Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Bringing home the Christmas greenery

This is my first card for the mid-month inspiration for Christmas cards all year round challenge for October 'getting ready for Christmas'. Please click on the link and see the lovely festive crafting of the rest of the team and, hopefully, join in the challenge - you still have plenty of time.

And don't forget:

'This can be anything associated with the preparations for Christmas - presents, baking, Christmas lights, trimming the tree etc.

For something a little different this month we will have two challenges running at the same time.
The first challenge will be a single card challenge and we will be drawing a random prize winner and our top three from here.

The second challenge will be for those who make a set of five cards.

You may make five cards the same or five different ones, you just need to upload a photo clearly showing five.
Now you can enter both challenges but you cannot enter one of your five cards in the single entry challenge. '

For my card I've used an offcut of Hunkydory card with the tartan border on to which I mounted an oval image of children bringing home some Christmas greenery. The tied ribbon is a piece from a lot that I bought some years ago now (sadly, not much of it left). Flowers are prima and the sentiment circle is Craftwork cards.

This is also for:

Pixie's snippets playground week 94
Use it Tuesday 65: scraps, pieces, odds and ends
Hiding in my craft room 119: super scraps Saturday
There she goes 229: be prepared - Christmas
Deep ocean 62: Christmas
Crafting by designs: anything goes with ribbon or lace
Quirky crafts 21: favourite things - making Christmas cards, ribbon, flowers
Cards galore October: flowers
Whimsy 64: shabby chic/vintage
Everybody art 249: ribbon
Bunny Zoe October: ribbon
Shopping our stash 123: oldest ribbon (have had this for years)


  1. Hazel,
    I love the image you've used on your card. Very vintage and festive. And I can completely understand why you would be upset about not having much of that ribbon's gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us at HIMCR this week and good luck!
    Hiding in My Craft Room Design Team
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts
    My Blog Candy

  2. beautiful card! I love the image :) I'm so fond of vintage! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday this week.
    Tammy DT

  3. Another lovely card, Hazel. I love the candles one and the church one as well. As usual you have been very busy.

  4. This is a very sweet card and that is just gorgeous ribbon. Nice pairing.

  5. Love your traditional card x

  6. Beautiful card Hazel - love the image. Funny, I'm seeing loads of challenges I'd love to enter while I'm away from the craft room - always the way!

    And that ribbon really is stunning, I've spotted it being carefully used by you for some time now and even though there's not much left you really have used it wisely!

    Hugs, Di xx

  7. Lovely traditional card Hazel - love that ribbon!

  8. Very sweet image and love the tartan strip to the left!

  9. Great idea for a series of Christmas cards and beautifully done!! x

  10. Such a lovely vintage card - that ribbon is really stunning! Thanks for playing along with us at TSG!

  11. SO pretty - love the vintage image and the ribbon goes with it perfectly!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica :)

  12. beautiful card thanks so much for joining us at Bunnyzoes this month
    hugs sara x x


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