Wednesday, 3 March 2010

It's A Conspiracy!!


At Bah! Humbug! this week the theme is trees (I hope one on it's own will count) and I decided to use one of the new baubles from Crafty Ann's, the one with the bow on this occasion. I had decided that the bow, ornaments and bp would be red - so far so good. Then I went in search of a sketch and found the lovely one by Pinky at Cute Daisy May - and it's at this point that things changed! I think the challenge setters out there must have spotted that most of my Christmas cards this year have red as the main colour and conspired to get me out of the red rut because I found:
Then I found:
Last but certainly not least, Fab's Big Christmas - now, this week Fab wants us to use tea bag folding or alternative techniques which I haven't really done but will share a wee bit about promarkers and twinkling H2Os in a sec. Fab is happy for us to link any new Christmas based project though and I had to thank him for the photography tips on this week's post. I have the same light box as Fab but have still been struggling with my photos so when I read these tips I was delighted. I'm still not totally happy with this photo but that's because hubby had 'borrowed' my daylight lamp so next one I take I have high hopes for, because this one is still an improvement - thank you Fab!

Now to what I've used:
  • Tree ornament with bow coloured with promarkers and glittered with little crystals for the baubles
  • embossed dots bp
  • white cardstock through the swiss dots folder
  • small petal 3D flower coloured with heavenly white twinkling H2Os for the petals and promarkers and twinkling H2Os for the centre. The sheen is gorgeous but you could also get the same effect by printing onto pearlescent card or paper. The leaves were coloured with promarkers and I decided to put a thin wash of heavenly white over the top but didn't like it so I wetted them again and used kitchen towel to take it back off. I did this twice and the result is a really nice slightly frosted look.
  • Sliver satin ribbon
  • BRAD - this was part of my spot prize given by the lovely girls at Bah! Humbug! while they were on their jollies in york - thank you girls, the rest of the prize will go to good use too.
Thank you for dropping by today and for the lovely and much appreciated comments you leave me.


  1. Gorgeous card and I'm really pleased my tip was helpful in taking pictures. Don't forget to use Picasa for 'fixing' the pictures, it's only one button to use and it works great. Picasa is a free download by the way. Thanks for playing my Xmas challenge. X Fab

  2. Wow! Great card for Crafty Creations Challenge!! Thanks for joining us & good luck!

    Greetings, saskia :)

  3. Ann, this card is lovely. Love your bauble image.

  4. Beautiful card Ann and the green does make a nice change! We're all going to be terribly organised this Christmas - no last minute rush to make cards, or not, as the case usually is with me. Hugs xx

  5. Thanks for using my sketch this week Ann, was breaking out in a cold sweat there lol. Your card is gorgeous and the green is so lovely with the silver. Thanks again for playing along at CDM this week. Big hugs

  6. Your card is wonderful !

    Thanks for joining us at CDM this week

  7. Hi Ann great embossing on this card I love your little tree too. Thanks for joining us this week at WW hugs Pascale

  8. Gorgeous Chrimbo card Ann - love the sparkly tree and flower. Thanks for joining the celebrations at CCC and don't forget to pop over to my blog to comment and link if you would like to ennter for my blog candy!
    pauline x

  9. This is just gorgeous Ann, I love it. I am now hopping off to Fab's blog to find out the photo tips using a light box. Quite intriquing.
    Beryl x

  10. What a wonderful card Ann! The tree image is gorgeous and I love that flower too! All the sparkle definitely makes for a celebratory card! Thanks for joining us at WW this week!
    Hugs, Danielle

  11. Brilliant card Ann in more ways than one the colours are great and everything is so sparkly loving that image thank you so much for joining us at CDM.

    Lorraine x

  12. Fab Ann and I admire you linking it to so many challenges. I would get utterly confused what I was suppose to be doing and it would turn out a right mess!!! Your card is so lovely and the colours have come out great. Cathy xxxx

  13. Gorgeous card huni...thanx so much for joining us at winter wonderland this eek...hugs Lesley xx

  14. Wow! I thought I was over Christmas but now I miss it again! LOL! Fun card, and very cute too! Thanks for playing at Creative Card Crew!

    Janna :)

  15. Wow what a beautiful card i adore the fab image and layout. Thanks for joining in with our Birthday celebrations over at CCC and please dont forget to pop over to my blog if you want to enter my DT candy.
    Paula xxxx

  16. A beautiful card! Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Teri xx

  17. What a gorgeous card Ann, I love your tree. Green and silver are fabulous together.

    Thank you for joining in our latest challange.


  18. Gorgeous card, Ann, and lucky you with the prize from Bah!Humbug! Beautiful green card. Thanks for joining us at The Cuttlebug Spot! xxD

  19. Another lovely card Ann - how cool that you managed to use something from your wee spot prize too!
    Thank you for joining us at Bah! Humbug!


  20. Fab way to get your go on Holiday cards :) Thanks for creating w/ us @ TPE!

  21. wow this is stunning Ann - love it. The combination of different stuff all work great together. Glad you were able to use your spot prize.
    Good luck in future draws - it's a set of Hero Arts with the new challenge today.
    Ann xxx

  22. Fab card Ann, many thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland and CDM this week. Hugs Avril xxx

  23. Pretty card! Thanks for playing along at Pile It On!

  24. This is fab Ann! Think I will go check out the photography tips because I really need help with my photography skills lol.
    Thanks for joining us at CDM this week.
    Lora x

  25. so nice to see a Christmas card

    Thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Creative Card Crew

  26. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge.
    Magda x


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