It’s a bit early for tree trimming, considering it’s only October, but these Lili of the Valley cuties don’t know that, so they’re busy beavering away making their Christmas preparations.  Either that, or some poor parent is going to arrive home from their shopping trip to find their three little brats have dragged out the tree and are now busy decorating it, lol!!

I started with a half sheet of kraft to make the card blank with.  The spotty paper is glittered and is MME Winter Wonderland from a couple of years ago.  The snowflake piece is DCWV from even longer ago and was in the scrap box, the pink mounting card is The Paper Company and was also in the scrap drawers.  The lovely image is, of course, Lili of the Valley Trimming The Tree and I coloured it with my Prisma pencils.  There’s MS Fine Glitter on the large star and the dog’s hat, plus Glossy Accents on the pink baubles.  The sentiment was free with a UK card magazine and was stamped in Memento Rose Bud.

I punched a small hole either side of the image, wrapped the seam binding around the whole card, put it down the left hole, back up through the right hole and then wrapped it around the right side of the card.  I also made a bow from the same seam binding and added a couple of blue buttons.  Finally I cut the MB Snowflake Corner die from glittered paper and called it done!  The sketch was from Christmas Cards with Sketches blog.

Card Recipe:

  • Card: The Paper Company
  • DP: MME Winter Wonderland ~ DCWV Christmas Stack ~ DCWV Glitter Paper
  • Stamps: LOTV Trimming the Tree ~ No name sentiment free with UK card magazine
  • Ink: ColorBox Wicked Black ~ Memento Rose Bud
  • Embellies: Prisma Pencils ~ Martha Stewart Fine Glitter ~ Glossy Accents ~ The Ribbon Girl Seam Binding ~ Michaels Buttons
  • Tools: Cropodile ~ Cuttlebug ~ Memory Box Snowflake Corner Die



Christmas Challenges {With Sketches} ~ Current Sketch

LOTV ~ Anything Goes with a LOTV image

The Ribbon Girl Challenge ~ Make It Sparkle

Penny Black & More At Allsorts ~ Anything Goes

Joanna Sheen Challenge ~ So Sweet (Something sweet or something cute)

Christmas Cards All Year Round ~ Preparing for Christmas

Simon Says Stamps ~ Going Dotty

Crafty Hazel’s Christmas Extra Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Christmas Card Challenges ~ Photo Inspiration (I used the colours)

Winter Wonderland ~ Buttons and Bows

Sister Act Card Challenge ~ Anything Goes

Pixies Crafty Snippets ~ Use Up Your Scraps (kraft and pink card plus snowflake paper)