Sunday, 11 August 2013

Christmas Card Club - Oh Christmas Tree

This is a scheduled post as I am on holidays at the moment. I will not have regular access to internet but will return any visits once I do. Sorry in advance for the delays in followup visits!
Once again it is time for the Christmas Card Club fornight theme.
Asha chose "Your  Favourite Christmas Carol" as the theme this fortnight. " Oh Christmas Tree" was the inspiration for my card. I love singing that song as I decorate the tree. In fact I love to crank some assorted Christmas tunes and sing along quite loudly as I work!!!
This is another image from the stamping class at my local scrapbook store. Stamping it was like putting up a real tree...if the trunk was straight, then the top looked crooked and vice versa. I decided to go with both of them slightly off center...If you stare at the image for vertical balance you will see what I mean!

I decided to make this card totally from my scraps. The DP are both leftovers from previous cards and the strip of glittered, adhesived ribbon is a leftover scrap from a dollar store package.    You probably recall this has surfaced on several cards previously. I have a few packages of them as I got them on a super clearance at Michaels quite some time ago.

Card and Envelope - from my stash, Michaels Recollections 5 1/2" square white textured
DP - MME Xmas
Cardstock - red from my snippets stash
Mirri card - American Crafts Christmas Foils
Dies - Spellbinder ovals and scalloped oval
Ribbon - glitter self adhesive ribbon from Dollarama
Flower - Poinsettia from my stash, Michaels dollar bins
Stamps - from a stamping class at my scrapbook store

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Pixies Crafty Workshop - Must use snippets
2. CHNC Extra - Christmas, always anything goes
4. MFP Speedy TV Christmas Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes, must be Christmas
5. Christmas Card Challenge - Favourite Christmas Carol


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Fabulous Christmas card Maureen! I love that image of the Christmas tree and the papers look smashing with it! Hope you are having a fab time over here! Susan x

MagsB said...

What a gorgeous Christmas card, I love the trad colours - and the sparkle! Enjoy your break!

love Mags B x

Sue said...

Beautiful card Maureen!! love it and will be seeing you soon!!! huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sandy said...

Good for you!!! It's a beautiful card and I think it is such a grand idea that you made it from your scraps!!

Christine Harrop said...

Great card Maureen. You are no doubt enjoying your holiday in the UK - and the weather is still good! Hooray! Love from Christine xx

Mrs A. said...

Hadn't noticed that the tree was drunk until you Good use of your snippets design paper. I have that bottom paper or something very similar. Hugs Mrs a.

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun...:o)

Hope you had a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Pia S said...

It can't get much more Christmasy than this:) The tree, the glittery poinsettia, the colors... They're all such great details that make this such a lovely, traditional card.

sue w. said...

Hi Maureen, love your card hun and choice of song. Papers are super.
Gonna have to catch up soon, it's August already!!
Hugs Sue W.

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mo, I like the sweet tree image, and the poinsettia.
Kevin xx

Asha said...

Hiya Mo! Having a grand ol' time I hope. Glad you could join in the CCC fun with this lovely card. Now you've got me humming your tune! LOL.
hugs, Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

dutchess said...

Hi Maureen...hope you are having a grand time on your holds....
Love the card and am excited myself as I am coming over to the states for September and bringing an empty suitcase for all my crafty stash....cant wait to hit Michaels, hobbylobby, jo annes....hugs Margaret

Redanne said...

Your Christmas cards are always stunning and this one is no exception - just love it! Hope you have a wonderful time visiting Sue. Hugs, Anne

Di said...

Super card Mo! And I'm almost sure it also is great for Craftyhazelnuts Weekly Challenge this week which is based on an image with trees, red, white, green, and I think writing too.

I keep spotting little comments about your continuing holiday whilst I'm hopping about - did laugh about the wily dog taking the shortcut!

Hugs, Di xx

Shelby said...

Hope you're having a great vacation! Gorgeous Christmas card and love the traditional colors you've used.


Barbara said...

Beautiful card!
Enjoy your vacation.

Hazel said...

Have a super time. Love your card - such a lovely one for the CCC challenge and thanks too for linking for my CHNC challenge extra for August - hope to see more of your crafting when you return. x

Cheryl said...

What a beautiful card you've made! I love hand made cards, yours are stunning!

Di said...

Have changed the link into the Playground - the imposter Scraoomo has now been changed to Scrappymo :)

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

Hi Mo!

Re. my card today -it comes as one single stamp. Me not THAT clever :)

Hugs, Di xx

Planetsusie said...

Hi Maureen - love your card and am singing away like a good un again!!! Might even treat you to a verse or two when we meet up - yay!!! Counting down the days - Sue J is happy dancing of course.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

MaryH said...

Mo, you have such pretty snippets! I love this card. Didn't notice your tree problem, until I read your story. Then looking at it, saw - sort of - what you meant. That's delightful, and you've no idea how realistic it looks, cause we've had trees that did exactly that scenario! Your DP was perfect with this cute tree, and the sparkly foil mat. Your Mike's poinsettia find was a true winner on this card! Hope you're having so much fun, and getting in a little rest now & again! Hugs & TFS

Jules said...

Hi Maureen

A gorgeous Christmas card in lovely traditional colours!


Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Very nice Chrimbo tree card. Love the trad colours. xxx

Irene said...

A beautiful Christmas card with traditional colours. I love the title as it is one of my favourite carols.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful Christmas card Mo love that image of the tree and those papers are GREAT,
lorraine x

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Maureen, love the design. Hope you're enjoying dear old Blighty! Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Maureen
Fabulous image... Gorgeous xmas card....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Tracy said...

Your card is beautiful.
I love the pops of red :)