Friday, 30 November 2012

Bearing Gifts

Hi, and welcome!

We have a forecast of  SNOW!!!
I am sooooo excited.....and will be sooooo disappointed if it doesn't arrive...hahaaa!

Oh, we have a cracker of a challenge for you this week at 


As we approach the big gift-giving season, we want your creations this week to show gift-giving.. so the gift must be 'present' in the creation! (Bad pun, I know).   This week our challenge for you is to create with gifts and presents in the image or in mind ... I know easy, huh?   

Our challenge this week is sponsored by MelJen's Designs, who continues to delight us with magical images! Our MelJens prize is 4 uncoloured images for our randomly drawn winner.....and so much to choose from, too!

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a beautiful tree, so I used the very pretty Christmas Tree from our lovely sponsor......

There's an art to takin' wonky photos....ha!  The card base is deckle-edged and I added a base layer of red textured paper and then 2 different papers from my scraps mountain.......I laid a strip of the red paper across the centre of the card, and covered it with a strip of that lovely red ribbon that has sparkly gold bits through it......

Isn't this just a perfect little tree?  I wonder what those intriguing packages hold?  There's a  little dash of sparkly Mod Podge on the lights, baubles and the twinkly star....shame it doesn't show up too well in the pic......and everything is coloured in with Promarkers.......

 I really, really love these Grunge Sentiments from Lili of the Valley......gave it a bit of a rub down with some Distress Ink (can't remember which colour...sorry).....
I cut a few random shapes from scraps and "wrapped" them with scraps of ribbon and ric-rac.....wish it was this easy to get all the family gifts ready....hahaa......

These mini Card Candies are so handy and come in a ton of colours.......from Craftwork Cards.......


Do pop over and get some inspiration from our lovely Design Team .......they have really come up trumps with this challenge!

Anne-Marie x

Challenges:  Traditional Christmas colours (2nd entry)  Ribbon or Trim (red ribbon)


  1. I am first to comment, (doing happy dance :))I have been kind-a-missing lately so have been commenting very late one your wonderous creations but tonight I am first. Yeah!

    What a creation, wonder what is in all those little pressies, What a great way to use up little scraps. Great image!

    Hope snow comes for you in the night and makes you a very happy bunny tomorrow.

  2. This is a wonderful, wonderful card. Your image is super, but the addition of the wee packages across the bottom is brilliant! So like this card!

  3. This is gorgeous Anne-Marie. I love the image and the beautiful colours. The little gifts you have made looks fabulous.
    I hope the snow arrives for you!

    Hugs Sue

  4. Beautiful card, the image and layout are

  5. Just beautiful, love the colors and all the details. Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity.


  6. Beautiful card, very festive with that marvellous tree. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations for our 'Christmas' challenge!

  7. Hi there,
    I just had to pop in and say that I love the presents that you added. What a great idea. I wish it was that easy to get gifts ready too, lol. It's a beautiful card, I love it.


  8. Great card, Anne-Marie! The colours and pressies gorgeous!

  9. Such a cute tree. Love the papers you have used and the extra pressies look great.
    Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter 'Christmas is Coming' challenge, and good luck
    Eileen x

  10. Just gorgeous. Love the tree -- the coloring just makes it pop right off the page. Ironically, "presents" is the theme that we used at work to decorate our area this year -- we have a 7 foot pile of wrapped boxes (unfortunately all empty) in place of a Christmas tree. Great minds think alike.

  11. Gorgeous Christmas card! I've missed stopping by - bet you've missed me too!!!! :)

  12. This is really cute!! I love the little scrap gifts!!

  13. Love the design of your card and your fabulous coloring! Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Shelter.

  14. Beautiful Christmas card... Love the tree coloured so beautifully.. Gorgeous papers... Hugs May x x x

  15. Hi Anne-Marie,
    Love your card edges and all the extra presents you added along the bottom!!! Big family ...lots of pressies!!! Love the inside you decorated as well!I love the green markers you used on your tree!
    Hugs Trish xx

  16. Gorgeous card Anne-Marie :) (I have mastered the art of the wonky photo taking too lol)
    Have a great week!

  17. What a lovely card, really clever idea to put the extra presents on x

  18. Hi Anne-Marie, so sorry I've been awol again! I really seem to have such little time to blog at the mo - hopefully it will sort itself out in the new year. Until then I'm afraid I'm going to be a hit and miss!!

    Great cards, as always - lovely colouring and layout on this one. The presents at the front are a great touch.


  19. Thank-you for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week :)

  20. Anne Marie, your beautifully colored Christmas Tree looks wonderful on this fun and festive card. Lovin' those specially wrapped pressies too! So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps digi team's "Ribbon or Trim" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

  21. I love this card. I'm not sure there's any card I've seen you make that hasn't made me go 'wow' or 'oohh'!!

    Debs xx

  22. Oh, I love the gifts under your beautifully decorated tree! And I agree, gift purchasing and wrapping should be so easy!!