Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Under the tree

Woo hoo, another Christmas card in January. I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one who already started working on this year's Christmas cards, even though it's still 335 days until Christmas, lol.

I always find it hard to break into a new set of papers, esp. if I like them so much and even more so if these papers are double-sided. Which side to use? For this card I decided to work with the BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses collection, which I've had for some time but have only used on one card so far. All material for this card comes from this BG set, except for the base cardstock (from my stash), the gems (bought at Lakeland's in Edinburgh a few years ago) and some very old Kars fibre. I used foam pads to add dimension to the tree and stopper stickers and highlighted the string of pearls in the tree, the white stripes of the stopper and the strip of PP at the bottom with Sakura glaze pens (white and transparent).

The layout is based on the sketch over at Jingle Belles

I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
CCAYR - Non-traditional colours
Winter Wonderland - Easel card
CCC - #8 Colouring (optional)
BasicGrey Challenges - #61 Favourite things (gems)
Papertake Weekly - Happy highlighting (tree, stopper, blue "berries")
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes


  1. WOW, I LOVE your card!!! I'm partial to this colour, lol!!! Thanks for joining us this week at CCC and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  2. I love the double sided papers ... especially their great solids ... love how you used them in this sketchy design ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  3. such a pretty easel, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland this week with your lovely work
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  4. oh yes, basic grey always gives us that wonderful dilemma... but you have solved it brilliantly here with this amazing EASEL CARD version of kirsty's sketch! ♥FABULOUS♥!!!

  5. What a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

  6. Good for you getting started on those Christmas cards...something we will all wish we had done. Yours is beautiful.

    Thanks for the comment on my CCEE Stampers card and I am sure you can get their handmade flower made. It'll be fun working on it, I'm sure.

  7. Such a pretty Christmas card, one down not too many to go LOL Thank you for your visit and lovely comments, Gay xx

  8. very pretty card! thanks for joining us this week at CCC.

  9. Gorgeous!! Love the colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

  10. Love your gorgeous card, beautiful colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

  11. This is lovely - great colour combo! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenges this fortnight, Juliex