Sunday, 21 July 2019

Christmas Card Club - Card 15/2019 - Trees

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and that the sun is smiling for you.

It's time for another Christmas Card Club Challenge and today's theme, chosen by Christine, is 'Trees'. The following cards were made using stuff out of a box of bits and bobs, most of which are the results of trying out new goodies in a moment of enthusiasm and then doing nothing more with them. Result - I'm feeling quite virtuous today.
For this card, it's the background that was found in the box. It's just a piece of white cardstock spattered with Heidi Swapp's Gold Color Shine - lovely stuff. I've over stamped, and embossed with gold powder, trees from the Winter Wonderland stamp set that was magazine gift - I've forgotten which and when. Before I added the topper to the card front I created an embossed gold edging all the way around the front - I didn't have any gold cardstock so had to think of another way to give the topper a gold background. 

These two cards used up two embossed panels found in the box.
Pale amber gems decorate the tree - sadly the camera had difficulty picking them up against the gold. 
The two shades of pink gems show up better on this topper. The embossing folder used was another magazine gift - a years old Creativity magazine. I don't believe it's still in existence. The papers used on both cards, some of which were just scraps, are from Docrafts Papermania 'A Silent Night' paper pack, c 2009.  I'd like to say that I've now used up the entire paper pack but it's not so. But then, sadly, that is true of the my stash of paper packs once so enthusiastically collected - so much paper, so little time!

I'm submitting the last card to Pixie's Snippets Playground Challenge #357 - Di's challenge is always for any subject as long as snippets are used. 

That's it for CCC today but I hope you will pop over to see what my teammates have created for Kate's challenge today - you'll find a list of their names and links on my right sidebar - they are always so much more creative than mine.


Christine Harrop said...

Such lovely cards Elizabeth and perfect for the challenge. It's amazing the stuff we root out of drawers and cupboards. Your snippets have served you very well today. Christine xx

Zoe Tant said...

Lovely cards Elizabeth. I think I have an embossing folder like your tree panels thanks for the reminder must go hunting. Happy Sunday Zoe x

dutchess said...

A beautiful set of cards Elizabeth...and how virtuous you must feel using up lots a snippets and things you have made and not used....those gold trees are stunning....I do love a bit of embossing ....enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Elizabeth, three lovely cards for the challenge, I know what you mean about taking pants photos, I never get it just right, but using foil card always makes it difficult t photo, Kate x

rachel said...

These are lovely Elizabeth - great makes - really fab! Hugs rachel x

gwen70 said...

Beautiful cards Elizabeth, just shows we musn't throw anything away

Sandra H said...

Such a lovely trio of Christmas cards x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely assortment of festive 'tree' cards Elizabeth. It's always great to be able to use up some of those 'experiments' that we all have tucked away in our craft stash. I have a box of die cuts that I've accumulated over the years, I can't bring myself to throw them away as they might come in handy for a project one day ;o)

Mrs A. said...

3 absolutely stunning cards. It is amazing what we can find in our bits box to use. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Beautiful cards - I adore all three!


Di xx