Sunday, 4 November 2007

DCM - Cut

It's that time again so here's the brief from DCM....Any theme goes, so for those of you needing a break from Christmas crafting this is the perfect opportunity to have a change. All styles are welcome but there MUST be an element of handcutting somewhere. It could be a greeting, a shape, letters printed on your pc and handcut, anything goes as long as you did it by hand.

I saw This idea in Crafts Beautiful magazine and thought it would fit well with this dare. Each layer of the tree is snipped by hand to create the frill. I thought it looked really simple in the magazine but it was a real faffing about so I think this may be my first and last.

The papers are BG Phoebe.

28 comments:

Sandy said...

This is really stunning. What for an excellent work. Great, absolutely great.

Lythan said...

What a wonderful card. Well worth the effort, even if it is not for mass production!

Paula said...

Beautiful despite the faff. I saw this too & just knew I had no patience for it, great to see it done & fab choice of paper.

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Fabulous tree, and a cuttlebug too - excellent.

bubblegum said...

Brilliant card Louly - well worth the faffing! :)

Debbie x

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I would NEVER have thought of BG Pheobe papers for a Christmas card, but wow, is this CUTE! Great job! The layers look like they're defying gravity!

crissi said...

looks great and love the papers

Anna said...

WOW! Lou, this is an amazing card. I love your choice of papers.

Karen said...

Great card Lou - super colours and great patience!!

Ana Baird said...

Wow! It's excellent and fab!

Kathy said...

but it was worth all that effort Lou - it looks so funky and fun!

Courtney Fowler said...

I am loving the non-traditional colors for Christmas! The 3-d tree is wonderful!

Terrie B x said...

oh how lovely so different, Terrie bx

Deb said...

What a fantastic creation, it looks fab the tree is so pretty in those papers yet so Christmassy.

Marlou said...

another stunning creation Louly, you really put a lot of imagination into your work!! xx :)

EllePiggo said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! :)
Vanessa.

All Pink girl said...

Realy amazing ,beautiful card ,Dawnx

Mellie said...

This is a fab card. Love the colours.

Mellie said...

This is a fab card. Love the colours.

Susan (Sue H) said...

This is such a clever idea.

Although I would never have dreamed of putting those colours togethermyself,they work so well!

Angelnorth said...

I keep thinking of Marilyn Monroe standing over the subway air vent with her skirt blowing up! This looks great, Lou - love the colour combination, it works really well on a Christmas card.

lauren said...

i sympathize with the low-faff-tolerance...but with these results...i really have to say: WORTH IT!!!!! plus omg--that BG phoebe is totally, TOTALLY *fab* in an xmas context! who knew?! (well, you did, obviously, clever girl!) :)

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Oh my goodness, you put the crafting world to shame! Your work is out of this world!
Zee

stamp and scrape said...

Lovely colours on your chosen papers. Worth all the effort!
Ros

Katie said...

That is amazing! Nice job!!

leann said...

gorgeous!

Emilia said...

This is FAB!! I love it! Not a easy job....

Rhi said...

Wowee Louly, this is amazing! Gorgeous colours and so different for Christmas. Gorgeous.

Rhi x