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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Trees - and Mine's 'Wishing'

Hi and welcome to another challenge at Try it on Tuesday and this time our theme is 'Trees'.  This could be Christmas Trees or you could create a scene with 'trees' or just a tree!

When DD got married in October she decided she didn't want  a Guest book - and would have a Wishing Tree  instead.  Fortunately, we had been chopping back the tree in the garden so I was able to select a good branch, which DH painted white.  I decorated it with lots of crystals and sparkly lights puchased from my local craft/bridal shop.  I die cut about 140 hearts for the greetings which were hung on the tree, I wish I had remembered to take a picture at the end of the night as it really did look gorgeous.  I made the box to hold the tags, decorated in the wedding colours.  Just in case people weren't familiar with Wish Trees I found some words on the internet, typed them in navy and framed it by way of explanation.


I hope you will join us for this challenge and if you need any inspiration, then my very talented teamis have some wonderful creations to tempt you, so please pop over here and don't forget, we are an any type of craft, so it would be lovely to see your interpretation!


I am entering this at:                                                                                                                           
  Stamping Sensations - Free and Easy (The tags are all stamped)                                             
     Joanna Sheen - Make it Sparkle                                                                                               
            Make it Monday - Anything Goes  (Die cut tags are all stamped)                                                                                      
                                                                                                                 
                               
Have a great week, and don't forget to be good - you know Who will be here in one week!

Avril xx

22 comments:

Shirley Chillman said...

How twinkly and gorgeous does this look Avril. Such a special make for Christmas.

Not heard of a wishing tree before and I so wished you had taken a pic as I would have loved to see it. What a truly novel idea, bet DD was over the moon.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Ellie Knol said...

Gorgeous little tree... what a marvellous idea!

die amelie said...

Wow, that's special! Like your wishing tree a lot, Avril!

And thank you so much for your wonderful comment on my blog!

Have a merry X-mas and all the best in 2014!

Take care!
Claudia x

Bee and Dee said...

A brilliant tree in every sense, Christmas Joy, hugs Bee

Alexa said...

Cool idea - never heard of it before but love it. xx

Meggymay said...

I think this is a fantastic idea. Your daughter will treasure those tags I'm sure.
Yvonne s
p.s. Thank you for the beautiful card that popped through my letterbox today.

Evil Edna said...

what a great idea, beautiful.EE

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tree, love the sparkle!Happy holidays to you too! Valerie

Christine L said...

An absolutely fabulous creation Avril.... and what a brilliant idea for a wedding! All those wonderful wishes to keep..

Big hugs
Christine x

brenda said...

What a really different and lovely idea Avril, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Pia S said...

A wish tree - I've never heard of those and I love the concept of it! You did make a beautiful one!

Donna said...

Amazing, saw it on MIM! Donna

Sandy said...

I love your tree and the blue is beautiful!!
Merry Christmas!!
sandy

Michelle said...

HI
What an absolutely wonderful idea! Looks stunning too.

Given that Make It Monday is a paper craft linky party it would have been great to see your tags on the tree though, shame you didn't get a photo.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday.

Michelle :o)

Sue said...

This is stunning, such a lovely idea and beautiful design.
Thank you so much for taking part in our last Joanna Sheen Challenge.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas
Sue xx

Terry said...

What a great idea! This is gorgeous and such a great decoration! Love this! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas! Hugs!

zandra said...

Never heard of that, very interesting. Merry Christmas!
Hugz, Z

Kerry Hocking said...

Simply stunning, thank you for sharing over at MIM, Hugs Kerry DT xx

Buttons said...

Such a lovely idea. I'd not heard of this before but you have shown it off to full advantage here. So clever. Jenny x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a wonderful idea Avril. Like some of the other comments above, I have never heard of a Wishing Tree, but I definitely love your version of it!
Have a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year - hugs, Sylvia xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

What a wonderful idea Avril. Like some of the other comments above, I have never heard of a Wishing Tree, but I definitely love your version of it!
Have a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year - hugs, Sylvia xx

Lynne K said...

What a lovely idea, Avril, and your tree is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations this month, and we hope you'll join us again in the New Year.

Lynne