Tuesday 5 May 2015

Holiday @ATSM

G'd day, good evening, good afternoon and good night!
Well it's time for one of my scheduled posts for the latest challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More. This week is our challenge theme of -


So we would like to see anything to do with a holiday or the holiday season. Here is my 'Holiday' card, I went with a Christmas theme. I know 2 this week but at least they are now in the stash come December.

I was influenced by the latest challenge at Less is More where it is their colour challenge, using colours opposite each other on the spectrum, so what more seasonal than traditional RED and GREEN. I'd wanted to have a go at making a wreath like this for a while so it was just the right time to have a go. Not sure if my way is the best, but I die cut a ring of card which I coloured with Copic before adding lots of overlapping punched foliage. I added a small red bow and some tiny red diamonte to finish. It looks a little large for the door I made using a cut down Spellbinders window die cut and a rectangle of card embossed with a score board across the top and sides. The sentiment strip acts as a step. I used a Tim Holtz brick ef to create a little texture to the walls.

OK, that's more or less it, pop over to the main blog and check out the rest of the DTs inspiration and join in.
This week we are sponsored by Bugaboo stamps who are offering 7 digis to the winner.

I would like to join in at -
Merry Monday - Use embossing
 (dry this time, on the door, glazed panel and walls)
Less is More - Colour Theme
Penny Black and More - Dies and punches

PS  Also adding to the challenge at

Thanks for stopping by, call back soon. :)


  1. Lovely christmas card Julie, love how you made your wreath and door, Cathy x

  2. this takes patience but was well worth it, the crisp background is perfect x

  3. Jules, I LOVE your wreath. Perfection in my eyes! Gorgeously hung on the door and I love your added texture for the walls. Amazing!! xx

  4. Brilliant, fabulous Christmas card.

  5. Another fab card Jules, you clever girl!! xx

  6. Awesome job with the wreath Julie!! I absolutely LOVE your design and it's such a wonderful Christmas design!!

  7. Hi Jules. Love this Christmas card. You are so clever to make this door from a window die ... fantastic. And love your layered wreath with the pretty red berries and bow. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  8. WOW! Stunning, striking and gorgeously Christmassy Jules!
    Love it - thanks for sharing at Less is More.
    Sarah x

  9. Impressive card. Love all that white space with the interest on glazing and embossing. Great for Merry Monday.

  10. This is such a beautiful wreath, Jules! I would like my front door to look like this at Christmas! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  11. LOVE all that wonderful texture Jules! Great design! Hazel xx

  12. Thanks for linking up at Happy Little Stampers too! xx

  13. Gorgeous Christmas card, Julie! Your wreath is so pretty with all those fabulous layers.and I love the clever way you used the window die for your door!

  14. Fabulous creation, Julie. I think we all want our front doors to look like this as Christmas. Great use of the sentiment as a step too!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More GD

  15. Your card is beautiful Julie and I love the pretty wreath:) xx

  16. Lovely make - you must have more patience than me with those punched pieces!


  17. Love the wreath!! Awesome holiday card!!

  18. LOVE your wreath...and its impact is all the more impressive given how long it must have taken to create! So worth the time...ultra beautiful1

  19. This is so clean and perfect. You can tell just how much time went into it, because it's gorgeous!

  20. Lovely card and getting ahead for Christmas!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  21. Simple and elegant card Julie!

  22. Simple, crisp, clean and very elegant. Love the Christmas wreath xx

  23. This wreath is totally fabulous, love how it pops against the white background :) Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  24. This is just stunning! I saw it in the gallery at Merry Monday and had to come get a better look. And whether it's the best way, lol, that's how I've always made those wreaths too! Simply beautiful against the white :)

  25. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

  26. Awesome wreath, looks so real !


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