Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Have yourself a happy little Christmas tree!

The current challenge over at Less is More is to use designer paper on your card - so I set to and made a couple of these, both the same:
I used:

- 6" x 6" white card blank with the top right hand corner rounded

- a silver gel pen for the cords and little bows - I did those first and worked out the positions so that the fir tree bough and the baubles would be lined up properly when they were added

- a plain green snippet for the tree bough, die cut using a Marianne Creatables die 'LR0181'

- baubles die cut from a purple patterned snippet suing SU's 'Holiday Ornaments' framelits dies, and small snippets of silver card die cut with the same dies for the 'caps'

- sentiment was stamped using Memento 'Elderberry' and a sentiment stamp from the Woodware 'Tipsy Tree' set

Two more for the box and they were quick and easy too.

Of course I'm also linking this card into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November, where it's always 'Anything Goes'.

I'm gonna whisper this, today (Tuesday as I type) is the best I've felt in a week - no trampolining for me just yet but I think this ole gal's back might finally be improving - fingers crossed! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments, the best medicine possible!



Loll Thompson said...

Glad to hear that your back is feeling better today Di!

Love your DP ornaments ... so pretty. Loll xx

MaryH said...

Lovely, lovely. Thanks for the tip on doing the line first. So happy to hear (whispering back at ya) that you felt some better today. Must be all those good thoughts us Playmates are sending your way. (Hope so anyhoo). Trying to get back for commenting at the Playground,scrambling for the Hop assignments and all the everyday chores. I want to have time to enjoy all the beautiful cards when I pop in. And I WILL! Hugs & TFS

scrappymo! said...

Glad to hear there is a little improvement...delight in small things I say!!!

Your card is so pretty. love the idea of running the silver lines up under the branch and drawing the loopy bows! Looks great.

Annie said...

So glad to hear the back is improving for you Di and those gorgeous little girls in the last post are amazing.
A x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Woot woot . . . so pleased to hear you're feeling better Di.

Super festive card, not surprised you made 2 of 'em as it's a great design.

Sarn xxx

Helen said...

Love this card. I have a bauble die and have been struggling for inspiration till I saw this xxx

Chrissie said...

Sweet card Di!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Anonymous said...

Yay, *gentle hugs* Di, great to hear you're starting to recover. Keep on taking it easy for a few more days, we don't want any relapses! Very pretty card too.


Hettie said...

Gorgeous card there Miss. Can I come and pinch some of your cards please?

Hettie said...

PS, the fact that your back is dare I say it, better, does that mean I should cancel the zimmer in Bath then?

Di said...

No Sam, keep the zimmer in reserve. It's only a slight improvement :(

Hugs, Di xx

Pat said...

A relatively simple card but those added little touches take it from being nice to being special. I think the silver gel pen for the cord is an excellent idea. Thank you for your lovely comments.

Susanne Vargas said...

Very pretty, Di! Love the swirls and stars in the ornaments!
Hope your back continues to improve!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I was going to say that you did not use designer paper on your card! But then I see how you did. Very sneaky slipping in. Happy day to you, ma'am.

Jean Straw said...

Love your CAS card, the purple baubles are great and the silver pen works so well for the ties. The Elderberry ink pad is one of my favourites too.
I'm pleased to hear that there s some improvement with your back.
Jean x

Sue - said...

Lovely card Di. Glad your back is improving, don't go and overdo it.

Kathleen said...

Move closer as I am whispering this too, hope you are right and that the back is on the mend, fingers crossed for you.

NOW, I am shouting, great card, love the baubles and paper you have used on them.

Kath x

Karen Petitt said...

Psst, you don't let on when you think that, wait til it's better, just so you don't jinx it!
Beautiful card, perfect for LIM. Gentle hugs and do go charging around doing stuff xx

Jules said...

Hi Di

So pleased you are feeling a little better.

Beautiful card. That sentiment goes perfectly with your branch and baubles!

Love Jules xx

Elizabeth said...

Oh, Di, sorry to read that you've been in pain with your back while I've been out of touch ... I can't turn my back for a minute! Great card, with a lot of thought put into the design too. It seems you are making two of every 'C' card ... one way of making sure you have plenty come the day :) Hope your back recovers completely soon. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Mrs A. said...

Still wearing my paper bag!. Nearly worn the keys out on me keyboard. Love the pieced baubles. Still haven't touched my bauble dies yet. So much to do so little time. Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for November - hope to see you again soon. x