Saturday, 13 November 2010

Craft Your Days Away Challenge #8

Hi Everyone, today we have another brilliant challenge over at Craft Your Days Away challenge blog. Before I tell you about that, I must say how fantastic the entries were to our "All White" Challenge, they really were superb!  Pop to the challenge blog to see if you are one of our winners.  So onto the challenge for the next two weeks, its another great one:

Christmas Trees 

Remember, we are a multi craft blog so it does not necessarily have to be a card. It could be a scrapbook page, a gift or anything else, as long as you've crafted it and there's a Christmas tree on it.

For this challenge we are being sponsored by Charmed Cards and Crafts. There's an amazing selection of goodies at the shop - they sell lovely Tilda stamps, Martha Stewart and  so much more; in fact they have over £16,000 of stock so I'm sure you'd find what you're looking for.  Also, they have a great Christmas Tree freebie, that some of our DT have used, available to download from here so now you have no excuses not to join in with the challenge!!! 

So, for my card, I have used one of my new Lili of the Valley stamps, which I've coloured with Pro Markers and added lots of Stickles glitter.  Christmas is always a great excuse for me to get the glitter out!  The paper is by DCWV and the flowers are a Marianne's die cut. 

TOP TIP: Don't buy lots of different ribbons because you never have the right shade anyway.  Invest in a reel of white satin ribbon - that's all you'll need.  My ribbon loops were made from white ribbon, coloured with Pear Green Pro Marker so that it is exactly the right shade to match my Christmas tree.

I am going to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch and Stash - I've used their sketch.  My newest items are the rubber stamp and the die cut flowers.  My neglected item is the papers.
Secret Crafter - Sparkle and Shine - like I said, I love my glitter!
A Crafty Little Place - Red, white and green
ABC Challenge - H is for Holidays
Delightful Challenges - Glitter it up
Lili of the Valley - Anything goes

So, I can't wait to see what you make for our challenge and don't forget to have a look at the other DT blogs - they've come up with some great ideas for this challenge! Thanks for stopping by,



Sue said...

ooh very sweet card ,love the way you have done your ribbon loops and loving all the sparkle:)
thank you for joining us at sketch and stash


Doreen said...

Just gorgeous

Laney said...

Super card Amanda!!!
love your colours and your layout..perfect!!

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Amanda, the image is fab. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge. Sue C x

Sarah said...

I love your card Amanda, that image is adorable and so beautifully coloured xxx

Liz said...

Dont know how I missed the early on Great card Amanda

Liz x

jackiescrafts said...

Great card Amanda

Hugs Jackie x

Helen said...

Awww...this is soooo cute!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

Curly said...

Wow Amanda this is a stunning card,
superb layout and background papers,
and your colouring is brilliant,

thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter: 109 Sparkle and shine,
Good luck,

Hugs Bridget ;) x.

Pop's Cards said...

Gorgeous creation love the image and fab papers thanks for joining us at LOTV this week big hugs love Pops x

Carol Ann said...

Lovely card Amanda great colouring on the image!
Hugs Carol Ann xx

Rachel said...

Such a sweet card!! thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges.

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable card!! Love the fun shape!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!

Piali said...

Beautiful card!!! Like how combined the images!!Thanks for joining us @ ACLP this week!

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Amanda this is a really sweet card. Your ribbon accents are wonderful. Like your QK die cuts too.


~*Joni said...

Amanda this is so adorable! I love the sweet image and the papers you paired with it. Perfect with all the trees! Thank you so much for joining in on our color challenge at ACLP!
~*Joni ACLP DT

cardmaking bird said...

Such a cute card, I love your glittery highlights, v effective! Thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Marie x