Saturday, 14 August 2010

It's Tree-mendous.............

...... I've made a Christmas card, and it's only August!

It's all Jo's fault over at Daring Card Makers:


I would like to see cards this week featuring a tree! Some of the Daring Cardmakers may have groaned slightly when I mentioned Christmas trees(Kathy!) but it doesn't have to be a festive tree, green trees, apple trees, stamped trees, sticker trees, paper pieced trees - anything goes, as long as it is a tree!

I recently bought the Basic Grey Offbeat papers which put me in mind of Christmas decorations in a very retro 1970s way.  Perfect, I could make a Christmas card without having to delve into anything too snow covered and festive:
Christmas Tree Card

Christmas Tree Card (2)

Ingredients: Paper - Basic Grey Offbeat, Nestabilities labels, circles and scalloped circle dies, Sizzix Sizzlits Tree die, pom poms from Aberkan, ribbon and brads from stash.

The layout of the card was based on another card I made earlier this week which has a much more summery feel!:


Ice Cream Card (2)

Ingredients: Papers - My Minds Eye (magazine freebie!), paper-pieced ice cream made with a mixture of hand cutting and Nestabilities dies, Nellie Snellen frame die, pom poms from Aberkan, ribbon from stash, inking and pen stitching.

Thanks for looking,

Ruthie x


Lynda said...

Absolutely stunning cards! Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers this week.

Lynda xxx

Lythan said...

those cards are so beautiful. And the way you have photographed them is awesome

Kathy said...

Two fabby cards Ruthie!

Glad Jo inspired you to join in and share your Tree-mendous card with
The Daring Cardmakers

Traceyr said...

ooo I love the Christmas card. Yes I agree very 1970s bauble stylee the colours work really well.


Jo said...

Both these cards are gorgeous! I love the retro papers on the Christmas card and the colours on the summery one are just fab

jo x