Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Holly Crown

I have a Christmas card to share today...using some more snippets of My Mind's Eye '29th Street Market' papers that rediscovered at the weekend. I loved these papers...and at one time had loads of them, but that was several years ago now (they've long been discontinued) and now I have just a few snippets left. I paired them with a cute Penny Black cat (from the 'Christmas Critters' set) to make a Christmas card. I distressed all of the edges, then added some faux stitching using my CutterBee Bug and a black gel pen. I cut some holly leaves from some snippets of dark green card using one of the dies from the Tim Holtz 'Holiday Greens, Mini' set for Sizzix, then added them behind the image. The little adhesive pearls are from Hobbycraft.


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12 comments:

brenda said...

A real fun PB cat image and those papers are rather nice, believe I still have some lurking, many thanks for joining our February challenge at Stamping Sensations.

B x

SARN said...

Absolutely lovely. xxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Just lovely Helen - thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

Furrbster said...

Oh this is brilliant - I love the way the frame matches the holly crown :)

Hugz Tinz

Di said...

Such a fun image Helen and a really great card! I love the idea of pulling the holly elements together as you did - clever touch!

Hugs

Di xx

Margaret said...

Love the patterned paper and the distressed edges and sewing. Thanks for joining us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge.
Margaret, DT

Susan said...

Beautiful mix of papers and an adorable cat! I really like the faux stitching - a great detail for additional interest. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers.

Carol Cel said...

very nice!!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Inkyfingers said...

What a cute image Helen and I love how you framed it with the holly leaves. Lovely festive card.
Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Jane Willis said...

This is lovely - the holly leaves to echo the cat's crown are a super idea
Jane

Barb said...

Your card is lovely Helen. That's such a cute image and I love the way you've distressed the papers. Barbxx