Monday, 1 April 2013

CCAYR # April Challenge

Wowser April already. How is everyone doing with their Christmas card stash? Today sees the launch of the new Christmas Cards All Year Around challenge and this month the theme is 'Christmas Trees'. I decided to have a go at carving my own modern take on the Christmas tree:

I created my own background using Dylusions Ink Spray/stencil and then some inking, layered up the stamps to add some dimension.
I am going to enter this card into Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 'Christmas Carol or Song' mine being 'Oh Christmas Tree' and Crimbo Crackers 'No papers' challenge.


  1. It'S GORGEOUS - you are WELCOME to send it to me when the time comes!!!! You've really cracked this stamp carving lark - hoep you are feeling brighter today


  2. what a fab composition again Clare! .. I have to look at this challenge too..
    have to make so many xmas cards for this year.. would be a good way to manage it within a little blogging event!

    Thanks for guiding !
    xxx Susi

  3. what a great idea Clare - these look fabulous! great colour scheme too! x

  4. Wonderful interpretation of the tree challenge - this is so different and so lovely - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 118 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. X

  5. Wow love the threes you carved and the card is gorgeous!

  6. what a wonderful idea your the card too!

  7. This looks fantastic Clare. love the carved stamp image and the colours
    x catherine

  8. Another carved stamp! Love the alternative design for a Christmas tree- it really works though. As always, I admire your colour scheme too.

  9. I do like this and fab colours too! Thank you for joining in at Crimbo Crackers – hope you can join me again for the next challenge! Crimbo Crackers


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