Some Flowers and a Tree

Good morning everyone. I have been a little remiss in my blog postings. I posted a couple of cards at the beginning of the week – Christmas cards – for a couple of challenges I am now Design Team for – ABC Christmas Challenge and The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

This means I will have a significant stash of Christmas cards by the end of the year, so I hope you will join us there.

I managed to get time in my craft room yesterday, and made three cards for separate challenges, so I hope you will bear with me for the bunch of photos, and as the lighting currently is quite poor – despite a light box – I did struggle with them, but I hope you can enough for what I was trying to achieve.

As Christmas has been on my mind for the above challenges, I decided to add just one more for the CASology Challenge , using the colours from CAS Colours and Sketches, and adding into the Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ Challenge:

Here is a little close-up:

I used a stamp from Paper Artsy, and coloured with Copics. The sentiment is on two separate blocks to add to the ‘funky’ feel of the card, and the two outer strips are coloured with Copics, and cut to add as you see. I left quite a bit of the image white, so try to maintain a clean and simple look, as the image is quite a large one at six a a half inches tall.

This second card was inspired by The Color Throwdown Challenge, to use Grey, Purple, Lavender, and Kraft:

I turned to me Altenew 3D flowers for this, die-cutting them and then colouring with Copics. I did put the uppermost level as white initially, but then coloured it grey, which I prefer, but leaving the middle stamen white. Those leaves – my goodness – loving those leaves, I must say.

My third and final card for today:

The colours were inspired by the photo inspiration at Pinspirational – the greys and whites, along with the stripes. An Altenew stamp and die set, and Altenew inks, and also dry embossing the Gradient Stripes Cover Die into the white background:

Once again, the lighting not brilliant, but I hope you see the stripes.

This card will also be entered into:

Watercooler Challengesanything feminine goes

Clean and Simple on FridayCAS dry or heat embossing

The Flower Challengeanything goes with flowers

20 thoughts on “Some Flowers and a Tree

  1. Love, love your card for our challenge, stamped in the greys is so eye catching.Thank you so much for sharing with us over on The Flower Challenge xx Aileen DT

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  2. The tree is so unique and beautiful! Thank you for sharing your wonderful cards at CC&S. I also like your other cards, too. šŸ™‚

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  3. 3 gorgoeus creations! Love your fabby floral Christmas tree!! What an original and fun Christmas creation! I LOVE that fab card shape! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin’ this month. We’re so happy you did. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

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  4. Love that you are getting ahead with your christmas cards. Love all your cards. Thank you for joining us for this week’s Cc&S challenge.

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  5. Thank you for joining us at CASS, I love the tree, so pretty. The other cards look rather good too, it’s nice to see what the Altenew flowers really look like when cut.

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