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3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
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Monday, 15 September 2014

Festive Friday Challenge 40

Good afternoon all,

I am so excited to be taking part in the Festive Friday challenge - my very first time at doing so. I was so inspired by the challenge photo that I just HAD to take part.

The colours in this really appealed to me, the sparkle, the pearls and those cone/tree decorations just jumped right out at me and had to take a real focal point in my card. I wanted to create a tag style card with a background of three cone trees. Ideally I wanted the one to be pink pearlised card (which I didn't have any of) and another I wanted to cover completely in pearls - this would have taken hundreds of them which would have been too much for one card!! Instead, I created a a white glitter tree with some pearl baubles (a compromise) and to get the pink pearlised card I wanted, I did a colour wash on cream pearlised card using watercolour pencils - this did the trick!! My third tree was the plain cream pearlised card with snowflakes stamped on it using desert sand memento ink.

I layered my trees as a background and then added a jumping reindeer in white pearlised card over the top. A sentiment was added at the top and bottom, heat embossed in gold and voila….

Thank you for having me to play along this week and I look forward to seeing all the other entries for this challenge. 

Any comments are always so very much appreciated Laura xxx


  1. What a stunning design, just beautiful, Cx

  2. .....THUD!! That's my jaw, dropping, at the spectacular beauty of this card! Gorgeous in every way...the pearls, the shimmer, the colours, and that deer....oh my! Wherever did you find this stunning creature? I'm in awe...calling winner winner on this gem!

  3. Love the trio of triangular trees! (say that 5 times fast! lol!) Such a pretty, shimmery card! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  4. Oh my goodness this is stunning! What a gorgeous card! I want to copy it now! haha! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

  5. Oooh, I love the deer prancing in front of those gorgeous trees.

  6. Very pretty. Love your tree trio and your prancing deer.

  7. LOVE the softness of those trees! And the delicate white reindeer...beautiful!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday!