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Sunday, 16 December 2012

A Holly Tree

Hello Fellow Bloggers and Friends

I have gone back to my roots with my offering today, I only ever made 'pretty' cards until I started blogging and got hooked on Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi products, used by so many of my blogging friends and those who inspire me so much.

Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers this week (Week 236) is based on that wonderful song, The Holly and the Ivy and we are to create something with holly on it. 

Because I also used lots of glitter card and other sparkles I thought it would be appropriate to enter the Penny Black December Challenge where the challenge is to create something with Glitter and Sparkle.  There are four sponsors offering great prizes for this challenge.

Here is my offering:



The holly tree and sentiment are both Penny Black stamps.  The backing paper (green) is from a paper pad called Authentique and this has been matted onto glitter card..  The red dotty backing is from my stash and this has been matted onto an 8" x 8" square card.

The holly tree has been coloured with TH Distess Inks and the berries have been coated with Glossy Accents with glitter sprinkled over.  I went around the edges of the of the tree and sentiment mats with Festive Berries Distress Ink and mounted these onto glitter card.  The ribbon has been coloured using Festive Berries DI together with Glimmer Mist in Abominable Snowman (my favourite colour).  It is very sparkly in real life.  I made a double bow and attached three shiny jingle bells.

I am not sure the glitter and sparkle show up but I am happy with the result.  It was nice to do a card like this for a change, it is for a friend who does not really appreciate grunge or vintage.

If you do visit, I hope you will be kind enough to leave me a comment, I love to read them all.  I would like to say thank you to all of you who have commented in the last week or so when you have been so busy with your Christmas preparations, it is much appreciated.  Big hugs, Anne xx

29 comments:

  1. This is a lovely card. We know you lrock the Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi look but as you say sometimes you just have to create one that suits the receiver!

    You did a great job on this...I love the dotted red paper and the ribbon is so pretty...I can see the sparkle!

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  2. Beautiful card Anne, Love the glitter on the edges & berries.. Great papers & design...I love that sentiment!! Hugs May x x x

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  3. A really elegant, traditional card - it's lovely that you can turn your hand to any style, and I'm sure your friend will love it! Great stamp, that holly tree... Hope you have a great week, Anne.
    Alison xx

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  4. Hi Anne,
    Colourful, simple and elegant, a truly lovely card.
    I've made a note to try and get some of that Festive Berries DI - love the colour of that and I can see the sparkle in the ribbon.
    Beginning of another crafty week, take care,
    Elaine

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  5. Mmmm-mmmm, delish, Annie! I can't remember ever seeing that whimsical tree image before, all cutely made out of holly berries! The nice thing about you is that you can do ANY style of card!!

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  6. This is a wonderful card, fab image and beautifully designed trace x

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  7. This is gorgeous I love the tree so beautiful and I love the design. Caroline xxx

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  8. This is gorgeous Anne,love the image and fabulous colours.xxx

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  9. Such a beautiful card Anne. I love the image and gorgeous traditional festive colours.

    Hugs Sue

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  10. Stunning card Anne, you know I had forgotten about that stamp, mine is wood and I tend to forget about them. Enjoy your day my friend. Hugs Rita xx

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  11. this is just gorgeous Anne - I love it to bits xx

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  12. It's a great non-grungy card and I love the depth of colour of that ribbon. Sumptious and christmassy!

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  13. Lovely card Anne, beautifully festive and would grace any mantlepiece! x

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  14. Anne...your Christmas card is so lovely. I truly love the clean lines of your design. The red matting is such a pretty, bold statement. The holly Christmas tree stamp is so pretty and you've done such a nice job of colorizing it. The gold background paper is perfect for your design. The red ribbon and bow with the jingle bells is a perfect embellishment. Love it all! I also wanted to thank you for your sweet comment you left on my blog. You're always so kind...and I appreciate you so much! Merry Christmas! <3 Candy

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  15. Hey Anne -- well it certainly is a "pretty" card and I love the bow with the bells. But I have to tell you kid - your Tim Holtz and Wendy Vecchi inspired creations have really inspired and excited me!!!!
    Merry Christmas!!
    Sandy

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  16. love the holly tree! fab card hun.. Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

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  17. Gorgeous card, I love the tree stamp, its fab. The traditional Christmas colours look lovely xx

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  18. I loooooove the card Anne, and the sparkles show up when you click on the picture! It's beautiful!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  19. That is such an elegant card Anne. Love the idea of a tree made from holly leaves/berries. Bet the birds would too!! Love the depth of colour in your ribbon too. It really sets off the whole card beautifully. Huge hugs, Jenny x

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  20. Love your card Anne, they holly tree is gorgeous - lpve your layout and colours...fabulous! Carole Z X

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  21. Beautiful card Anne. I love the background, it reminds me of hessian, and the ribbon is very effective. I've tried scrunching up ribbon but it just looks a mess, not 'just right' like yours, haha. Love n hugs, Mo x

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  22. I love this Anne it all goes together beautifully huggles hun x Sue

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  23. Beautiful card, Anne. Sometimes we do have to accommodate those who don't love the grunge. LOL!

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  24. Just love those PB trees, and this is a fantastic use of the stamp. Love this card. That Authentique paper is so pretty. I have some, and have used it grudgingly, hate to use it up. Will have to watch for this stamp. Have seen it online, but not in any local places. Good luck in the challenge. You're a cinch to win with this one. Still waiting on my Vagabond to arrive....hope it comes before we leave for the holidays. Hugs.

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  25. Aren't you fast on the make!!! Love your holly tree...festive and fun!!!

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  26. I'm going to take a little break. Sending warm wishes to you and your loved ones for a wonderful Christmas and much health and happiness for 2013.

    Hugs,
    Gaby

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  27. Very pretty card!
    Very festive :)
    And the glitter definitely shows up on the berries.

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  28. Beautiful and classy card! I love the papers and the cute little jingly bells! Thanks for joining in with the Penny Black Saturday challenge, I hope you'll pop back in the morning for our next one!

    Love Beth xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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