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10/30/2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge - Anything Goes

Hello & back again with my Christmas Card Club post, and this week's challenge was selected by Sylvie of Gibmiss. Sylvie made it an easy challenge for all of us, selecting Anything Goes.

 



- PTI Cover Plate Winter Floral Die cut from pattern paper. The frame edge shows the paper design, but colored the floral elements using some Kaiser gel pens, Pentel colored Slicci pens and WoS markers.

- the frame is adhered to a textured deep turquoise color base, which is showing aqua in the photo. It's really quite a pretty bright turquoise.

Memory Box sentiment die cut from an old purchased Christmas card backing (rather glossy & thicker than card stock, so very dimensional). This snippet was heat embossed with several coats of WOW Pearl Gold.

Once the die had been colored and adhered to a backing, the card was fast to assemble. Wasn't sure how coloring the DP would work, but I rather liked it once I had it all colored.

Hope you'll take time to pop over to visit my team members (blogs are listed in the right side bar) and see what they've shared for this fun Challenge!

We've had just absolutely gorgeous weather, and I finally took some pictures of the trees around us, and the decorations we'd put on the front porch. However, the camera battery died, so will have to post the pictures once I get the battery recharged!

Have a wonderful day. And as always, thanks for joining me. Hugs

39 comments:

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Another fab card. I do love a Christmas card that isn't traditional.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

brenda said...

Great use of colour Mary, really like how you have combines the die cut elements and the hint of patterned paper peeking from behind.

B x

Rita said...

My goodness Mary, you always create such wonderful cards and this one is just fabulous. So much to see as well. Enjoy your lovely weather as it's very chilly in Scotland at this time of year. Hugs Rita xxxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh, wow! Another fabulous card from you!! Love really so much the colourful floral frame onto the turquoise background and the lovely diecut sentiment!!! Very well done!

dutchess said...

Hi Mary....loving the colours and the cuts you are so clever with your colour choices...making areas pop out of your card with that vibrant sentiment...have a happy weekend xxxx

Marilyn said...

Pretty card!!

Sheila H said...

Love the card, Mary! The sentiment nicely pops. The florals are a beautiful frame - lovely coloring job there. This is such a happy and colorful Christmas card :)

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely, delicate Christmas card. So different. Love the dainty poinsettias in amongst the spruce and holly sprigs.

Lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Mary!! It's like a tropical Merry Christmas!! I love the colors and the design!! Beautiful my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

Gosh, another Christmas card Mary, you have been busy. This is another gorgeous creation and the effect with the dp, coloured with your pens in places, is extremely pretty and I adore the gold sentiment, and all over that wonderful turquoise card, my favourite colour. I need to get going on my Christmas cards too. x

Zoe Tant said...

Enjoy the sunshine and thanks for this fab card. I like the mix of colours, slightly non traditional, but nonetheless very attractive and eye catching. Zx

Pia S said...

Hi Mary. I've been absent for a little while as I've been away on a blog free holiday but now I'm back and I've been browsing your blog to see what you've made during my absence. Lots of prettiness! This one jumped right at me though, I think it's an original and unusual Christmas style, it feels very folkloric but also festive. Brilliant die, great idea to color on the DP for more detail. Love it!

*Vicki* said...

Wow Mary this is so pretty with all of the intricate die details!! Love the colors and pretty design! HUGS

Donna Ellis said...

Happy, fun, beautiful card, Mary! Your colorful, dancing greenery really makes for a Merry presentation! I love the aqua-turquoise background! hugs, de

Redanne said...

Oh I do love those warm and vibrant colours, they look so beautiful - very festive and definitely very cheery! Hugs, Anne xx

rachel said...

wonderful card Mary - I love the colours you have used - works beautifully! Hugs rachel x

Donna said...

Charming card Mary, I like the nontraditional colors and your fabulous design!

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely delightful Mary, beautifully designed and lovely bright colours, Kate x

Carol said...

What a gorgeous colourful creation Mary...it will brighten up the recipients festive season no end. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Really lovely card Mary and a nice change of colour from the trad Christmas ones.
Sorry for not commenting on any of your cards for last week but I have been away.

Kath x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary! I love how you coloured the cover plate. I will have to try this - thank you for the inspiration! So sorry I haven't been visiting lately. I was on a blog break and then I came back to do two hops - I must be crazy but it was a lot of fun! Hopefully things will go back to normal and I can get caught up with everyone soon. Have a nice evening!

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely word die Love the diagonal flowers ..............Lis

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful Mary...just love your gorgeous holiday card. I love all your wonderful little flowers and greenery, so festive and amazing. Wishing you and your family a wonderful Halloween!

Barb said...

A lovely card Mary. I bet you had fun with the colouring and great recycling too. Barbxx

Mrs A. said...

Mary, I'm speechless sat here ( in the garden I might add with glorious weather) looking at your very beautiful card. I just love what you have done with the design paper. What a clever idea. Love the colours and wow I do love your idea of die cutting the sentiment from an old Christmas card. The garden beckons so I must away and do some more digging. Hugs Mrs A.

Loll said...

This is so pretty!! Love that cover plate die --- so pretty with the flowers and greenery. And they all look amazing being coloured on the softly patterned paper. xx

Olga Fink said...

Such a gorgeous creation Mary!
xoxo Olga

Charlene said...

I really love the colors, a great card Mary!!!

cotnob said...

A gorgeous Christmas card Mary, such pretty colours.
Pauline
x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A very pretty Christmas card Mary, I love the beautiful colours and the fact that you cut the details from patterned paper, it gives it a beautiful look. By the way, I don't know about gaining an hour here in the UK - I think I lost the weekend somewhere! Sorry I'm late.
Lorraine

crafty-stamper said...

Great Christmas card and love the selection of dies and different colours
carol x

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Mary. The colours you've used are really pretty. xx

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Mary ... delicate, soft and lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like this card. It sort of has a tropical feel to it even though it is a Christmas card. Hey, they celebrate Christmas in the tropics too! (and probably many wish they were there come Christmas time depending on how much snow they had to shovel that year.

Pam said...

Great card Mary, I love the pretty colors!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Mary, hello and thanks for the welcome to the group. Looking forward to joining in, and seeing everyones cards. Love how you made this one, I smiled when you said the card was turquoise in real life! I photographed one yesterday that looks dark blue in the photo, but it's actually a deep purple. Hugs, Shaz xx

Inkyfingers said...

What a vibrantly beautiful festive card!

cheryl said...

oh this is beautiful hun,love the colours so festive,and creative,love hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Birgit said...

I love this because the colours are unique for Christmas and I love the way the sentiment came out.