Friday, 29 November 2013

oh Christmas tree

A wee while ago I was lucky enough to win a marianne die from Lothian crafts. Many will know I don't have many dies and am relatively new to die cutting and how to use them so I still find them a bit of a challenge.

This one i was inspired by Mandy at a sprinkling of glitter who has a similar if not the same die, her card has green  and white accents but it did give me an idea .

I decorated my tree by by firstly rubbing with versamark ink and embossing with holographic powder, it just adds a little sparkle. I then added some 'baubles' that were magazine freebies ages ago.

I kept it quite simple and added more of my fiskars snowflake embossed paper and some white ribbon and hand tied bow. The sentiment is a peel-off . I think it makes quite an elegant card so thanks Mandy for the inspiration and Lothian crafts for making me a winner.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:- 

Lothian crafts monthly challenge-use a marianne die
live and love crafts-photo inspiration
try it on tuesdays-white on white
glitter and sparkle-show us some snow
ribbon carousel-holidays and celebrations
make my monday-contempory christmas
crafty ribbons- anything goes
ali craft-all white


Anonymous said...

Pretty embossed background, very sweet
Hugs Julie P

Meggymay said...

A lovely White on White card, the tree looks wonderful. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Lothian Crafts Online.

Jacqueline said...

A great Christmas card - thanks so much for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Pamela said...

Congratulations on being the winner last month Julye. A great use of your new die. I too am fairly new to die cutting. I've used embossing folders for years but not dies. I was thrilled to bits when Elaine chose me to be on the Design Team. Thanks for joining in the challenge again this month - you never know that new die may be useful in December's challenge!
DT member for Lothian Crafts.

Unknown said...

A great card Julye, loved the tree
Thank you for sharing with us on the Ali-craft blog challenge, think you just managed to get your card in before it shut
Best of luck
Ali x

Kylie said...

Beautifully done! LOVE your holiday card for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Eulanda said...

Great for you for sticking with the dies. Keep it up. You'll love it!! Thanks so much for joining our Christmas inspiration challenge at Live and Love Crafts and hope to see you play again!
LLC Designer

Unknown said...

Hi Julye,
Great WOW card! Have fun with your dies...but watch out they soon become an addiction! :-) Thanks for joining us at LLC for our Christmas challenge.

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts

carol said...

fabulous card, very CAS
Thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol