Wednesday 16 November 2011

#92 Chrissy Tree

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - Christmas Trees
Sponsor & prize this week - Stampeezee - £10 voucher to spend online

Well, with our Christmas Tree theme I knew that I would just have to use this adorable digi from Phindy's Place called 'Miss Chrissy Tree'. OK, she isn't actually a tree, but she seems to think she is! LOL. In case you needed to ask - I coloured her with Promarkers including the gold metallic marker for the star & on the baubles.  It was then I started to run into trouble.  I had plenty of Christmas tree papers but not one of them seemed to coordinate with my cardstock.  Grrr!  As you can see, in the end I abandoned being ever so clever & using tree-themed papers too, in favour of baubles.  However, I am not too sure that it is now too dark! Of course, once I had sewn all into position, I then found lighter coloured paper featuring baubles. Isn't it always the way? Still, you can't win 'em all I suppose & hopefully, the black gives it depth.

To add to the tree theme, I cut the image into a traditional Xmas tree-like shape with a corresponding mat & this was stuck onto the card using silicone glue for a bit of dimension. There are actually 2 horizontal ribbons, the red satin one on top of the glitzy gold one and I finished that off with a double bow made from the double-sided red satin one with a matt red button sewn with gold cord.

For the insert this time I went back to the double page spread, lightening the image to set behind my own few words of greeting though the circular sentiment opposite is from Bizzybecsstore.

Tine :)

Paper Sundaes - digital images or sentiments
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas traditions
Wags 'n; Whiskers - Christmas
Digital Tuesday - Christmas
Emerald Faerie Garden - Christmas green
Di's Digi Designs - ribbons & bows
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop - buttons & bows
Art Impressions - use 2 or more ribbons
Cupcake - two's company (use 2 images - mine are inside as well as outside)
Incy Wincy - tic tac toe (red, Christmas sentiment, ribbon)
Dream Valley - stitching
DYSU - song inspiration (An Old Fashioned Christmas - Sinatra).


  1. gorgeous card what a sweet image thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
    hugs sara x

  2. Super cute!! Love the inside too, great job! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week, Joan

  3. Fabulous card, love thatimage. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Faeries Garden this week with your adorable creation.
    Suzi x

  4. What an adorable image...I love your card...thanks for sharing with us at Art Impressions this week.

  5. What an adorable image! Your colouring is fabulous too. Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge. Sarah x

  6. Great card Christine, love the image and whole design, you do come up with some amazing ideas :) xx

  7. I love the image - so funny! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  8. Gorgeous card! I love your image and the layout is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

  9. oh great choice of Christmas greens, thank you so much for joining us at the Emerald Garden Faerie
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new candy if you are interested:)

  10. Well this is a lovely card, the image made me smile. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

  11. The little lady image looks so well, i lie your Christmas collection and need to see some more designs ....
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  12. A wonderful card. I just love the image. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  13. This is such a cute creation. Thank you for joining Paper Sundaes.

  14. This is one adorable card! the image is so sweet!

    Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs on "Ribbons and bows" challenge. Hope to see you again on next challenge!

    Hugs, Sande xx

  15. Hi Christine, what a gorgeous card. I love your images and pretty details. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  16. A brilliant card - I had a wee laugh at your cute image and your stitching looks great! Thanks for joining our Stitching challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

  17. Fab card - I love the Christmas tree shape and the fab stitching! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  18. A wonderful card. Thank you for your participation in the EFC at this time. Hugs DT Marika