything goes
Make it Monday 69
Inspire me Fridays 38


  1. Wow..Hazel, this is gorgeous!

  2. Hi Hazel, what a beautiful winter scene you have created, absolutely stunning.


  3. A beautiful card Hazel. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Amazing! Thanks for joining us at FFF for our Holly Jolly Christmas challenge and good luck! :D

    Hugz and TFS,
    xx Tracey xx

  5. This is really magical, I love the simplicity of it. Thanks for joining us at Opus Gluei again, Hazel, we look forward to having you join us in 2012!

  6. Oh Hazel this is really beautiful card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  7. lovely winter card hazel, thanks for joining us again at Craft room Challenge, debi x

  8. Gorgeous card Hazel, thanks so much for playing with us at OSAAT this week.

    xoxo Marjo

  9. Perfect, Hazel, a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

  10. Fab card Hazel...love the moon! Thanks for playing with Fairy Fun Fridays!
    xxx Margreet

  11. Absolutely beautiful, nothing like getting organised for Christmas 2012. I have a couple of cards on the go too! Thank you for joining us on the JS Challenge & good luck, Jane (DT) x

  12. Stunning card Hazel.. Saw this on MIM..Loz

  13. This is beautiful Hazel, and so very elegant. I love the scene you've created. Good luck, and thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

  14. Well with all the Christmas themed challenges around at the moment how could you not! beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room good luck XOXO Zoe

  15. A beautiful card Hazel..
    Thanks for joining in with us at One Stitch At A Time for 'Choccys' Christmas Challenge'
    Good Luck !
    Hope to see you back for the next challenge :O)
    Choccy x

  16. Simply beautiful!

    Thank you for joining Anything Goes challenge at Top Tip Tuesday!

    Happy New Year!


  17. Love the brayering effect with the trees. Thanks for joining at Digi Doodle Shop this week. **Linda

  18. Stunning card and the image is so versatile, it could be used with lots of different sentiments. Thanks for joining us at AiFactory.

  19. Hi Hazel, this is stunning card!
    Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck!
    Happy New Year;-))m

  20. Your card is just gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle this week.xxx

  21. Fab card Hazel, love the silhouette. x

  22. Hazel this is gorgeous. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and well done for getting started on next years cards already!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge this week and don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could also win our Tipper Prize!

    Carol x

  23. That´s so very pritty! I love the wonderfull bagground! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  24. Love the trees. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week.
    Jen x

  25. what a lovely image :)
    liking your babs cards too :)

  26. Beautiful, elegant card.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week xx

  27. Thanks for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  28. A beautiful card. I love the background. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  29. Simple and elegant. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

  30. WOW that is one beautiful scene. Well done Hazel, I can't believe you're already making a start which next year's Christmas card batch, thanks for joining us at Friendship's Garden!

  31. Lovely winter scene Hazel..thanks for your continued support over at St Lukes


  32. Wonderful creation, thanks for sharing with us at ASC.

    Happy New Year!

    xoxo Clarissa

  33. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

  34. Hazel, a gorgeous wintry treat...in card form!! Thanks for joining us this week at our Paper Pretties Monday Challenge!

  35. absolutely gorgeous Hazel!!
    I'll be featuring you @ Inspire Me Fridays this week!

  36. Hazel: This is terrific! Pretty CAS card!
    Thanks for sharing it. And Happy New Year!
    ~darling Ho~FTC-DT

  37. it's wonderful! love those trees, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best, hugs martina

  38. it;s beautiful Hazel and inspires me to make a similar card. This would also be a good sympathy card which i always seem to need to have a stack of. Thank you for entering Speedy's the Cat's challenge this week. Good Luck to you. Happy New Year

  39. What an elegant card, I love the simple classic beauty of the trees against the sky and that moon is perfect.

    Thank you for always sharing such lovely projects with us at Opus Gluei.

  40. This is a fabulous wintery scene Hazel - thanks for playing along again.
    Tara (aka Craftilicious) x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

  41. Wow-what a beautiful card! Love the background coloring and the silhouetted trees.

  42. Beautiful card, thank you for sharing with us at OSCC. Happy New Year, Janet

  43. Sorry I'm just getting around to commenting on your fab creation now - it's been a very hectic but very enjoyable Christmas!
    Your card is absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog - our new challenge is now up and running!


  44. Hazel, it has been a very pleasurable experience seeing all your beautiful creations this year at OSAAT - thank you for being such a big part of OSAAT and joining us each week :)

    Have a very Happy New Year


  45. Love it, Hazel!
    Thanks again from Friendship's Garden!

  46. Love the brayer technique, that works so well with those trees. Lovely.

  47. Oh how I love your silhouette trees and the brayered sky is just perfect :)
    Thanks for your continued support at St Luke's and a Happy New Year to you.
    Jenny x

  48. Your card is Fabulous! Thanks for using one of my digi stamps. Happy New Year Hugs Sylvie xx

  49. This is absolutely gorjuss, love the colors together!!
    lotsa luv

  50. Gorgeous winter wonderland card thanks for joining at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

  51. Lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at MMCS
    Best Wishes
    Tracy x

  52. I love these elegant trees and pretty background..Thanks so much for joining our craft-room challenge..Esther xx

  53. so elegant!

    such pretty bird images! Great cards!

    Thanks for joining our challenge over at FGCB!

    Dena Jones
    FGCB DT Member


  54. Stunning creation, Hazel!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    xx Nela

  55. Gorgeous - thank you so much for joining us on Paperplay for this Challenge. Love all of your submissions. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  56. Have to say again, this is gorjuss, just been to MIM and had to come and congratulate you.........:))
    WOW girl, how do you do so many challenges in one, hats of to you!!
    lotsa luv

  57. Hi Hazel,
    This looks so elegant. It's gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter's Saturday Challenge.
    Andie xx

  58. Beautiful card thank you for taking part in this weeks 'Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge'
    Hugs Sonia xx


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