Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Holly and The Ivy

I am posting this even though I am not really here this week as I am enjoying a family holiday in the sun...weird feeling! Anyway, it's theme week for the August challenges and this time it's Christmas carols

I love a good Christmas carol, but I don't have any stamps with angels or kings or a stable so I chose The Holly and The Ivy as my inspiration for this week's challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (I even had to borrow the ivy leaf stamp, when I'd come up with my idea - thanks Jacqueline ;)

I stamped and cut out the leaves in various shades of green, then added silver or green Stickles to the edges. I used a woodgrain stamp to make the mantelpiece and picture frame and used some Holly Berry Bouquet DP for the 'wallpaper'. A freebie brad from SU -thanks to my wonderful SU demonstrator (also known as the evil temptress!) and a sentiment from a (retired?) SU hostess set completes the job.


  1. Great card Louise - have a great holiday - Jacqueline xx

  2. I absolutely adore it, Louise! The glitter edged ivy is amazing and your patterned paper is just beautiful! LOVE it!!! :)

  3. I'm so glad you are somewhere sunny Louise! Sunshine is good for the soul :o) I love your holly on this card that the framed sentiment is just perfectly hung! Looks like old time wallpaper with a picture hung above a mantel - it's just terrific. Enjoy the sun! Hugs.

  4. The ivy matched your dsp so perfectly! Love the stickles you added along the edges and super cute frame idea! Hope you are having a wonderful time!

  5. Louise, your room scene card is fabulous, very clever! I love your holly leaves with the different greens and the sparkle! Great mantelpiece!

    Of course, you chose the perfect song too - same one as me! ; )

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday in the sun! Ruth x


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