The theme is 'trees' and I chose the Memory Box Twiggy Tree to use on both of my cards - one is a bright summery card (which luckily fits into a couple of summer challenges) and a Christmas card too - another one for my stash.
For the summery tree I began with a piece of yellow card which I embossed with a Crafts Too embossing folder. I am so sorry I do not know the name of the folder. I cut the Memory Box Twiggy Tree from a scrap of black card then cut all the little flowers from various left over scraps of inked card (I keep them all) using Impression Obsession Die DIE140-D. I use this flower die lots - its one die that cuts lots of flowers all at once. After cutting them out of several pieces of inked card, I have oodles of little flowers left for other projects. The sentiment by Clarity Stamp is stamped on another scrap of previously inked card in Black Versafine and embossed with clear powder then edged in black alcohol marker. After I had glued everything down and attached to a black card base I added a dot of gold pen to the centre of each flower.
I would like to enter my summery card into the following challenges:
That's Crafty - A Summers Day.
Country View Challenges - The Written Word - Add Text In Some Form.
CuttlebugMania - Summer is Magic - All die cutting and embossing was done using my Big Shot.
Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets - Tree, flowers and sentiment are snippets.
The Christmas card was much more straight forward to make. The Memory Box Twiggy Tree is cut in white card then I covered with glue using a glue pen and sprinkled with glitter and glued to the square card base. The sentiment is from the Spellbinders Holiday Sentiments die set and the little bird is from a Penny Black die set The Gathering. I made a couple of these and I think I will be making more.
Thank you again for visiting me and also for your lovely comments following my husband's operation and recovery and my health too, you are all so lovely! Darren is still recovering well from the operation following his collapsed lung and we see the consultant on Wednesday for a follow up appointment.
I hope your weekend was good and you have a fabulous week. Take care. Christine xxx