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Saturday, 1 December 2012

DCC & Friends #5

Welcome to my third post of the day and to Challenge #5  at DCC & Friends. Thank you to those who took part in our Autumn challenge, the lucky winners will be announced soon. This challenge will run until the end of the year - it's not that far away now! The theme this month is "Christmas Time", how very appropriate, and our sponsor is the fabulous Visible Image who will be sending £35 worth of stamps to the very lucky winner. See below for a photo of the prize and a list of the stamps.

I have made my DT card using the Visible Image Tree Trio set of stamps. I'm not really much of a stamper (I love my digis too much) so I had a play around with these lovely stamps using some different types of card and inks before coming up with the idea for this card. I hope you like what I've done.

I covered the front of an 8" x 8" card blank with white Centura Pearl and some green ribbon. I stamped a cluster of the trees onto Centura Pearl card with Evergreen Bough Distress Ink using a couple of masks. I stamped the large tree separately and cut that out leaving a white border. I wrapped some small baubles on a string around it and mounted it onto the topper with foam pads. I was aiming for a scene of trees on a snowy hillside and I just loved the faded effect created by using my combination of card and ink.

I matted the topper and the sentiment - also from Visible Image - onto green Papermania textured card. The leaf flourish dies are from Cheery Lynn. I coloured them black to match the sentiment, cut them up and tucked the ends behind the topper.

I stamped the smallest tree three times as before, and cut them out. I mounted them on foam pads and finished the card with a bow.
I'd like to enter this card in the Visible Image Christmas challenge

This is the fabulous collection of stamps from our sponsor Visible Image for the lucky winner.

They are: Live Well, Calligraphy Corner, Corset, Blow Out the Candles, Happy Birthday, However you spend it, Bronte Border, Good Luck Cat Set, Live Your Dreams and Large Butterfly.
Please visit the Visible Image online shop to see their range of fabulous stamps and for your associated stamping needs. And please check out the DCC& Friends challenge blog for a full list of rules and to submit your entry. We look forward to seeing your "Christmas Time" crafty creations.


  1. a gorgeous card Andree, just love the colour you've used and those little baubles are fab xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, I love the tree image and the colours and layout are beautiful
    Lindsay xx

  3. NOt much of a stamper? What rot! Sorry but I have seen your stamping work and it is stunning. Including this. Your trees are so beautifully done and your whole design is gorgeous. Right down to the trio of the little trees. Beautiful work, Andree. Love, Vee xx

  4. PS sorry if that was rude, Andree I did not mean it to be. Love, Vee xx

  5. This is Beautiful Andree love the little baubles to hugs Sandra xx


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