Thursday, 24 November 2011

Holly and the Ivy

What a busy week I've had so far, and sadly with no time for crafting.

This card I started on Tuesday, and have only just managed to put it together tonight. My RA has flared up and the pain is keeping me awake, so to try to take my mind off it I've tried to do something useful.

It is for the Make My Monday challenge where the theme is Christmas with Flowers, Foliage, or snowflakes, and I'll also be entering it to the Pals Paper Arts challenge #121 who are looking for Elements of Style - Pearls.

For MMM, I chose the Flowers and Foliage option, as you can see its "The Holly and the Ivy" wreath with Poinsettias studded with pearls.

I stamped numerous holly sprigs onto green card and cut them out ( which took hours!! ) and stuck them down in a circle on a square white card. Years ago from Readicuts, I bought some printed flowers sheets that came with a set of matching punches, and I've used the Ivy punch and leaves for this project, touched with some Twinkles.

I then coloured some paper flowers with a red Pro marker and layered 2 together before adding them to the wreath on 3D pads. The finishing touches were the stamped sentiment, red bow, and white pearls in the flower centers.

Recipe : Card = Garden Green and white card stock from my stash
Stamps = Docrafts and Dovecrafts
Inks = Always Artichoke and Real Red
Tools = Ivy leaf punch
Extras = Red Ribbon, Pearls, and Cosmic Twinkles

I wish all my US readers a "Happy Thanksgiving", and my UK readers a "Happy weekend!"

Any minute now I will be turned into a pumpkin so I'd better get this post done PDQ!

On Saturday I'm off to see the 3D Arthur Christmas film at the cinema with my family........Nathan says I have to sit next to him incase I'm scared!! Bless Him. I'll let you know how I get on!

Thanks for dropping by, and hope you'll stop by again soon


  1. Great card, admire all the work you have put into it, hope the RA has got better andyou enjoyed the film, thank you for joining iin with us at MMM.suzannex

  2. Wow this is such a festive display Bev - your patience has really paid off. Sorry to hear you're having to cope with such pain and I really do take my hat off to you as you always seem so cheerful. I hope you enjoy your trip to the cinema - of course you won't be scared with your very own super-hero sitting next to you! Thanks for your message on my blog Bev and for your support. Vx

  3. Hi Bev, Oh how lovely is your wreath, do enjoy Arthur Christmas l'm going too can't Sandra H

  4. Oh, Bev! What a lovely pieced wreath--it turned out so beautifully! :) Thanks for joining us again at MMM! :)

  5. Fabulous card Bev - thanks for joining in again at MMM - hope the visit to the cinema went well - Jacqueline xx

  6. Wow Bev! A really beautiful wreath and well worth all the time it must have taken you.
    Hope you're feeling bit better now.
    Lovely to see you at MMM again and good luck.
    Fliss xx

  7. Great card! Love those poinsettas! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)


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