Good Afternoon :)
Today sees the start of a brand new challenge over at Marvelous Magnolia where this week our theme is 'Non Traditional Christmas Colours'. We are sponsored the fabulous Live and Love Crafts, so a brilliant prize and well worth playing along! :)
I hadn't intended to make an easel card, but as I cast aside the scraps of HOTP paper on my desk, they all seemed to fall in place and it seemed a shame to banish them to the scrap box forever! lol. I have had this HOTP christmas paper pad for years, and there are still has so many gorgeous papers left I doubt I will ever see the end of it!
I am back to hand-stitching as I have no idea how to wind a bobbin on on my cheapo machine. I saw one for sale on Ebay for £3 and was tempted to buy it just for the instructions. I found it quite a time-saver so it must be worth giving it another go just to try and wind some thread on.
I used an MS snowflake punch for the outer edging, and the dies are a mix of Doo-Hickey, Cheery Lynn, Marianne and spellbinders (so almost a full house) and added cheesecloth, pearls, wooden button and ribbon from stash. The mini-cones on the tree are again nicked from one of my many pot-pourri bowls! :) The sentiment is Pink Petticoat and there are also a few LOTV grunge sentiment stamps scattered about this too.
I am entering this card in the below competitions:
Live & Love Crafts - Christmas
Tildas Town - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Winter
7 Kids Challenge - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Ribbons & Pearls
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Divas By Design - 2 or more patterned papers
Stamptacular Sunday - Recipe - ribbon, pearls, dies & punches
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today, and I will be catching up later,