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Monday, 3 October 2016

When is a cherry blossom not a cherry blossom?





when it's a Christmas Wreath.....

Hello I hope you have all had a great weekend it was a mad one for us here as Phil had all the new release Match Attax delivered and guess who had to help open boxes and packets and sort into teams yep me oh joy so not a lot of crafting to be had. But I do have a card that I managed to finish off today.
For those of you that are fans of Nikky Hall and Polkadoodles you will know she has just launched her own set of dies and I was one of the lucky DT members that were sent some to play with (oh boy new toys hehehe) I had decided on a card I wanted to make and had cut my die shapes out OH my god they cut like a dream I was a little nervous when I went to try them as I have the Cut n Boss die cutting machine and with some dies it can be a little temperamental but nothing to worry about they cut beautifully. I have added pics of the dies I used and links will be below for you.





 



And this is the card I made
The card is A5 and I added another smaller white piece which I printed the greeting onto and stuck down with 3D tape, then I cut a small piece of the brown/red card and placed on the front I cut 6 windows from the door die set and added these with 3d tape.  

 
Then I set to making the wreath I cut out a circle rim as my wreath base the cut out a few of the cherry blossom branches in green card and cut them down into smaller pieces gluing to the circle, I cut out the blossom in red and shaped with a ball tool then added glitter (well it is a Christmas card) I also used the small circle die from the door set to make some berries and added these. To finish off I added some little bells with some red cord and tah dah all done
I hope you like it and I hope I have shown how versatile these dies are YES YOU DO NEED THEM!!!!!




http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/cherry-blossom-branch-tree-s…/
http://www.polkadoodles.co.uk/versatile-door-window-flap-c…/
Also come on over and join us links below so no excuses

14 comments:

Sharyn Polesel said...

Very pretty card! I love your gorgeous wreath. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Us Girls!

Isobel said...

Great project Thank-you for joining us at Crafts Galore Encore
Good luck in the challenge x

SmilynStef said...

Aren't you clever ... what a fabulous holiday wreath ... thanks for going *HOME* with us at jingle belles.

Karon said...

Beautiful!

Bobby said...

Your wreath is beautiful, Jacki, and I love how you made a door to hang it on. There's a lot of dimension to your card. I'm glad you shared it with us at Just Us Girls this week.

Robyn Oliver said...

Sssiiimplly gorgeous Jacki - love your wreath hanging there on the door...fabulous

Rema said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous wreath! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

lauren bergold said...

oh WOW, aren't you clever?! loooooooove the way you've "converted" those gorgeous cherry blossoms into an equally lovely but totally different holiday wreath! awesome card! thanks for getting JINGLY with us at JINGLE BELLES! <3

Annette Stapylton said...

Love how you have created your blossom wreath for your card. Its just beautiful. Nice work.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.
[Annette Registered Owner/Admin for Classic Design Team Challenge]

Raquel said...

Wow! Awesome card! I love the way you made your wreath

Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge with your lovely card using all your new dies… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
[Diane-Louise DT for Classic Design Team Open Challenge Blog]

Julie said...

Very creative use of that die. Thanks for joining us for Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Extra Challenge
Julie T

DeBe said...

What a beautiful card. So effective and well thought out. I envy you your Craft Kitchen ... I have a craft dining room table and floor! Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Anything Goes October Challenge. Good luck Denyse x

Laine Kammeraad said...

So pretty Jacki. Love the flowers too.

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Laine DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...