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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Trees

It is a really nice sunny day today, so different than yesterday when it was raining ..  I really felt like going out this morning, so off I went to Rabat for the Sunday market and then walked it to Mdina. Was really nice, so many tourists. Pity my boys didn't want to join me and hubby wanted to wash the cars and cook the Sunday lunch, it would have been much nicer.. we could have stayed out for lunch as well.

Anyway, this is a Christmas card that I was really inspired to do after I saw this week's last challenge at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long.


At first I had thought to emboss the background but then, wanting to use my new Marianne Creatables Christmas tree die that I had got from Lothian Crafts, I realised I wasn't going to do any stamping, so I stamped the background with some clear stamps that I had, and also embossed them with clear embossing powder as well.

Didn't make it as quick as if I had done embossing, but I really loved how it turned out. I also inked the trees with green ink, then added lots of glitter, and to finish them off added some silver die cuts for ornaments which I had saved after die-cutting some snowflakes with my Nestabilitis dies.. yay :)

This is the photo which inspired me from the Christmas Stampin' All Year Long Challenge

... and I found some other challenges too that fit my card.

Divas By Design 15 - MONOCHROMATIC
Lothian Crafts - CHRISTMAS

Thank you for looking today and a big welcome and thank you to my two new followers Liz and Zyelyn.
Hope you will love coming again.

Wishing you a lovely Sunday

xxx

25 comments:

Margreet said...

lovely stamped background, Dora...the trees are great too!
xxx Margreet

Vicky said...

Simply stunning Dora.....and I so love all your gorgeous details too hun...

have a lovely Sunday...hugs Vicky xx

Brenda Brown said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card Dora, love the tress and background.
Sounds like you have had a great morning. As you explained where you were I had a wonderful picture in my head especially of Mdina, wish I was with you.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sandra said...

Hi Dora, Wow your card is just stunning l love the trees and bacground:) Sandra H

Heidi said...

I love this card, the greens are so gentle and the stamps of snowy stars looks lovely as a background for the trees. hugs heidi x

chrissy xx said...

Just Gorgeous! LOve your colours Dora. LOve your Christmas Tree die too!
Chrissyxx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Love the trees on this one, the background paper is lush too, fab design
Lindsay xx

Tina said...

dora this is beautiful...i love the paper nd details...trees are pretty

Tina

Tanya said...

gorgeous! love the soft green and silver and those fabulous dies!

Hanneke said...

What a pretty card. Those Christmastrees are really great, love the stamping you did. Hugs, Hanneke

Mary J said...

Great take on that photo Dora! Really love your trees and background!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Dora...Oh! I love those trees, so pretty...and aren't you lucky getting lunch cooked for you...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Hun this is gorgeous, love the trees so cute and fab background, hugs Liz xx

Sarah said...

Hi Dora, what a lovely card - wonderful colours and those dies are just so pretty.

Sounds like you had a lovely day - shame you didn't get out for lunch, I do like having Sunday lunch out, no washing up to do!!!

Sarah

Fleur said...

Wow I love what you have done here Dora. those trees look fab
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Jules said...

Hi Dora

I love how you have inked all of your Christmas trees. It makes for a great finished look.

Love Jules xx

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Dora! Such a beautiful card. I'm loving the background and trees. Thanks also for your comment on my blog.

Amy said...

Very cool looking card Dora, love those trees! The left overs from your die cut snowflakes make the perfect ornaments, what a great tip! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! Great take on the inspiration photo!
Carri~abusybee
www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

hannelie said...

Hi Dora!
I love the soft green on the Christmas trees!
Hope you have a super week!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous card hun, love those trees!

Thank you for sharing with us at Divas, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Jac said...

gorgeous christmas tress Dora and I love the soft greens very elegant card. xx

Priyanka Datta said...

so nice dora..love the x-mas tree..awesome..

coldwaters2 said...

Oh I do like this Dora the stamped background looks great so do the trees a super CAS style card.
Hugs
Lorraine x

MacKenzie said...

Beautiful job Dora! Those trees are great. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL for our last challenge of the year :-)

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