Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Oh Christmas tree

I received my Papercraft Inspirations magazine through the post today (I keep meaning to cancel the subscription, but never seem to getting round to doing it) - anyway, there was a 'free' chipboard tree, twine and some stickers with gems with it and I thought I would use them rather than put them away forever.

So this is a card for Always playing with paper merry Monday sketch 30:

I used snippets from my Christmas offcuts box, so this is another card for Pixie's crafty snippets 35.

The red glittered panel on the left is a piece left over from a Christmas cracker a couple of seasons ago, so this is for Little red wagon 147: upcycle, also Our creative corner: recycle it with a pop of green (twine around the branches).

This is also for:

Crafty creations 184: gems and twine
The crafty pad 185: twine
Alota 89: tree challenge
Creative card crew 18: Christmas
Willow sketchie: Christmas in August
Challenge up your life 76: Christmas in summer
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Rudolph day August
Frosted designs fabulous Friday: chipboard
Waste not Wednesdays 28 - using up snippets
Everybody art 202: anything goes
Craft your days away 52: anything goes
Make it Monday 104
Inspire me Fridays 73
52 card pickup week 34
DL.ART Birthday Linky party


  1. Great use of your freebies Hazel.

    Thanks for entering a second time.
    Good luck.

    Sarn xxx

  2. Hello Hazel
    Great Christmas Tree, by adding the twine you have given a tactile feel to the card and it creates such interest, your busy Bg is jolly and fun, just love it.
    Thanks for joining us at OCC this week, we are pleased to see your work.

  3. Oh, nice! I have quantities of magazine freebies, I always put them away thinking 'one day I'll use them.' But I really should follow your example and use them straight away!! Your Christmas card is just classic! Love it!

    love Mags B x

  4. Super cute Christmas card, Hazel! Love that there is so much to look at on your card! The deer & ornaments are adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  5. Way to recycle an old Christmas cracker!
    Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

  6. Well done to you for using Christmas stuff straight away! Love the Christmas cracker and twine. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

  7. Great card Hazel missed those freebies, love the tree and twine.
    Fabulous card.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  8. Lovely card. Thanks for posting your card with us at the Creative Card Crew.

  9. This is fab Hazel and what a good girl using freebies and things from previous Christmas's. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Day's Away and good luck.


  10. Gorgeous card....thanks for playing again with Willow Sketchie!
    xxx Margreet

  11. Hazel, how wonderful! I loved that you still had something from a couple seasons ago to recycle..that's terrific that you've held on to items that you know some day will have crafty potential. As Sue said, the green pop of twine gives even greater texture and visual to your beautiful tree. Nicely done.

    Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner and Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  12. I love your Christmas tree Hazel.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Happy Birthday Linky Party.
    DIANA L.

  13. Very nice card, what a neat use of twine on your wonderful tree. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  14. Your DP made me laugh! Sometimes I feel like all I DO at Christmas is "nibble and chew yummy treats" during Christmas! Thanks for sharing your Art at Creative Card Crew this challenge. Good luck.

  15. Another gorgeous card. Love the way you used your twine. Great papers.
    Thanks for joining Craft Your Days Away.
    Hugs Berit

  16. What a pretty tree, Hazel! I love the decorations and the star on the top! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  17. Great Christmas Card Hazel and a wonderful choice of materials! Love the bright colour combination. Saw it on MIM.
    Stamping Shanni

  18. Such a lovely Christmas card Hazel - love it! Di xx

  19. I do love this card - great way to make use of the freebies, love the twine around the branches! Thanks for sharing at The Crafty Pad this week. Estelle xx

  20. Fabulous card Hazel - love how you have used the twine. :)
    Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad Twine Challenge this week. :)

    Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

  21. Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

  22. Love the card ;) thanks for joining the Alota Rubberstamps Challenge :) hugs Ria

  23. Fantastic use of those freebies, perfect colours for Xmas. Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew

    hugs Vicky xxx

  24. Great card Hazel, I love the way you've used your twine!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at The Crafty Pad this week for our Twine Challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  25. Great card, wonderful use of the freebies. I would love to invite you to join us at The Lollipop Ladies if you are looking for a new challenge blog - http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/

  26. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  27. Such a lovely Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at the creative card crew for our challenge. Good Luck!
    I have blog candy available through Sept if you are interested!

  28. such a lovely Christmas card Hazel, the bakers twine looks great around the tree

    Thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along :)

  29. Wow Hazel, love that you re-used some materials for this creation...it is wonderfully unique! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!


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