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Friday, 23 August 2019

Beautiful festive branches!

Hello crafting pals!

There have been a lot of Christmas cards spotted in Blogland lately and while it's a bit of a stretch to say it's made me feel festive, it has made me think about getting ahead! I love a stamp set that can be used for lots of purposes and the Concorde and 9th set, Beautiful Branches, is a perfect example. Come and see what I made with it:


Those branches can be Eucalyptus or blossom and they can be winter branches too! I've stamped them twice and fussy cut them out, adding glittery berries made from red glimmer paper cut out with my cropadile - it's amazing the stash I actually kept!


I am in love with this sentiment! I made it out of words in Merry Christmas To All, a current Stampin' Up set, and another one that's versatile. Stamping on the blue card was going to dull the red, so I chose the very bright Poppy Parade for the word 'Happy' and it matches the glimmer paper well.


Can you see how shiny those berries are? I'm not big on glitter but it's great to have smaller touches on a Christmas card. I drew the frame with a Uni pin fineliner and a ruler, before glueing all the elements onto the card front.

My starting-off point for this card was the CAS Christmas challenge where they're looking for glitter on clean and simple Christmas cards. There's a very pretty gallery already there as well as some glorious DT inspiration - well worth a look!


AND IN OTHER NEWS
Summer has returned to the heart of England so I thought I'd celebrate by wearing my shirt inside out all morning... can you believe the dogs didn't let me know?!

Thanks for popping round today :) I think I might have another little festive moment while the stamps are out! See you soon,

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful glittery berries, Vicky! I love how you've done the sentiment and frame as well as how you've used this branch! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! Love a hand-drawn frame even though it's all tongue out and holding my breath while I do it!

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  2. SO Beautiful, love the glittery berries and your perfect details.
    Faith x

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    1. Thanks Faith - but NOT the weather for Christmas cards! x

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  3. Beautiful glittery berry card Vicky, I love the two coloured sentiment. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas and hope you will play along with the CAS Challenges in the future :)

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    1. Thanks Christine! I'm loving these CAS Challenges :)

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  4. Love the soft blue background with the contrast of the red berries. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

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  5. It's hard to make Christmas cards in sweltering heat but you made a great one. I love the glittery berries and clean look. Sometimes dogs just aren't very observant!

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    1. I think I made this just before the thermometer shot up! I think it's more that dogs just don't care about shirts!

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  6. Beautiful and glittery Christmas card Vicky! Love those sparkly berries on the branch. The red and soft blue background are perfect together. Always fun to mix and match sentiments and this looks amazing. Great pick on the colour to match the berries! The gray outline is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas. Funny about the dogs not letting you know your shirt was inside out! :) Glad summer is back for you!

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    1. Thanks Loll. Your CAS challenges have really kick-started my mojo!

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  7. So pretty, Vicky. Glad I'm not the only one to do that with shirts! xoxo

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    1. I've been known to button a cardi up all wrong too! xx

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  8. beautiful card, love the look.
    :) Karen

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Do leave me a comment - it always makes my day! Vicky x


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