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Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Presents under the tree

Hello crafting pals!

It's cold and grey and damp in the heart of England today - perfect weather for Christmas cards making! Come and see:


This one is all about the gifts! The card was started by stamping one of the trees from Spruce Trees by Inkylicious. I used Shaded Spruce ink appropriately enough! The tree was trimmed by making dots with a Cherry Cobbler marker and adding detail with a white gel pen.


Next came a strip of Crumb Cake card stock to make my floor. And then I wanted to pile up some presents onto that. I remembered a very old wooden Stampin' Up set I used to have called Wishing You, disappeared into the back of the cupboard to retrieve it, and yes...


... this is the stamp I was looking for! I inked it up using markers and stamped it several times in different colours, cut each present out and made a nice pile of them under the tree.


Finally, I finished with this charming sentiment. I'd forgotten that was part of the set!


The thing that sparked this card was the always-inspiring Christmas Kickstart Challenge, where the challenge this month is It's A Gift. I'll be linking up there.


AND IN OTHER NEWS
It was Eva's birthday yesterday and she is officially 5 years old. I can't believe how time has flown by, I honestly can't. We kept the celebrations low key but she did have an extra long walk with her favourite elements (the opportunity to get completely filthy and a river to rinse off in!) and she had some mackerel (which she loves) for her tea and of course plenty of cuddles! Happy birthday my lovely girl :)


Lovely to see you hear today! I'll be back soon with more craftiness ;)

Hugs,

14 comments:

  1. Hi Vicky
    Fabulous card... love that tree...
    your card arrived whilst I was in the Uk... gorgeous... the Stamps look good... really hot hear in Gib 29 today... I came back from the Uk with sore throats and a cold... needless to say ... I have been very generous and given it to Roy.. xx
    Hugs Sylvie xx

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    1. Haha, I'm sure he appreciated it! Hope you get well soon in the lovely Gib sunshine xxx

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  2. Vicky, so glad to see you back on my feed! I've been meaning to tell you that. I love this card so much! Happy stamping!

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    1. Aw, bless you Jackie! It's lovely to be appreciated xx

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  3. Great design . . . and well done on finding the stamp you were looking for to add all those lovely presents. Wonder what's inside them all! LOL!
    xxx

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    1. Stamps of course! And dies, a little card stock, some distress inks, a MISTI and maybe some of those nice powders that people make fabulous backgrounds with! Don't want much do I?!!!
      xxx

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  4. Beautiful card, Vicky! I love how you created that sweet scene.Thanks so much for playing along with the current Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x PS Happies to Eva too.

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    1. Thanks Jo! Really loving the challenge :)
      Eva sends wags *swoosh, swoosh*

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  5. I love all the presents under your gorgeous Christmas tree!! Such a great Christmas scene. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Kickstart.

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    1. Thanks Sherri - this challenge has been a lot of fun!

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  6. Just love how you arranged the presents under that yummy Christmas tree, Vicky!! Spotted this beauty over at Christmas Kickstart :)

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  7. Uh oh, I must have missed this post, though email delivery does seem a little patchy with some of your amazing creations not dropping in there for days, or as in this case, not at all. Boo. That said, this is absolutely adorable xoxo

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    1. It's probably because I post them whenever I find a minute Em and if it's too late in the day, it gets sent the following day. Thank you for being such a loyal reader xx

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