Sunday 19 December 2010

Some challenges ...

... and they're Christmas cards, so I'm managing to finish my Christmas cards and do some challenges - brilliant I love multi-tasking!!  And the challenges that I've been working on are from Clean & Simple - FTL120, and The Play Date Cafe - PDCC60.  The sketch from Clean & Simple is great and so appropriate for Christmas, so I've done a literal interpretation of the sketch.  When I first saw the colour challenge I couldn't think what to do, but actually it's been much easier than I thought and not only have I combined the FTL120 layout with PDCC60, but I've made an extra CAS design for the PDCC60.


And the cards I've come up with, first the combination challenge card - Crystal snowflake in yellow!!  The paper started off just black and grey, I added some yellow using Marvy le Plume Daffodil Yellow.  The ribbon is from my stash.  The pale yellow glitter paper was perfect for the crystal snowflake die (Cuttlebug) - I added a little extra sparkle with glamour dust around the snowflake.  The greeting is cut using Spellbinders Labels 14, the border and greeting are from Waltzingmouse sets.  Really pleased with this card.

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Holiday Labels No 14, Festive Foliage
Cuttlebug:  Snowflake Die
Paper:  Dawn Bibby - QVC Kit
Ink:  Distress - Mustard Seed
Spellbinders:  Labels 14
Accessories:  Ribbon from stash; Glamour Dust;  Glitter paper

The other card is really clean and simple.  Again the base card is black - the yellow shows up so well on black.  The frame and Christmas tree are from Waltzingmouse Stamps - do love those stamps!!  The greeting is from Nutcracker Sweet - and is Dutch for Merry Christmas.  I coloured the tree with Twinkling H2Os - iridescent gold.  Finally, I added a yellow gem in the star. 

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Frame- It, Nutcracker Sweet
Twinkling H2Os:  Iridescent Gold
Embossing Powder:  Stampendous - Detail White
Accessories:  Gems

I've still got a few to do, very much in the Christmas spirit now - the house is warm and cosy, there's Christmas music on the radio and while it's cold, the sky is blue and the sun is shining.  Perfect day.  Do come by again soon - lots more to show you later.


Tracey said...

Feels so good to multitask!!! FAB cards really pulled off this colour splash so well!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Deb! The sentiment tag on the first looks incredible and I love how the embossed tree pops on the second!

Paula (PEP) said...

Brilliant with the Yellow Grey & Black - gorgeous snowflake. I love seeing what you're up to. Off to find some Christmas Charpentier whilst I do some of the last Christmas cards.
Paula( PEP)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE both but the second one with the black background and the FAB sentiment is my FAV!

Donna Mosley said...

Hi Deborah, love both the fab cards but the first one is my favourite. Great colour combo and love the pretty snowflake. Sounds like you've had a lovely afternoon.

Donna x

Vicky Hayes said...

This might be an unusual colour combo for a Christmas card but it really works!

Basement Stamper said...

both cards are great, I love the snowflake one, thanks for visiting my blog and the sweet comments!

Jackie said...

Both cards are beautiful, but the black and yellow one is my faveourite. Great idea adding a touch of yellow to the stripes :o)
Jackie xx

Donna Mosley said...

Me again Deborah. I have an award for you on my blog. :o)

Donna x

Joanne Leddy said...

I love the yellow on a black background ... wow, it really "pops"! Both cards are gorgeous!

Norma said...

Love the colors on the first card just gorgeous!!!

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