Sunday, 6 December 2015

Lone Christmas Tree CTC#59

Hello, its Sunday night, and I've been CASE-ing The Catty again. Maybe you have arrived here from Julia Quinn's blog, did you love what she shared? Don't forget to click on the link at the end to continue blog hopping around all the CASE -ing The Catty crew. This week we have been inspired by the Christmas trees in the Holiday Catalogue. There are plenty of them, so it wasn't hard to find inspiration. I chose one from page 12 of the catalogue and stayed with the same colour scheme and musical DSP. However, my tree comes from the much-loved Lovely As A Tree. The one I've CASE-d is the Bermuda Bay one on the right of the picture.

I've made this card 5.75 inches square, as it is accompanying a small calendar (of Australian scenes) all the way to Ireland, to get my cousin and his wife enthused for the Australian east coast road trip they are doing in January.

I've already made a number of thank you cards using this musical DSP, an order for a customer, but I decided I MUST make this card too, before I use all the paper up!

Lovely As A Tree is an absolute winner of a stamp set, it has been around for at least eight years, and its not going anywhere any time soon, because it can be used for Christmas, sympathy, birthday cards. After using Hello Honey ribbon on the front, it seemed logical to line the inside with that colour too. I had considered the DSP, but too much was hidden, and the honey colour looks so good with Bermuda Bay.

I decided to use the verse from Calm Christmas on the inside as the message is a lovely one for this time of year. Now, if you're wanting the cute littl wooden snowflakes or DSP with music - it's actually Jingle Bells - then you need to order before 4th January. Most of the Holiday Catalogue will be retiring then, if you want to know what is carrying over, I'm happy to share with you. You can shop 24/7 in my online shop and there is still time to get supplies before Christmas. Don't put it off, word is the word is that stock of the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies has been exhausted in Australia. Hope you weren't wanting to order those!

Now it is time to check out what the lovely Helen at H2 Designs has to show on her blog. See you next week,

Cheers, Rachel

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  1. Oh my goodness -that's gorgeous! What a lovely card.

  2. ooh I love this. Music DSP is always a winner for me, and the tree is perfect. I"m thinking the silent Night tress would also look great (since I don't own lovely as a tree). And I love Bermuda Bay as a Christmas colour. all round winner

  3. Your card is lovely. Lovely as a Tree is a fabulous set, I have had mine for 14 years and still one of my favorites.

  4. I really love this card in the Catty, and I CASED it too!! But I really LOVE your take on it!!! Lovely as a Tree looks amazing!!

  5. So pretty....a perfect Christmas card. I am using Lovely as a Tree a lot this year too. :)

  6. Just gorgeous, Rachel! Love the single tree, music DSP & the elegant ribbon treatment.

  7. Oh your card is lovely! I do love that music sheet dsp.


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