Friday, August 16, 2013

Christmas Pine

Here's another Christmas card - I want to be ready for December!

This time I decided to keep it CAS.  I used a beautiful graphic of a pine tree and clipping from a 1960's government pamphlet that was a freebie from The Graphics Fairy.  I die-cut into an oval and mounted on a decorative oval.  For the card itself, I started with a white card base and covered it with charcoal-grey cardstock, onto which I layered grey plaid patterned paper that I got as a freebie from Trimgym's Digistamps, Papers and Images.  I embellished with four star-shaped rhinestones and a silver star charm, tied with fibre.  Here are the supplies used:
  • Image and patterned paper:  Described above
  • Cardstock:  Bazzill Basics
  • White Card Base:  Domtar
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframes Ovals and Decorative Ovals
  • Embellishments:  Charm, fibre, rhinestones (Dollarama)
I would like to enter the following challenges:
Card and Scrap #59 Anything Goes UE
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #220 Christmas 5E #2
Crafty Boots Die Cuts UE
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra August Anything Goes Christmas UE
Creative Corner Challenges Anything Goes 3E #1
Divas by Design Christmas in August 2E #2
DL.ART Challenges August's Anything Goes UE
Dream Valley #63 Monochrome 3E #3
Jo's Scrap Shack FFC #13 Anything Goes UE
Just B Creative Crazy Anything Goes UE
Left of Center #12 Use Something Metal (star charm) UE
MFP Speedy Fox and Friends #172 Plaid 5E #2
My Heart Pieces Use Metal Piece (star charm) 3E #1
Papertake Weekly Occasion-aly (any occasion - I chose Christmas) 5E #4
Pile it On #32 Outdoors UE
Scrapbook Stamp Society #14 Anything Goes UE
Scribbles Designs #8 Clean and Simple 3E #1
Simon Says Stamp Monday Make the Cut - Use dies and punches (used dies) 5E #2
Sister Act Card Challenges Cards Only Anything Goes UE
Sparkles Christmas Challenges #31 Charms and/or Brads (used charm) 3E #1
Stampin with the Dragon Christmas in August 2E #1
Sunshine Mail Anything Goes UE (a package of 6 cheerful cards for a child has been mailed)
The Stamping Chef Christmas in August UE
Trimgym's August Anything Goes with Trimgym product (paper) UE
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #37 Evergreen Trees or any Christmas card UE

Thank you for looking at my card - I enjoy your comments!  Have a wonderful day!


Dee's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous monochrome card. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Hazel said...

Another beautiful card for CHNC challenge extra for August x

Kaija said...

What a beautiful card!
Thank for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
Hope to see again next week.Greetings Kaija DT-member
And DT-member Fitztown Challenge Welkomme!

stampingbowd said...

Gorgeous fiber! Love the oval die cut! This is a stunning card! Thanks for joining Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

Sabrina said...

Lovely Monochromatic card! I like the added stars, especially the little charm. TFS and joining in on the fun at Christmas Card Challenge #37. :)

Anonymous said...

beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog :) - Ashli

Unknown said...

Another gorgeous card Kitty, I think you must be well on your way to being ready for December, well on the Xmas card front anyway, LOL, Love and Hugs xxx

Evie said...

A gorgeous and beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge. Good luck.

Sue B said...

Ooh this is gorgeous!! I love the monochrome theme - it works so well here… the frame is very pretty and I love the fibre embellies and little stars! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue B xx

Kelly said...

Very soft and peaceful Christmas CArd. I love the look and how the embellishment ties it together, Beautiful.
Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs Kelly

Krafty Kows said...

Yes I want to be ready for Christmas too but it creeps on us. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT this week. Jeanette

Sandra H said...

Wow this is amazing thank you for sharing your creation with our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Charms/or Brads good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

Steph said...

It would have never crossed my mind to make an all grey Christmas card but yours is absolutely gorgeous. Fab work! Thanks (again)for joining us at LOC this week.

~ Jo ~ said...

What a gorgeous tone on tone card my friend! I am loving this. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Whoever receives this will for sure treasure it. Thanks for playing with us again this week at Jo's FFC!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Sandy S said...

Wow - very effective of the silver gray - such a fine fine card!

Thanks for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

Sandy S
~Owner/Designer Scribbles Designs~

Brenda said...

This is a stunning card! I love the tone on tone and I love the images! Thanks for joining us at Jo's FFC;-)

Sylvia Anderson said...

This is lovely sweetie, i like the charm & the fibres.
Thank you for playing along in the Stamping Chef challenge, good luck x
We hope you will join in future challenges x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at MY Heart Pieces Challenge. Marlene DT

Sarah said...

I love that this card isn't traditional red and green - fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Sister Act Card Challenge :)

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Kitty, the image is beautiful and I love the pretty frame.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Margo said...

Wonderful muted colors!
Thanks for playing along at CCC last week!

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! Love that image.Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge.
Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
DT member Love to Create Challenge

TRACEY MO said...

What a great xmas card, lovley colours

Thanks for joining us at stamping dragon

Tracey dt

JoanieMc said...

Thanks so very much for sending cards to the Sunshine Mail Children!
You are awesome!!! And so is your card. The design is great!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sunshine Mail Challenge and hope to see you here often.

Joan DT

Eva Gro said...

Cute card!

Thanx for joining us at Card and Scrap Good luck in the draw, and hope to see you back next time!
Eva Gro
DT member Card and Scrap

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Wow. Another gorgeous card Kitty. While catching up on my commenting duties, I also noticed this one that you entered over at SD and just had to comment on it as well. Your work is always so impressive. I really love the monochromatic feel you have going on with this one. Your diecut is beautiful and the fibre you used to tie of the charm adds the perfect touch. Awesome job overall.


Cely said...

beautiful CAS card!! Love the monochrome. Thanks for joining us this month at Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog!