Monday, 3 February 2014

Pastel Christmas ...

...  Good morning!  It's a beautiful day here - the sun is shining, the birds are singing, but my goodness it's so cold!!!!  I've a non-traditional Christmas card for you this morning:

Christmas Treats - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: My Favourite Things - Sheet Music BG, LJD Stitched Stockings, Cheerful Christmas Greetings
Inks: Stampin' Up! - Regal Rose, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar; Versamark
Dies: Die-namics - Fishtail Flags Layers Stax #4, LJD Stocking Trio
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU DP - Regal Rose; SU Card - Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Sky; SU Punch - 2 3/8" Scallop Circle


I used the soft pastel colours from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD#277, the layout is based on the sketch from MFT Wednesday Sketch Club - MFTWSC#161 and the theme is from Merry Monday - MM#94 where the team would like us to feature stockings.   I had lots of fun making the layers on this card.  I added some texture to the scalloped circle by stamping in Versamark the music sheet background.  I drew in a line to hang the stocking from and used dimensional gel to attach the stockings.  On the inside I cut a mat layer in pink, stamped some soft blue borders and finished with a bold sentiment in the middle.

Christmas Treats inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I really like the soft, sorbet colours of this card, gives a nice non-traditional look.  I think I might make the card again in traditional colours too!

I had a slight change of plans last night.  Kathryn decided she wanted to watch the Super Bowl (knowing that her friends would be talking about it today); I got a bit caught up in it too.  I don't think I've ever seen such a one-sided American Football match!  It was actually fun!  Anyhow, that's all for today.  I'll be back tomorrow with our new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  See you then!

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16 comments:

Pauline said...

Very pretty Deborah, nice layering with these sweet pastels!

Broni said...

Wow, these colors work perfectly for a pastel Christmas card! Wonderful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Barbara said...

Way to add to your Christmas stash! I love non-traditional Christmas colors and this combo is perfect! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

theoblatelife said...

A cute card...non-traditional colors are always fun! : )

Wendy said...

Adorable card, Deborah! Love the non traditional colors and those cute stockings! Super sweet! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Vickie Z said...

Hey Deb- this is an adorable card!! Love these colors for Christmas and that is one of my FAV sets!! Thxs for playing at CTD!! PS....Hope you're surviving the snow!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

SO pretty, Deborah! You did a wonderful job combing the challenges. Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love these pastels for a Christmas card! Way to go with getting an early start on the holidays! So happy to see you in the throwdown gallery again!

Julia Aston said...

So pretty and romantic in these soft colors Deborah!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like all the layers to your card but I really like the non-traditional colors. It is always fun to mix it up!!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty Deborah, these colours are lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Deepti said...

Lovely layering, I love the sock banner :)

Bonnie said...

These colors make a wonderful Christmas card, Deborah! Love those sweet stockings! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

dpkennedy said...

Love the soft pastels on this! Very pretty card!

Susangail Powell said...

very pretty card! I'm not normally drawn to pastels but I really like this :)

Judy1223 said...

Hi Deborah! I adore this soft, pretty Christmas card...a great use of nontraditional colors! Stay warm!

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