TGF Christmas Blog Hop

Today is a Very Special Monday, as it's time for The Greeting Farm's Christmas Blog Hop, and I know every stop is going to be full of gorgeous TGF yumminess.

In honour of this joyous occasion, I have not one but two projects to share with your today, firstly how about something with a Festive feel....

I decided to try something new for this project and created a Treat Box Card.  It was very simple to make I simply followed the tutorial, and used my Scor-pal for all the scoring.

I wanted to create quite a traditional Christmas project, so I chose the adorbale 'Holiday Anya' to be the main focus of my card; She's coloured with Letraset Promakers with the addition of some ultra fine white glitter.  My background papers are scraps I've been keeping for ages for just the right project, and the holly paper was the perfect accompaniment to Holiday Anya, and the Tartan paper just sets it off nicely.

I die cut some flourishes out of the same card stock as i made the card, and added some pearl pins and crystal embellishments for a little bling (I coloured these with my Promarkers to coordinate with the rest of the card).

I used a couple of the Christmas Mini Postage stamps from Whimsy Stamps, along with the mini postage stamp die to create my sentiment embellishments.  To finish it all off I added some beautiful red ruffled ribbon, a couple of snowflake die cuts, and a lovely little red rose.

My second project, isn't particularly festive, it's simply a very fun card...
I saw this set of sentiment stamps somewhere online, and as soon as i saw them i had to get them, If you don't know, like the true Brit I am, I love a nice cuppa tea.  As is traditional for us British if anything in life goes a little awry or not to plan, then the best course of action is to 'Keep Calm and Have a Cup of Tea'  a sentiment I truly embrace.

To go with this awesome sentiment, is the awesome HG Classy Digi from TGF, isn't she the perfect example of calm and serenity! My background papers came free with a magazine last summer some time; I added a couple of doilies to my background to give that real afternoon tea feel to the card.  I used Airmail Bakers Twine and Red and Blue Roses to celebrate the Britishness of the card, and as a final finishing touch added some patterned washi tape, you can never add to much love to a card.

Sorry for such a long post, thank you for visiting with me, and enjoy the rest of the Hop.
Head back over to The Greeting Farm Blog to find you next hop stop

Happy Hopping
A Very Merry Christmas to You All
Hugs
Suzi
xxx

Comments

Annette said…
these are so fabulous...I love your idea with the candles...so creative...TFS
Fantastic projects...love the box!!
Sarabeth said…
what a great treat box card-i love that you put in candles-love it!

thanks for sharing :)

sarabeth
mousekemom said…
Both cards are darling, but love the tea card...so fun!
WOW! This is a GORGEOUS candle holder and your sweet HG classy card is fantastic... LOVE this, sweet Suzi- thanks so much for hopping with the Farm! xoxo
Nat said…
Fabulous projects! Great work! Merry Christmas! :)
Nat
Rhonda Miller said…
Wow, these are both gorgeous projects. I just love that Christmas image.
Wow, Suzi! These are amazing! Love Holiday Anya's hair! and Classy is so sweet! Super cute :)
Happy Holidays!!! xo
Heidi Brawley said…
WOWZERS!!! Love your project and your card. What Great Work on both!
Happy Holidays!!! Heidi
How funny that I was sipping a cup of tea when I came across your blog in the hop. LOL! I think you first project is lovely, but your tea time card really captured my heart. Its so cheerful and pretty. Such a welcome change from the overcast dreary day we are having here.

Smiles!
Gwen
Lou Mac said…
Two totally gorgeous projects! I love your PM work!!

Thanks for sharing. xo
Susan said…
love the glitter for the fur.
Christy said…
Nice cards. I love how you colored your images.
Jas said…
Very nice projects! TFS! Hugs, Jas
Lisa said…
cute, cute, and more cute!!
ceciliareyes said…
ohh so lovely the Digi Anya and the treat card very xmasy!!!
Happy Holidays!
eva said…
love both your projects! such pretty colors! and i love the red hair on holiday anya! happy holidays!
Shelly said…
Very pretty projects. TFS
Marsha said…
these are so cute ! love the idea of the candles ;-) have done that once too with a christmas card ;-)
These are both awesome!
Karen Diebolt said…
I love your work. The gift box/card is a wonderful idea.
CraftyDee said…
Great projects Suzi!
Lorraine said…
Your projects are gorgeous - and love your coloring!
cute pretty projects... tfs~
Kellie said…
Suzi, both of your projects are adorable! Thank you so much for sharing for the hop.
Kim Y. said…
These are very fun! Awesome work!
faithnme said…
ohh soo very cute... Great projects. Gorgeous colors too.

Hugs
Anita said…
Amazing projects! The card with treat box is stunning!
Chelsea said…
Love the candle holder and what a cute tea card.
Pixichick said…
I love your embellishments.
grandmabonnie said…
Suzi, i love your style it is so unique!
Amy said…
Holiday Anya is just gorgeous, love the holly paper you've used with her and the sentiment postage stamps, very cool looking!
The HG Classy is just fun and still so pretty! Love the sentiment, it does seem like the perfect Brit saying! :)
Both cards are amazing Suzi, love your work!
Denice said…
Love both of your projects Suzi, but the treat box really stands out with that stunning Holiday Anya image on it! You used the perfect DP to top it off!
Happy Holidays!
:Dx
Denice
Simply Sandy said…
what cute projects!
Love the holiday project and especially the sentiment on your tea themed card!
Oh that is neat! And your design of the box is so pretty! I love your coloring!! Thanks for sharing the link as well!
tracey said…
Gorgeous cards. I love the candles inside the Christmas card. TFS.
kris said…
oh my gosh Suzi i'm just LOVING her red hair!!! totally fab! love that you changed up the treat box to adding candles instead of candy... great idea! and your for fun card is so happy happy happy!
Jan Garber said…
I immediately downloaded the template! Cool! And I must be British at heart, I can't imagine something better than my tea!
Rachael said…
Om my word! Love the candle holder! Two awesome creations!! Rachael :) xx
Love the candle card and the sentiment on the second card made me grin! Very cute!
Leanne said…
Hi Suzi!
O these two are wonderful! Love the first treat box. I always love 3-d projects and this is beautiful!
The second card is super cute and so fun. Love the colors and the papers.
Wonderful job!
;)
What a sweet gift set, lovely image :)
Mary J said…
Oh Suzi, they are both so gorgeous!! Love the details!
These cards are just adorable! Thanks for sharing them. i especially love the way you incorporated the tea lights to make it into a lovely gift. Very clever. I will most definitely be back to see what else you're creating here on your blog. I'd also like to invite you to visit my blog. I'm having a special give-away this week, and would love to have to stop by and check it out. I'd love to follow your blog too, just let me know if you're interested in visiting and entering. Hope to see you soon!
Blessings,
Karen
karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com
Catherine said…
Hi Suzi!
I'm sorry it took me so long to get over here. But now that the holiday rush is over (mostly), I wanted to say thank you for your super sweet comment last week ((HUGS))! I am about drooling over your creations! I love the garden vibe on your tea card, and especially the senti, which is perfection! And your Christmas treat box card is just lovely, with a beautiful layout and sparkly goodness!
I hope you had a delightful Christmas and pray that your new year will be blessed!