Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Lovely as a Tree - That's the Ticket!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... but it wouldn't be Christmas if I hadn't made at least one card using Lovely as a Tree! Come and have a look:

This card was made by cutting out a 2 1/2" circle and creating a snow scene with ink pads and the 'direct to card stock' technique ( I love doing this and it's so easy!) I stamped the fir tree image from Lovely as a Tree several times in the foreground and added snow to the branches using the Stampin' Chalk marker.

This beautiful label from That's the Ticket gives the snowy scene a bit of a twist. I stamped in it Cherry Cobbler ink, cut it out with the coordinating punch and attached it to the circle with a staple. A tiny bakers twine bow is the finishing touch.

Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, That's the Ticket
Ink: Soft Sky, Crisp Cantaloupe, Summer Starfruit, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Stampin' Chalk marker, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, 2 1/2" circle and Label punches

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Well you know, I think it's time to wind down here and take a break for the holidays. I'd love to say I'm all prepared but the reality is that there's lots to be done! Yesterday I finally got round to finishing writing my Christmas cards and when my husband came in from work he found me chopping up salad for dinner and muttering about which postage stamp to use. "What's the matter?" he asked. "Oh nothing," I said separating lettuce leaves. "Do you know how thick first class letters can be?" There was a pause. "Er, I'm not sure," said my husband. "It's not really the season for them is it?" I looked up in disbelief. "Don't be ridiculous," I said crossly. "It's Christmas! Everyone's sending cards!" There was another pause and then my husband asked: "What have cards got to do with lettuce?"

Have a wonderful Christmas wherever you are and I'll be back soon with some new and exciting projects!



  1. That is beautiful, Vicky. My favourite stampin up set. So versatile. Love your sky too x

  2. Terrific tree card and I love how you did the sky.
    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. A fabulous Christmas Scene Vicky.

  4. One of my favourite cards Vicky, gorgeous little scene. I'll miss your funny little family anecdotes they always make me giggle!
    Merry Christmas
    Val x

  5. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card... Love the background... Looks Stunning....
    Merry Christmas to you and your fabulous family....
    Thanks for all your inspiration over the past 12 Months....,
    Hugs Sylvie xxxx

  6. Again a lovely card Vicky!
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    love from Holland, Mimi

  7. Pretty card. I love the sky you created. I don't know where your husbands mind was. You tell him "it's time to lettuce send Christmas cards"! Have a wonderful holiday with your family.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous! A super Christmas card.

    Glad I'm not the only one who talks to myself!! Have a wonderful Christmas - I'd send some snow if I could - got plenty outside :)

  9. Beautiful little scene! I do love that stamp set.
    5mm is the answer you were looking for. I have just been "penalised" for a ribbon bow... grr....

  10. Your friends and family are so lucky to receive your gorgeous cards, Vicky, not to mention expertly and oh-so-stylishly wrapped gifts! Have a fabulous Christmas, cheers, m'dear! xxxx

  11. I can almost picture the looks on both you and your husbands faces when this conversation was happening - a totally different interpretation of a sentence (giggle) !!! Hope you and your family have a lovely Christmas and you take a little time off from all those cards you keep creating. Enjoy the holiday break. Helen

  12. I actually snorted, Vicky! That sounds so like the type of back and forth the Mister and I have these days!! Your card is so original and so lovely!! I wish you and your family the happiest of holidays! Thank you for your online friendship and support this year!! Holly Hugs! Darnell

  13. Lovely card, I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year,
    Rosie x

  14. This is just as lovely in real life as it is here Vicky, thank you! I love my charm too! :)
    I hope you have a wonderful Christmas! :)
    Lizy xx


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