Tuesday, April 15, 2014

One lone tree

Though the weather is finally warming up here in Southern New England, it is time for some mid-month inspiration from the Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for the month of April.  And that means another Christmas card from me.  As I am always running behind, I chose to go very CAS for this one .  The card blank already had the oval cutout, so all I had to do was stamp the sentiment and the tree, add some silver stickles to the tree, rim the cut out in silver and add the rhinestones.  Oh yeah, I also added a bit of black paper to the back of the card to give it a little more contrast.  Quick and easy.
This picture shows off the stickles a bit better.
Have you started on your Christmas cards, yet?  There's still plenty of time to play in this month's challenge.  It's easy: Anything Christmas Goes!

Sparkles Christmas Challenge #39--inspired by a Christmas carol or song (Silent Night)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #170--make it square (or use a square)

Stamps: SU! "Lovely as a Tree"; Verve "Star of Wonder"


fabiola jaques said...

elle est superbe, très sobre et super classe, biz

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is so beautiful! I love the little bits of sparkle! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Hazel said...

Beautiful design inspiration for our CHNC challenge extra for April mid-month. Thanks also for sharing for my CHNC 172 and also for Crafty musketeers challenge 12: monochrome, Hazel, DT x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful is your card and your choosen Carol is gorgeous too! thank you for playing along with our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Buddies "Inspired by a Carol/Song good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I really love the black and white! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting Musketeers and good luck.

Laura O'Donnell said...

The stickles on the silver are so festive and tinseley (is that a word?) Love it!

Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

scrappymo! said...

Gorgeous! Popped over from CHNCC...love the look of this card!

Fran said...

Beautiful, thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers Challenge Blog this month, Fran (DT) xxx

Helen said...

Beautiful - a really elegant card.

Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

Helen N x