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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Stripes and Dots For Xmas

I'm still plugging away at Fab's Christmas Challenges and this week we are asked to used a combination of Stripes and Dots with the additional challenge of NO fabric ribbon.

I dug out the DCWV Christmas Cardmaking Pad for the papers and the sentiment and after covering the front panel with spotty paper, I simply matted a strip of stripey paper across some gold mirri card as 'faux ribbon' before adding the greeting.

The tree is a basic triangle cut from a panel of gold mirri card, embossed with the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder and that is mounted onto green pearlescent paper from the DCWV pad, with foam pads.
I used a couple of small offcuts of paper to create some ribbon tails which hang below the holly embellishment which I coloured with permanent markers.
This card is also an entry for the Christmas Challenge at Magical Crafts forum, where Hazel selected the theme of Red, Gold and Green.

12 comments:

Ann said...

Getting worried about you Max you are rattling gorgeous Christmas cards out like there is no tomorrow.

Love this one particularly.

Ann xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is brill Max, I was gonna do Fabs along with the Magical Craft one too again. I love the tree it is so sparkly. Hope all is well with you todfay, Love Hazelxoxxo

Angel's Delight's said...

I really love this Max, it is striking.
Thanks for playing..
Hugs Angel

Clare (Littlebear) said...

Great card Max. The CB'd Christmas tree is fab!
Clare x

Fabrizio said...

Oh I love this one, and yep you're the first this week. X Fab

** Irene ** said...

Hello Max

Wow, your Christmas card is gorgeous, I am seriously worried in that you are so far in advance with your Christmas cards !!!

Absoloutely stunning and gorgeous, love the little touches, the holly and ribbons.

luv
irene
xxxx

Lorraine A said...

Luv this card ,,, The embossed tree is fabulous ( commenting in right box now !! :-)) Love the papers and the holly bow ,, perfect finishing touch :-)

now to ask a favour ,,, please please please join in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge,, the reason is written on my blog :-)

LUV Lols x x

maxine said...

A lovely card.

Kim Dellow said...

Hey Max, How's tricks? You have some beautiful makes since my last visit :) I adore this card - love the Chrimbo dots! Kim

dragonflyjoy said...

Lovely card Max. Especially liked the embossed Christmas tree done with cuttlebug. Might give that a try. The holly with the "tails" is very unusual and effective as well. I must admit I'm hopeful coming up with designs.

Love
Joyce xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Max
The paper ribbons are fabulous, and I love the embossed tree.
Thanks for visiting my blog - I really appreciate your lovely comments.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Rach said...

a fabulous card, love it, the christmas tree looks wonderful embossed. hugs rachxx