Sunday, 27 July 2014

Christmas Card Club #16 Trees - My Card #49

This fortnight is was Sylvie at Gibmiss's turn to chose the theme. She chose trees...use a tree anywhere on your card. Right away, I wanted to use a stamp I won last year at Marks Finest Papers. It is my NBUS item for this card.  I loved it when I won it,  and of course still do...but until today, it had never been inked.


This card will be for a friend who is into restoring old vehicles. He will get a kick out of it. I do wish I had coloured it aqua instead of pale blue...it would have showed up more on the card and I have nicer aqua DP. I may just make up a second card and try that colour combination! Once I am home again, I may try a Wink of Stella on the truck, just to perk it up a little.

I kept the card fairly simple. Just a sheet of candy DP from a 6x6 stack and a bit of burlap ribbon behind a snippet of dotty DP from that same stack. Will have to update the stack name later as I am up at the lake...my bad!

The sentiment was prised off a chipboard embellishment. It used to have another dark green circular bit behind it but the shade of green was wrong so I tore it off and substituted a blue scalloped diecut circle.

Recipe
Card base - hand cut from my card stock stash
DP - AC Merry Mint  6x6 Xmas stack
Card Stock - snippets of blue and burgundy card from my stash
Dies - Spellbinders petite ovals and petite scalloped ovals, sentiment blue mat is the smallest petite scalloped circles die
Sentiment - chipboard circle from my stash
Twine - from my stash, jute ribbon cut from a piece a hessian
Stamp - Marks Finest Papers, Christmas Bridge

I am entering this card in the following challenges
1. Christmas Card Club - must be Christmas
2. Pixies Crafty Workshop - must use snippets
3. Marks Finest Papers - Christmas Card Challenge
4. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - must cover card with paper
5. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra - Must be Christmas
6. Penny Black and More at Allsorts - Dies/punches

35 comments:

  1. Lovely card and lovely stamp. Great background papers too.
    Lorraine

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  2. a perfect card for a car enthusiast! love the colours! xxxx

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  3. Lurve this Maureen, those papers are great - very yummy in fact.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

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  4. Gorgeous card and love the colour combo's used...fab design too.

    ♥aNNieThe Journey is the Start

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  5. Hi ScrappyMo, hope your ok! I'm sure your friend will love this card! I really like the stamp and your colouring is great!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  6. Gorgeous card Mo love that stamp! huggles Sue xx

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  7. Hi Mo, a fantastic card for the club, wonderful image and your colours are lovely, love it, Kate x

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  8. Love that covered bridge with the antique truck! Sounds like you have a great idea for another version! You've almost reached your goal! Awesome!

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  9. Fantastic card Maureen. Love it. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  10. A fab card Maureen, love the stamp and papers...great design. Carol x

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  11. Hi again Maureen, http://www.gif-mania.net/animated-signatures/flowers.html

    This is the site for the amimated signatures. I don't know how to link it up so that you just have to click on it, something else to learn.
    Aussie Annie gave it out on her blog the other week and as I had been looking for a site for ages I followed the link for it and there are loads to choose from and easy to install, copy and past, but it gives you instructions. Hope this helps, cheers Kate x

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  12. Oh how beautiful, Maureen! Fab image and gorgeous papers!
    hugs, Asha

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  13. No tweaking required Mo, although I know we are all our own worst enemies thinking it always needs something more or a different colour lol!
    This is a gorgeous Christmas card and will be well appreciated. Congrats on getting to #49 - I may try something similar soon to use up the old stash I still have not used but won't give away as it is 'too nice' lol! Have a lovely week Karen xx

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  14. Super trees card for Sylvie's CCC challenge (don't forget you could enter this into CHNC challenge extra for July - would love to see it there too) x

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  15. It quite often happens that I leave new stuff on my desk and it will be there unused for months, just waiting for the right idea and time to come.
    The light blue frame picks up the colors if the sweets and the truck in a nice way.

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  16. This is lovely...I had to giggle a little when you said you tore it off.Was just funny to me. I love it. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

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  17. Wow. What a fantastic stamp this is. I rather like the shade of blue you have used. Just bought a Wink of Stella pen to try out myself Mary H uses them all the time with such lovely results. hugs Mrs a.

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  18. Perfect card for a guy who restores old cars/trucks. Wonderfully done! ONe of my favorite MFP stamps too. Hugz!

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  19. I loved that stamp the first time I saw it! This is so pretty and love the way you framed it how to showcase it's beauty! Love it!
    Lynn

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  20. i think the blue truck looks great and it coordinates perfectly with the blue scallop frame; it will be perfect for your friend. the candy paper looks yummy and is very festive. thank you so much for sharing some more of your lovely creations with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  21. Oh Mo, this is such a lovely card! Perfect for the recipient - just as it is IMHO :) I've never seen a covered bridge when we've been to the States - they fascinate me. Tee, hee - I always thought they were to keep folk dry until I just looked up the history :))

    Hugs, Di xx

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  22. I really like this image with the old truck! The blue colors are perfect, and I especially like the burlap panel too! NJ!

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  23. Just beautiful, Maureen! I love trees of all kinds and love how you've showcased these Christmas trees with the hessian and the patterned paper! I love your Rudolph cards, too!! I hope you have a great week! Hugs, Darnell

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  24. A wonderful Christmas card Mo, it sounds like you have used the perfect image for your friend.
    Pauline
    x

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  25. Another beauty Mo, love the bright festive colours.

    Thanks so much for sharing a second piece with us at Penny Black and More this month.

    B x

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  26. A real upbeat festive card here Mo. Jenny x

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  27. A great use of your NBUS for this tree challenge. Love the truck and trees, and the pretty dp background. Also loving that burlap-type ribbon trim very much. So great with the old truck. Always enjoy learning how you've used your 'found' items..so crafty & clever you are! Great card. TFS & Hugs. (oh yes, I hope you're having fun with all the stash you sneaked along, and hope DH is having fun too!)

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  28. Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  29. Another cute Christmas card Mo, just perfect for a guy who likes restoring cars.

    Hugs Erika. x

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  30. great make Maureen - really love this - brilliant use of colour! Hugs rachel xx

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  31. Super card, Mo. I love that patterned paper. Elizabeth xx

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  32. That is a really cool image, and a great card for a friend into restoring old cars. Very cool card.

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  33. I missed this one, Maureen--can't let it go without a comment as I so admire your making it for your friend who restores vehicles--how perfect! I also think I have that embellishment sheet "joy" is from! PS--glad you could relate to my wallpaper story--LOL!

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