Thursday, 14 November 2013

Modern Christmas tree

Modern in my eyes (although my in-house critic used the BIG and very grown-up word 'contemporary' when he saw it). The blue is so like traditional 'Wedgwood Blue' - and I found it in the snippets folder:
I used:

- A6 pearlescent white card blank

- iridescent silver card, topped with a layer of pearlised white card which had been embossed using SU's 'Square Lattice' folder

- the tree was made in two layers, one using white pearlescent card and a Memory Box 'Winterland' tree die then the backing layer used the Wedgwood blue card snippet and the matching 'Winterland Background' die. I've had the scrolled 'Winterland' die for ages but only recently got the background die - that finally spurred me into using a die I'd always been wary of :) I can now see loads of combinations and uses for these - wahoo, money well spent

- the 'tub' for the tree was punched using SU's 'Large Oval', and the bottom trimmed flat

- sentiment is by Craftwork Cards, mounted onto the very last of that lovely blue card

- three clear sparkly gems in the bottom right corner

I'm entering this into the current Jolly Holly challenge, which is 'Oh Christmas Tree' this week. It's a new challenge to me and looks like good fun.

And it's also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November, where it's always 'Anything Goes' - I forgot to add yesterday's card and don't want Mrs A to be out of a job this month as Guest Designer, so here's another one for you to comment on missus :)

Doubled up wiv me back here right now, but will add more to tomorrow's post about today's tree in reply to some comments already left. See you then - grin, I might be lying on the floor typing though!



Carol L said...

THis is just lovely Di! I have this die and it doesn't cut well, so I rarely use it, but yours turned out beautiful! I love the soft blue color!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yummo, that Wedgewood blue with the white is scrumpdiddlyicious, Di! Could you show us sometime what you mean by the two dies? I think I get it ... saves you piecing back in the cut out bits? But I'm not sure. Whatever you did, it's fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell

Sue - said...

Very pretty in those cool blues.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very contemporary and COOL!
Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Such an elegant card Di I love it! colours are fab too lots of huggles Sue xx

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Love this Di - the pearlscent card hold ef designs fabulously and the silver card looks like a rainbow - so pretty and that die is on my wish lists all over the place... Hugs Mxx

Hettie said...

Bootiful Miss just bootiful. Love that blue shade too.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Fantastic card with modern tree
hugs Tamara

Karen Petitt said...

That is beautiful! Love the embossed background and the die cut tree is fab x

Annie said...

Such a pretty blue Di. Really hope that back improves very soon. Check out my blog tomorrow :-)
A x

scrappymo! said...

Oh no! I hope your back feels better soon.
Years ago I had a doctor who believed in lying on the floor...I know you prolly meant it as a joke...but he was serious...and his advice sometimes did help. You lie on the floor and put your knees over the arm of the couch so that your feet are close to the couch cushions. You sort of look like you are in traction from the knees.
It does help depending on what is wrong...I had more than a 50% chance of improvement using his theory. About 20 minutes if I remember correctly.

Your card is lovely. That is a fabulous EF by the way.
Love your MB tree with the double is very elegant looking.
I have ne more crafty project to submit to Pixies and then I am off to try to make a stamped image Christmas card before the gates close!

cm said...

Sore back = ouch! I empathize with you, as my back sometimes takes on a mind of its own, announcing its presence most clearly. And we won't even discuss the sciatic nonsense! Typing whilst prone on the floor = recipe for a GREAT photo!! Your lovely Wedgewood blue double cut swirled tree is stunning! the pearlescent paper border + the embossed background complements it beautifully. Gorgeous! Thank you x 10000 for your encouraging, delightful and hilarious comments on my three-card post today. You sure know how to make a newcomer feel welcome! Day officially given 'sparkle' status, all because of you!! Hugs!

MaryH said...

WARNING: --ooh, oooh, more enabling. When I get a chance, I'm hunting to see if I have the MB die, cuz I know I don't have the background one! This is just beautiful with your pearl paper and the WW blue. You're just a genius with the colors. Contemporary..yep, so 'tis. I'm trying to catch up on reciprocal comments, then will try to get back to enjoy some Playground time. I saw some beauties..but no time to linger. TFS & Hugs

Jean Straw said...

I love the blue and white in your card, so pretty.I like the two layer die cut, the backing really brings the swirly one to life.
Jean x

Kathleen said...

Try again, don't know where my first comments went.
Fabulous card and I love the shimmer paper of the pot looks really great and while I have this die I have never really used because the tree always looked to be floating on air and thicko me never thought of putting a pot under it. I shall view this die in a different light in future and may get some of my moneys worth from it.
Thanks for the inspiration.

Has Len tried walking on your back, thanks supposed to be good!.

Kath x

Sandra H said...

This Di is just so beautiful elegant too x

Hazel said...

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

vicki said...

gorgeous so pretty and elegant! you make me chuckle reading your blog posts he he!!

vic x

MaryH said...

Oops, just left a comment on your later post re your well being, and then read through this one again, to see that you have a back problem. Guess I didn't read this one as thoroughly as I should have, first go round. Take it easy, all things can wait til you feel easier once more. Hugs

Meighan Wheller said...

Love the Christmas tree image Diane and the shimmer from the silver paper. A lovely card - thank you for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Kind regards Meighan DT

Bianca said...

You have made such a lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge! xx Bianca

Mrs A. said...

Got me official woolly hat on today as it is so darn cold here.
Typing as fast as my fingers will let me to catch up. Adorable indeeedy and very wedgewood and would that be a noo die you have purchased by any chance! Thank you for joining in at Crafty Hazelnuts Extra this month. Hugs Mrs A. (GDT).