Friday, December 28, 2012

On The Ninth Day of Christmas.

Day 9 of the Frosted Designs 12 days of Christmas Challenge.

On the Ninth Day of Christmas my True Love said to me please use 9 Pearls or Sparkles.

Now a little birdie in blogland muted just before the festivities that the Memory Box Christmas Dies were being withdrawn. I had seen and fallen in love with this Flowering Christmas Tree Die on Miss Di's blog so I thought I would treat myself to a little prezzie indulgence. I looked on the web and found several shops still stocking it so I found the cheapest with free P& P (one still has to watch the pennies even if it is a present) and it sort of fell into my basket. Not only that it arrived on Christmas Eve!! Having counted the little flowers on the tree to be nine in total I realised it would fit this challenge perfectly. How fortuitous was that!! The green for the tree was a snippet left over from the Turkey card.

Not quite so fortuitous are my camera skills as the light kept bouncing back on the silver embossing around the tree which is supposed to replicate snow. Oh well win some loose some.
A  close up showing the border made with my Scor- Pal and the sparkly Gems.

Entering into the following challenges:
Frosted Designs: The Ninth Day of  Christmas.
Crafty Ribbons: Blue & Green.
Pixies Crafty workshop:  Use your snippets #52.


Di said...

Brilliant Mrs A! Love the green on blue and clever scoring too. I think this die has loads of options for use - sniggering here 'cos I also ran and bought a couple more MB dies in case they're being withdrawn. Harrumph, bet it's just a rumour to boost sales :)

Off to bed here - all doors have been checked that they're locked, several times.

Hugs, Di xx

Mary H. said...

oh no, tell me it isn't so...I LOVE those MB dies. This one turned out super great, love the color combo, and how neat that this particular little gem fit your theme so perfectly. Your scor-pal border looks so nice with all the silver-y snow. Your photo skills are mine...well we won't talk about photo skills! Happy New Year.

Faye said...

See, you needed this die!

Faye said...

Who said blue and green should never be seen? X

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous Valery Anne ! This tree is stunning ! And I do love blue and green together ! Have a lovely week-end Sweetie ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Donna said...

Beautiful card Mrs A, love the three die, very pretty indeed :) Donna ♥ x

La Vikinga said...

Hi Valerie Ann; I love that die and your green and blue card looks great! Just what we wanted to see in our challenge at Crafty Ribbons!!!

La Vikinga / Charlotta

Sandra H said...

Another fabulous card Mrs A lovely colour and that die is gorgeous ! x

Kelly Lloyd said...

That tree looks fab. Thanks for sharing this card with us at crafty ribbons

Hugs Kelly

Unknown said...

See I was right Blue and Green look great together. Great card Mrs A! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Ribbons this time.
Dawn xx

Hettie said...

Love this die and glad I got it. Need to look for the others I like now!
Great way of putting the schparklies in!