Sunday, 25 November 2012

CR84FN68 - Merry Christmas ....

....   where has the time gone this year?  We're almost at the end of November and it's time for our last CR84FN challenge of the year - CR84FN68.  For the next week and a half our colours are the fabulously rich - burgundy, grey (or silver) and cream.   And aren't those photos just stunning?  Photos courtesy of Kate MacPherson.


I have finished all my UK cards - they are in a parcel on the way to my Mum's place - she's going to post them on.  But I've still got some cards to make for my American friends and these colours are just perfect.  Here's my card:


Stamps: My Favourite Things - Stitched Stockings, Seaonal Sentiments; Waltzingmouse - Vintage Labels 25
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Bravo Burgundy; Versamark; Stazon - Jet Black
Dies:  Spellbinders - Labels 25 (S5-077) #4, Die-namics - Stocking Trio
Accessories:  Stampin' Up! Card - Bravo Burgundy; Papermania Signature Vellum - Silver; Silver embossing powder; Cream Lustre card from Stampeddlar

Aren't these stockings just fabulous?  They are so easy to make - I cut the stockings with Die-namic dies and then stamped the coordinating images.  I stamped the little buttons and heart again and embossed them with silver as accent details.  I made the card base from SU Bravo Burgundy adding snowflake vellum for the base layer.  I stamped the ornate frame in Versamark, heat embossed with silver powder, then cut it out with the matching Spellbinder die.  I attached some thread to make a line and then hung the stockings with little pegs.  I finished off with a simple sentiment and some tiny grey pearl accents!  I decorated the inside too, but kept it simple with a bold sentiment in burgundy on cream.

For more inspirational cards with these lovely colours click on the links below, in my sidebar or go directly to our blog.

Mona Pendleton, Andrea Mathews,  Heather Jensen, Helen Berry, Joanne Basile, Jody Morrow, Lisa Henke, Mackie Robertson, Pauline Pollington, Shannon White, Sue Lelli  and Vickie Zimmer.

Have fun with these colours - I did!!  I look forward to seeing your creations.

As I mentioned earlier, this is our last challenge for 2012 - submissions close on Wednesday 5th December.  We are have a short break so that we can enjoy the run up to Christmas and get ready for it all!!  We will return on 30th December with CR84FN69.  See you soon.

16 comments:

Shannon White said...

Oh This is Darling Miss Deb!! Love your Sweet Christmas stockings with the Super Cute mini clothes pins! And your silver embossed vellum BG is Fabulous! Just Love the whole ensemble! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Pauline said...

Beautiful Christmas card Deb, I love these fun stockings int this beautiful frame! The perfect backdrop! Just gorgeous!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Absolutely adore this card! Those little stockings are adorable! So sweet!

Paula (PEP) said...

Amazing colour combination but so striking the way you have ysed those pegs for the cream colour. Super the way those metal brads pick up the metal springs of the pegs too.
Paula (PEP)

Lisa H. said...

what a fun card. LOVe the mini clothes pins you used to hang those adorable stockings.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a sweet Christmas card Deb! Love the trio of stockings hung with the tiny clothespins! All the embossed detail looks amazing!

Stella said...

This is soooooooooo gorgeou l;the stockings are so cute and the idea of using a WM label as a background is a lovely idea. Gorgeous!
XX

Heather Jensen said...

Love the WM label and cute MFT stockings paired together. The embossed silver just adds that little something extra. :)

Hugs~

Maria said...

So so CUTE! Love those little stocking hung and attached with little clothes pins! Great Christmas card, love it!!!

Vickie Z said...

Love those stockings- they look wonderful hanging and the star vellum is fabulous!! Wonderful! Hope you enjoyed your first US Thanskgiving!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Love your stockings and love the WM label die ..great background

Anne

Andrea M said...

So pretty Deb! Aweosme work as always!!!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

WOW! What a wonderful take on those colors - so elegant and beautiful! LOVE your card!
Have a nice week, hugs, Karin

Helen said...

I absolutely love this Deborah!!! Those stockings are too cute and I love the way you hung them with mini pegs. Lovely background vellum and sweet stamped label too! Wonderful Christmas card x

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the CUTE stockings with the clothespins! Pretty label background and FAB sentiment inside! Super card, Deborah!

kingstonmama said...

What a beautiful Christmas card. I love this. Gorgeous colors, fab stockings, and beautiful layering. :) ann

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