Saturday, 18 May 2013

Cherish Tree

I was very excited to win an Arboscello Tree die for entering into the Snippets Playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop... such a treat to win something for doing what you love... and meeting such creative and generous people...

My prize die and a lovely gift card made by Di at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Well it finally arrived at my work and all day I dreamt and puzzled over what I would create with it - when I finally unwrapped it at home I had an extra little surprise...
This was my very first "contact" with one of my blogging friends and I will use it to remind me that its really a small world if we are just brave enough to reach out to each other... what a lovely card to include ... and the die itself - wrapped in bright pink tissue for protection in its long journey from the UK to Australia... and what do you know - now I knew exactly what I was going to create!!

So taking the deconstructed engagment card that I showed you in WOYWW #206, the die and the pink tissue this is what I came up with:
I hope you all cherish the contacts you make and the friendships this wonderul craft we indulge in creates...
Materials used: Arboscello Tree die from Memory Box, tissue from Di, Duo labels die from ThePapercrafthub, Stampin Up sentiment stamp , stazon ink, ribbon & cardstock from stash.
I am entering this creation into the following challenges:
The Snippets Playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop definately gets a look at this one LOL...
Make It Monday where we post just to share our creations
Our Creative Corner - again just sharing
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx


  1. Hi Maureen

    I'm thrilled you're so pleased with your Snippets Playground prize - and it's lovely to see you using it straight away. Thank you for your very kind words - it's really all the playmates who make the Playground such a fun place to be, I just stand by the gates and blow my whistle now and then :) And have the vapours when someone tries to take a swing up high and right over the top bar whilst screeching 'Watch meeeeeeeeeeeeee...........!' Thump.

    Your absolutely fabulous card is really stunning! I think you must have spent ages die cutting all those lovely layers of tissue paper to make the beautiful tree. And it's great to see that you did some very successful 'upcycling'!

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. What a lovely post Mo, and your sentiment is more ways than one :) Cathy x

  3. This is just gorgeous. Love the colours and embellishments. All the elements work so well together. I saw this on MIM and just had to pop over to have a closer look.
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  4. What a stunning card, loving the way you used your new die! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  5. Fantastic creation I just love that tree & your sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time, in our 2nd birthday & Think Pink tribute challenge!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  6. Stunning!! The three is so pretty :D!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Make it Monday!

  7. Wow, what a brilliant, inventive use of the die to create a tree full of spring blossom - love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  8. Brilliant card, Maureen. Love what you have done with the tissue paper with that lovely die. And you are so right, the folk we meet through our hobby are to be treasured. Elizabeth xx

  9. This is an absolute standout in the snippet card thumbnails, Mo! It is evident that that die went to the right owner. What you've done with it and that tissue paper is nothing less than genius!! (And, I agree, the people in this stamping community are amazing!)

  10. Fabulous card Maureen! Such a clever thing to do - I'm going to my recycling box to dig out the pink tissue paper that my wins were wrapped in - never crossed my mind to upcycle that way! Beautiful tree with all those lovely layers hugs Karen x

  11. Oh my, Maureen, what an amazing blossom tree you've created with that yummy die ... it's positively touchable as well as beautiful! Thanks so much for popping over to see me and for your kind words ... I agree, our crafty blogosphere is a fantastic place! Anita :)

  12. So that's why me back hurts so much ! It wos going over the top bar wot done me in. Dun tell Miss though. Missed this first time round. What an making tree and you used up your packaging too! Hugs Mrs a.

  13. Wow, you really made a great card with that die. So many layers. Very pretty! You brought that die to life!

  14. How clever to use the tissue Di wrapped the up in. The result is fantastic, beautiful work.

  15. Very clever idea - I love the design! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx