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12/14/2014

Christmas Card Club - Non-traditional

Good morning, lovely Bloggers. Today is the very last Christmas Card Club challenge for 2014. The theme of Non traditional Colors was chosen bythe lovely Margaret of Granmargarets Cards-n-Stuff. So here goes:


- Coordinations turquoise paper from the Vintage Collection (VOS) was embossed with a Crafters Companion Vintage Christmas Collection Embossalicious EF with an Ornaments design. Then sanded to bring out the core colors. Some ribbon from my sewing supplies (again, VOS) was hunted up to trim. The 2 sizes of width that I found in pink was not 'just the right shade of pink' to go nicely with the turquoise paper, so used an RV copic marker to change the color a bit. Also changed up the color of the small rose trim.

- Impression Obsession sentiment was cut from 2 snippets of white card stock,  with the 3 & top layer being from a snippet of pink pattern paper. Adhered the layers, and colored with the same marker that colored the ribbon.

That's it - another easy peasy. Please be sure to check my fellow card club members challenge entries...you'll find their links over  on the right side bar.

We're planning to head south to sunny Florida next week, so it's a scurry round here at our house to get things finished up, packed and ready to depart. Trying to get the last of the cards completed, mailed, and hope to get a few scheduled posts ready. In the meantime, have a wonderfully happy Sunday, and as always, thanks for visiting and spending a few minutes of your day with me. God Bless & big hugs. Come again when you can.

Just checked and it's Week 155 over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop Snippets Playground and the Playground will be open for 2 weeks...Since I do have a few snippets on this one (and guess the ribbons could rightly be called snippets too as it was pieces!) I think I'll just mosey on over & say Hello to my little buddy Bear, Parsnip. Won't you check out the Playground, and submit your snippets card as well? There's a bit of celebration going on, as well as keeping the Playground open longer..so who knows, you could be the lucky winner of some great prizes. Plus just enjoying meeting some lovely & talented crafters & getting some fabulous inspiration from the cards that are brought to the Playground. Do come if you can!

40 comments:

Veerle said...

Very lovely card Mary. I like this colour a lot. Hugs Veerle xxx

Patricia said...

Beautiful, card, love it.

Patricia x

Gibmiss said...

Hi mary
Fabulous colours.... Stunning card...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Sarah said...

What fabulous colours Mary and that embossed detail looks wonderful!! I haven't been to the playground for a while as I like to play nicely(!!) and a lot of my Christmas cards haven't included any off cuts. Hopefully I shall find some snippets soon!! xx

Carol said...

A gorgeous card Mary, love the fabulous embossing and wonderful colours you've used. Carol x

Sue said...

Lovely card. I like the non traditional colours.

Hope you have a lovely time away. Safe journey. Sue

Hazel said...

Mary your card is gorgeous, love the colours. Enjoy your holiday. We will be here when you return refreshed. Hazel x

Rita said...

What a gorgeous card Mary. I love it so much. Hugs Rita xxx

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Mary!! The embossing is fabulous!! I love the colors you used!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Hanley said...

Beautiful non-traditional colors for the holiday. Love that ribbon also. Have a fun day.

scrappymo! said...

Wow! Love that fabulous turquoise colour. And love that you sanded the Co ordinations paper to get that wonderful white colour popping through!

Looks stunning!

Karen Petitt said...

I love that colour combination very much Mary! Love that bright teal very much and your card is beautiful! Perfect for our Margaret's challenge Karen x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Great embossing and fabulous colours Mary.
Lorraine

Hazel said...

Very pretty card for Granmargaret's CCC challenge, Mary - love it. x

Kathleen said...

That embossing folder looks fabulous on the turquoise card and the pink looks stunning too.
Fabulous card.

Kath x

Ellie said...

Simply beautiful, love the colors!

jimlynn said...

WOW! This is gorgeous! I love, love, love the colors on this and the embossing folder is sensational. Love the way you did the ribbon and tiny rose too!
Hope y'all have a safe and fun trip!
Lynn

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I love the embossing
Kevin xx

Mrs A. said...

Love your non traditional colouring and that embossing folder is lovely. Have a good trip . Hugs Mrs A.

Sheila H said...

The embossing and sanding really add a punch to your design. Love the non-traditional colors!

Pat said...

A beautiful card Mary and the embossing folder is very pretty and such a great idea to sand it back. Love that turquoise blue and the pretty pink ribbon and little flower too. x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great non-traditional look, Mary! Love that embossing folder too! Like how you matched the pink with Copics - creative!

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous colours Mary, and the sanded embossing is lovely, Gorgeous card.
Enjoy your time in Florida, hugs Kate x

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so beautiful, Mary! Thank you for stopping by my blog and becoming a new follower. I appreciate it. Not sure where you saw my introduction but I am glad you did. I am now following you too! xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card, Mary! Love the embossing and non-traditional colours!

brenda said...

I do like your alternative Christmas colours Mary, and the flash of red really lifts the whole card.

Hope you have a happy week.

B x

Maxine D said...

Lovely colours and a sweet card Mary - and totally unconventional :-).
Blessings
Maxine

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card love the baubles and great non-traditional colours
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card Mary, and these colours are just gorgeous. xx
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Brenda said...

This is another beautiful card Momma Mary! I love the color combo and I am loving that embossing folder. The pearls you placed around make the ornaments shine even more. Love the little rose and bow too. Very pretty indeed! Hugs, Brenda

Redanne said...

They may be non-traditional colours but they look fabulous on your beautiful Christmas card Mary. The embossing looks beautiful too. Hope you enjoy your trip! Hugs, Anne xx

Charlene said...

Just stunning Mary!

Faith A said...

So VERY pretty, love it.

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Mary love the colours and design a super, super make.
hugs
lorraine x

pam said...

Beautiful Mary, love embossing on cards..
Pam

Bonnie said...

Love these sanded ornaments, Mary! And the ribbon and rose are perfect!

Di said...

Stunning card Mary!! Have a safe trip and thanks for the shout out!

BTW, the Playground is just open for a week right now - it's the following two weeks I've extended the challnge!

Hugs

Di xx

Christine Harrop said...

What a fabulous colour the turquoise is A great card all round. Hugs Christine xx

Loll Thompson said...

Love the design of your embossed and sanded ornaments Mary. And the colour --- so beautiful. The pretty pink touches make these even more special. Have a safe trip and a wonderful holiday! Loll xx

Zoe Tant said...

Enjoy Florida Mary sounds wonderful. Love your card which really pops with those splashes of pink. Really pretty and the baubles are gorgeous. Hope you have a super Christmas. Zx