Sunday, 14 August 2011

Time for a break..

Ooh how lovely I’ve got the week off work this week and am looking forward to some crafting time with my mum who’s popping over tomorrow to make a start on Christmas Cards! I usually never start these till at least October, but having had to make some DT samples for Stamp Addicts, I’m kind of in the mood now so will make the most of it and carry on. Here’s one I made with one of their latest  stamps releases  -SD532573
I’ve embossed the tree in clear to act as a resist before colouring the background with Distress Inks and spritzing with water. The pears are embossed in Gold, and I’ve added dots round the edge and on the base card. A glittery Partridge, pretty, (if wonky) ribbon and shrink plastic greeting finishes off.
I’m sharing this here -
Ribbon Girl – Use Ribbon
Secret Crafter – Christmas is Coming
Simon Says Stamp and Show – Tim Holtz technique
Stampin for the Weekend – spots and dots
Totally Papercraft – Food and Drink (stretching it a bit but Pears are food after all!)

Thanks for stopping by - Esther  xx


  1. Smashing Christmas card Esther. Have a great time with your Mum. xx

  2. Hey Esther! Good to see you. Love these colours - very chic and Chrimbo in August!
    Thank you for sharing with Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  3. This is lovely Esther! I love your tree! Gosh, I can't think about Xmas cards yet, lol! Maria x

  4. Hi Esther, Brilliant Christmas card, I love your colour choices, always interesting:0) Have fun crafting with your Mum, Gay xxx

  5. Hello Esther :)))) Amazing card!! Love the embossed tree!!!! Great job and thanks for the inspiration xox


  6. Wonderfull Christmas card Esther - great colour. Enjoy your week off.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. Wow this is such a Wonderful creation, the image is adorable and colour theme is so beautiful its just perfect for our challenge

    Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge and we hope to see you next week,

    I also have some calorie free candy if you are interested

    Good Luck with the challenge

    Hugs Bridget :0) x

  8. Beautiful card - Nice xmas card - pears - yes ok to enter.
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
    Sarah (Stressedstamper) x

  9. Thanks for joining our "Christmas is Coming" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  10. gorgeous creation and perfect for our Christmas is Coming Challenge this week at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge, thank you for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have new candy if you are interested.

  11. Lovely card Esther - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge. Mary G x

  12. a lovely card thank you for joining us on totally papercrafts this challenge

    victoria dt


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