Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Christmas Wreath

Hi Peeps, hope you are all feeling fine, big hugs to those not 100%.  We have had a few  beautiful days here and it has been great getting out in the sun to get some rays before it all goes downhill.  There you go doom and gloom again.  Hubby has a cold and is threatening to pass it on so I am avoiding him like the plague.

My card today took a bit of cutting out as I wanted a few layers for effect.  I am glad I had the Ebosser to do the manual labour but I often feel redundant waiting for the plates to go through.  There is not enough time to start something else before you have to remove the dies.  Luckily this card came out fairly easily and I was able to got on with the task.  Better show the end result then.

8 x 8 Gold Card it is pearlised in real life not showing up in photo
Mixture of shades of green card from stash
Cricut Mini Teresa Collins Christmas Cartridge for Merry Christmas sentiment and Bird on a Branch
Die'sire Ivy Die from Crafter's Companion
Tassel and Gems from stash
It took  while to organise the Ivy strands as there are two dies, one smaller than the other and I used different shades of green to make it more interesting.  I think I should have made the bird more like a Robin by colouring it a bit but I tend to think of these things after the event.  The corner sections are the smaller Ivy strand trimmed down.  I think it turned out OK, am now waiting on your verdict.  Be gentle, please.
OK that's it for tonight, three nights posting and the middle night you got 2 for 1 or BOGOF as I said, I am spoiling you, I have to go and lie down now exhausted.
Take care out there.
Wilma x x x


  1. Hi Wilma, absolutely gorgeous card, love the wreath and the robin dies, very Christmassy, Kate x

  2. Hi Wilma,
    You really are spoiling us with such a superb card yet again today.
    All that lovely work involved in this gem of a creation. Love it.
    I am very envious of your dies. Lol.
    You have a rest now, brcause I'm sure you need it. Lol.
    Still having to comment on the I pad, but getting a little more used to it now.
    I don't think I have used my iPad so much for commenting before, and I have had it for 3 years.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L .

  3. fantastic Wilma, so worth all that die cutting, made a beautiful wreath.

  4. Hi Wilma
    No need to be gentle as your card is great. You have got fab dimension on the wreath and it looks very festive.
    Best wishes
    Ang x

  5. Hi Wilma this is really really gorgeous I love it! all that die cutting! absolutely beautiful huggles hun Sue xx

  6. Love your fabulous wreath Wilms certainly worth all the cutting


  7. Gorgeous Wilma. Really worth all the die cutting to get the lovely dimension to the wreath.

    Kat xx

  8. Stunning card, I can see it must have taken a lot of work but so worth it x

    1. Thank you for taking the time to comment on my card Christine, I so appreciate you commenting.

      Wilma x x

  9. Gorgeous wreath Wilma.I love it. I have busy cutting out some leaves to do something similar but it takes so many!(Something else I have started and not finished!) Christine xx

  10. Good morning Wilma,
    Great to see you have your Mojo back up and running at a great pace....
    Love this beautiful card, lots of work but well worth the effort. All your hard work gives so much depth to the wreath.

    I know what you mean about the eBosser it seems to take ages but Oh! My! it saves so much turning of that handle. I would not be able to do much just now if it was not for my eBosser. My wrist is still playing up. The worst position for pain is holding onto either the Cuttlebug or GC
    I have just finished cutting out some of the Heartfelt Creation Die for boxes ... you need 4 cuts for each box. Could kick myself I have been STUPID, placed the Die upside down and cut through my Magnetic Sheet....DOH!!!!
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xxx

  11. Morning Wilma,
    Fantastic wreath card, must have taken ages to do all of the cutting.

  12. Great card Wilma and the die is totally worth the wait. Hugs, Jen xx
    Krafty Keepsakes

  13. This is lovely Wilma - I have just bought a die to make a Christmas wreath but I think I like your idea better! This is a great design and the little birdy is beautiful! Bless him.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  14. Hi Wilma, what a totally stunning creation, as only a crafter would know this one definately took a lot of time and effort, but well worth it, thank you for sharing
    Helen x

  15. Hi Wilma, how are you enjoying your ebosser, I have one too and am still getting used to it. I know what you mean waiting for it to cut. LOL.
    This is a lovely wreath but I have to agree with you, I think I little robin in the middle will just add to the Christmassie feel.
    Happy crafty hugs Erika.

  16. Evening Wilma, gorgeous wreath, love the design, Carole Z X

  17. Wilma, I thought I had left a comment on this beautiful card but no, iPad was playing up, the other day, letters sticking etc. so maybe I gave up trying to comment.
    I love the way you have done the wreath.

    Not going to a be a nice day here I think with wind and rain having been terrible over night, the Air Show will be a bit of a damp one for all those attending.

    Take care. Hazel xx

  18. This is a wonderful wreath Wilma. I love all the texture the layers bring and the cute bird in the centre really finishes it off.