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Friday 9 November 2012

festive trees for creative expressions DT

well here i am with another Creative Expressions Dt post with some fab festive stamps..
so sorry that this is late ,
but been feeling really under the weather and was in bed nearly all day yesterday.
.also thanks to everyone who stops by.
.i always try to return the favour...but my blogging has been slow this week so sorry..
hope to be back to speed next week
so here is my make for Creative Expressions and we were lucky to have two sets of stamps...
and i chose to use let it snow
so here is my make :

i started by making a crumpled tissue wrap background for the card
using compose..love this stuff!
and covering in pearl and silver paint dabbers..
i stamped the gorgeous trees in chipped sapphire DI
and covered in Rangers fab new sticky embossing powder and heated..
then sprinkled over another fab new festive Ranger addition..loose rock candy glitter..
and set aside for sticky powder to cool and set..
this glitter is fab as the colour shines through and the glitter is subtle but shimmery!!!
i repeated so i had one large and two small trees.
i then coloured some fab crochet ribbon with distress inks
from craft mat and dried..
you know me i love staples so i stapled my ribbon
but you could glue or attach in a way that is hidden if you prefer..
i made a dimensional rose,
coloured with chipped sapphire
painted with glue and seal
and dunked in distress rock candy..
i used the Tims Tattered floral die but Hels has made a fab
tutorial here for making roses using a spellbinders die..
finally i added a sentiment
and a couple of leaves..
let me know what you think
and i will be back next thursday!!!!with another different make..
have a fun and inky day
and thanks for all the lovely comments..
i am entering this for Hels sunday stampers use blue @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.co.uk/
Creative expressions are looking for a Regional Account manger
so if you are interested ..see details here 


  1. Another fabulous make Trace. Those blue trees are stunning against the more subtle background and your flower is superb.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  2. Fantastic techniques. Love the tissue with the pearl -can't wait to try that.
    Best wishes Chrissie xx

  3. You've got me NEEDING Rock Candy Distress Glitter! This is so superb and the glitter brings the trees/flower to life. Hope you are feeling much better soon and have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Looks great; just your style and still totally X-mas.. Hope you feel better soon! Hugs, Gerrina

  5. Lovely card Trace, great texture in the background and I love the touch of glitter and your gorgeous flower. Tracy x

  6. beautiful work Trace - I keep wondering how to get my flowers quite like that and now I know! Thanks for the tip! Hugs rachel xx

  7. sorry to hear you been unwell, hope you better now, fab card, Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  8. Very creative Trace!

    have a nice weekend, Alie :-)

  9. You've used many wonderful techniques on this card, it's really a fabulous piece of art.

  10. A beauty of a card Trace and love the flower :)
    Hope your feeling better
    Von ♥

  11. Yummy, yummy, yummy (:o)Love the sparkle on you tag and especially on that stunning flowers. Thanks for sharing your tips. I'll sure cover that sugary part (:o) Have a nice weekend

  12. Gorgeous card Trace...fab texture to the background.. those trees are Beautiful so full of lovely sparkle..Great colours.. Love the flower... Hugs May x x x

  13. Great card Trace, loving the textures, hope you feel better soon. x

  14. Those trees acre scrumptious! Hope you are feeling much better today.

  15. Sorry to hear you've not been well, Trace... (I'm behind on visiting though only by one day - terrifying how the posts mount up, so I'm grateful if you've been posting less often, to be honest!) But I'm so glad you got this made and blogged - it's gorgeous! Such a wonderful background, and love those trees... beautiful!
    Alison x

  16. Wonderful Trace, those trees look amazing. I hope you feel better buddy, we got challenges to do! Michelle x

  17. Gorgeous Trace, I just love that glittery rose, looks like a sugar rose. so pretty, I want to eat it! Hope you are feeling better chick! Kim

  18. Hope you are feeling much better soon x Love the background and lovely tree stamps. Brilliant flower too.

    Crafty Hugs

    Annie x

  19. Sorry to hear you've been in the wars too! Hope you're feeling better now. I think it's the time of year isn't it - glad I don't work in a school anymore because the children share all their germs!!
    This is a gorgeous make Trace. I love the glitter on the trees and roses. I love that stuff too and it's so much nicer than traditional glitter isn't it.
    Wonderful work.
    Have a great week.
    Ps I've done a last minute entry for Dragons Dream - if you have a minute, let me know what you think! I don't like being late but too many things were against me - I'm sure you know what that's like! x

  20. And again such a wonderful festive christmas card, I'm totally excited!


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