Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Pine Branches


Hi everyone.  I made a reminder card for December's Sketch Challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  I love this CAS sketch ... so easy to use.  I hope you'll play along and join in the fun.  The challenge is open until the end of the month.

Here's December's sketch challenge ...




I simply stamped a pine branch three times in dark green ink, and stamped a second, smaller branch, three times in light green ink.  I coated the sprigs with clear glitter glue for sparkle (hard to see in the photo, but it's very pretty in real life).  I splattered more of the two green inks over top and stamped a sentiment. Fun and easy card to make! :)

Come join in the fun ... the challenge runs for the whole month, so there's lots of time to join in.  There's two ways to enter ... on HLS Blog  ... or on HLS Forum (or both!). :)

If you upload your entry to the forum, you will be in the running for a randomly drawn prize --- don't miss out!

Also wanted to mention Happy Little Stampers is introducing a new challenge at the beginning of January.


We hope you'll check out the challenge at the beginning of January and play along!! :)

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And just a few more pics.  On Saturday, I hosted a High Tea for some friends and wanted to share a few pics.  I used to work with these lovely ladies and have known them for over 30 years.  Sorry for the poor quality of the pics ... my living room/dining room is very dark.



Here's the food (all made by me!) ... first the savory tray (chicken and cranberry croissants, egg salad sandwiches, Borsin cheese and sun-dried tomato pesto crostini)



Here's the sweet tray (raisin scones with devon cream and raspberry jelly), cherry winks, shortbread cookies, mincemeat tarts, brownies, gingerbread tartlets with pumpkin mousse filling)



... and we had an appearance by a very special guest (and his daddy) :) ...









Stamps:  Watercolour Winter (SU!), Branches (Inkadinkado); Christmas Greetings (SU)
Paper:  White (Neenah)
Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz Distress Inks)
Accessories & Tools:  Dazzling Details (clear glitter glue) from SU!, paint brush for splattering, Stamp-a-ma-jig

28 comments:

cm said...

Your pine bough card is lovely, Loll; dimension and texture achieved with the different shades of green, the glitter and the splatter. Your high tea - oh my! Fabulous friend, fabulous food, and a fabulous visit from most incredibly special 'guests'! Sweet1
Hugs~c

Dawn MacKay said...

Your card is just beautiful and your high tea is lovely!

Brenda said...

I love this card Loll, love pine boughs! I love the different greens and the sparkle, I bet it is even way prettier in person. You tea looks so good and it looks like the ladies had a great time with you Loll!! You made me so hungry for a gathering at my favorite tea room. I guess I need to learn some recipes so I can host my own tea! Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Forgot to say, what a cute special guest you had! I bet the ladies were swooning! Hugs again, Brenda

Anita in France said...

Such gorgeous greens and fabulous sparkle, Loll ... and that high tea ... yum.my! Great photo's ... what a cutie your grandson is! Anita :)

Susan said...

Your card is fabulous, but I'm totally in awe of the high tea your produced! It all looks delicious and so beautifully presented. I may have to put in a request to sample one of your scones next time we get together!

Bev J. said...

Loved everything about your post....your pretty card, the elegant and lovely tea and your cute visitor!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, frosty branches! Love the splatters! What a lovely tea you put on! Everything looks delicious! And Cooper looks like he's enjoying the tree.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super card - I am hoping to join in this month! Yummy food for your marvelous "high tea" get together! The visitor is a cutie too :)

Kylie said...

Love the pine boughs and their beautiful sparkle. Your high tea looks absolutely scrumptious. Thanks for the photos. Cooper is growing so fast! xx

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card and AWESOME pics!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh that looks like fun Loll. What a cute grandbaby. I love the bit of sparkle you have on your branches.

Jacquie said...

Love all these CAS cards you are making Loll, so elegant and classy.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely CAS card Loll......what lucky ladies eating all that scrumptious food looks like you had a lovely get together ....Gosh hasn't your 'little Man' grown ? Christmas is so magical when children are small

Anne

10 December 2014 at 00:36

Linda said...

I love this card .... the pine branches look so pretty and the touch of sparkle gives a nice frosty look. Great pictures ..... that tea looks so yummy, and what a cute little visitor! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Loll! Love the mix of greens and the glitter is stunning! Looks like you had a lovely time with your friends. All that food is making me hungry, yum!! holiday hugs :)

Julie B said...

What a pretty card Loll. The savouries look so tempting. :)

Far North said...

Wow! What a stunning card! Love the glistening boughs!

Mau xx said...

Love the card Loll, Simply beautiful!
looks like you had a lovely High Tea, food looks yummy!
Hugs Mau xx

Mau xx said...

Forgot to add that the visitor is the sweetest of all ;o)
xx

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! Love your interpretation, very clever!
It looks like you had a blast! :) Gorgeous little one next to the beautiful tree! xxx

MaryH said...

(1)The sparkles on the green branches show up amazingly well. Love the way you handled the branch and the pretty colors. Great splatters too! Stunning card. (2) Thanks for sharing the pictures of your festive High Tea with your friends. It was so nice to see the happy faces gathered around the luscious goodies. Enjoyed seeing the surprise visitors too. This little fella is getting so big. Bet he enjoyed a little treat or two. TFS & Big hugs.

Deepti said...

Gorgeous! Love the shimmer on the pine cones. Your High tea looks awesome :) I am sure u had loads of fun !

Colleen Dietrich said...

Simple, and oh-so-beautiful, Loll!

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Benzi said...

Your pine branches are just beautiful with all the sparkle, Loll...looks very icy. The food looks delicious and I'm sure your guests enjoyed it with the tea.
Oh, your grandbaby is growing so fast. Believe me, they grow much faster than you want.

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful sparkly pine boughs Loll! and your gathering of friends for High Tea looks so lovely and delish!!

Karen Mead said...

Gorgeous card Loll and your tea party looked wonderful - all that yummy food:) Little cooper is still as adorable as ever - lucky you! Hugs xx

Daria said...

Love it!