Sunday, 6 September 2015

Trio of Christmas colours


Hi again, a friend said that she was planning her Christmas card design this weekend.
That made me realize that it's not really that far away, so I thought I'd better start organizing my cards.

This one  uses a modified sentiment and poinsettia stamp. The sentiment is part of a swirly Impression Obsession tree die. The stamp is a poinsettia stem from Memory Box that I fussy cut and layered.

I'm linking up to the challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday where the theme is a trio of colours.

Simon Monday Challenge Blog
I've used a Cuttlebug holly embossing folder.


At Cuttlebug Mania it's an anything goes theme and you need to use a manual machine like a Big Shot or Cuttlebug. I used an embossing folder and a tag and sentiment die with my Cuttlebug.
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The sentiment part of my tree die was cut from scraps of white card. I painted them with Finetec Inca gold paint. So I'm also visiting the snippets playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Pixies Crafty Workshop

Supplies:
Stamp: Memory Box poinsettia stem
Dies: MFT tag stax: Impression Obsession 106 S (swirly merry christmas tree)
Other: Ranger archival ink; red & green brushos; gold liquid pearls; gold Finetec paint;
Cuttlebug Holly embossing folder; gold cord.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

12 comments:

  1. So pretty Cathy. Always love the traditional red and green cards. :) Great texture with the embossed holly background. Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. This would also qualify for the challenge at AAA Cards - Embossing. xx

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  2. ah lovely work for the snippet playground there, Cathy.. lovely fun,and to be one up on the card for Christmas, doubly well done :D
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  3. Thank you for entering this lovely card with the festive tag into the Snippets Playground Cathy. Love the layered poinsettia.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  4. This poinsettia is gorgeous Cathy and the holly embossing makes a pretty background to the tag, and I love the traditional red, green and gold colours. x

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  5. Wonderful work!!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

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  6. Cathy, this is just a simply stunning tag. Love the rich green with the holly embossing and the deep red of the gorgeous poinsettia. The sparkle of the gold sentiment really shines. TFS & Thanks for playing along in the HLS Holly Challenge.

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  7. This is an amazing snippets Christmas card, Cathy! It is scary to think how close it is to Christmas, especially with all the whooshing this year has already done!! Hugs, Darnell

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  8. Those lovely traditional Christmas colours on your tag really pop against the white, Cathy ... gorgeous texture and shimmer! Hugs, Anita :)

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  9. Love the embossing folder used on the tag background. Such a fun idea! Thank you for sharing your pretty card with us for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I hope you'll be able to play this week too! ~Michelle

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  10. LOVE the subtle embossing in the background. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

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  11. just love your tag cards

    Thanks again for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

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  12. Noooooooooo already LOL - great card Mxxx

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