Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas Tree


Well as this post goes live i am hopefully chilling out, as i wouldn't have got in till midnight, as i went to see 'White Christmas' in London starring Tom Chambers and Aled Jones with my dancing group and today H is off with the Beavers, for a Santa Experience at 'Amberley Museum', so Alan and I are going for lunch.

Today is the first Sunday in December, so it's the start of the Penny Black And More  Challenge and it's 'Special Occasions - which can include Christmas' and as usual we have some fabby sponsors :

Penny Black

Crafty Ribbons 



And one lucky person using a Penny Black image will be picked to be Guest Designer for next month so pop over to Penny Black And More, so go check out the other amazing inspiration the very talented team have come up with and join in the fun - but please remember you can use any image you like, except Digi's - if you use a Digi, you will not be entitled to a prize'

I needed a card for Alan's Dad and i thought this stamp would be perfect : Penny Black - 'Christmas Tree / 819K / 1996' the image is a lot more sparkly, then the picture shows, as I stamped it in Versamark and then covered it in Crystal Embossing Powder and have added glossy accents to the candles, baubles and beads, as he is 75, i thought he would prefer a vintage style and thanks to the lovely Brenda who recommended these fabby papers : First Edition - 'Vintage Noel', the sentiment is: LOTV - 'Christmas Tags', the tree brads are : Woodware and the ribbon is from my stash.

The Challenges I Would Like To Enter Are :

The Ribbon Girls - where the December Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

52 Christmas Card Throwdown  - where the Challenge is 'To Pick A Previous Challenge' and i have gone for Challenge No: 21 from September 2013 - 'Christmas Trees'

Papertake Weekly - where the Challenge is 'Anything Goes'

Christmas Cards All Year Round - where the December Challenge is 'Anything, but sqaure or rectangle'.

Kreativeinkauf Challenger  - where the Challenge is 'Christmas Trees'

Thanks for looking and if you would like to leave a comment, it would be most appreciated, Luv Sam  x


brenda said...

Such a beautiful traditional feel to your card Sam and can see why you needed those new DP's.

Have a lovely Sunday.

B x

tilly said...

Wow, what lovely papers and the image is super, I love it..... Christmas spirit has arrived with you. hope H enjoys his day out. Thanks for your lovely card
Tilly xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Sam, such a beautiful image and I love the papers.
I hope you are having a good weekend.
P.S. Thank you for my gorgeous Christmas card that I received yesterday.
hugs Sue xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. Love your traditional image here and great papers

Shirley said...

A gorgeous traditional Christmas card Sam. I love the little tree brads and the beautiful colouring you have done on your tree image.


Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely stamp and beautiful coloring to match those gorgeous papers.

Ellie said...

A beautiful creation Sam. Love the stamp and great card design.

Sue said...

Beautiful image and papers,love your card Sam

Chrissy said...

I love that tree Sam..gorgeous colouring and love the papers and your card design..fabulous.Really lovely.


Lorraine said...

A gorgeous traditional card Sam. Love the stamp and papers.
Lorraine x

kay said...

Hi Sam, thanks for my lovely Christmas card and I have put my birthday card away, x

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sam sounds like you had a lovely weekend. A beautiful centre step card, fab papers and lovely image. Hugs Susan x

debby4000 said...

Love your beautiful traditional Christmas card.

annies place said...

Love this, I do like a nice tree. Thank you so much for my cards, have put one away for next year. Love Annx

Jacee said...

Beautiful design, lovely colour combo
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Deborah Frings said...

I do like this pretty Christmas tree - and the stepper card is lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining in with us this week at 52CCT - your card is lovely - Jacqueline xx

fabiola jaques said...

super chic Sam, très élégante et riche création, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

Wishcraft said...

Fab design and a lovely traditional feel... gorgeous :o) Hugs, Lisa x

linda said...

beautiful card sam and the vintage papers coordinate so nicely with your image.

Patricia H. said...

The traditional tree image makes a very festive card! Thanks for joining us at 52{C}CT.

Tracy said...

I love this Sam, it's gorgeous. Fabulous design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Sue said...

Beautiful tree stamp, and side step card. Love the papers you used, so very pretty, Sam.


Nancy Simpson said...

What a beautiful Christmas card! I am so awed with the design and colors! I totally love it! My best Christmas wishes to you and your family. Have a happy holiday!