Sunday, 27 July 2014

CCC(16) - SYLVIE'S THEME - USE TREES SOMEWHERE ON OUR CARDS


Hello fellow blogsters out there - today is Sylvie's theme for our little CCC gang, she asked us to use trees somewhere on our cards.  I had an image in my folder that I was going to use with some gilding flakes but decided to use it with some Distress Inks and make it the focal point - I do love this blending technique ... loads and loads!!!  My card is very simple but again, lovely and flat for posting!!

Ingredients

Digi - had this for a while but not sure where from
7" x 7" White Card blank - Anna Marie Designs
Dark Blue Cardstock - Core'dinations cardstock 'Roy G. Biv'
Vintage Music Embossalicious Folder - Crafter's Companion
Star of Wonder die - Memory Box Dies
Lindeman's Snowflake die - Memory Box Dies
Newcastle Snowflake die - Memory Box Dies
Bristol Snowflake die - Memory Box Dies
Giovanna Snowflake die - Poppystamps Dies
Snowflakes - Impression Obsession Dies
Merry Christmas Sentiment Stamp - Written Christmas Greetings, Stamps Away
Distress Inks
Stardust Stickles
Glitter card from stash

I have enjoyed using these trees as the main focal point so thank you Sylvie for choosing this theme for us.

Thank you for nipping over to my blog and checking out my card, I hope you like it.  I am really grateful for any comments you may leave me especially the barking mad ones!  I usually end up giggling loudly at them and then have to explain to the maestro what I'm cackling at.

I hope you have a lovely week next week and that the weather is gorgeous for you.  I like it just a tad cooler than it has been and have had to put the fan on in my craft room - this is causing another problem ie Blossom, she lurves the fan and lies on my desk cooling off.   I can't blame her, but I can't craft either!  Anyway 'nuff of that waffle, I am off to do what I can while she is outside with her husband!

Take care all of you and enjoy whatever you are doing.  It's our 45th Wedding Anniversary next week so I am having to sneakily make a card - this will no doubt embarrass him 'cos he will forget!   I know this one is our Sapphire Anniversary so I am going to use mostly white with a hint of deep blue (if I can find some in my 'limited' stash (got to pop that in here just for Sue J and Christine H).   I still wonder how he has put up with me for so long and I bet he wonders the very same thing - bless!!

Hugs to you all

Sue xxx
I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

46 comments:

  1. lovely....just love the colours and those fab snowflakes...beautiful xxxx

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  2. Lovely card Sue. Happy Anniversary. It will be our 45th anniversary also on 1 November this year.

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  3. SMASHING Christmas make

    Kathyk

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  4. A stunning card I love that beautiful tree scene, all your wonderful Die Cuts and fantastic design.
    Happy crafting

    Patricia x

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  5. Hi there I posted a comment and it seemed to have gone off into Cybre space!!!
    A great card, I just love the beautiful tree scene, all the Die Cuts and your fantastic design.

    Patricia x

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  6. Sue this is gorgeous. I love it.

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  7. A stunning card Sue and what a beautiful digi scene. Love the embossed background and snowflakes.
    Congrats on your 45th Anniversary and I hope hubby has a surprise for you.
    Lorraine

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  8. I absolutely adore this card Sue!! So "grown up" if you know what I mean! And your blended inks background is fabulous. Well I reckon you are going to have to go out and buy some new card Sue because I know how limited your stock/stash is. Sue J and I have tried convincing you to get some more ..... ROFL!!!!! Love and hugs Christine xx

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  9. Something very odd is happening here. I see from Patricia's comment that her first one disappeared. and now they are both here. Well I definitely saw my comment had loaded and was published, but now I have gone back in it has gone again. I shall check back again shortly and if it has not reappeared I shall have to re-do it. Hugs Christine xx

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  10. Limited stash huh??? ohhhhhh you poor thing you best nip out and get some more :P ROFL!!!!! Sorry I'm late commenting have just woke up actually haven't felt too good hopefully I will soon. Absolutely gorgeous card!!! love the ink background and all those snowflake dies oh my word...you might need a few more in November LOL!! lots of lubs to you both huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  11. Absolutely stunning and I just adore the night sky effect you achieved.
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    Hugs
    Desíre
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  12. Hi Sue, your card is stunning, what a wonderful tree image and your colour blending is ace. Pherhaps this will be the year your hubby wont forget, anyway, have a wonderful 45th Anniversary, Kate x

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  13. Hi Sue, just read the comment on my blog about remembering the card, - to what card are you referring? Let me know and I'll see if I can help.
    Lorraine

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  14. Gorgeous card Sue. Hope to resume my knitting again once the weather gets cooler. It really never affects me too much ,but this summer it has, really sticky pins. Hugs Rita xxx

