Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas Blessings



Hello, hope all of you are coping with the Christmas rush lol. I had some downtime today so I created a card using the CR84FN68 Color Challenge colors of burgundy, gray and cream. I'll confess that these colors had me stumped but I went shopping in my paper stash and came up with an oldie but a goldie paper pad-Basic Grey's Little Black Dress. The gray dp helped bring this card together and I  ended up loving this color combo. That's the primary reason I participate in these challenges, they stretch me creatively and force me out of my comfort zone. Here's the color inspiration photo and just so you know I Google'd the color burgundy-in the maroon family and the color of burgundy wine are two of the descriptions that Wikipedia gave. Hopefully my card will pass. :)


 
 
and a close up of my bow and heart stick pins




I made this card for my husband and I sure hope he doesn't mind the big bow. ;-) While I was shopping for paper in my craft room I found this striped ribbon by May Arts and the colors worked so I used it. Another fave of mine made its way onto my card and that's Spellbinders 2010 Christmas Ornament dies which provide a wonderful, vintage feel. I added more die cuts with accent corner dies inspired by Just Rite Stampers and manufactured by Spellbinders. Even though these are not traditional Christmas colors they work well together and are great for masculine cards.




That's it for me today and before I go I'd like to thank Mona and the design team for the amazing inspiration they've provided throughout the year. You still have time to play along because the entry deadline has been extended to December 12th due to this being the last challenge of the year.

Hugs,
Lisa xx
 


18 comments:

Lisa M said...

I find it hard to believe that this card gave you any grief as it is so wonderfully constructed and the colors are AMAZING. You obviously have a well organized stash area, because this card works beautifully together. I think your husband will love it, bow and all. Excellent choice of the vintage die cut ornaments too. Super job on this challenge L1!!
hugs,
L2
P.s....No, I'm not coping with the rush at all!!! :)

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card, Lisa. Beautiful design, I love the vintage ornament and the big beautiful bow.

Hugs, Dawn

Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is just beautiful. Love the colours and all the little finishing touches. Everything works so well together. Hop on over to my blog to partake in my 400 Follower Give Away - thank you so much if you have already participated.
Hugs
Desíre
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Pia S said...

This is such a lovely Christmas card, Lisa, I love how this card turned out, the red and grey color scheme looks fantastic! The Christmas ornament with this fabulous big bow makes such a beautiful decoration!

Asha said...

Ooh! It's gorgeous, Lisa! I love that big bow and the simplicity of it all is perfect for a man. Absolutely beautiful. Hubby will be thrilled.
I think I MUST have those corner dies! Terriibly cute. Hope your Christmas preps are going according to plan...mine aren't! LOL

hugs

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fabulous card Lisa! Very elegant design, love that bauble and the bow looks fabulous! xx

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowww, Lisa this Xmas Ball is perfect to add a vintage pict on the center,,,,,wowww, it inspired me.wowww, love it,.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Lisa! Love the fancy ornament and gorgeous bow! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

butterfly said...

Super elegant card - love the bow, and beautiful baubles - those Christmas Ornament dies are just fabulous, and look gorgeous here, textured and stamped - lovely!
Alison x

Helen said...

I absolutely love this Lisa - such a pretty bauble and that bow is just divine!! Thanks so much for joining us at CR84FN and Happy Christmas to you and your family x

Deborah Frings said...

Oh this is just lovely! The backing paper is really elegant, and the ornament is fab with that big bow! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Shannon White said...

Wowie Lisa! This is So Beautiful inside and out! Love the pretty BG papers and Lovely embossed ornament and the pearl accents are just the Perfect touch! I am really Loving that Big Beautiful Bow too! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Vickie Z said...

Love how you layered those spellbinder dies and that bow is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!!

Kelly S. said...

I say it's a pass, yes sirree! It's so beautiful! That bow is amazing with the ornament. Love the berries on the sentiment, too!

Sue Lelli said...

BEAUTIFUL inside and out, Lisa! LOVE that FAB bow and the ornament and the stick pin and pearls! PRETTY card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful!
Thanks for joining us at CR84FN this week!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love that fabulous bow and the beautiful vintage ornament !
Thanks for playing with us at CR84FN!!!

Margaret said...

This is wonderful! You really made the colors work well together! I love the layers and that bow is fantastic! I am sure your DH will love it!
As far as dealing with the rush...we still have two weeks left right? No? Oh, crap!!!

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