' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Grungy xmas tree

Sunday 1 December 2019

Grungy xmas tree

December is here, it's official... the straight line to the finish of the major crafting event of the year!
For December our STAMPlorations Theme and Photo Prompt is conveniently Stamp and holidays, which allows for those organised crafters who have already finished the Christmas cards or those who would rather make cards for other Holidays an alternative!

Also if the theme doesn't appeal you can always take inspiration from the photo...

For my first inspiration piece I chose the Theme and created a Christmas card but, feeling contrary, I set out to use non Holiday themed stamps…

My Christmas tree has instead been built with several stamps from the Art Marks set and I added the Jingle All The Way Phrase CUTplorations on a panel die-cut with the Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Dies.

I added "baubles" with Nuvo Drops in Gold Rush.

I matted the tree image on 2 pieces of paper from the Studio Light A6 Paper Pad No.119 (the smaller piece is also die-cut with the Crazy Double Running Stich set).

So you see, in a pinch… no need for Holiday stamps!

Your turn to create something Holidays themed and/or following our photo inspiration. There are prizes to be won... a $15 gift certificate to the winner and $10 to the runner up chosen by a DT member as well as a $5 gift certificate each to three randomly drawn players.

And don't forget, whenever  you shop for STAMPlorations products you can get 20% off with my code: STAMPGIRLCRAFTY

Thanks for coming by,
I am entering the SSS Wednesday, Stamping Sensations challenges.



  1. That is a unique work of art! - love that tree! TFS

  2. Really like this one Christine and your choice of colour is excellent, many thanks for sharing and joining in our December theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  3. A clever use of stamps and a fab card

    Thanks for joining us at stamping Sensations this month


  4. Hi Christine, I always like something that uses the stash in an unexpected way and this is great fun too. Happy crafty week, Angela xxx

  5. I love your grungy Christmas tree and It's great to see something a little different at this time of year x

  6. What an amazing card! I love your tree design and that you used non themed holiday stamps to create this beautiful card 😀. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

  7. Elle est superbe ta carte, très classe et très originale, avec ce sapin très élégant fait de toutes pièces !!! Bravo pour ta belle créativité comme toujours Christine !

  8. Oh, that is a fabulous tree you've created there with the various stamps - it should really exist as a whole design! Love the gold lettering and the layered borders... such a great card. Sorry I've been a sluggish visitor... I'm still catching up with myself after being unwell.
    Alison x