Saturday, 29 March 2014

Purple Pick a Previous

It is the fifth Saturday in March and so, at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we are marking the occasion with a Pick A Previous challenge and this time it's a colour challenge.  To help you the colour challenges are all in an archive on the blog, so it's easy to choose.  I had fun looking back at them all and remembering the cards I had made for each one and I finally went back to May 2012 for this one

If you have visited my blog recently you will know that I am crazy about Gorgeous Grunge and here is another experimental design, using the splodge from the stamp set to create a contempo Christmas tree, trimmed with more grunge and some rhinestones (you can never have too much bling on a Christmas card- who said that I wonder?)

whilst I was playing I actually made two cards, here is the second one

Same tree, same bling, just a different layout. I hand cut the purple pot in both cards, choosing to leave the second one plain. Which card do you prefer? I change my mind each time I look, lol. I am going to  enter the anything goes challenge at Completely Christmas with my cards too.


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card, Louise. So scrumptiously grungy!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    hugs, Asha

  2. This is brilliant, I would never have thought to use the grunge stamps to make a Christmas tree, but it works! I think the addition of bling is perfect - afterall it is Christmas. I think my favourite is the "simple" Christmas tree.

  3. superbe Louise, j'adore cette idée, ton sapin est très beau, biz

  4. Hi louise
    Fabulous grunge Tree....
    Thanks for joining us at Completely Christmas.. C
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  5. You are a genius with the gorgeous grunge set lately Louise! SO loving this tree - how fabulous. Thanks for the inspiration lately :o) Hugs D

  6. Very Pretty, Thank you for sharing with us over at Completely Christmas, we do hope you will join us again next week for another fun challenge...Good Luck...
    Suzy B ~Owner~Completely Christmas

  7. This is SO fun, friend!!! I LOVE the fabulous tree you created--it's so creative!!! HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

  8. What?! A grunge Christmas tree - Louise, that's inspired, ingenious and works brilliantly! What an original contempo look you've achieved! Because I love snowflakes I'd have to say the 2nd card is my fave - but it's a very close call!

    have a great week! Ruth x

  9. Just genius to make a tree out of Gorgeous Grunge Louise! The first CAS one is my favourite and I love it to bits! Vicky x

  10. They are both fab - but I think the first one is just a bit more fabbi-er!!!! - Jacqueline xx

  11. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 4 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x


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Louise xx