Wednesday 1 December 2010

#43 Christmas Trees

The Coordinated Tree

The theme this week at I ♥ Promarkers is to use a Christmas Tree on your card or project and for my DT card I have chosen an image by Mo Manning, combining it with a single DP from Barely Mine. This gorgeous paper just so happens to be filled with stitched swirl designs and so is not only perfect for the theme at Mo’s Digital Challenge (to use swirls on your card), but hopefully also perfect for the illusion of decorations on my paper-pieced tree. The swirls are representing the tinsel draped over it - well, it makes sense to me! LOL.

So to emphasis this even further, having added shading using my Promarkers to the paper-piecing, I went over some of the swirl design with my silver pen which was also used on the star at the top of the tree and the ‘paper’ at the bottom from which this star had supposedly been cut. Anita’s gems passing as shiny baubles complete the coordinated tree.

The rest of the image was coloured with Promarkers too of course. Further swirls to each side of the triangular mat were cut using a Marianne Creatables die in pale grey card and the large silver stars were cut using a very old punch of mine with no branding, so I can’t help with that one. These, along with the corners of the triangle were then wrapped with this fabby angel hair yarn. Twinkles nicely when the light is on it too. It’s like miniature tinsel. The whole triangle and the silver stars were then added to the card using foam pads. Hope you like the result!

Tine :)

Challenges for this card:

Mo’s Digital – swirls & flourishes
Paperplay – stars
Fussy ‘n’ Fancy – Christmas, not red & green
Crafty Catz – Christmas
Paper Sundaes – corner embellishment
Scrappy Frogs – Christmas
Ooh - la - la - Christmas song - (Oh, Christmas Tree)
Charisma – for a girl (pink Christmas card...need I say more! LOL)
Passion for Promarkers - (old & new - old the digi image/new the DP)
Digital Two for Tuesday - digi animal+ Christmas.


  1. What a gorgeous card I love the way you have used the shaped mat for the image lovely colouring
    Thank you so much for joining us at ooh la la this week

  2. Hi Christine, another gorgeous card. The image is adorable and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining in with our special challenge and blog hop over at PFP. Hugs, Denise x

  3. Wow a beautiful card a fabulous image..Thank you so much for joining with us at ooh la la this

  4. Beautiful card Tine, thanks for joining us at PfP.Sue C x

  5. Such a lovely Xmas Card. I love all the pink! Thanks so much for playing the DTC this week!

  6. gorgeous card tine.the image is great an di love the colours and fab swirls.
    thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck :D

    xx coops xx

  7. Wow beautiful, thanks for sharing with us at DTC,Karenx

  8. NOTHING slows down Dorcas, lol She's a craftslady extraordinaire!! lol
    D'ya know, I would have never though of that but the image on triangle works real well here!! Gorgeous work!!

  9. Lovely card, Tine! And it's perfect for our challenge at Mo's this week. Thanks so much for playing along with us.. we appreciate you! Peggy x

  10. So gorgeous...I love the image & colours.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  11. this is pretty and I love what you have done with the clever!! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


  12. Oh, I love your little pink pig! That delicate fiber is a great touch. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge.

  13. Such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  14. Super cute and super creative! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes.

  15. Gorgeous card, and supercute image. Thanks for joining us at PFP :o)

  16. Oh I wish Mo would make more pigs!!!!!!!!!!! They have such personality! I love the creative fiber wrapping here and your coloring of Henry is spot on!

  17. Super Mo image and your card is fab!! Thanks for your support of our special challenge at PFP this week. Juliexx

  18. Hi Tine
    What a fab card. Love your image & the paper iecing looks great. Thanks for joining us at PFP for our special challenge.
    Andie xx