Friday, November 26, 2010

Winter Wonderland - Shape Up!

Good Friday morning!

Firstly - a very Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends out there - I hope the spirit of gratitude and thankfulness fills your hearts & homes!

I am hosting this weeks challenge over at Winter Wonderland and I have chosen the theme 'Shape Up' - to create a shaped card (anything but square/rectangle).  It's so easy to stick with the square/rectangle cards yet there are so many wonderful opportunities out there to create with different shapes.  I hope you're able to join us and show your creativity!

I have created this Christmas Tree shaped card - I've had this  template in my folder for years now and honestly cannot remember from whence it came!  But I love the shape it creates and I decided to decorate this one up like a tree with branches and ornaments.  I ran the cardstock through a snowflake embossing folder too to add some extra detail.  The snowflake is a Marianne die (a purchase from my recent trip to the UK) and the ornaments are part of a stamp set from CTMH (Close to my Heart).  I punched the MS branch punch on some glittered paper for lots of sparkle.  I'm also going to add this to the Totally Papercrafts challenge this week which is 'Untraditional Christmas' (no red or green).

The challenge is sponsored this week by Simon Says Stamp so get creating and submit your project so you're in with a chance to win a $15 gift certificate!

I have the kids home from school today on a snow day so we've voted in a pjama day (yay!!).  I plan on relaxing and hopefully doing some blog commenting and catch up.

Thanks for stopping by today and taking the time to visit to leave a comment.  It is very much appreciated as always!

Danielle x


downrightcrafty said...

Hi teamie, so pleased your back and even more pleased that you had a great time

Love this tree and its perfectly little decorations such a great idea
Hugs Kate xx

Lorraine said...

Love the shape of the tree and the snowflake look lovely might have to get that one. LOL. Hugs xx

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
This is a gorgeous festive creation. I lov ethe idea and the decoration.
Great work.
Fiona x

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Thanks for a great challenge this week. Love this unusual card and those little ornaments. Love the new blog background. Marianne x

dolcreations said...

I was on earlier Danielle to leave a comment and my computer would not co-operate- with the high winds the signals are not good!
I fell in love with your card! Your idea for this week is really a great idea....and what you came up with is awesome! I love that shade of blue and then to emboss it really gives it such a nice touch! LOVE the ornaments too!
A day off for the boys...Yahooo....your first this year! I had heard you got alot of freezing rain!Oh is kind of nice for you to have them safe and home!

LINDA said...

HI Danielle, This is simply beautiful.. I love the little ornaments.. very lovely work as always..
Hugs, Linda

kimmie_35 said...

Love your card! Makes a beautiful decoration!

Sharon said...

Wow, this is stunning Danielle and the little ornaments look amazing. I love the idea of a pyjama day - we've all got colds in our house and it's so cold here I think I might just do that tomorrow!!

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow !! this is gorgeous Danielle and what a fab theme :-) Stunning card !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

you could enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge too :-)

Cheryl said...

WOW this is gorgeous,so very creative and such beautiful colours!!! I hope you enjoyed your birthday celebrations!!
Hugs xx

Nannieflash said...

Oh this is gorgeous Danielle, thats a really love modern tree design and fabulous colouring to. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Danielle,I love your papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.x

Stephanie said...

This is just so beautiful Danielle! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving :D xxx

Jacilynn said...

so very pretty! love this sweet project. Hope you are keeping warm!

joey said...

WOW Danielle hunny this is STUNNING, a gorgeous creation, thanks for joiningus at tpc. Hope ou are well hun.


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