Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Partridge in a Pear Tree

Hmm... it's time to start on the Christmas cards soon, I'm sure I had a lot more made this time last year!  This uses a lovely set from Stamp Addicts that I've been sent of a Partridge in a Pear Tree, complete with tree, partridge, sentiment (not this one) and solid and outline pears, making it easy to use in lots of different ways.  I brushed and brayered glossy card then stamped my tree in Stazon, with Distress Ink pears.  I decoupaged my partridge onto the tree, he's also inked with Mustard Seed Distress Ink to match the pears.  The vertical strips are embossed with snowflakes and the pear DP is Basic Grey from Nook & Pantry, couldn't resist combining it with the tree:).  The card is a large, shaped Craftwork Cards blank.  Lovely sparkly ribbon came from Really Reasonable Ribbons.
My card is for the following challenges:
Sketch 'n' Stash - sketch with the DP being old stash and the stamps new
Basic Grey - anything goes
Hooked on Craft - things with wings
Mark's Finest Papers - emboss it (white strips)
Secret Crafter - make a scene
Bah Humbug - something new (stamp set)
Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge - shaped cards
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Papercraft Journey - anything goes


  1. beautiful creation, thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    PS I have candy if you are interested :)

  2. Hi Anne,
    A delightful card and I love the brayered background.

  3. Beautiful card hunni & Thanks for joining in at Sketch n stash :D
    hugs and xxx

  4. Lovely card Anne, love how you've managed to pear the tree up with the background paper. Sorry couldn't resist that. Hugs x ChrisB

  5. Wow--what a beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  6. Beautiful card. Love the coloring.Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey Challenges. Hugs Mieko xx

  7. yes, i can see those embossed strips peeking through. beautiful paper for this image, eh? Thanks for entering your creation in the Embossing challenge with Speedy the Cat's Friends.

  8. Great card - love how the pears match the background.

  9. oh wow hun this is just gorgeous,just love the image and those papers are perfect hugs cherylxxx

  10. Anne this is just fabulous. I love the non-traditional Christmas card colors. Your work is always a delight! Thank you so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Challenge. It is a pleasure to come and visit and see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week.

    Bear Hugs,

  11. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  12. gorgeous card, love the image and papers:)

    Thank you for using my sketch and for joining us at SnS


  13. A great Christmas card, the backing paper is fab! Love the tree image.

  14. Hi Anne, what a beautiful card. Love the stamp and the background paper is perfect for the image. Thanks for sharing with us at the fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge this month.


  15. Thanks so much for joining in with us at hookedoncraft. Fabulous card!

  16. Just so gorgeous hun....

    thanks for joining us at SnS...and good luck...!

    hugs Vicky xx


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