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Sunday, 15 May 2016

Christmas Card Club - Snowy Trees

It really does seem odd that I'm posting a Christmas card today when the sky is beautifully blue, the birds are singing and the spring flowers are bobbing gently in the breeze.  It's also my 50th birthday and so it's been a slow relaxing start. However it is Christmas card challenge and the theme of Snowy Trees was set by Christine who is also my teamie over at MAWTT.

I've case'd a card today from Tamara Bertram, but added a couple of my own touches including some of the new Stampin' Up! copper embossing powder which is just divine. I absolutely love it and you can see from my previous Stampin' Sneak Peek post that it is going to feature in the new Stampin' Up! catalogue more than once.

I've also used the large pine tree from Lovely as a Tree stamp set, the timeless classic set that so many of you adore, along with splatters from Timeless Textures.  I made a mask using a piece of copier paper and cut a rectangle from the centre using my Stampin' Trimmer.  Sponges work really well to add colour in gentle layers to build up a background in tip top taupe and the spatters and other texturing stamping was added in sahara sand ink.  I love the that the sentiment says 'Happy' and doesn't it look great in copper. It's a stamp from Oh What Fun which has carried over from the last AW catalogue.

You might have also noticed the gorgeous shade of blue card and ink.  It's called Dapper Denim and is one of the new 5 in colours arriving soon.  It's going to be great for masculine cards.

Wishing you a happy Sunday and week ahead and please wear a smile for the week to help me celebrate my half century.

More soon. Zx


  1. This card is so many things, traditional and with modern touches of splatter, wintery yet warm, peaceful,... I love how you put this together, Zoe.

  2. lovely lovely card Zoe...that tree is fabulous....loving the blue card!...feel a purchase coming on! glad you are enjoying your birthday! xxxx

  3. Such a lovely card Zoe. Happy birthday! Enjoy the rest of your day! Hugs Christine xx

  4. Happy Birthday Zoe. Love your card for Snowy Trees. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  5. Happy birthday Zoe I hope you've been having a fantastic day.
    Beautiful card, lovely copper tone and a fabulous tree,Kate x

  6. I love the way you have designed this card. Happy Birthday too!!!!
    sandy xx

  7. What a beautifully composed card Zoe...perfect for this challenge. Hope you've had a wonderful day. Carol x

  8. A beautiful tree, and love the shadowed effect. Lovely layout and the soft colors are so pretty. Happy Belatedly birthday. This one's a milestone birthday, so hope you had a grand day doing things you love, with people you love most. TFS & Hugs

    1. Thank you Mary. I had a wonderful day and am continuing to celebrate my milestone year. Zx

  9. Hi Zoe
    Fabulous card... Love the tree set... I nearly used this set...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  10. Happy belated Birthday wishes to you. Love the blue Christmas tree and those splatters are just perfect. I think if I put those on a card I would have to do it outside in the open!! hugs Mrs A.


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