Sunday, 12 July 2015

Christmas Card Club - Trees

A very quick post from me as I've been really busy this will be sad to know that our "chucking the teddy bear in a parachute off the church tower" event had to be cancelled due to RAIN....... ah well, it was nice yesterday and we were at our friends garden party in Hampshire.  Great catching up.  Anyway enough of all that.

I regularly used to join in the fun at the Christmas Card Club where a few of us gals joined together to set a challenge between ourselves every two weeks.  If you would like to join in then scroll down the right hand side of my blog page and you will see a list of the girls' names.  Just contact Margaret "Dutchess" and she'll give you all the details.

This week the challenge is "Trees" set by Granmargaret and I just had to use my Sue Wilson Christmas Tree die again.  

I had a piece of coloured watercolour card in my scraps box which hadn't turned out as I wanted and thought it might come in handy for something else.  Well today is the day.  I die cut two ovals using TL Essentials ovals, one from purple card and one from gold which had been embossed and was also sitting in my bits box.  I die cut the tree and then sponged ink through whilst it was still in the die.  Added a few Liquid Pearl "drops" and a matching ribbon and here's another Christmas card done.

Hope you've all had a great weekend.

Happy crafting.


  1. Hello Karen, So very nice to see you again, and I adore this SW die. How very beautifully you have used it to meet this week's Trees Challenge. (I drool over SW dies! and this is one I don't have yet). Wonderful background - and what a super watercolor landscape look it is too. Liked the way you've used the 'word tree die' over the oval mat. A really pretty design too. So glad you joined us today, and hope to see you more often. TFS & Hugs

  2. Another lovely Christmas card Karen and I am tempted by that die


  3. Hi Karen
    Love that fabulous Tree.... Ordered it yesterday.... Thanks for the inspiration....
    Very hot here ... To much...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  4. What a lovely card with a very subtle but clever tree. Super non traditional colour combo too! Zx

  5. Fabulous colouring Karen. Love the Christmas tree die - it looks perfect on the oval background.
    Have a happy week - Sylvia xx

  6. Fabulous card Karen. I have been looking at this die for a while and talked myself out of buying it. Hugs Rita xxxx

  7. Gorgeous Christmas card design Karen, Love the SW tree die, fantastic colours and details.
    Hugs Pam x

  8. oh Karen this is just stunning, that background so sets off the rest of your composition....I gave in after seeing your other wonderful card and treated myself to this die yesterday at summer crafting...just wish I could do backgrounds....wonderful to see you back with us at CCC whenever you want xxxxx

  9. this is stunning Karen - really amazing - I love the background - beautiful xx

  10. Lovely to have you joining in again for the challenge Karen and a gorgeous creation too. Love the colours and that tree die is great.

  11. Shame about the teddy chucking! Love the card, the watercolour background works perfectly. Will have to look at that die 😀

  12. Nice to see you again at the club. Glad to hear the Teddy chucking didn't happen. Mine are all here quaking in their shoes. LOl. Gorgeous card and the colours are superb together. Hugs ValeryAnne.

  13. So elegant, Karen ... lovely use of that die ... and what a gorgeous watercolour background! Bet the teddies were disappointed! Anita :)

  14. Love the beautiful watercolour bg to have that stunning Christmas tree really shine, Karen!!!! The bow at the bottom is lovely!!!!
    So sorry to hear that you had to put off the teddy event!!! Hopefully next time the weather would be fine!!!
    Have a great Tuesday!!!

  15. Lovely to see you joining in the CCC again. What a gorgeous card and die! Carol xx


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