Friday, 20 January 2017

Kraft Card Christmas Tree

Hello!  Thank you for visiting me and I am sorry I haven't been around much again lately. Another Christmas card ready for this year.  I intend to have them all done ahead of time this year!  At least I am going to try!



Hmm, it hasn't photographed very well and I haven't time to take another pic as I am running close to the wire on one of the challenges - sorry!  The fabulous Christmas tree stamp is Ickle Christmas Tree from IndigoBlu (never used before) - the snow around the tree is part of the stamp.  I stamped it on Kraft card with Hero Arts white pigment ink then when dry, added extra whiteness with white Fabre Castel Polychromo pencil - my only Polychromo!  I also used it to add snow to my Kraft card base.  The baubles are coloured with a red coloured pencil from the floral set by Spectrum Noir and I Wink of Stella'd them.  I used a small paintbrush to apply Frosted Lace Stickles to the tree and the snow for a delicate sparkle, which doesn't show in the picture unfortunately!  The main image and the red mat are cut using Spellbinders Labels 26 and the sentiment is cut using a die from the Spellbinders Holiday word set. I used my Grand Calibre for the die cutting. This is quite different from my usual style of Christmas card but I enjoyed having a go at something different!

I would like to join in with the following awesome challenges:

IndigoBlu - Snow, Snow, Snow.
Darnell's Blog Birthaversary Surprise NBUS - Use Never Before Use Sctuff and as an extra - use coloured pencils on Kraft card - the tree is my NBUS.
Pixies Snippets Playground - Use snippets - mine are all the red paper which are from my bits box.
Cuttlebug Mania - Winter Wonderland.
Creative Carte Blanche - Baby Its Cold Outside.

Sorry again for not being around much and sorry this is a very rushed post!  Thank you so much for bearing with me, I do appreciate it!
Take care and have a lovely weekend.  Christine xxx

19 comments:

Barb said...

Your tree works really well on kraft card Chris. It's a lovely card and a good start to your 2017 Christmas card requirements. Barbxx

Marina said...

Actually, when I enlarged the photo I could see the sparkles clearly. It has a handbrushed effect - lovely.

JennyH said...

I love kraft Christmas cards for something different. Your tree looks great in white and I think if you have only one pencil then white is the perfect choice : )

chrissie said...

Looks like a great make and nice to know you are ahead with the cards already

Love Chrissie xx

Redanne said...

I do love white on Kraft, it always looks so elegant. I have that stamp (unused too) and it looks so pretty in white, especially with those red baubles. The mats behind really lift it too - a really beautiful card Chris! Hugs, Anne xx

Di said...

Great card Chris! I love that tree with the deep red and kraft - they look wonderful together. Gosh I do love those Labels 26 dies as well! Sits on hands here!!

Hugs

Di xx

AlisonC said...

It's good to try out new things. I'm never very sure what my style is, I jump about. The red, kraft and white give a subtle but very Christmassy look. Good luck with your resolution.

Sandy said...

I love white and red cards and I particularly love red and white on Kraft card stock.
Lovely card!
Sandy xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Chris! so elegant and clever you for starting them early lol huggles Sue xxxxxxxxx

Darnell said...

Oh, wow, Chris, I can only imagine how incredible the schparkle is on this beautiful Christmas tree card! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #8!! I am delighted that you joined in with the optional theme for this week's challenge and good job using your snippets, too! I'm really sorry if you are having a flare-up and I hope you feel better soon! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

scrappymo! said...

Wonderful card, Christine. Great image and good idea to add the snow.~

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Ohhh clever you Chris for doing the colouring on craft it is fun with white isn't it!!! But hard work sometimes too.
Well done on getting ahead with your cards too.
Thanks for sharing your inspiration,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}


Susan said...

Wonderful Christmas card, Chris! Love those colors. That snow definitely shows how cold it is out there! Thanks so much for participating in our challenge at Creative Carte Blanche!

Mrs A. said...

I feel your pain at trying to get a decent photo in this wretched weather at the moment. Love the red with the kraft card. Do hope that hubby is doing ok. Hugs Mrs A.

Candy C said...

Christine...aren't you the smart one to already be starting on your Christmas cards? I wish I were that organized! Your card is really cute. I love the layers of the red and the kraft cardstock. Your little Christmas tree is darling. Love the "snowflakes" on your card and your die cut Christmas and edges on your mats. Thanks so much for sharing your card with all of us at Creative Carte Blanche.

Sue - said...

That is a lovely tree stamp and is perfect coloured in white on Kraft.

rachel said...

This is lovely ...the white on kraft is just perfect. Thanks so much for joining the indigoblu challenge. Hugs rachel x

Jackie said...

Just how I feel, cold! The difference is it's just grey here, whilst your snowy Christmas card is just beautiful, Chris. Jx

Cheryl Grigsby said...

I'm late to the party, but wanted to stop in and say how LOVELY your card is. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Creative Carte Blanche!