Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ribbon Tree

I finally had a day at home today after spending the last couple of days at my friend's house looking after Franklin.  I had hoped to spend all day in the Craft Cave but between workers being at the house (replacing our balcony which was on the verge of collapse) and Luis being at home this week with strained muscles in his back, I didn't get that much done. Luis has been home all week and is bored to tears and so, of course, is driving me mad!  I love him dearly but sick/injured men are really almost too much to handle!
Anyway I did manage to get a card made for the Create challenge to incorporate wood on your card.  I got a little casurina twig from outside, tied several green ribbon and fibre scraps to it and viola - a Christmas tree!  It's kind of a Charlie Brown scrawny type of tree but I like it.  :)
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) Gina K, (Yellow)  Bazzill Basics
Stamps:  (Holiday Background) Hero Arts, (Sentiment from Holiday Tree) PTI
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black)  Tsukineko

Dies:  (Die-Namics Stacking Stars) MFT, (Banner) PTI

Ribbon:  Craft Supply
Twig:  The Great Outdoors!

22 comments:

Karen B. said...

I always preferred the Charlie Brown kind of trees. This one is cute. Playful.

Jay Gee said...

Perfect way to use up scraps of ribbon Jen. Cute card :)

Lynn said...

Ah,..Charlie brown perfection! This is so so cute!

lostinpaper said...

Great collection of ribbons, they've made such a funky tree! And the star at the top is fab with it's bit of bling!
Hope Luis is better soon and you can retrieve your crafty time.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I remember when Gav was in bed for 2 weeks when he ruptured a disc ... and he went insane. You are soooo right! Men are NOT good with pain. Love this little card. So clever, Jen! Hugs xx

Jenny said...

Can't think why you couldn't puppy sit Franklin whilst creating in your craft cave!!!!!! ;) Can you imagine the fun he'd have!
Love this tree , the perfect shape and a genius way to use wood on your card :)
Jenny x

Christine Blain said...

Jen, this is FABULOUS!! Love everything about this card. So clever.

Vicky Hayes said...

Brilliant Jen - you are clever! Hope Luis is feeling a bit better (for your sanity's sake!)

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

busy week! you deserve a weekend in the cave to recover ... injury partner's are the worst! ... this card is awesome and something i could try, may have to pin and CASE it my sweet ;)

onecraftymama said...

We Charlie Brown our little tree on purpose :) They're my favourite kind! And I love your ribbon version to bits - what a great way to use up some of those ribbon ends that never make their way to the wastebasket... (only my house, right?)

onecraftymama said...

...and duh, I forgot to say omg, I hope Luis is back up to speed soon! I have found over the years that it's only the minor things that make my hubs unbearable. The major surgeries & health scares he is completely self-sufficient, which is nearly scarier! That said, sending healing vibes so that you don't end up having to throttle him to keep your sanity :)

Janelle said...

I love this ribbon tree, Jen. So, so cute!

Lindsey said...

This is brilliant, Jen! Such a perfect tree. I feel your pain (and Luis's) -- when my husb had a back problem, it was not a fun time.

Chris and Paige Evans said...

This is one of my top favorite cards OF ALL TIME! I LOVE IT!

Rochelle said...

Just darling! So innovative!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

I saw your amazing card on the blog! Just a super wonderful christmas card.

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh my goodness! I saw your card on the CREATE blog and it was the most fabulous one! You are so creative!! Sorry to hear about Luis...hope he's doing better. :)

Helen F. said...

Oh this card is amazing. YOU are just too clever, Jen.
PS: Hope Luis is feeling better soon...and you just keep taking deep breaths, Sweetie!

scrappingnomad said...

I love this card! Just wanted to let you know it will be featured in a post called "Ten Fabulous Christmas Ideas" at Freehand Scraps' blog next week.

Julie Marshall said...

I love this! How clever to incorporate a little branch and some ribbon. I may just be CASEing this ;)

scrappingnomad said...

Here is the link: http://freehandscraps.com/blog/?p=1903

Thanks for the inspiration!

Dragonlady said...

I so love your Christmas Tree - thank you for the inspiration and I will definately be CASEing this - if that's OK.

Hugs Ali x