Sunday 22 November 2020

All Spruced Up


I bought this Gummiapan Divided Fir die late last year and I've been looking at it for weeks now, wondering how best to use it.  Then I found this perfect inspiration photo at Inspired By Challenges.  I "coloured" each of the segments with various Distress Inks using a craft mat and a spritz bottle.  From the bottom I used Ground Coffee, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles, Mermaid Lagoon, Broken China and Salty Ocean.

I wanted to keep it simple so I just embossed a white background with this spotty embossing folder - I think it resembles snow.  There's no name on it and the packaging is long gone so I'm not sure what it's called.  The sentiment is from Action stamped in Memento Ladybird.

I wanted to enter the Let's Squash It Challenge #2 which has the following prompt

The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge also has the prompt Embossing (Wet or Dry), so I'm entering there as well (by the skin of my teeth)

Fan'n'Funky Challenges has the prompt Hand Stamped or Die Cut Sentiment - mine is both!

CAS Christmas wants us to use non-traditional colours

Jingle Belles wants us to be inspired by their banner which is why I added the sentiment in red and hung the little heart underneath it

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge has the prompt Christmas.

Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #517 is to add something stating with "R" (Red - another reason I chose red)!

I'm also entering the NBUS Challenge #20 because the Fir die was used for the first time!

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  1. Sweet tree die. Lovely ink blending the sections. The colours are beautiful. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  2. Lovely cas card. Great colours and sentiment. Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky. Pat K xx

  3. What a lovely creation ... love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. What a FUN tree die Kate and you used it beautifully with all those non-traditional ink blended colors! Definitely a FUN and FESTIVE Christmas card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!! :0)

  5. That's a great tree die you have there. And you made a wonderful Christmas card using it!

  6. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! your card is lovely, Jo x

  7. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz

  8. The red sentiment is so perfect with that fantastic holiday tree ... so very glad you joined us for our BANNER Holiday at Jingle Belles.

  9. Wonderful Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at the CHNC Christmas Weekly this week for our "Anything Goes, optional "something beginning with R" challenge.

  10. This is so absolutely ADORABLE, love your embossing, gorgeous colors and design, wow! Thank you for inspiring us this week @ IB!

  11. That is a beautiful tree. I love your choice of colors!

  12. such a sweet and pretty card and a great take on a bunch of different challenges! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!


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