Thursday 28 July 2011

Christmas wreath

Sometimes, you think you have an idea for a card, but it just does not come out right. And sometimes the end result surpasses what you had in your head. That's exactly what happened with this card.
The general idea for the wreath with the ribbon roses came from a book by Erica Fortgens, 101 Ideas for Embroidery on Paper, but instead of the embroidered leaves in between the roses, I used a Marianne Design holly stamp. I also cut out a circle to creat a see-through to the sentiment inside, which comes from a collection of free clipart called Arthur's Clipart Collection. After printing it, I cut it out using a nestability. The red ribbon is from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jingle Belles – Oh HOLE-y Night!
Bah! Humbug! – Beads
CCAYR – Mainly white + bling
Winter Wonderland – Holly and/or ivy
Less is More – Button(s) or Ribbon(s)
ABC Christmas Challenge – O is for Older image


  1. oh HOLE-y wow, YES! that is GORGEOUS!!! what a beautiful wreath of roses and the holly stamp just totally makes it! absolutely AWESOME concept and perfectly executed!!! LOVE it! <3

  2. That wreath is oh-so-fabulous ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

  3. Absolutely stunning ... love your ribbon flowers with beaded centres. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  4. Stunning card and I love those roses, well done. You can view my card here

  5. so very lovely! the roses are gorgeous

  6. This is really lovely very eyecatching x

  7. Oh my this is really pretty ... wonderful card ... thanks for joining in with my theme this week at JB

  8. Your card is fabulous .... and so very very clever!! I just love the flowers made from ribbon. Well done!!!

  9. oh this is just so beautiful - wish I was on your Christmas list.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  10. great take on this weeks challenge at the Winter Wonderland and beautiful creation, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx

  11. Hi Marianne, what a gorgeous card. I love your beautiful roses and the holly stamp looks fab. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  12. This is a fabulous card Marianne, but you have linked it to more challenges than our Guidelines allow at Less is More, where we have a maximum of 5 challenges for each submission!
    Do join us again, we'd love to see more of your superb work!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  13. Oh wow, this is so beautiful! So pleased you shared it over at Bah Humbug xx

  14. WOW - your wreath is FABULOUS!! I just love it.

  15. What a gorgeous card - those roses are fab!

    Thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge this week for our 'O is for Old' Challenge :)

    Carol x

  16. Beautiful card - very elegant!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  17. Another fabby card!! great job! Thanks for playing along with us on the
    ABC Christmas Challenge
    hugs Samantha