Tuesday 20 November 2012


Here's my make from our Monday night craft session.  This week's home baking was scones with home made jam and Chantilly cream washed down with copious quantities of tea, after which we all made topiary tree shaped cards using a B-C-E template.
 I made the blank from white card, covered the tiny bit of trunk with brown paper and covered the circular part with Papermania Born to Shop Go Green patterned paper.  If you look closely, you'll see it has a leafy print with tiny birds perched amongst the foliage, I thought it was just perfect for this project!  The yellow flowers were made with my new Spellbinders Cherry Blossom die set with gold gems for centres.  The cute wee bird was made with a Marianne die that I borrowed from my Mum.
Next came the pot.  I made it from pale beige wood-grain cardstock which I inked with Brushed Corduroy Distress ink, then added ribbon bands and a double bow.
I very simple card I know, but shaped cards always appeal to me!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Artistic Impressions - #16 - anything goes
The Corrosive Challenge - #162 - flutter by
Simply Create Too - #26 - use your stash, I used, a template, white card, wood-grain card, patterned paper, die cuts, gems and ribbon.
D.L. Art - Thursday challenge -  inspiration pic, I used the colours
Shopping Our Stash - #78 - leaf or leaves, there are hundreds of leaves on the paper!
Oldie But Goodie - anything but Christmas, all the papers and card are older stash


  1. Beautiful shaped card, Wendy! I love the sound of those craft evenings...and all that tea :) Ruth x

  2. This is beautiful Wendy. Caroline xxx

  3. I so like the sound of your Monday evenings Wendy !

    Love the shape of your topiary tree and I also really love the colourway and shape of the card in the post below.

    B x

  4. This is gorgeous Wendy. I love the design and beautiful colours


  5. Hi Wendy, wish I was closer to Inverness, I would love to attend your Monday night craft sessions and play, you produce such beautiful cards, no honestly it's the crafting not the scones with Chantilly cream yuuuuummmm that make your sessions interesting. Who am I kidding?

    Wilma x x

  6. Hah, was going to make the same comment as the lady above. Food and crafting is a good combination. Lovely card, again, a brilliant design.

  7. It's lovely Wendy...:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  8. Fabulous Wendy, great card. Your monday night sound so much fun, lovely food and productive too.
    Thanks for pointing out the DT for Digi Haven, I would never have thought I was good enough to join a DT. I'll have a look at whats required and have a think, thanks again, kate x

  9. so pretty Wendy - really gorgeous xx

  10. Oooo I love this Wendy, its unique and very pretty. Michelle xx

  11. My goodness. You certainly know know how to treat your friends right. Scotland is on my bucket list for visiting. You've made me wish it were tomorrow.
    Your tree is lovely...a different way to use your stash.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Simply Create Too in our 26th challenge,Use Your Stash.
    Come again soon.
    Erica (Simply Create Too DT member)

  12. wow so gorgeous wendy.your design is stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. A lovely shaped card. Thanks for sharing with us at Corrosive Challenges and good luck.

  14. Wendy: Your card is wonderful! Isn't this a fun way to use your stash! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too. Come by tomorrow, 23 Nov, for our next great challenge

    Simply Create Too DesignTeam

  15. This is gorgeous. I just left my MIL's and she had a topiary that looked almost like this up for the holiday
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Inspired by a photo challenge.
    DIANA L.

  16. What a pretty topiary! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  17. Fab entry, thanks for joining Oldie But A Goodie challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  18. wonderful! Great shape, papers and embossing folder - love the little birdie too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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