Sunday, 19 August 2012

Christmas tree card

Hello everyone, and a very warm welcome to Aida, Jenny, Guylaine and Shirley who are new followers this week. I'm sorry that I have been absent for a while but I have been busy decorating and reorganising my pantry and it took far longer than I anticipated. It had become a dumping ground for all sorts of non food related items, but now all the out of date dry goods and spices have been purged, the space has been painted and new shelves fitted so that I now have no excuse for letting it get into such a dreadful state again. I just need to make labels for all the lovely new glass storage jars lining the shelves, and the job is done.

I have to confess that I did find time to make a card for last week's LIM challenge for a one layer card but the result was so bad I couldn't enter it and it ended up in the bin! I don't know why I find it so hard to do a single layer card, but I have to accept that I do. I was thrilled that Mandie and Chrissie chose to showcase my card for the sketch challenge and I will display their badge with pride, once I can work out how to do it, that is!!!! I am still technically challenged.

The LIM challenge this week is to use tearing on a card and I decided to make another Christmas card to lessen the load as Christmas draws closer

This was a very simple card. I just die cut a PTI tree out of 4 shades of green card and then tore them to bits and reassembled them. Some little red pearls for ornaments and a couple of sentiments finished it off. I did put the tree on foam pads to give a little dimension and matted a thin red layer of card to help it stand out from the cream base but I hope it still counts as CAS?

If you get chance, do go and look at the entries on this challenge - there are some very talented people out there!

Thanks for looking.

Carol x


  1. Hi Carol

    Sounds like you've had a busy time lately! Your card is gorgeous! Enjoy the rest of your day!

    Sarah x

  2. Great card Carole and love the different shades of green on your tree


  3. Hi Carol. Wonderful idea to make a Christmas card this way,it's gorgeous! Brilliant idea! Now you can enjoy a clean pantry,I always feel so much better when I in clutter mine.

  4. Very clever use of tearing for the challenge, Carol! Love your tree! Keep on trying on the one layer cards! I'm just you will do fine!!

  5. This is a beautiful xmas card, what a great idea to tear the different color greens for the xmas tree.

  6. What a clever card. It really is CAS, but with just that little extra something.

  7. This looks lovely CArol, love the red berries
    The tearing works so well on the tree

    Thanks so much

  8. Smashing - lovely bit of tearing!


  9. Oh this is fantastic! Who would have thought tearing some card would make such a gorgeous tree?!

  10. Super clever idea with the tree die and the tearing! I love how this turned out!

  11. oh wow.. your card is absolutely brilliant!! perfect tearing on that tree!

  12. I love your torn Christmas tree! I bet you got 3 cards from doing it like that!
    Way to go, making your cards early. I should do the same!

  13. I love your card, I can't do a good tear for toffee so you're one up there on me. Love the traditional colours.

  14. love the idea. fab tearing!! mine would look like a rat had gnawed it!!

  15. Great card. Clever tearing.

    Karen x

  16. I'm so sorry that I'm late in visiting this week, but I have been on a wonderful cruise to Norway where I didn't have very good Internet coverage!
    Thanks so much for your lovely contribution!
    "Less is More"

  17. Hola Carol, thank you for your comments last weeks i have been on holidays but is very nice to see you in my blog every week.:D
    OOOh Carol what amazing bunch of cards, your christmas tree card is very elegant, i love your flowers card, gorgeous!!!,really beautiful cards Carol.
    A hug from the supermelted island

  18. Awesome card!!! I'll have to try that out with one of my dies!!! I must get a Xmas tree!!! This looks fantastic!!!!
    Hugs Trish


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Carol x


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