Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Red, Cream, Gold and dreaming of Christmas

Hello friends.  I'm so glad you were able to stop by today.  The design team at Colour Create Challenge selected a combination of Red and Gold paired with White or Cream.  Such richness!  I just couldn't resist.  It put me in the mood for Christmas ... which was perfect to participate in the "Christmas colors" theme challenge over at Fussy and Fancy!  Here's what I came up with ...

Aren't the papers just gorgeous?  The main print is from the Deck the Halls paper collection in our Holiday Mini Catalog.  The patterned strips are part of Jolly Holiday papers.  The Cherry Cobbler color was pulled out with the "Merry Christmas" greeting ... it's actually called Christmas Postcard.  I inked the edges a bit with Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla inks.  The image is just beautiful ... maybe the next projects I'll add some coloring!  On to the details....

I'm loving the Big Designer Buttons in the Holiday Mini Catalog.  They are larger than typical and just one is perfect for a project of this size.  Here I used the Cherry Cobbler color from the Deck the Halls collection.  I also used Mini Vintage Tags (in shimmery gold) stamped the letters with Cherry Cobbler and strung them on Linen Thread.  Another challenge this week at All Sorts Challenge was to use three punches.  That's exactly what was used to create my Very Vanilla flower.  Fancy Flower Extra Large, 5-Petal Flower Extra Large, and a small flower punch that has since retired from the Stampin' Up catalog.  After creating the flower, I sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz and added a Basic Rhinestone gem.  You can really see the sparkle in the photo below.

Before I go I have to share with you one of my favorite sites.  The designers at Etsy Inspired have found another talented artist.  They feature a new Etsy Shop every week and this lady is "over the top" when it comes to hair accessories.  Just look at these! 

These images are among my favorites.  Do you see that hat?  Can you just imagine OWNING that?!  There is so much more to see at Pegasus Maiden ... I know my daughter wants one of everything!

Thanks for stopping by today.  It's late and time for bed ... sweet dreams!



  1. Beautiful card!
    Love the flower.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  2. Great card, I especially love that flower! Thanks for dropping by and playing along with the Fussy and Fancy girls. Stop back soon!

  3. Beautiful card & a stunning flower
    Thanks for joining my challenge at ALLSORTS this week, Good Luck
    Hugz Fleur xXx

  4. LOVE how you used the inspiration piece for your card!! Gorgeous take!! Thanks for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

  5. Ooooh!!! LOVE THE CHRISTMAS Card!! I too am in the holiday mood! Beautiful color scheme and design! Thanks for playing EIC this week!

  6. Oh my this is just GORGEOUS! Perfect Christmas card! Love the colors and that flower is AMAZING!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  7. Lovin' that smooch spritz ... gorgeous inspired design.