Friday, October 20, 2017

Merry Christmas - Color Dare #266

Another Christmas Card with non-traditional colors using Bashful as my pink choice.  It's such a soft color against the bold neutrals.  Using the circle tree die for the focal point selected a black polka-dot design paper because it appears that snow is falling from the sky.  The background paper was chosen for a stripe affect.  Die cut the bird from pink glitter, deer with Pebble cardstock, and the tree white daisy and added pink ornaments with Nuvo crystal drops and Wink of Stella on the focal point.  Tree, bird and Deer were all adhered with 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  Three more Nuvo crystal drops were put in the bottom corner for an embellishment.  

After my card was finished, one of the girls in the group said where are you going to put your sentiment? ...oops.  Looked for a small stamp with Merry Christmas, cut stamp between the words so could maneuver better on the curve and Misti came through again without messing up the sentiment.  

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #266: We are challenging you to Use (All and Only) these CTMH Colors: Pixie or Pick Your Own Pink, Pewter, Pebble, Black and White Daisy with Optional Silver. If you don’t have these CTMH colors you may substitute similar colors. Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by our DT and other entrants. This challenge is open until November 2nd.

For the inside of the card...used a border from my stash and bottom layer of bashful cardstock and added the second bird in the bottom corner.  

Our Weekly Color Dare Challenges are open for two weeks, so if you have not yet created and entered your project for Color Dare #265, click HERE or click on the sidebar at the top of our challenge blog. 

Also submitted to the following Challenges
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies"
Craftyhazelnut Christmas Challenge #355 - Optional Twist "Stripes" 
   Used a cursive background paper that appears as stripes 
   (Didn't meat deadline date, unable to submit)
Craftyhazelnut Patterned Paper October 2017
The Outlawz Festive Fridays "Christmas"
Weekly Christmas Card Challenges #24

Jingle Bells "Pink Christmas for the Cure" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
Design/Specialty Paper 
     Silver and Gold Paperpack
     Bashful Glitter Sheet
     White Daisy, Pewter and Pebble 
     C1525 Pear & Partridge Cardmaking Workshop 
     Bird - IO Dies #DIE079-U Birch Tree Trunks
     Focal Window - Memory Box #99843 Stitched Circle Trees
     Deer - Memory Box #98390 Leaping Deer 
     Christmas Tree - Yvonne's Creations #YCD10111 Pine Trees
     Nuvo Crystal Drops "Gloss - Bubblegum Blush" 
     Zig "Wink os Stella" Clear


  1. Absolutely beautiful. I love the little bird accent.

  2. Beautiful...thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

  3. I love your little pink-adorned tree and all the white! Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us this week!

  4. Lovin' that pretty pink tree ... so glad you joined our ♥ Pink Christmas... for the Cure! ♥ at Jingle Belles.

  5. ohhhhhhh WOW! what a beautiful card, that soft pink against the dark grey is so dramatic and lovely, i think i may have to save this to my, "cards to CASE" file! so honored that you've linked it to PINK XMAS at JINGLE BELLES to help us raise some money for an awesome cause! ♥

  6. Beautiful card. Love the soft pink with the greys. Congrats at the shout-out at Jingle Belles.

  7. This is such a stunning card. The tiny addition of pink on the tree is just the right amount... just enough to shine through without being overwhelming but enough to be noticeable and bring out the softness of the greys. Definitely one of my all time favourite cards :)

  8. Lovely card, Sue! I love that delicate diecut and the pink shaded tree. Thanks for inspiring me yet again!
    :) Marie

  9. Love the card!!!
    Thankyou for joining us at happy Little Stampers Anything Goes with DIes October challenge. All the best.
    Seemaa DT

  10. Wow!! Beautiful Christmas cards..Thank you so much for joining us again at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal

  11. Comments from the Outlawz "Festive Fridays"
    Darcy Schroeder, DT on October 20, 2017 at 4:15pm
    Oh, wow! This is fantastic, Suzanne! Super gorgeous paper and diecuts!!

    Donna Mundinger on October 20, 2017 at 4:50pm
    What a gorgeous design, Suzanne.  Love the pink and gray.

    Sandi Huggett, DT on October 21, 2017 at 10:56am
    Suzanne, this is lovely! Nice design and dies.

    Anne Fenton DT on October 21, 2017 at 8:14pm
    Love the dies you have used.  Your card is amazing.

    NanaConnie on October 25, 2017 at 9:40am
    Beautiful design, Suzanne!  Great die cuts and I love the touch of pink.

    Linda Kupstas DT on October 25, 2017 at 7:50pm
    Oh this is so pretty.  love it

    Laurian Macdonald, DT on October 26, 2017 at 2:52pm
    Oh Suzanne this is awesome!


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