Sall set the theme for this challenge over at International Art and Soul and it's 'Christmas Traditions'.
Come and join us and see what our family traditions cover.
My card blank is a 7x7 by Craft UK. The backing papers are from a DCWV paper pad of Christmas designs. I cut two sheets in half diagonally and then matted them on to dark green Papermill card. The tree stamp was given to me by a young friend a few years ago but I have no idea of the maker. I coloured it with Promarkers and then cut with a Spellbinders classic rectangle before matting on to a dark green scalloped rectangle. I set the tree to the left and added a small parcel charm to the bottom of the tree. Another charm - this time a stocking - was added to a circle of white card edged with red Distress Ink to the top right. The Happy Christmas stamp was also given to me by my young friend and after stamping it in red I matted it on to dark green card and set it in the bottom right corner.
Our family Christmas traditions have always included a Christmas tree with parcels beneath it. Christmas stockings have been a wonderful part of our Christmases. One of our daughters in law had never had a Christmas stocking until she met our son and we bought her a stocking with her name on it. When the second daughter in law made an entrance into our family she also got her stocking and many years later I still fill them every year. They have to have a £1 coin in the toe, along with a satsuma, an apple, nuts and lots of little silly presents with a chocolate Santa or similar peeking out of the top. Even though they get a bigger present the stockings are still a big part of the fun.
I'm entering my card into the following challenges:
Ike's World - Christmas in July
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - Christmas in July
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Must show Tree
Crafts Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Use patterned paper
Morgan's ArtWorld - Anything Goes