Tuesday 21 February 2023

Aran and Tartan


Challenge #134 has just gone live at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge and here is my DT card!  It's never too early to make a start on next Christmas - you will be so glad when you have all your cards ready well before December rather than a last minute scramble!  If you're running out of ideas, my team mates have created some wonderfully inspiring Christmas cards so be sure to pop over and check them out!  And we love to be inspired by your creations as well so I look forward to seeing your Christmas cards in our gallery!

I had some snippets of tartan and gold as well as some fir trees (Alexandra Renke Fir Tree Frames) left over from previous projects that I wanted to use up.  After grounding the trees on the snippet of tartan, I thought some interest was needed behind the trees so I used this cable knit embossing folder as a cozy backdrop!   One of the snippets of gold was just big enough for a "merry" (WPlus9 Hand Lettered Holiday die set) and that finished off the panel which I then mounted on a forest green card base.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges

 ABC Christmas Challenge - C is for checked (tartan) base and D is for the die cut trees and sentiment

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you go away a little inspired!  Your visits and comments always brighten my day!  And if you leave a comment, I’ll know you were here and how to find you!



  1. With the great embossed background and the design paper, your card gives you the feeling of "being at home".

  2. Wow Kate - what a fabulous card - LOVE how you used tartan and then backed it with the fabulous 'cable knit'. We're all ready for a stroll in the Highlands now!

    Di xx

  3. Gorgeous tartan card. I have a friend who loves all things tartan so always looking for new card ideas for sending to her. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. What a lovely Christmas card. Fab use of the tartan and gold little snippets.
    Thanks for coming to play in the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND. Once you’ve finished playing on the swings, meet me and Di up in the Treehouse for a nice mug of hot chocolate! xxx

  5. Love that tartan, it looks fabulous with the embossed background. great inspiration. thank you xx

  6. elle est superbe Kate, très joli utilisation du tartan, merci de jouer avec nous chez ABC Christmas Challenge, biz

  7. I really love the tartan! Thank you so much for joining us at ABC Christmas challenge


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