There is something about a blue Christmas card that is very appealing and I certainly saw so many wonderful shades of blue as I visited all your lovely entries for last week's challenge - thank you for another week of creativity and inspiration.
I need to do a re-draw for one of the prizes for CHNC challenge 159 from the week before last - for the prize from Flonz craft as the original winner couldn't accept the prize. So the winner now is:
Congratulations, Shelly. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so that I can arrange for you to receive your $20 voucher from Flonz craft:
Before I get on to today's challenge, I need to let you know the winners of challenge 160. There were, of course, three opportunities to win a prize.
Please note that I publish the prize winners here and on our facebook page, but don't notify winners individually - it is up to you all to check to see if you have won and email me as requested.
The third winner:
The fourth winner:
'Cupids Clear Stamps are an internet based craft stamp company, Part of Furbanks Ltd.
We are a family run business and have been providing first-rate Pre-press services to the printing industry for over 40 years. Throughout this time our aims have remained the same – to provide a fast, friendly service at a competitive price helping you to meet your deadlines and budget.
We have been making rubber stamps all this time. Only now we have started to design for the craft market.
All our stamps are manufactured and designed in the U.K. from hard wearing high grade photo polymer or red natural rubber producing excellent stamping results time after time.
Peelable Clear Stamps. They are supplied on a clear plastic sheet, simply peel the stamp from the carrier and place on a clear acrylic block with no adhesive required.
Rubber Stamps. They are supplied on red natural rubber in sheet form just cut and mount with your preffered method.'
Confirmation of prize as soon as I have details.
'Whoopsi Daisy Digi Stamps features all hand drawn images by the amazing Linnie and specialises in cute images of children. Whoopsi Daisy offers a great deal for your money. Take a look at the Whoopsi Daisy shop where you are certain to find awesome images which will fit all your creative needs.'
The randomly chosen winner will receive their choice of two sheets from Linnie's Whoopsi Daisy shop.
For my first card I cut up three trees from a card received and panelled them on to matching mirror card. The trees are on a hammered card, so I used a white hammered card as the blank, on to which I also matted the sentiment that had been created on the computer and printed. You can see this card and the challenges I've entered with it here on My Crafty Outlook.
As is always the case, very difficult to get a photo of a card with so much mirror card, but in real life the trees as well as the surrounding mat are very shiny.
My next card has only one little tree in the corner. The backing paper and the cut out panel of Rosie in her Christmas outfit are from my Daisy & friends CD, designed by Linnie the owner of Whoopsi Daisy, one of our sponsors for this challenge. You can read more about this here on My Crafty Outlook:
Now it's over to you. As usual, you can use any materials, any techniques - and this week I'd like to see trees on your Christmas cards - one or many, tall or small ... as long as there is at least one tree.