Sunday, 31 May 2009

Oh Christmas Tree...

Another new challenge blog launched today...it's called Winter Wonderland, and is all about...yes, you've guessed it..Christmas! It's the perfect challenge for me...if you're a regular visitor to my blog you'll know that one of my New Year's resolutions was to make at least one Christmas card every week...and so far I've just about managed to stick to it (only had one week where I didn't manage it...but made two the following week to make up for it! lol)...and the theme of their first challenge is 'Oh Christmas Tree'. I decided to combine this with a few other challenges on my card: Daring Cardmakers where this week's dare is to use '5 things the same'; Papertake Weekly's challenge to use our 'Scraps'; and the Cuttlebug Spot's colour combo of 'Brown with Blue or Orange'.


I used a die from the Cuttlebug 'Winter' set to cut the Christmas trees from scraps of paper from the 'Festive - Frost' pack by My Mind's Eye. The beige piece of Core'dinations card (looks kind of grey in the photo, but it really is browny/beige) has been embossed with the Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes' folder, then sanded to reveal the lighter core.

I've actually made a couple more Christmas cards this weekend...so I'll apologise in advance for the un-seasonal blog posts you'll see next week! lol

23 comments:

Teri said...

Hi Helen :o)

This is beautiful! The colours are lovely. It's a wonderful, modern Christmas card .... Thank you for joining us this week at Winter Wonderland xxxx

Anne said...

Absolutely gorgeous Helen!! Well done on sticking to your NYR! Every year I have this resolution but I never manage to see it through but I am determined not to be last minute again this year!! Soooo glad you found us, and I hope you'll stick with us and keep to your NYR at the same time!! Thanks so much for playing!! :o) xx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Helen.

Hugs Riet.x

Pascale said...

Hi Helen I love this card ,so funky! I love all your diecutting and embossing fab work. Thank you for joining in the fun at Winter Wonderland this week. Hugs Pascale

Southernbelle said...

This is gorgeous Helen! You really did a fabulous job!

Thanks for joining us this week at The Cuttlebug Spot!

Aymee

Lesley said...

Hi Helen!! This card is fantastic!!! i love the embossing and your trees fit in perfectly!! Thanx for joining Winter Wonderland this week!! Lesley xxx

Jules said...

Wow you are just too good.

A Christmas card every week this year .. .. .. fantastic.

I love the one you have created here.

Love Jules xx

joey said...

Hi Helen, gorgeous card, I love the colours you chose, and the embossing looks fabulous. thanks for joining us. Joey.x

Nilda said...

Thank you for participating in the challenge at The Cuttlebug Spot

wondruful job. you did great with the colors

Nilda

Kaz said...

Love the clean modern look of your card and I'am sooooooo impressed that you have stuck to your new year resolution! This is one challenge I really need to join in with.
Kaz xx

Tara said...

This challenge will be right up your street then Helem, if you're trying to make one Christmas card per week! I love the modern feel to this one and the lovely cool colours! xx

Kathy said...

Lovely ard Helen - can't bring myself to say the C word yet though!!!!
the trees are a perfect 5 for the DCM challenge this week!

Pauline C said...

Ooh I'm loving this Helen - fabtastic Christmas card .. love how it is modern and understated but still interesting to look at. Also thanks for highlighting existence of another new challenge blog .. just going to pop over for a look now .... :-)
Pauline x

steph said...

Great idea! The little tree's look fab! Thanks for joining us for the PTW challenge!

SueH said...

Ooooo I can’t think of Christmas while the sun is shining so brightly outside…it’s too much a shock to my system Lol!

It’s a beautiful card though Helen. I especially love the colours.
Sue
x

Samantha said...

You is storming along with these christmas cards!! love this one too! :0)

Kinglake said...

what a fab card! i love the background xx jo xx

herminesplace said...

Beautiful, great background

liveart said...

Very elegant and beautiful!!

Sam Morris said...

Your New Year's Resolution is exactly why we created Winter Wonderland as motivating yourself to make a Christmas card when you want to be out in the garden isn't always easy lol

So thanks for joining in with us and providing so much inspiration with such a beautiful card ;)

Rachel said...

WOW!! this is a beautiful card!!
love those trees.
hugs,
Rachel

Anne said...

Stick with us Helen and your NYR will be fulfilled this year!! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, very fresh and contemporary and very stylish!! I'm inspired! So glad you found us and I hope you'll pop back on Sunday for a new theme and set of ideas! Thanks for playing along with us! :o) xx

Anne said...

Just realised I already commented earlier, but I didn't mention how fab your card is!! LOL!! See, it's so good I had to come and see it twice!! :o) xx