Wednesday 3 March 2021

Decorated Tree

It is time for another challenge over at The Paper Funday.
Our challenges are always Anything Goes with an optional twist. 
The twist this time is to use GREEN on your project.

We are very fortunate to have 2 sponsors for each challenge this year which means we get to choose which artist we would like to work with. This really is great as it gives us double the choice. We are very lucky with the amazing sponsors that are lined up this year, many of which are old favourites and some are new to me.

I chose to work with Decorated Tree from QKR Stampede. 
I love making Christmas cards so green = Christmas Tree to me.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added some gel pens for the red glittered baubles and the silver on the lights cord. I used Gold Stickles glitter glue on the lights and a gold glitter marker for the star on top of the tree. The image was then fussy cut.

I hadn't intended to make the card this way but it kind of evolved. I have a stamp/die/embossing folder combo that makes a window scene from Crafter's Companion and thought it would look lovely inside the window. I cut the die from brown card and used some gold gilding wax on the raised embossing. Behind the tree I added some striped 'wallpaper' this was more bold than I wanted so I added a layer of vellum over the top to soften the colours. The window frame is popped up on foam squares to create separation.

The embossing folder is quite large so I was able to make this into an A5 card. I used a thin sheet of beige card and added some colour with 2 shades of distressing ink. The card blank has been covered with a mottled effect brown paper and then for a final touch I added a sentiment recycled from a Christmas card that has been trimmed and the corners rounded.

I hope you will join myself and our fabulous team over at The Paper Funday

Card Details -

Size - A5

Image - Decorated Tree (QKR Stampede)

Die - Winter View (Crafter's Companion)

Punch - Corner Rounder (Woodware)

Embossing Folder - Winter View (Crafter's Companion)

Paper - Noel Matstack (DCWV) & Clear vellum

Colouring Mediums - Promarkers, Glitter Markers (Spectrum Noir) Gel pens, Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads walnut & Tea Stain, Gold gliding Wax

Embellishments - Gold Stickles Glitter Glue

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges (in Alphabetical Order)


  1. What a great card, so like the brick background, awesome job,
    thank you for playing our challenge this week at Krafty Chicks Challenge.

    Leanne DT/KCC

  2. Fabulous card with the tree inside the window, the embossed background looks great too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.

  3. A great Christmas card Mandy.
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  4. Fantastic card! You've created a gorgeous scene!
    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles Gem of a Challenge! Jane S (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

  5. Beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for sharing at Crafting Happiness Challenges. Hope you'll link up again this week!
    :) Janis, Owner & Design Team

  6. Fabulous xmas themed card ! thanks for sharing with Polkadoodles this week, good luck Nelly DT X

  7. Fab card thanks for playing along with us at crafty catz hope to see you again.

  8. Really beautiful card, perfect for our challenge - letters e and f. Thank you for joining the CCAYR challenge. I hope you will take part in our next call. Martina-DT

  9. Love your window with that great view of your gorgeous Christmas tree! The bricks and window just every element on this is really neat! Thanks for playing with us at Ike's World Challenges this month! Nan, DT

  10. Such a great Christmas card, I love the brickwork.

    CD Sunday Plus DT

  11. Clever idea with the vellum - to soften colours.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  12. Lovely card - don't we all like seeing Christmas tree's through windows? Thanks you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

  13. Lovely christmas card, and interesting idea with the Vellum
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday plus DT

  14. Fabulous window card love the tree!

    Thank you for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
    DT Val x

  15. Mandy, great dry embossing on your card perfect for window gazing at Christmas time. Thank you for sharing your festive card with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  16. I love this Christmas card, Mandy, it's so classic! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

    love Mags B x

  17. Cute Christams card. I love it. Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  18. A perfect opportunity to make a lovely Christmas card. Thank you for sharing your lovely design with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  19. Beautiful Christmas card! The scene with the Christmas tree and that beautiful window is fabulous!! Love the brick background too, perfect for the scene!
    Thank you for joining us at Colouring in Scrapland. Hope you join us again next month

  20. Very beautiful. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Annette DT

  21. A lovely card! Thank you for joining us in the Colouring in Scrapland challenge,good luck!

  22. What a fabulous card!! All the elements are perfect, right down to that striped "wallpaper"!! Love the dimension on the brick wall. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  23. A gorgeous card . Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers challenge. Good luck Ginny DT for I ♥promarkers
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  24. Ah this is super, I love seeing the trees in windows at Christmas. Thanks for sharing with me over on Fezziwigs, Hazel xx

  25. This is super cute! Thanks for joining us at Dies R Us Challenges. Julie, DT member

  26. Here I am, back with another DT hat. I love the window concept of this! Thanks for linking up at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges! Julie, DT member

  27. Oh I really love this card!! Such a clever design!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  28. Your project is awesome! Thanks for joining our Penny's challenges. Looking forward to hearing from you again.

  29. Lovely scene card. The brick effect is fab. Cass x
    Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore

  30. Perfect for Christmas!Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge, we hope to see you again.
    Take care! Maria

  31. Such a lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy Challenge.

    - Hanna, DT

  32. Love this festive scene! Thanks for joining us at Crafter’s Castle! Hugs! ❤️ Mynn xx

  33. Lovely card, Mandy. Great scene. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. xx Wilma

  34. Great card - I love the window.
    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  35. Love this! Thanks so much for sharing with us over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, LTCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  36. This is a super card!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  37. Adorable card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafting day!! Stay safe and healthy!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  38. A great card - thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

    Helen x


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