Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Crafters Companion Sparkling Tree, MFT Santa's Elves and Sue Wilson Christmas Tree Greetings Christmas cards









Good morning everyone!

It's good to welcome you back for the ABC Christmas Challenge for October and it's hard to believe that after this one, there will only be two more Challenges before the big day! 


Thanks to everyone who played along last month. We had some great entries and if you entered, don't forget to check the post on the ABC blog to see if you were a lucky winner. 


We have two fabulous challenges for you to choose from or combine this month
 and they are:

U - Under the tree
and
Vocabulary ( use words)

Julie is our lovely host for this challenge and she has a great prize for the winner



This is my U for Under the Tree card



I used some paper from my stash for the background because it resembled wallpaper and added a little dado rail. The tree is Sparkling Tree from Crafter's Companion and I cut it 3 times and stacked it, ink blending just the top copy. There are a couple of birds in the tree and I inlaid the wings and added a couple pearls for the eyes. My favourite elves from MFT are coloured with Copics and are gathered around the tree ready to decorate it. I cut an oval to make a rug, stamped and embossed the sentiment, and added a glittery star to the top of the tree to finish it off. My little Granddaughter is having an elf on the shelf for the first time this year, so this card is destined for her.


V for Vocabulary 


For this card, I went with a very simple design. I cut the Sue Wilson Christmas Tree Greetings die from a stitched rectangle panel of mint coloured satin card and then placed the panel on a scalloped rectangle of holographic card. I die cut the word tree again 4 times from white card and stacked all the layers together before inlaying them into the aperture. All that was needed was to cut a tiny red star and coat it with glossy accents. The raised word tree gives lots of dimension and the holographic card shines through with lots of different colours that are very pretty irl.

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17 comments:

Carole said...

Two absolutely fabulous cards Carol...Love the little elves in the first one and the clever idea for the rug under the tree. The classy nature of the second one appeals to me..I think I have that die stashed away somewhere...thanks for the inspiration!! Love how you have die cut several of the tree words for the dimension. Hugs xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Both gorgeous cards Carol, love the fun elves and shaded tree, beautiful, your second is very elegant, I love the layers and the cool blue with the silver.
Faith x

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards Carol, two super die cut Christmas trees and cute elves.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your Christmas card designs are both so gorgeous and well executed. Both are so festive!

Lynne in NI said...

Two fabulous cards Carol, I LOVE your Christmas trees and your granddaughter is sure to love her elves! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Kickstart

Dotty Jo said...

Two gorgeous cards - love that tree. Thanks for playing at Christmas Kickstart, Jo x

MadeByMeghanK said...

Beautiful cards! FYI the linky says CLOSED on the ABC Christmas challenge... I emailed the contact but it's still not open ;(

Lindsey said...

Two beautiful cards! They really are the best elves, and that tree is stunning. I love the shiny background for the word tree - I have one half sheet of holographic cs and can't convince myself to cut into it yet!

Ros Crawford said...

Two completely different cards and yet both equally gorgeous Carol. Love the simplistic look of the tree/word die and the colour you used. Have a good weekend!

Mac Mable said...

Super adorable first card with a fun idea to add the dado rail and a beautiful second one with a striking die cut tree. Such a thoughtful card for your granddaughter for her first Elf on the shelf Christmas x.

Sue said...

Awww those elves are the cutest Carol sorry I've been really busy and my commenting is way behind but those cards are really gorgeous hugs Sue x

Lynda said...

Two fabulous cards - I love that Sue Wilson Christmas Tree die - one of my favourite - love the colours. Thanks so much for joining us at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Sarah said...

Fabulous cards Carol, those elves are among my most used stamps, they are just so cheeky and usable too!! Mollie had an elf on the shelf last year and it got up to some right mischief in the house. I think Chelsea found all the ideas on Pinterest and it was fun to see what had happened each day!! My favourite was when the elf used Mollies knickers as a seat to zipwire down the stairs!! xx

Dorte said...

Wonderful cards Carol. The elves one is super cute and the one in blue and white is so elegant.
Dorte xx

Brenda said...

Wow, love both of these cards Carol! The first one is adorable, such a cute scene for sure and perfect for your granddaughter. Love, love, love that tree, such a cool one. The little elves are adorable and you have colored them up perfectly. Your second card is so elegant, I love the color combo and the die cut you used. The star is perfect with the touch of red. I just love this card! Hard to believe the holidays are upon us soon! Hugs, Brenda

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Julie said...

Beautiful cards. I really like the colors of the one with the elves
Julie T

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