Monday 7 November 2022

Decorated Pine Dies Card


Good Monday Morning Ladies, 

I hope that you had better weather than we did this weekend, the rain was torrential and created really flooded roads.   We had to go food shopping yesterday, we try to time it between showers, which was fine on the way out but we ended up hovering at the exit of the supermarket waiting for the rain to ease before dashing to the car, poor Paul got soaked as he has to unload shopping,  put wheelchair in the car and return the trolley,  he looked like a drowned rat by the time he got back to the car.  The wind eased though and late afternoon the sun did come out for an hour or so, which was a nice end to the weekend.  

Janet I hope that you are feeling ok, sending you gentle hugs xxx

Today's card I made yesterday afternoon,  I used a new die set that I haven't used yet, its called 'Decorative Pine' Dies.  

I used Evening Evergreen card with a frame made using  Phil Martin's Triple Debossed Rectangle Dies, I die cut two to give a little height to the frame,  I then die cut all of the other elements,  the pine branch, the bauble in gold glitter and gold mirror card for the outline.  I cut a piece of Very Vanilla  card to fit behind the frame, I stamped the sentiment in the bottom corner of the card in versamark and then added Gold Embossing powder and heat set. I layered all the pieces on the card and then adhered the pine branch to the frame, it's not easy to see in the photo that the branch is cut glitter card, for that extra Christmas sparkle.  I added the little hanging piece for the bauble and then the bauble that I had added a foam pad to to lift it from the background.  To finish the card I added 3 sparkly stars.  Something a little different and quite  simple.  (Thanks to Pinterest for the inspiration). 😍

I hope that you all have a great start to the week,

Sending my love and hugs to you all,

Sandra                                                                                  xxxxxx 


  1. A beautiful Christmas card that’s a little bit different
    Yesterday’s weather was awful during the morning So I spent time in my craft room and started a Thrinchie and a card I managed to go for a quick walk yesterday afternoon as the sun did come out and in fact it was quite warm considering
    My SIL is coming over today to supervise OH in the garden and then we’ve got dancing this evening
    Take care everyone xx

  2. Morning Everyone
    Beautiful card to start the week SANDRA.

    I'm hoping to get into my craft room sometime this week.
    My right hand is still somewhat swolllen but slowly improving so I'm hopeful.

    HUGS on their way toyou all.Please take care and stay safe.xxxx

  3. Hi everyone
    Love your card and the die set is lovely 😊
    We had awful weather over the weekend too, and the start of this week isn’t looking too good either.
    Janet, hope your hand is ok and you’re back to using it fully soon xx
    Have a good day everyone whatever you’re doing
    Sending hugs to you all xxx

  4. Morning everyone
    Love the card Sandra, I like the frame you made for it.
    Awful weather, torrential rain and very windy. Too wet for doing any gardening, thinking of getting someone in to help.
    Janet, hope your hand gets better soon. Take care
    Brenda, good to hear that your weekend was nice being with the family. Sleeping is good for you, rest when you can.
    Sue, hoping that you are alright and had a nice time with daughter and grandkids.
    Sonia, hope work is not too bad. Have some fun in between .
    Karen, enjoy the dancing tonight. Are you watching the Strictly dancing ?
    Lilian, you take care of yourself.
    Lynda, Cheryl and anyone else who are looking in, would be nice to hear from you. Pop in and say Hi when you get a moment .
    I'm seeing the doctors this afternoon, hoping to get another dose of steroid injections for the knees. Last time it gave me some relief for some months, I take that anytime.
    Have a good everyone . Big hugs to you all xxx

  5. Hello everyone, very wet and windy again, gales forecast for tonight.

    Sorry I missed yesterday, loved all the cards you all did.
    Like the challenge for this week, while I was looking for my embossing folder, came across a set with stamps ,embossing folder and dies that I bought years ago, still in their original packets. So will see if I can do something with them.

    Still have my covid cough, it’s only a little cough but very irritating.
    How are you both after your vacation? Feeling better I hope, also that Matt is on the mend.

    Stay safe in the windy weather, Lilian

  6. Hello Sandra and ladies,
    Lovely card today Sandra, love the dies you used.
    Lillian sorry to hear you have been left with the awful Covid cough, my sister has been coughing for weeks, all the doctor says it’s a result from your Covid infection.
    Sandra hope Matt is starting to improve, it sounds Like he has had a really bad infection.
    Take care everyone, love Brenda xxx

  7. Hi Sandra and all looking in today. A beautiful card to start the week, the bit of sparkle is just what we need at the moment, let alone at Christmas. The weather is awful isn’t it! I can just see Pau dripping all over the place. I hope you are sleeping well my lovely with rest during the day too xx
    Karen I messaged you earlier. I hope you got it xx
    Brenda, how lovely to have a family day. Your body needs the sleep so nap all you can xx
    Maria, I hope your GP has given you some steroid jabs and other pain meds too xx
    Another quiet day here. New meds are not going well so will have to wait and see what else there is to try! Sending hugs. Take care xx