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Thursday 1 March 2012

Christmas Greenery #1

Hello Everyone!

March already, my goodness, how time is flying by! A new month also means a new challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round, the theme this time in "GREEN". I am sure we all use a lot of green in our Christmas cards, so just up the dose and play along with our challenge. After all, you have all month! If you make 5 cards for our challenge, you get included in the draw for the prize, which this time is I have decided to attempt making 5 cards for each challenge too, so that I have a varied stash of Crimbo cards at the end of the year. I will be showing them throughout the month, the full set will be posted on the challenge blog!

Here's the first of my cards, I've been rummaging in the scraps box again to try and use up some of the lovely papers bits that are in there. I have been focusing on diminishing the scrappy pile for a while now, unfortunately I haven't really made a dent in it yet but will continue with my mission regardless :)

I'm loving distressing papers with distress ink at the moment, I really like the grungy look although I admit I sometimes take it a little too far, don't really know if it happened here too. You be the judge :)

Materials used:
* Champagne base card
* Paper scraps from my stash, most notably from Basic Grey (Jovial) & Marianne Design (Winter)
* Sarah Kay decoupage image
* Sentiment stamps for Daisy & Dandelion All Wrapped up Stamp set
* SEI Vanilla Icing Chipboard
* White gel pen to trace the poinsettia
* Vintage Photo Distress Ink
* Flatback pearls from my stash

* ABC Christmas Challenge (Distress It)
* Pixie Cottage (Anything Goes)
* Perfect Sentiment (Anything Goes + Die Cut)
* Allsorts (Anything Goes)
* Shopping Our Stash (Sentiments required OR use a Bugaboo image)
* Whoopsi Daisy (Spots/Dots)
* Partytime Tuesdays (Anything Goes)
* Sassy Cheryl (Are You Seeing Spots?)
* Christmas Card Challenges (Music or Anything Christmassy Goes)
* Crimbo Crackers (Female)


  1. Great Christmas card! Love the green colour way
    Thanks for entering our Free Choice challenge at Allsorts this week....good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  2. How pretty Ciska! Love how you used the papers!

  3. oh what a cute little image - and love the papers
    Lisa x

  4. beautiful papers you have used on your cards. x

  5. what a great christmas card thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

  6. Great card Ciska! Adorable image you've used and gorgeous DP. Think we all love our scrap piles and it's so much fun going through them......LOL Thanks for the welcome back, I've missed playing along. Feeling much better now. "Hugs"

  7. Very pretty! Love all the dp's!

  8. It is hard to believe that it's March already! Where did the time go. Love this beautiful Christmas card.
    Thanks for playing in the Spots & Dots challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's. So glad you could join us!

  9. Lovely card, Thanks for entering our Challenge at ABC Christmas challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  10. What an adorable little girl image!
    Thanks for joining the music challenge at CCC!

  11. I'm really loving this card! It's so unique and I love the old fashion look to it. Thanks for sharing, I found your blog via Christmas card challenge.

    I'm a new follower too! ;)


  12. love that BG paper, nice head start on your cards!!
    thanks for playing in our Sassy Cheryl's challenege

  13. Cute image and lovely card.
    Thanks for joining our 'D for distress it' challenge at ABC Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again.

  14. I really like the way you did the corneres on the small pieces of the first card...I like the effect of it...thanks for joining in at Shopping our Stash this week!

  15. Great Christmas card & I love the BG paper you used. Thanks for playing along with us over at Shopping Our Stash this week!

  16. This is gorgeous and such a fabulous image.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  17. Love the vintage image. Cute. Thanks for playing at The Perfect Sentiment.

  18. Wonderful card- love the vintage feel, the pretty paper and great Christmas colors! Thanks for joining us at THe Perfect Sentiment!