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Country Christmas Tree:

Good morning all!  I'm back from our Alaskan vacation and feeling refreshed, though since the minute I got home, I've been sick - go figure :)

This week's inspiration photo challenge at Papercraft Star is:

 Suggested Inspiration:
Create a scene
Doors or Windows

My Inspiration:  Christmas, colours (deep red and teal)

I, of course, went with Christmas.  I  took my inspiration from those tiny Christmas trees and printed a digi on embossed paper.  I then wiped the ink off the shiny embossed paper for a more distressed feel. 

Card Ingredients:
Stamps: digital image from ????
Papers:  House of Three, MME
Cardstock: Recollections
Bits/Bobs: Wild Orchard flowers and crown pins, recycled pine cones, MME brad, Wilton doily
Tools: sewing machine, Making Memories edge distresser

I created this card for the following challenges:  Jingle Belles - vintage Christmas, Creative Card Crew - Christmas, Simon Says Monday - not stamping on white cardstock, Sparkles Christmas - non traditional colours.

Don't forget to check out the rest of my teamie's super fantastic creations:
  and Sue!



Leintje* said…
Deanne this looks really AWESOME!! Love it!!

Love from The Netherlands,
Ros Crawford said…
Aw! so sorry you are sick ... Hope you will son be better.
I love your card this is so beautiful! Love all the layers!
Annette said…
Oh no, hope you're feeling better soon honey. Love your Christmas card too. It's gorgeous.
Mona Pendleton said…
Wow! What a gorgeous card! Love the beautiful blossoms and pretty background! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
Sue Lelli said…
LOVE your Christmas scene and the FAB flowers and pine cones! BEAUTIFUL card, Deanne! Welcome back and sorry you are sick!
Unknown said…
Absolutely stunning card! I love the winter scene and your colours are beautiful!

Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!

Fabulous card! I love all the distressing and the stitching. Adds a nice touch.

Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)
lauren bergold said…
what an incredibly lovely holiday card! i ♥LOVE♥ all the layers and dimension you've added. so pleased you could join our vintage fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥
SmilynStef said…
what a gorgeous holiday bouquet ... love the tiny pine cone ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.
This card has so many wonderful elements! I just kept looking at all those layers and was really wow'd by your techniques. I love how the trees appear to be coming out of the snow-- so lifelike and beautiful! I also adore the maroon pins and little pine cone you included and the stitching around the edges is a wonderful addition. Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.
Mrs Beez said…
Love that colour combination for Christmas and it's good to know there is someone else out there who is as crazy for Christmas me!
Sleepy Stamper said…
Welcome back Deanne! I hope you are feeling better very soon. This card is just Stunning! I love the scene you have created!

Niinu said…
This is so beautiful! Lovely papers and design.. lovely colours too!
shaz earl said…
Gorgeous card
Thank you for joining us at Sparkles good luck in the draw
Shaz DT x
Lesley said…
Gorgeous card! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas Challenge xx