Sunday, 19 December 2010

Trees...and snow...

Well did I say in my post yesterday we had no snow ? ....I stand corrected, we certainly do have some now - so much in fact we were unable to get out of our little town to the pub in the next village for the Christmas meal we had planned with friends..ended up with a takeaway pizza and playing board games! So here is a pic of the snow on the trees around our flat - I have to admit it is beautiful, but I do hope the roads are better for my journey to work tomorrow.

And in keeping with the tree theme here is my card for today. I made it some time ago for a dear friend and her fiance who had to cancel their wedding due to a family bereavement but didn't blog it at the time as it seemed to personal. I wanted understated and thoughtful but tried to add a glimmer of optimism with the sun rise peeping through the trees.
The tree stamp is from Judikins and I've just stamped it twice over a background coloured with distress inks using a mask to create the sun.  The foliage on the card edges is a stamp from inkadinkadoo stamped in DI also. The sentiment is a rub on - I don't use them often but don't have a thinking of you stamp - something I need to remedy!
I'm entering this into the challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday - where the theme is trees and also at Allsorts which this week has a 'free and easy - anything goes' theme.

Now I really must finish off those Christmas cards and present tags...thanks for taking a look,  Esther xx 


  1. Beautiful card Esther. Wishing you a Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year. Annette x

  2. Stunning card! It's so elegant!

  3. Beautiful. I love the white in the card and the starkness of the trees! It's gorgeous!
    so glad you joined us at Stamptacular this week!

  4. Wow. Snow will make it feel like Christmas. Not a flake in sight here, OR even a forecast of it in the future, either. Gotta love that tree card. Understated it may be, but it is drop dead GORGEOUS!!!

  5. Hi there

    I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

    I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

    Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

    B x


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