Friday, 23 May 2014

FFC32 - Merry Christmas


Time for a new Festive Friday Challenge! Here's our inspiration photo:


I chose to focus on the cushions on the chair. I cut the Memory Box trees to leave the negative in the sand panel and then cut another one in white, to enable me to cut and pop up the two larger trees for some interest. And it's not Christmas without some sparkle, so those two trees are coated in Stickles!

This photo is a feast of inspiration! There are so many ways to go with it - I just can't wait to see what you come up with! The deadline for this challenge is Wednesday June 4.


ETA - I used a Verve sentiment - here's a link.

29 comments:

Geri said...

...reading "June 4th" scared me! Where are the days going?

GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS! You have a bit of elegant and a bit of funky going on here and it looks amazing! A funky sentiment and elegant glammed up trees - perfect!

Jaya Christina said...

wow.. this is FAB!! Love the elegance and colours

Kelly Griglione said...

sigh, I really need to stop waiting until I have a free hour to catch up on your blog, as that is just not going to happen! Love your fresh and snowy trees, and of course how you have the sentiment perfectly centered under the second glittery tree.

Jonathon said...

I wish I had that die to do a 100% case of your card. It's gorgeous Ardyth.

Lynn said...

Woops - just realized my son was logged in not me!

Sheila H said...

Using both negative and positive dies cut trees creates an awesome look, Ardyth. The Stickled trees rock. Beautiful card!

LeAnne said...
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LeAnne said...

Oh my goodness, I love this...that MB die is awesome and so are the sparkly trees! At first I thought they were FELT!

Kim M said...

Beautiful! Love it! I love how you picked out that one pillow. Love the two glittery trees too. :-)

SemSee said...

WOW! This is stunning! I love the dimenstion you've added to the tree line! Fab work! xx

Shelly said...

Simply, beautiful! Love the colors and the trees are perfect!

KayM said...

Oh I did not even notice the trees on the cushion! What a splendid thing to use for your inspiration and you nailed it perfectly! LOVE this card!!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Ever so chic. Love it!

Joyce said...

What a fun design. Love how you alternated the trees. And, of course I love the sparkle.

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth this is gorgeous--what a great take on the inspiration! May be a new fav of yours--for today anyway!

Julia Aston said...

Love the pos/neg trees - at first I thought the popped up ones were felt - but it's stickles! bet they are really shimmery IRL!

Virginia Lu said...

CAS perfection!! Love this, Ardyth! Happy weekend!

Jen said...

I thought those trees were cut from felt! What a wonderful card. I love that sentiment too. (I'd love to know who makes that)!

Bobby said...

The minute I saw the inspiration photo I knew you would zoom in on the pillow. You did, and you did it perfectly.

kit cochran said...

Love the card. It's very elegant. I haven't seen that sentiment before. I love the font.

Gabby said...

Nice inspired card! Like the way you popped up the trees. BTW, I stopped receiving your blog for about 2 mos or so and today it just popped up. Glad it did. :)

Super Jen said...

WOW!!!!

Diane Jaquay said...

FABULOUS card, Ardyth!! Love how you arranged those trees using the negative and positive cuts!!

gmanshk said...

what an amazing design...thx for sharing

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what an amazing card! I love those felt trees.

sandie said...

Gosh I thought that was felt! Love the design and how the popped up trees give such great dimension x

Anita in France said...

Just splendid, Ardyth ... graphic, elegant, sparkly and rather perfect! Anita :)

Sherrie M. said...

Great idea to add the felt for some subtle texture to your card! Always have such fab ideas Ardyth!

Marybeth said...

Ardyth ,I love that you took your inspiration from the pillow! You card is stunning and oh so elegant! Love the cream and beige. Love the inspiration photo so much!