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  15. Sue this is a great card, can just see you trying to craft with Blossom trying to hog all the cool air from the fan - you will not be using gliding flakes at the moment then??? Hazel xxx

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  16. This is beautiful! Such stely trees against your beautiful background! Love the snowflakes edging the image...
    Hope all is well with you my dear. Hugs to Graham and kitties!
    I like the summer but do have a point where the heat gets oppressive...DH and my girls like it "the hotter the better:!
    We are expectin 35 Celcious this week. Anything more than that and I will melt! Perhaps a good way to lose some weight!
    lol

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  17. Fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it. It is SOOOOOO Christmas. It brings back memories or The few snowy Christmases we have had in my area. Lots every other time of winter but not Christmas. It would be welcomed on Christmas. -
    Blessings
    Jim

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  18. Hi, Susie! Beautiful and regal - your colors and so monumental in contrast to to the serenity and peace of your nature setting. How marvelous that you could put both together to create an incredible piece of artwork. LOVE IT. So pretty! hugs, de

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  19. Hi Sue
    Fabulous card.... Love your trees... Stunning card....
    Hugs Sylviexxx
    Glad you enjoyed Sue x

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  20. Gorgeous inkiness - love the colours you have used and the digital stamp is the perfect image for it. Love those snowflake dies a lot! You are not the only one huni - I'm hoping the weather cools a bit next week as I really can't cope with this non stop heat and humidity. Mind you I don't want rain either. I hope you have a lovely week with the temperature just right for both of us! Karen xx

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  21. A really beautiful stunning creation Sue. Love the colours and all those different snowflakes dies. Wishing you both a very Happy Wedding Anniversary next week.
    Hugs
    Cathy
    Xxx

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  22. Delightful card for Sylvie's CCC challenge - love the colours (don't forget you could enter this into CHNC challenge extra for July - would love to see it there too) x

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  23. Fabulous card Sue, love your inked background and gorgeous dies. Carol x

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  24. This is gorgeous Sue, I love the image, stunning colours and beautiful snowflakes.
    Happy Anniversary for next week, I am sure the card you make for your hubby will be fantastic.
    hugs Sue xx

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  25. Breathtaking! LOVE the image - the sky is perfectly inked, Sue. 45 years of wedded bliss ... what a blessing. Happy Anniversary (in advance), my friend!
    hugs, Asha

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  26. I used snowflakes to go with my trees too but yours are much nicer. Sob. It's our 43rd anniversary next week too on the 7th. My parents gave us 6mths!!! Hugs Mrs A.
    Hells bells just realised that means I need to make a card. Darn.

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  27. Hi Sue, this is gorgeous...love the image and beautiful colours, aw bless Blossom loving to cool by the fan...magic! Have a great anniversary too... hugs Carole Z X

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  28. Hi Sue me wonderful blogging mate.
    What a really superb card. I love the trees and all that fab blending technic.
    My you have reached a good old Anniversary. Well done to you both for such a milestone one. lol.
    No seriously congratulations on your 54th oooooooops 45th one.
    Love and hugs to you both and may you have plenty more of those perfect years together, and I'm sure you will.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  29. So lovely! I love those delicate snowflakes and the embossing. And your background is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

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  30. What a stunning card!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

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  31. Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Buddies Challenge "Winter Scene" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  32. Wow this really is lovely. Thanks for playing with us at CCCB!

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  33. Hi Sue, Gorgeous card and love the scene. Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafting For All Seasons. DT Carol S.xx

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  34. What a beautiful Christmas card ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  35. Beautiful card, Susie! You used so many of my favorites; trees, snowflakes, blue. :-) Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

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  36. A beautiful image and it's even more gorgeous with the way you've used the DInks to add such detailed shading. The lovely die snowflakes and the embossed frame..yummy extras to make a pretty card even more gorgeous. Great card on the tree theme. Hope you're still enjoying some nice weather too. TFS & Hugs

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  37. love this card Sue - this is the one I wanted to make - but none of then turned out like this! love it xx

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  38. Beautiful card, the colours in the background are stunning and the whole thing is so elegant. Thanks for sharing this at Sentimental Sundays! x

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  39. Love Love Love all the work in this card, just lovely!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  40. Such a great blended background! The colours you've used are gorgeous! Wishing you both a happy anniversary too! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays challenge this week, hope to see you again soon!

    Victoria DT

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  41. What a stunning card!!! Love the musical background, laid with those beautiful shimmery snowflakes. The scene on this card is just breathtaking!! Truly a beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

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  42. Lovely card for the season, the background is perfect, and I love that sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting for All Seasons and Good Luck
    Cindy DT

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  43. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

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  44. This is a fabulous Christmas card, I love the wonderful winter scene you have created.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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  45. This card is just wonderful! I love the snowflakes!

    Thanks for sharing at Hiding in My Craft Room!
    Samantha – HIMCR DT

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Hugs Sue Pxxx