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7/04/2015

Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge

Hi, and welcome to my first post as a proud DT Member at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge. Our assignment for the July Challenge was "Trees"...so without further blah-blah, here we go:





- green background was created with Brusho water crystals {or Dylusions! I have a bunch of these backgrounds, and never remember exactly what I used :-) }.Obsession Impression Fancy Tree die cut the base, and there is an overlay in the same set that cut the gold vellum paper. Added some clear crystals for some bling.

- Adhered to white mat die cut with an MFT cross stitch rectangle die.

- pearlized green card base was embossed with a Sue Wilson pierced die from the Noble Collection.

- Starform sticker for the sentiment, to keep this one rather CAS. What do you think?

Why not join in with the new HLS Christmas Challenge for this month? There will be lots of inspiration to get us all ready for the big day that is fast approaching. C'mon along, have some fun.

Thanks for joining me today. Come again when you can, and in the meantime, Big hugs from me to you.







36 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Many congratulations on your well deserved DT appointment Mary! What a great start you have made here with this little beauty! Love it! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Kathleen said...

Fabulous trees Mary and love the background.

Kath x

Carol said...

Love your gorgeous trio of trees Mary, a wonderful debut card. Carol x

Redanne said...

Huge congratulations Mary! They could not have chosen anyone better than you - your Christmas cards are always so beautiful and this one is no exception. Well done you!! Big hugs, Anne xxx

rachel said...

wonderful make Mary and congrats on yournew DT post. Big hugs rachel x

Loll said...

LOVE these beautiful trees Mary. You make the BEST backgrounds! And they are so pretty with the gold overlays. So happy to be on the Christmas Design Team wit you!! xx

Sue said...

Congrats on the DT Mary!!! and fabulous debut card I love it..huggles Sue xxx

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on your DT appointment, Mary. Your card is lovely - the Brusho/Dylusions background works perfectly with the gold vellum for the trees. Elizabeth xx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful background for those trees! SO pretty and loving all that gold!
Lynn

Bonnie said...

OOoh, those beautiful backgrounds make beautiful Christmas trees! Congratulations on your place on the team!

aussie aNNie said...

FABULOUS love the trio of Christmas trees, and congrats on your DT placement and your first input is beautiful.xx

Kylie said...

These trees are stunning, Mary. The gold is beautiful and the background is a delight! Welcome to the team xx

scrappymo! said...

These look great! I am planning something like this for the Trees theme at Christmas CArd Club. Don't think my backgrounds will be as lovely as these though!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm a little spacey from all the birthday festivities and I think I have congratulated you on the huge honor of being on the HLS DT! If not, congratulations, Mary!! Your first card is beautiful and filled with tons of Christmas tree inspiration! I hope you had a Happy 4th!! Hugs, Darnell

Maxine D said...

Mary this is a delight - love the variegated green in those beautiful trees.
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy said...

Gorgeous festive card Mary, love the background and congrats on your DT spot, Cathy x

Inkyfingers said...

What a stylish card Mary and I love the elegant gold trees against the pretty backgrounds. I look forward to getting to know you on the team!
Hugs
Carol x

Pat said...

Hi Mary, many congratulations on becoming a member of the HLS Christmas Design Team and so well deserved! This card is very pretty with the green and gold and I love the Brusho patterned trees with the gold overlay and the SW die you have embossed in the background works beautifully behind the trees. x

Marilyn said...

Congrats on becoming a DT Member!! Cute card!!

Brenda said...

Congrats Momma Mary on your new DT gig!! I know you will be a great asset to the team! I love your card. The tree's backgrounds are so pretty and give such interest to the trees. The old overlay is fabulous with the sprayed backgrounds! I can't tell if you have gems on the trees or if they are little sequins, but they sure look pretty as does the embossing! Your tiny sentiment is perfect to finish off this lovely card. Hugs, Brenda

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on a fabulous debut, Mary ... gorgeous rich greens on your lovely trees ... so beautiful with all that swirly die cut gold! Hugs, Anita :)

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, congratulations on your well deserved DT post and you've started with a gorgeous card, Love your tree images and your colours, brilliant work, hugs Kate x

LesLee said...

Hello Mary!. I love that background that you see through the trees. This is a fabulous card. So fun and very festive. Makes me wish Chritmas was here and pulling out all the decorations. A big hug to you! Looking forward to getting to know you and work with you on the wonderful design team HLS

pam said...

Congratulation on your DT position Mary, Beautiful first post, fabulous design.
Pam x

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary and congratulations on making the DT. x

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Hello Mary,
You did a nice background for Christmas trees. Miraculous Brusho effect on which you put these magnificent trees. I'm glad delighted that we are in one team :-) It's a real honor.
hugs,
BozenA

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Great background for those pretty trees! love the bling!

Lisa said...

Oh how gorgeous!! The trees look amazing!! I love the backgrounds!! What a fabulous card this is!! So beautiful!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

Congrats on your new DT spot! Your card is a great mix of contemporary and traditional Christmas design, love the outcome of this!

Jacee said...

I love these trees Mary, it's a lovely card, you've made a beauty here, a fab design for your first DT card, love it!
hugs Jacee

Simply Paper Card Design

crafty-stamper said...

congrats on your new DT post and love the card,great trees and background
carol x

Ingrid said...

I love those backgrounds - such great interest to the trees! I'm excited to be designing alongside you! We're going to have fun. :)

sue t. said...

I love those trees!! Cute card!

Susan said...

I'm finally set up with a new computer so can get caught up on commenting on my fellow HLS Christmas DT members' cards! Love the background you created for the tree die cuts - I'm a huge fan of Brushos!

Gail Townsend said...

Fab card, love how you have created the background of your trees. looking forward to working with you on the DT. Gail xx

Petra Swart said...

Big congrats on the DT spot, Mary!!!! And what a lovely card you've made!!!! Those trees are beautiful and I love the CAS look of your card!!!! Lovely!!!!