Monday, 30 April 2012

Simply a Christmas tree

The challenge for April on Christmas cards all year round was to use this photo as inspiration:

I printed out some of this pattern and then cut our the tree shape with a nestability, mounting on to gold mirror card and cutting round leaving an edge.

I've used the sketch for Papertake 67:

Papers are from my Christmas offcuts box - the far background was free with a magazine, the next paper is MME lost and found and I've also used a piece of gold foiled embossed card with holly etc. So this is another card for Pixie's crafty snippets 18.

It's also for:

Deep ocean 24: use punches/dies
Paper pretties 203: clean and simple
Phindy's Friday 103: clean & simple
Tuesday throwdown 95: use some sparkle (difficult to see, but as well as the foiled/mirror card the red stars are glittered
4 crafty chicks 87: no stamping zone
Amusing challenges (Stamped blessings): anything goes
Lollipop crafts 78: anything goes
Paper playtime 73: anything goes
Creative Mondays (always crafting) 7: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Make it Monday 87
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17


  1. Gorgeous! What a great idea. Just love this layout. Best, CG

  2. Beautiful papers and great card design . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  3. Fabulous Hazel, love the idea of cutting the photo inspiration to fit your snippets card. I love it! Di xx

  4. Beautiful card Hazel! Pretty papers!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  5. I saw your card on MIM... it really caught my eye! Really like your concept.

  6. What a fun twist for the theme - great card. :) Thank you so much for joining me this week for my Amusing Challenge!

  7. Lots of lovely shiny layers and I love how your tree paper almost matches exactly the inspiration photo! Saw you at MIM.

  8. What a fabulous idea Hazel! Pretty papers! Gorgeous card!

  9. Hi Hazel

    Beautiful Christmas card. I love the border of gold around the tree.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  10. Clever care Hazel. Love the ornament filled tree. Thanks for joining us for the CAS challenge at Phindy's Place.


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