... we're well into October now and it's time for our new colour challenge at CR84FN. Mona does pick the loveliest colours and these are just gorgeous - red, brown and kraft.
Our inspiration photos are just fantastic - yummy cherries, toffee apple and a bunch of fab flowers - lovely!! Scott (Mona's husband), like many people, is a big APPLE fan and our quote is in memory of Steve Jobs, a sad loss to the world. The quote is so true.
Now to my card for this week - it's one for my 2011 Christmas Collection. I started with the red card base and found a really lovely red Christmas tree on the papers that matched. I used my nesties to cut out the tree and to make an ornate mat in kraft. I stitched some rich brown paper onto kraft card - using some red thread I found in my sewing box. Before attached the Christmas tree I added some lovely red ribbon. I made a matching tag and attached that to the card - my bows are definitely improving! I stamped a simple sentiment in red to match the card base and ribbon. Oh yes, I added just a touch of glitter to the tree - after all you have to have bling at Christmas.
Stamps: Docrafts - Christmas set
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Real Red
Spellbinders: Fleur de Lis Squares (S4-318) #3, Regular Squares Lg (S4-126) #4
Accessories: Brown grid paper - Bo Bunny; Christmas Tree Paper - Nancy Watts free with Making Cards; Ribbon - Stampin' Up! - Real Red
We are welcoming Cheryl Lea as our Guest Designer for CR84FN40 and CR84FN41 - do check out her blog - Ink Up - to see Cheryl's card using these lovely colours. And don't forget that the rest of the Design Team have also made some gorgeous cards - so drop by and leave some love:
That's all for today. I had a lovely relaxing evening last night - and today I'm going to make some cards for a few challenges, and I'll share them with you tomorrow. Hope you're all having a wonderful weekend - bye for now.
Very pretty Christmas card Deb! Love the elegant Christmas tree and frame! Your red stitching looks fabulous!
Fabulous christmas card Deborah, that red stitching really pops! Love the White tree, perfect for this weeks colours!
What a beauty this is! I love the red stitching on the brown dp, and the Fleur de Lis frame around that gorgeous tree is perfect. Great bow, too! :)
Superb card, the red stiching looks great on the brown card :o)
Lovely Holiday card! The red and white blingy tree is perfect! Love the angled tag with the sentiment too!
Fantastic Christmas card Deborah, love these colours and such a perfect red bow too :)
Beautiful card Deborah, I love the delicate frame and pretty colours, a super Christmas card, Gay xxx
Stunning Deborah. I love the double stitched border around the card. Very clever. I will have to try that. TFS. :)
Wow, this is such a gorgeous card, Deb!! Love the colour combo, and the pretty stamped image in the nestie frame. Gorgeous bow & awesome sewing too. Great job!!
Hi Deb, I love your card The stitching just seems to frame the whole thing. Lovely. Hugs Vee x
Beautiful Christmas card, love how you framed the lovely tree image!
What a nice Christmas card! I just love these red stitches:)
LOVE the ornate frame you made, Deb, to spotlight that Christmas tree! LOVE the brown paper with the red stitching! And I MUST say, your bow is just PERFECT! Pretty card for your collection!
Beautiful Christmas card! Love your stitching. Kim
this is really wonderful - i love the stitched detail - i'm scared to use my machine!
Lovely Christmas card, Deb! Love the double rows of red stitching.. so striking!
Deb, this is so pretty! I'm jealous of your mad stitching skills. The lines are so straight and perfect.
The stitching is the perfect touch! Your card is so pretty!
Gorgeous card! Lovew the colour combo and the Christmas tree in a beautiful frame.
I really love the red and brown together Deborah and the touch of sparkle on the tree!
Super bit of stitching & I love the contrast the tree provides. That bow is a treat - I love the way the tails both sit behind.
Hi Deb! This card is stunning! WOW! Love the ornate tree and frame!!! The stitching is fabulous!
I love this- the colors are so out-of-the box for a holiday card.
Love the frame around your pretty tree Deborah! And the red stitching...wow!!
Beautiful homespun Christmas card. The stitching is a marvelous addition.
Wow Miss Deb! This is such a Lovely Christmas card! Love your Elegant Christmas tree and your Gorgeous big red bow! Just Beautiful!
Happy Weekend to you!
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