Sunday, 13 October 2013

Trimming the Tree

You may have noticed my new look blog; well, I had to change it, because as of the 19th of October Leelou blog templates will no longer be free.  I was unaware of this until I read about it on someone else's blog, so I'm passing on the info in case there are others out there who don't know about it either.  I got my new template from The Cutest Blog on the Block and I'm quite pleased with how it looks.
 This cute stamp is a golden oldie, a wood mounted one from years ago, I've coloured it with my usual Promarkers and used a silver gel pen for the stars.  The sentiment stamp is from a Popcorn bear set, but I thought it went rather well with this image.
The papers are Papermania, Midi Spots from the Festive Capsule Collection, I picked them up cheap in Hobby Craft a few weeks ago.  I added in some matte silver card and some green card, which I embossed with a Sizzix snowflake folder and then highlighted the raised pattern slightly with some green gilding wax.
To embellish, I added some stars made with Xcut dies and a scattering of clear gems in assorted sizes.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Brown Sugar - #63 - Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts - #188 - 1, 2, 3 Recipe - 1 Image, 2 DPs, 3 Embellies (I used stars)
Charisma Cardz - #40 - Animals
Milk Coffee - Spots and Dots
Simon Says Stamp - Use a Rubber or Clear Stamp
Loves Rubber Stamps - #73 - Polka Dots
Creative Creations - #20 - Sketch, I've rotated it


  1. So gorgeous hun...:o)

    Hope you are having a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

  2. Loving the new look blog, Wendy, makes me think of Candy Canes and xmas trees, your card hun, xxx

  3. Love the New Look, your card is gorgeous Wendy. Marlene

  4. Fabulous new look and a wonderful card to go with it Ginny x

  5. Great new look blog. Love the card and those colours. Elaine

  6. Hi Wendy, gorgeous card, lovely image and colours. Lovong all your embellishments too.

    I think your new blog look is fab. Kate x

  7. Hi Wendy, me again, I thought I'd your email address, but can't find it if I do. Just wanted to ask about the LeeLou blog template, does having one mean it has to be paid for now. My blog template is one and just wondered, if I should be changing too, cheeers Kate x

  8. Oh me too l'm loving the new look too! and what a fabulous card its gorgeous x

  9. love your new look Wendy, daren`t touch mine, something is bond to go wrong.
    love your beautiful card.

  10. AAwww this is gorgeous Wendy, just adore the FF image!

  11. Oh no had not heard about the Leelou blog templates, will now need to sort mine out if I can.
    Love your new look blog Wendy and gorgeous card too.
    Wendy xx

  12. Perfect coloring and very cute image. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

  13. great project, thank you for entering the ccchallenge - good luck xx Judith DT

  14. Hi Wendy, it's a very cheery design - love the header!

    Fab card, such a cute image and great layout.

    I used to have a blog background, but couldn't find one that I liked long term - so now I'm naked and proud of it!!!!


  15. Hi hunny. The new look is gorgeous.

    The card is such a cutie. Love it.
    Lisa x

  16. OMGosh this is so super cute, I love the blue and red polka dots in the BG and the cute images and great design you used. Fabulous. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  17. This is so so cute. Love the papers that you sniffed(hehehe) and used for this adorable card. Thanks for sharing at Loves Rubberstamps.

  18. so gorgeous wendy.stunning sweet ff bear and i love your design :D

    xx coops xx

  19. Great card and very beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

  20. Totally adorable and I love those embossed stars! Thanks for playing along with us in the use a RUBBER OR CLEAR STAMP challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  21. What a cutie and just love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.
    Hugs Sue W.

  22. Beautiful card, what an adorable stamp. Thanks for joining us over at MilkCoffee Challenge x

    Milkcoffee Challenges

    Little Pear Tree


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