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Sunday, 6 December 2015

Christmas Card Club - The holly and the ivy

Our latest Christmas card club challenge was set by Asha, but I realise today that I have lost time again and missed our slot of last weekend, but I'm here now with my card for The Holly and The Ivy, but the ivy is on holiday as you'll realise it's not on my card!

I've used my trusty retired Stampin' Up! set Watercolour Winter to simply stamp in black Staz On ink onto kraft card.  I've coloured in the leaves and berries with mossy meadow and real red ink respectively.  A little 'smudging' to soften the edges of my piece and the the base card made with kraft corrugated paper.  I also stamped in tip top taupe, but second generation, having stamped off the small background stamp from Holly Jolly Greetings with dots and stars and I've also added some glitter using my fine tip glue pen to add just spots of glue before the glitter was sprinkled on top.

My sentiment I bought today at Horncastle's Christmas Market and it's some printed tape a bit like sellotape which is a recurring run of Merry Christmas, but I liked it for my cards.

A couple of loops around the card with gold cord and it's got my touch of bling that you know I like.

Apologies to my lovely friends at the club for my tardiness, I'll do better next weekend when I'm host and next year.  Thanks all for your patience.

Enjoy what's left of your weekend.

Hugs Zx


  1. a beautiful make Zoe - its really lovely xx

  2. I only beat you by a couple of days Zoe! A lovely card regardless that Ivy has taken herself off on a pre-Christmas break ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

    1. Life just gets so busy this time of year and it's going faster than I can keep up with.... Lucky Ivy that's all I'll say. Thanks Christine. Zx

  3. Fabulous card Zoe.... Love the colours you have used....
    Stunning card
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  4. A beautiful card Zoe, love the corrugated base. I found it hard to get holly and ivy together before remembering the die! Carol x

  5. This is a fab CAS design Zoe, love the ridged card base and tone on tone panel.

  6. Love the holly over the soft vintage kraft & tan colors, and the embossing on the border strip looks so lovely. The softness of this corrugated paper looks so pretty & rustic at the same time. It just looks as though it feels very soft to the touch. Great job on this challenge. TFS & have a great week.

  7. Beautiful stamp and beautifully crafted card. The textured base works so well with this lovely CAS design.

  8. Man Pasand Shadi
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