Well that was best laid plans up in smoke. I did have these cards ready (six of them) late Saturday night but too dark to take photos of so I had thought to take pictures early Sunday Morning and post asap. Cue the clocks going forward so bearing in mind already lost an hour and then I was about to clear the bits not used from cards away and decided to make another 2 quick cards seeings I already had the others to photo anyway. Everything went down hill after that. Got an email from Food online delivery to say some items not in stock so needed to go and alter next weeks delivery to include them. Then the delivery van showed up early and then basically everything stopped!!!!
Anyways here finally are the cards for the Christmas Card Club where a group of us girls make cards to a set theme each fortnight. The current theme was set by Kate who asked for Trees, Christmas Trees or Trees in a scene so plenty of scope. I had 2 card fronts to reuse from last yrs received shop bought ones so they were easy peasy.
When we cleared the loft out last month from old christmas decorations and trees no longer used I kept a few items that would be useful for card making. DIL had sent in a card one year loads of tiny metallic christmas trees (I think you were supposed to sprinkle round card when opened) enclosed inside and I now had the brilliant idea of using on said cards!!!
116 little trees all attached with d.s.tape cut to size later and my enthusiasm was laxing very thin.
So I made a tree shape up and had a few little stars in various colours to use up so put a red one on top. The sentiment was in with the trees so I guess must have been an odd one and worked well on card. Gold sticker edging to complete.
I had this die cut red frame lying in my stash and it was just the right size for the tree and followed the theme of the scalloped card base. By spellbinders A2 Floral Ribbon Threads. I used all gold trees this time .Sentiment was a gold sticker from stash with more of the sticker edging.
Decided to go with a sort of wreath design with this next card. I had a precut card circle on my desk and used it as a template for placing/spacing the trees around the outside edge then removing once trees were stuck in place. Sentiment sticker from my stash.
Still had loads of the red ones left and had idea to use up inside a shaker card. I used two different size Crafts-Too Square dies Scalloped Edge dies to make the frame work up and cut strips of red card stock (layered up 6 deep ) to create the built up sides. Piece of acetate and the red sticker from my stash.
At this point I was calling it a day ready to take photos the following morning. Having slept on it I decided to use the remaining gold trees and make a further 2 cards up.
Drat! I found the red christmas tree had dropped on the floor so of course had to use it. I did the remainder of the rows in alternate right way up/inverted on the next row. This gave the tree a denser look but also squashed it down a bit. Should really have put another row of trees in but I now only had four gold trees left and would have needed 7. I suppose I could have made a Cypress tree instead! (No don't even go down that one).
This just leaves me with Cards 7 and 8
to show that really only needed a card base cut for them from coloured card stock as the scalloped cards were a tad too small for them to fit onto. Hence me having 2 scalloped cards left over to go with the left over tree shapes above.
This one has a red card base and the one below is an orange base to pick out the colour of the duffle coat the girl pulling the sled is wearing.
Apologies Kate for being so late. I'm off now to bake the cake I should have made yesterday and send the recipe to Miss Di who is waiting patiently to receive once I have tried and tested it out.
Good news is I have managed this months quota of cards and still have 2 days left in which to make my Rudolph card depicting the 3rd Day of Christmas. I need to round the 3 french hens up who are busy gobbling up the bird seed put out for the birds. Mrs Magpie was spotted this morning in the garden looking very egg bound.
Just because restrictions have been lifted it is still not safe out there.
Remember tiny steps and see how it goes.