Thursday, 4 December 2008

Simple Snowy Trees

Over on my Do Crafts blog - I run a Sketch Challenge every Wednesday, where crafting goodies are up for grabs every week. I don't always get a chance to make a card as per the sketch, but I have this week. You can see the sketch challenge for this week on the right panel on this blog.

I created the card using trees cut from the Christmas Cheer Cartridge for the Circut. I then shaded them with brown and white ink, andembellsihed them with a white pen. I mounted them on to blue circles which had also been shaded and embellished with ink and white pen. The three circles were then atached to a panel of white core'dinations. I pricked around the panel - I love doing this! I then used latte, burgundy and black core'dinations to mat and layer.
A quick greeting was stamped and embossed and I added ribbon to finish the card.

Here are the deets of the supplies
Embellishments: Christmas trees cut from the Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge, ribbon from stash
Cardstock: green, brown, white, latte, burgundy and black core'dinations
Stamps: Happy Christmas fromWoodware Clear stamps - Celebrating Christmas (FRCL076)
Accessories: Papermania Pink Pokey Tool; brown, black, white ink; clear embossing powder; white pen

I really hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by today, I hope the weather is not too bad where you are. Keep warm, and have a great evening!
Love, Clare x


sharon said...'re right..if decorating was that easy!!!..just so happens I am decorating as well....aarrgghhhh.

Gorgeous card, am gonna have a go at this sketch if I can work out where to go at do crafts..I did register and managed to add someone as a buddy 4 the hell I managed that I do not know...ha ha!


katy said...

As always Clare this is lovely !

It's been snowing here this morning and has been so slippy ! Nearly ended up on my bottom once or twice, once in the supermarket, lol, just managed to save myself the embarassment of being picked up off the floor !

Love Katy x

Danielle L. said...

Oh this is just a delightful card! Love it!

P.S. This is Danielle from and I would be delighted if you featured some of my artwork - there wasn't an email to respond to so I popped over here to your blog. Which I'm so glad I did because the eye candy is gorgeous!

Ana Baird said...

It's brilliant Clare! Love it!

Emma said...

Gorgeous card Clare...loving your blog too.
Off to pop and have a look at the challenge.
Would LOVE to be featured on inspirational too...
Emma x

Olga Pope said...

Clare, thank you sooo much for your kind and encouraging comments on my blog.
I'm absolutely thrilled to be in the same team with you :)
Olga x

Mada said...

Clare, this is my first visit to your blog and I really don't know why I haven't found it sooner. You are my favourite crafter in "Creativity" magazine - a dear friend from UK keeps sending it to me. :)
I've seen your creations on the DoCrafts site too.

I so love your work and this card is soooo beautiful and so perfect for Christmas. Love the colour combination.
Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity.


Ali Watson said...

This is gorgeous Clare, very effective. Hope you have a fab weekend.

Sheila said...

Clare this is gorgeous, I love it so much that it makes my tummy feel funny!!! Is that normal?!!
You are so wonderfully creative. In fact I love all your cards.
Love Sheila xxx

Kim Costello said...

It's a great card love the simple elegance and the texture of the card is fab!

Chris said...

Hi Clare, hope you're well and enjoying the weekend so far? Your card is stunning and so beautifully designed. I love the colours you've used which are so fresh and pretty, it's the perfect Christmas card. Thank you so much for the beautiful write-up you gave me on Inspirational, so much appreciated and it was so exciting to be featured as I'm a reader of the blog and in awe of all the amazing crafters out there that you all find. Never thought I'd make onto the blog, a lovely Christmas present for me. Sorry for the essay. Take care, Chris x

sharon said...

Hola....Just to let you know..I've managed to join in your sketch challenge this week..I'm so excited to do someone else's sketch!...will post pic tmrw when light.xxxxxx

Crafting Diva said...

Hi claire lovely layout and design love the trees

Marcea said...

this is lovely - I will have to look out for your weekly challenge!!!

sharon said...

Hi..sketch card is up on blog...have posted at Do Crafts also.xx
Had great fun doing this one!