Saturday, 11 November 2017

CCT - November Sketch

We still have a week left of our Sketch challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown.

This is my card and here is the sketch:

I spotted these folded trees months ago but have never tried it out until now. This is where I found the information on how to do it. When I came to print the pattern, I found we'd run out of ink - how often does that happen? So I drew a circle and traced the fold points from the computer screen. I'm sure it could be done with a protractor if i could find one. 
You need double sided paper,. I didn't have the right sort of Christmassy paper so I've just used  a red pattern which I hoped would look a bit festive. 
Once I'd made the trees I made frames with snippets which involved a satisfying amount of cutting and sticking but I know would send Miss Di running for the hills. I used the same paper and my JustRite corner dies and thin strips. 
Each tree is made from half a circle so I made another tree with the remaining half. 

The I tried green which I didn't like so much as it is the wrong sort of green:

I'd like to try some mini trees but I have a long list of things I'd like to try so it might not be today. 
There are already some outstanding entries to this challenge so do go and admire them and join in if you can. 

I'm hopping over to Pixie's Snippets Playground where I am running in at the last minute again. You'd think with two weeks I could get in earlier. 
Crafty Hazelnuts Challenge Extra for November - there are some excellent DT cards on show. 
CHN Challenge 359

Thanks for visiting and Enjoy your Day. x


  1. C'est trop joli Alison, sobre et efficace, quel classe! Biz

  2. I love these fabulous cards! This Christmas trees are sooooo cool - I might give them a try - thank you! xxx

  3. I love your trees Alison...very effective and I hadn't noticed that the paper was not you not so struck on the green, love the red though...brilliant and a great sketch too.xx

  4. Two great Christmas cards, I like the curved sentiment as its not often you see sentiments on cards like those and they continue the circle theme x

  5. These folded trees look great.

  6. What a great idea Alison! I did this a while ago but my trees and the end resulting cardsine weren't as smart as yours are - super use of snippets too.


    Di xx

  7. Both cards are fabulous Alison! Love the embossed backgrounds and fun trees! The shimmery details on the first adds a little extra pizazz!

  8. Hi Alison

    Great Christmas cards! I have seen these myself but never given them a try. Might have to have a go now! LOL!!!

    Love the extra sparkle on the first one and your curved sentiment.

    Hope all is well with you.

    Love Jules xx

  9. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  10. Lovely trees!
    Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November!
    Monica - DT


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