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Monday, 11 August 2014

'O' Christmas TREE -or- Holly and the IVY - the recipe is up to you !

Well good evening nice to be back hope everyone is feeling in good crafty spirits I'm just getting over yet another chest infection and would love to know why Oh why can't it just clear off once and for all because I'm truly sick and tired of feeling under the weather and not getting to do the things I really want to.... anyhow that's just another story and it's time to move on - rather swiftly I might add - as that is such a luxury to have - TIME - that is and it just keeps on getting away before you know it,  I don't know about you lot but that's how it is for me!!! O K that's dealt with now back to the important stuff, the stuff of Crafters! Yey! 
And now we are well into August already so lets see about some of that Christmas yes I said the word Christmas crafting. Thought we might as well make a statement type card this week, quite bold but not specific so it would cover a whole range of uses and not only that but a gift to match as well. Oooohhh!! What is it ?????? well don't get too excited but it's just a little something that is so easy to do and I think it's quite a cute but practical gift to give and I'm sure anyone you give it to would enjoy.  It involves a Jar and some baking ingredients and a sprinkle of imagination. At least that's what it should turn out like but we shall see  lol!  - can add your own dry ingredients to this once it's completed, well that's the plan hope you are following if not all shall be revealed I hope!

Card base is 8x8
The background panel has been embossed with the Vintage Christmas Bells embossing folder and a hint of Tea Dye Distress ink added to the edges. 
The centre panel is kraft card embossed in the Perfect Poinsettia from the Vintage Christmas range by Crafters Companion and a Copper wax has been added to highlight the flowers.  
The leaves are cut from the Die'Sires Ivy Die out of white card stock and coloured with three shades of green Spectrum Noir Pens and the Xmas trees are cut from the O Christmas Tree Create-a-card Die and inked with a Tea Dye ink pad. The sentiments and frame die are also from Crafters Companion. I have stamped the sentiment in Black Versafine and embossed in clear powder.
I have added a little crystal glitter with my Quickie Glue Pen to highlight the Christmas Trees and leaves, shame you can't really see it on the photo's.

   Well That's not a lot of effort for quite a biggish card a little die cutting, a small amount of embossing, a touch of colouring and a tiny bit of inking and not to mention a smidge of heat embossing for your sentiments, stick it all together and what do you know  "job done". That's just how it should be and then there's the gift to match, so where is it I hear you ask?????
Well sorry to disappoint but no photo's I finished it off  today but didn't get a chance to take a photo so you will have to use your imaginations and as you would expect it has been done the same to match the card with a few added little extras, ha! ha! not teasing honest! Did I mention that there is a Poinsettia and some snow flakes included just for the decoration, Ooohh! and Clear Embossing Powder is also involved.
See you all soon x

Sheilagh  : )

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