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Sunday 2 November 2014

It's all about Christmas with Crafty Calendar!

Morning crafters, just popping in to share my Dt make for the latest
challenge over at Crafty Calendar, the theme is ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS!
A nice, easy theme for you......anything crafty so long as it's Christmas related!
I made a couple of ATC's this time, starting with kraft bases I added pieces
of distressed paper that had been swooshed through some splodges of ink left
on my craft mat......lovely, messy inky fun lol! The trees are scraps of paper
rolled around a pencil & then flattened....all edges inked then layered on top of
each other til I got the tree the size I wanted. Miss Rebecca drew me 2 little
plant pots, I coloured them with Copics & once everything was in place I
added a sprinkle of frantage & the stamped words......and that's it!
Love the rustic feel to these.....I'm thinking my Christmas mantelpiece
will have a real rustic feel this year, lots of wood & frantage & a
bit of distressing too! But back to business......You have all month to
play over at Crafty Calendar & this month we're sponsored by the fab
Scribble Designs offering our winner 3 digi stamps of you choice!
As usual there's some gorgeous Dt makes for your inspiration & some 
equally gorgeous entries sure make our job difficult!
Rightio, better go do some nasty lot are back to school
& college tomorrow.....peace at last lol!Thanks for calling, see you soon!
holidays at Perfectly Rustics
anything goes at Party Time Tuesday
anything goes at Divas by Design
Christmas at Fab 'n' Funky
kraft at Little Red Wagon
anything goes at 4 Crafty Chicks
anything goes at Brown Sugar


  1. Hello, Jo,
    I found your cards on Party Time Tuesdays challenge blog (your entry is the second before me) and I love it! This is an original idea I haven't seen yet before! And a great and creative way to use little pieces of paper. I also love that little old and shabby touch you gave to the edges of the base and the falling snow. Very romantic!

    Mariangela ^___^

  2. Love these Jo, great way to use up all your scraps. Carol x

  3. Ooooooh, these are just lovely! I adore how you made the trees, so cool! Loving the colours too. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

  4. Oh these are gorgeous Jo… what a fab design! I love the rustic feel to them… those trees look awesome and love the snow effect! :-)
    Hope you're having a good weekend!
    Big hugs
    Sue B xx

  5. The colors you used really make it pop and I love how the trees looks so layered. Awesome. Thank you very much for sharing your awesome inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks Anything Goes Challenge.

    Tamie 4CC DT

  6. Clever cards! Love the frantage. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  7. These are gorgeous Jo. I love the layered tree design and beautiful colours.
    hugs Sue xx

  8. Awesome Jo. Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

  9. Loving the effect of those stunning trees, most unusual. Great colours as well.

    Patricia xx

  10. Great way of creating Christmas trees. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

  11. Absolutely fantastic Jo just love the designs, so effective.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  12. both so gorgeous jo.i love the fabulous folded trees ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. I love these Jo and colours are fabulous!! I love how your really loving all the messy things and being so creative with it all. maybe some journaling Now??????
    Hope your all well and everyone has settled back into routines this week
    x catherine

  14. How creative Jo..This is fantastic.Hugs, joann

  15. Great ATC's Love Rebeca's pots - gorgeous Have a lovely day


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