Friday 9 December 2011

X-travagant Xmas and day 5 of 12 days of Christmas

A dual post
It's challenge day over at Delicious Doodles. It's all about Christmas this week. The challenge is to go overboard on the Christmas embellies etc and that's just about what happened here. I'm not normally one to use a lot of fru-fru on my cards. So this one is quite extravagant for me.

I used 3 of the images from Delicious Doodles shop - The Pine Cone Corner, The Ivy Corner, and the Merry Christmas Sentiment.
All coloured in using promarkers, the c.s. distressed with bundled sage DI and various elements layered up for depth. The holly leaves were given a coat of glossy accents. MS pine branch punch used on some old gold thin card for the edges on the top part of this twisted easel card.

Some old papermania chrimbo paper used on the base with some pleated satin ribbon. The sentiment was cut out with a die cutter and layered onto the square and some white and gold glitter added.
My new TH pine cone die came in handy for this didn't it!

So let's see those cards over at Delicious Doodles Challenges .... pretty please.

As I mentioned right at the beginning - This is a dual post. So while you're hopping along with the Smeared and Smudged 12 Days of Christmas - have a look over at Delicious Doodles as well and go see the beautiful DT creations there.

I am entering this into the challenge over at
Joanna Sheen's Challenges - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas


  1. Fabulous - think this is totally AWESOME. Love the paper pine cones. I didn't know there was a die-cut that did those. :-D

  2. wow that is totally awesome. love the pine cone's. almost look real. or are they? lol they are great

  3. love the card and the pine cones

  4. A lovely card very eleganmt
    Luv Jane xxx

  5. Love the twisted easel and the pine cones are FAB!

  6. Wow beautiful card! I would like to learn how to make one of those twisted cards.

  7. Wow! So much work went into this and it shows! Absolutely fabulous!

  8. Just fabulous -love the soft greens!

  9. Helen your card is so beautiful!!! I am loving it and it's so fancy!!! You are the bomb!!!! Hugs!!!

  10. Gorgeous brilliant images card Ginny