Thursday, 30 May 2013

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - use white

Thankfully it's a little bit or a lot of white to be used over at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. And I'll also be entering my card into Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge Extra - which is always 'Anything goe so long as it's for Christmas'. I'd have LOVED to make an all white card but just knew that as a first try it would take me ages. However, I've been itching to use a new Christmas Tree die set for months so this is what I came up with - and it was so easy I made two the same, despite other pressing things to be doing:
I used:

- A6 white linen affect card

- trimmed piece of scenic backing paper from Fizzy Moon's 'Festive Fun' pack

- Christmas tree die cut from sparkly white card - the die set is by Dee's Distinctively and is called 'Snow Covered Stacker Tree - small'

- punched snowflakes from the same white sparkly card

I'll be running round today, checking lists and buying wine for nibbles and drinkies in my room before dinner over the school reunion weekend - a long established tradition to kick start the evenings. Now where did I put those mahooooosive plastic wine glasses?

The big down side is that my bestest buddy (from when we were both aged 13) won't be there as she's not been well :( I know you peek in here Moira - we know where you live and will be 'bringing the circus' up to you before many weeks have passed as agreed, that's a promise.Or even a threat - you don't get away from us THAT easily :) Big hug to you meanwhile Moira!



Mary said...

Very nice use of white. Your tree die is to die that was corny, but I couldn't help myself. Have a wonderful weekend.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous winter card Di,
have a great day
hugs Tamara

Kath said...

Fab card Di. Hope your arrangements for the weekend are going well.
Kath x

tilly said...

that's a fab tree, have a wonderful time at the reunion, hope they like your gifts

Sarn said...

Love this little cuties. Nice die cut tree Di!

Have a Happy Reunion . . .

Sarn xx

Bonnie said...

I LOVE this tree, Di! A beautiful Christmas card!

Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Di, love the white Christmas tree. Sorry to read that your friend won't make it - I wish her a speedy recovery and hopefully she will be at the bash next year. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

Must have that die Di (gotta up Mary!s comment). Never heard of them before . Hugs Mrs a.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

fab card and yes that die! and agree with Mary!! and the "six times commenter" Mrs. A. - still chuckling from post up above..have superb Reunion Shaz in oz.x

MaryH said...

Ooh, I recognized that die!!! And how lovely it turned out for you on this card. Sure did look mah-vy with the reds...Your whites just sparkled. Great card & I'm amazed you had the time. I think I'll have you coordinate my next trip, if you will. Sorry to hear your BFF won't be at your reunion, but hope ya'll get to visit later & enjoy. Hugs

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, Di and way to go to make two - looks a good die - thanks for sharing this for both of my CHNC challenges x

Rose said...

lol this image made me chuckle :)
super card!!! so glad you linked up with CHNC Extra this month
Rose GD

Sandy said...

So pretty - I love red and white cards!!