Sunday, 15 February 2015

Christmas Card Club Challenge # 4 - Snowy Trees

Good morning friends, crafters and fellow bloggers.  Thanks for dropping by to visit today.  Well another fortnight has sped by and it time to share a card with the rest of our little Christmas Card Club.  It is Mary's turn to choose and her choice is Snowy Trees.  Now this is not the card I intended to make.  I have a lovely stamp which is actually called Forest and I had everything ready to go - and then my stamp disappeared from my desk.  Unbelievable!!!! After a very long search I eventually gave up because time was marching on and I needed to make a card. In the end I settled for two pre-coloured digis from Pink Gem and merged them.

My Card

Images - Winter Fence and Snowy Hugs from Pink Gem Designs
Background Papers - Traditional Christmas from Papermania
Create a Flake 4 - Spellbinders
 Snowflake punch - Xcut
Pearls from stash

The card is so simple it speaks for itself.  I didn't add a sentiment because the paper does that for me.  I added lots of glitter to the trees, hats and gloves although it barely shows in the picture.  I also used some 3D snow effect on the fence posts to add a little dimension.

If you want to see what the rest of the girls have done then you will find their contact details in my right sidebar.  Thank you for this lovely challenge Mary and  I hope you will pop back in a few days to see "Snowy Trees - Take 2" ... lol!

I hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend.

By the way, I found my stamp so I will make the card I had originally planned and post it in a few days.  You know what these cling stamps are like - it had attached itself to the back of a die pack which was also on my desk and I just kept moving it around.  It came to light when I was filing away my die in the box and it dropped off as it rubbed against another die.  Grrr!  Ah well, at least I have found it, although I knew it wasn't really lost because one minute it was there and the next - poof!


Zoe Tant said...

Gorgeous card Christine and I love the glitter and sweet image. Know what you mean about loosing stamps. I bet you'll find it now you've made and posted another. have a nice day. Zx

Patricia said...

Good morning Christine, brilliant card, love the image, colours and great design.
Glad you found your stamp, so frustrating when things go "walk about"
Yesterday mine was a flower petal I knew I had punched out. John found it still in the punch!!
Have a good day

Patricia xxx

Rita said...

Fabulous card Christine. Lots of lovely snowy trees. This has happened to me in the past too. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very pretty card, love the image.

Wendy L said...

It looks great Christine, lovely card, xxx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous card Christine for the theme this time showing lots of snowy trees. It's very frustrating when things go missing and you know they can't be far but still cannot find them, however now you have an extra card for your stash, all good.

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Christine, I love the scene you have created and the added sparkle looks wonderful.
Glad you found your stamp in the end!
hugs Sue xx

Jacquie said...

Fabulous card Christine, you can see the glitter, beautiful. Glad you found your stamp I shall look forward to seeing your creation with it.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Doreen said...

Love the design and fab

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. I am glad you found your stamp. I am always loosing things.

dutchess said...

oh Christine ...I know the feeling just spent ages trying to find a die....attached to another set!...
loving your snowy trees its a great image...bright and cheerful....xxxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Christine, just typical isn't it, but pleased you found it.
Now your card is wonderful, love how you have merged it, do you have a special program for that?, anyway it's a fab scen with brilliant snowy trees, hugs Kate x

Mrs A. said...

Glad you found your stamp. I have found them actually attached to the back of a plastic ruler before now. and that's always my first port of call when things go missing!! This is a super little card. The idea of merging images goes way over my head. Hugs Mrs A.

Dee said...

Hi Christine I haven't been around the blog circuit for a while, the time seems to fly from week to week. You have made a lovely selection of cards since I last visited your blog, I'm glad there is someone else like me who buys such gorgeous stuff, puts them away and forgets what she's got. x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Christine
Fabulous image... Gorgeous Papers
Hugs Sylvie xxx

MaryH said...

Don't these stamps just have a way of sneaking off on us? I had a different idea from what I ended up with as well, and used a different stamp set than what I'd intended! I love the look on this one, so it's all's well that ends well this time. This is such a cute, fun interpretation of the trees, lots of snow & delightful little girl hugging her Snowy friend. Great card, and I love it! Big hugs & TFS

Carole Z said...

I Christine, this is such a sweet card...those stamps are really pesky to go missing aren't they, mine are always hiding in silly places, hugs Carole Z X

Lorraine said...

A fabulous Christmas card Christine. Gorgeous image and colours.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

This is a real cutie Christine...a gorgeous scene. I have the same trouble as you...the naughty fairy has a lot to answer for! Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Christine,
fab card.
I love everything Pink Gems do so this is especially nice to me.
Great designing as always.
I think I own the fence digi, as it was part of my prize I won on the Pink Gem Challenge.
Hope all is well with you and John.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Christine
Love this festive treat. The 3D snow effect is great.
I'm sure there is some sort of craft vortex that exists around our desks, moving stash from where we put it lol!
Best wishes.
Ang x

Marie-Louise said...

Marvellous card Christine. I am glad you found your stamp. I knocked one into the waste bin some time ago and of course didn't realise until it was too late.

♥ Mys ♥ said...

This card is stunning, so cute and adorable:)

Karen Petitt said...

Such a sweet and cute image - beautifully coloured Christine and so perfect for Mary's challenge Karen x

scrappymo! said...

I had a little giggle at the story of the missing stamp. Yes, I have had that happen too. I have lost a "Hello" stamp for over a year now and every time i take anything out I turn it over and look for errant stamps! lo

Your card is very pretty. I can see the sparkle on the looks great!

Sorry I am missing yet again...down with bronchitis and it has worn me out!

Lea Brawn said...

Great card Christine x

Carole Z said...

What a sweet image Christine, such a lovely card, hugs Carole Z X