Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Jolly Holly Days...

This morning I thought I would make a card for Jules Crafty Snippet challenge as I missed last week so I had a little rummage in the snippets box to find a few bits and pieces to make a Cristmas card. I am so glad I did as this card has turned out to be my  favourite Christmas card make so far this year!!  I enjoyed myself so much I made a tag to match, I'll add a piece of ribbon to the tag when I know which wrapping paper I will be using.



For this card I used a Spellbinders poinsettia set which I bought last year this is the first time I have used it.  I think they have released a new one this year which I prefer but I cannot afford another so this one will have to do! First I found a scrap of red paper which I stamped with a Waltzingmouse text stamp to add a little detail. I then cut several different flowers and curled up the petals slightly.  There is no leaf die in the set so I decided to stamp some holly leaves using a stamp from Waltzingmouse Festive Foilage. As you can see I used lots of snippets of green paper and I like the effect of using different colours and patterns.





I layered up some more snippets for the background and stitched it all together. the sentiment is another Waltzingmouse stamp (can you tell I am a bit of a fan of Claire's stamps?)



The tag just took a few minutes to put together using some of the smaller snippets.

I'm entering these into the following challenges;

Stamptacular Sunday - Punch It (includes die cuts)
Make it Monday - Anything goes
St Lukes Charity card Challenge - Christmas
Bunny Zoe's Craft Challenge - Anything Christmas with pearls (pearl brad)

Thanks for visiting
Sarah x

13 comments:

  1. These are super pretty!!! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM! To win this week's fabulous prize, just leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM. The more comments left, the greater your chance of winning! Good luck!
    Rene :D

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  2. Hello Sarah

    A brilliant Christmas card and tag. I love the poinsetta die, and your snippet of paper. It's surprising what we come up with using snippets.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. A brilliant christmascard and tag, love the colors, and the pointsetta.thank you for joining our challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday

    Hugs Winnie

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  4. These are so beautiful Sarah. x

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  5. Wonderful card, Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week for our Punch It Challenge
    hugs Julie P

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  6. Hi Sarah

    Loving your Christmas card and tag .. .. that die has made two gorgeous pointsetta flowers.

    I love the colours you have used and your beautiful stitching too.

    Thank you for sharing two lovely makes this week in the snippet playground.

    Love Jules xx

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  7. Simply stunning! I love the colours and and the stamps work perfectly (I love Claire's stamps too!)
    Thanks so much for joining our Christmas card challenge at St Lukes.
    Tara x
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder

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  8. Fabulous!!! As a fan of the rodent, I just love the way you've used Claire's stamps. The card and tag are brilliant. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

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  9. Gorgeous card and tag, Sarah. Love the Kraft card with pretty paper strip...looks perfect! Also love the poinsettia:)

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous....and I love your use of kraft card, beatufiul. Thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes.

    Anne

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  11. Hi Sarah, Gorgeous snippet makes. Lovely poinsettia die, hope it gets lots more outings. x

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  12. Your Poinsettia's are so pretty, I love the stamped patterns on the petals and leaves:)
    Thank you for supporting St Luke's Charity Card Challenge.
    Jenny x

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