Sunday, 27 October 2013

Tree-mendous!

Is it my lucky week or what?! Tree challenges galore! There is Tree-mendous at Allsorts and Wood, trees or Leaves at Sweet Stampin'. These come straight after a trip to Doncaster where I bought a whole load of new tree stamps! I know, I am a bit of a tree stamp addict. Won't be giving up anytime soon though!
 First up is a Christmas card made with an Inkylicious new stamp called black forest. I stamped it in Stormy sky Distress ink and ink dusted the background in the same colours using one of their reusable mountain/valley stencils, a quickie glue pen and some glitter.
Next I made an easel calendar using some more new Inkylicious trees, this time called twiggy trees. Look out for these beauties at the NEC, along with the sentiment too.

I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be a great gift. I used impress inks in lemon yellow and cherry pink for the sky, along with Adirondack slate grey for the hills. Here is a close up of the scene. I am also entering this into the challenge at the male room where the theme is Nature
Finally, I spotted there is a one layer challenge at Addicted to CAS, and I have been making a few more Christmas cards this week that fit the bill perfectly, and guess what? They have trees, lol!
 These were made using memento teal zeal and grape jelly. All stamps are by Inkylicious.
 I hope you like them! Well, thanks for popping by and don't forget to leave a comment for my follower blog candy here. Thanks for looking!

25 comments:

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Three gorgeous Christmas cards Sally, and I love the calendar. The twiggy tree's have quite a haunted feel to them, but at the same time beautiful. I love the scene you created with them.

Sue x

Doreen said...

Beautiful cards,love all the scenes.xxx

brenda said...

Now there's a surprise Sal, you are the very last person I expected to join in my Treemedous theme this week - not !

All stunning and impossible to choose a favourite, thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts.

B x

Tracey T said...

Fabulous tree cards, Sally! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week! Tracey x

Paula (PEP) said...

Though I love trees they don't seem to feature much in my stamping - hmm! Now tree leaves & all manner of little things like acorns, chestnuts....... Your two one layer card at the end are my favourites - I think it's the colours for me & the blueyness of those tress made me think of the blue spruces.
Paula (PEP)

Nicecrane Designs said...

Amazing Christmas Cards Sally, love especially your calendar,,,and the warm colors,,,,,OMG,Thanks for your comments at Brenda`s Blog abut my Christmas images,,,so feel free to ask me your favo product from all my stuff for free, let me know.

Craftnut said...

Hi Sally,

not sure you fit the tree theme at allsorts with these creations (only kidding).

On to the serious comment - these are as always stunning!

Thanks for entering our tremendous theme at allsorts this week!

Tracy x

Helen J said...

It'd be hard to pick a favourite out of these, they're all gorgeous.
Helen

Katina said...

WOW!! Fantastic stamping Sally. LOVE these makes!
xx

Debbie said...

Perfect for this weeks challenge over at Sweet Stampin', Debbiex

Jacqueline said...

What lovely cards - thanks for playing along in The Male Room this week - Jacqueline xx

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous cards Sally, l think the first one is my fav but really difficult to choose x Susan x

Harriet Skelly said...

Your one layer cards are gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh Sally . . . you are SOOOO good at your inky designs. I envy your talent. It's something I want to get better at!

These are all superb.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Tracy Harris said...

Gorgus cards sally, they are beautiful thank you for sharing


Rocky said...

What lovely cards. I think my favourite is the easel card, the colours are gorgeous and so are those trees. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room.

Shell Klieber said...

Wow! Beautiful and CAS christmas cards - they are so elegant. Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stampin' Challenge & good luck!
'Shell
http://shellscardhaven.blogspot.ca

MaryH said...

You really made maximum use of your new tree stamps. I'm loving these stencils for your mountains too. Haven't seen them in the USA as yet. Hope we'll get them. You did a great job with your snowy hills with this wonderful tree set. I don't have good luck with the quickie glue pens. After the 1st original use, they tend to dry out. I store them tip down, any other suggestions? They are handy for tasks like this or dabbing glue on sentiment dies too. If they work! TFS some marvelous cards with your new stash. Loved that easel calendar too. Great sponging of the sky. Hugs

Kylie said...

I love your snow banks and beautiful trees! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Stunning work as always Sally - the one-layer card is fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at ATCAS - hope we will see you again!
Sylvia xx

Carola Bartz said...

Yes, tree stamps - another thing we have in common! I love them, too. However, my stamped cards never looks as beautiful as yours.

Helene E said...

I love all your cards! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts and we hope to see you again!

JANINE QUINN MIDDLESBROUGH, UK said...

Stunning CAS cards and beautifully coloured. I love how you've used the stamps on each of them, and so perfect for our challenge this week. Thank you for sharing your cards and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wow these cards are real masterpieces , I really,really love them!!!

Greetings
Maria

Christine said...

Wow, the snowbanks you created on your one-layer card are just adorable!
Thanks for playing along at Addicted to CAS!
Christine