Monday, November 25, 2013

A Swirly Tree

Hi Everyone!!!

Recently I purchased a European craft magazine and it contained a free small scroll shaped Christmas Tree die. I really couldn't resist that temptation, since I just LOVE dies. So, I designed a card and used the tree as the focal point.



That little tree is really darling and since I used DP that had holly in it, I used my Holly Dies from Heartfelt Creations to fashion a holly sprig. I also used two Spellbinders dies, the oval shape and the Oval Crown. I used a hand punch to punch out those berries and I used a MS twig punch to make the branches for the holly.The CS I used with the Crown Oval die is a very glittery leftover piece after I cut a card for a friend.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Well hope you had a great Monday. Thanksgiving is going to be here soon and I have to make a side dish and some cookies for Thursday. 

Thanks for stopping n today,I will be back soon. 


18 comments:

Brenda said...

That's really a cute tree die and love how you did the holly framing the edge :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Fantastic Barb. Love the tree and the holly sprig!

Denise said...

It's a beautiful die and I love how you highlighted it on your card!

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Barbara! I like the shading around the edges of the pale yellow printed paper, and the gorgeous holly sprigs in the deep green! I can feel your anticipation upon seeing the pretty Christmas tree die in the magazine. You are the die cut queen! Very pretty card. hugs, de

Desire Fourie said...

Just beautiful. Love the vintage feel and the holly leaves.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

jane stillman said...

A beautiful card, love how you've set the tree within the gorgeous frame. Thank you for joining in the Scribble and Scrap challenge, good luck

Avril Ann said...

Beautiful, Christmas card, Barbara, love the tree and your papers, I too have this die, but have had problems getting it to cut...thank you for sharing with us at Scribble and Scraps, best of luck xxx

Donna Maligno said...

Those holly leaves are just jumping off the page -- they are so REAL looking. Phenomenal job on this, Barb. And to think that die was free! Gotta go get one.,

Sparkly Engineer said...

This is a lovely card. I really like the holly and that sparkly mat really shows off your image.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Vicki said...

Wowzers! Love this card! The holly is awesome.

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Bring on The Bling challenge x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Georgina said...

A great card. Lovely Christmas colour combinations. Pretty embellishments and great coloured image. Thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.

Helen said...

Just gorgeous - that tree die is so elegant.

Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Helen x

Nonni said...

What a stylish card, I love the paper and the embellies. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Inkspirational!

Yvonne Garner said...

Simply stunning! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!

Lexie said...

Beautiful card! Love that holly.

Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Yvonne Garner said...

Oh this is just so pretty! Love the holly too. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!