Saturday, 10 November 2012

Simple Sparkle

I gotta tell ya - I'm feeling pretty smug today ;-)
After having a little panic yesterday about how behind I am with my Christmas cards, 
I came up with a design I am really happy with. 
I feel a production line coming on!

It needs a bit of tweaking - 
I think I will just stamp the sentiment right on the card - 
and if I squish the bow down a little, I might get away with 'normal' postage :-)


The tree was made really simply with nested pennant dies and then bejazzled with red and sparkly gems.
I admit the bow was an afterthought - but is so belongs on there ;-)
The trickiest bit of the whole thing for me, was stamping the sentiment. 
The text is in 2 lines on the stamp and it was fiddly to ink it up to get a clean message. 
If anyone knows of  a pretty 'Merry Christmas' stamp, I am on the look out for one.



Challenges.
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Winter Holiday and Ribbon.
I know there's only a small piece of ribbon on my card, but it really finishes off the look.
Oozak - Winter Vibes
Southern Girls - Christmas Projects
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Anything Goes (Holiday)

Right - now I am off to have a trial run of making some chocolate, nut fudge.
Have a great weekend everyone. xxx

15 comments:

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous the little tree is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Roma said...

Fab card ,lovely design ,love it with the gems & ribbon x

Faye said...

You do this style of card so well Caroline. I wish I could pull this off. Fabness. X

catherine said...

This looks such a fantastic style of card Caroline and a very clever idea. Makes for a really stylish card. hope you have a good weekend
x catherine

Fabiola said...

hello, your card is so cute and nice, lovely C&S look, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week, biz

Lee said...

Oh Caroline,you are sooooo clever.It's gorgeous hun.Hugs xx

sassy said...

wow caroline this is just so beautiful.....stunning card hugs sassyxx

Debs said...

Fab CAS card - love the design and the tree is sooooooo sweet.
Love the sound of the chocolate nut fudge - yum yum.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

chrissy xx said...

Yes! It's a GORgeous Christmas Tree. LOve your design too.
Thank you soooo much for joining us this week at CSAYL.
Chrissyxx

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Love your sweet and simple Christmas tree card! Wonderful work! Thanks for joining the Think Christmas Challenge at Southern Girls!

Kathleen
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Very cute Christmas/winter idea! Thank you for playing with us on Southern Girls Challenge!
Carolyn, DT

Sharon Caudle said...

Fabulous project! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly! Hope you join us again soon!
hugs, Sharon

pollyspaper said...

This is a fun and festive card. Thanks for playing along at Really Reasonable Ribbon Winter Challenge. Regards...Ginny from Polly's

Marlou McAlees said...

loooove this one!! how did you do the heart border? its fab!! :) x

cabio's craft corner said...

Delightful and fun winter card. Thank you so much for joining us at Oozak's Challenge. Hope to see you again for the next ones :o)
Hugs,
Cabio