Sunday, 6 September 2015

oh christmas tree....


Well,  after a busy but fun summer with my daughter, son in law and 3 grandaughters staying with us for 5 weeks, I havent had the time to blog so who do I turn to for inspiration.....Less is More of course,  my favourite challenge...

...not that I havent been craftily busy when I've found an odd hour or so. I completed my first full size sampler patchwork quilt which our beautiful funny animal mad butterfly Fay  ....  
I think the butterflies loved Fay as much as she loved them,

 ...  quickly decided was to be hers.......goodness knows how my daughter managed to fit it into one of their suitcases but she did!  We had a fabulous summer touring and staying at home making tons of jam, chutney, picallilli not to mention all the roasted and frozen tomatoes and other veg

oh and I also made 50 Save the Date cards for a Bride who wants quirky include.sheep and hessian...I have a couple of ideas though...Watch this space haha..

Here is my first card and the challenge at Less is More is Green and Gold, hence I immediately thought aha , I could do with making a start on my Christmas cards, so this is my first, I hope you like it.....It is made from a die cut which I coloured gold with my krylon pen, the background is a piece of watercolour paper painted with blue and yellow to get different shades of green and fussy cut to fit the tree shape, I then die cut some leaves in vellum and coloured them gold, a vellum gold embossed sentiment and a few gold and green sequins to finish.


  1. Beautifully classy Susan and a great use of green and gold.
    Love your fun piccys too.
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. Wonderful CAS card, love the placement of all your elements to the right and the vellum sentiment strip is great.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  3. This is great, I love that sentiment stamped on vellum!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. What a super CAS design - you're going to want that sentiment again for this week's challenge :) !
    Thank you for joining our colour challenge
    Less is More