Saturday, November 5, 2011

Sundays with Crissy Challenge #23--Christmas Card Using Non-Traditional Colours

Hi Everyone!
It's new challenge time again at Sundays with Crissy!!

For November we would like to see "Christmas Cards Using Non-Traditional Colours!"  That means none of the usual red and green that is everywhere this time of year ;)  We want you to think outside the (Christmas) box and show us what you come up with!

I've chosen Crissy's adorable new image "Sharing the Warmth", available from Whimsy Stamps for my card. Aren't they so cute snuggling together for warmth? I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of mice (we grow wheat here in country South Australia, so the grain brings mice plagues - horrid little blighters! But there is no way these cute little snuggle bugs could be the same things! Crissy manages to make EVERYTHING cute!! ;)

My Mum challenged me to go 'purple' (her favourite colour), and I teamed it with 'aqua' (my favourite colour) and this is what I ended up with...

And the close up of Crissy's image...

I used the current Sketch n Stash Challenge 73  and my old Cosmo Cricket 'Mitten Weather' 6x6 papers, and distressed each layer with the edge of my scissors and Distress Inks. I added some pretty lace and Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts for finishing touches.

So now it's your turn... Make your way back over to the Sundays with Crissy blog and play along too - You can enter your creation at Sarah's Post - HERE-!

Hope you all have a fabulous week!

I'm including this card in the following challenges...
Sketch n Stash Challenge 73
Creatalicious Challenge #27
Digital Tuesday Challenge #135 - Cute and Cuddly
The Paper Shelter Challenge #38 - Christmas Fun
ABC Christmas Challenge - V is for Vintage
Forever Friends Nov Challenge (Old-Papers, New-Image)
Digi Doodle Shop Challenge #81 - A Wintry Theme
SNSDC27–Christmas/Holiday Theme
Glitter Geeks Challenge Week 22 - Snuggle Up
Speedy the Cat's Challenge Week 80~~Winter Theme
Pink Gem Challenge #33 - Cold and Frosty
Little Claire Monthly Challenge # 14 - 'Christmas'
Bunny Zoe Crafts Challenge #17 - Lace it Up

Love & Hugs,

Stamp: Images - "Sharing the Warmth" by Crissy Armstrong, from Whimsy Stamps
Ink and Colour: Printed Digi image, Colored with Copics, Distress Inks Antique Linen for distressing
Paper: Cardstock - CM, DP -Cosmo Cricket "Mitten Weather"
Accessories: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Circles, Lacey Circles, Mounting foam, Kaisercraft Pearls, Lace and Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.


Margaret said...

A fabulous card, and I love the colour combo that you've used

Margaret :o)

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a beautiful card! I saw it first when I was over at the site linking up a card, and then again in my reader. then I just knew I had to come tell you how much I enjoy it! :)

have a wonderful weekend!

Sandra H said...

This is a fabulous card:) Sandra H

Michelle Short said...

This is beautiful, I love the cute image and fab colouring.Love the colours you have used

Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash.
Michelle xx

Mary Lou said...

WOW Shannah~~who would of thunk--purple and aqua but as crafter's anything goes!!:)
Very rich looking and lovely colored mice:) Adorable!!!
Have a great day
mary lou

kiwimeskreations said...

Love purple and aqua, and this is a great result! Definitely non-traditional!!

Crissy Armstrong said...

Totally gorgeous colour combo! I love the whole card layout too. Beautifully done Shannah!! I bet your Mom was proud!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card!! Love the colour tones that you've used and your embellies are lovely!! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketch N Stash this time around!! Juliexx

Marilyn said...

This is so cute Shannah and I love the purple.

Janice M said...

Oh Shannah this is Gorgeous!! LOVE the color combo you used, so pretty! Miss you! (((hugs))

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Shannah, your card is looking gorgeous! And so cute too, love those mice. Your mum's and your favourite colours go so well together, I really like that combo and must remember it for the future. CoB

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your colour choice. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxx

Stampalicious said...

this is beautiful! I love your choice of colours!!!! thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's best this week, hugs, martina

Doreen said...

Your card is sooo stunning. The image is so cute and I love the layering
Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week.
Hugs, Doreen x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card such pretty colours too! Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our Vintage Challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps I have candy on my blog too!

Pat said...

Non Traditional but gorgeous. Colors work. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends.

Carissa said...

Beautiful card. The image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge. Carissa

Tammy said...

Darling card, love the pretty shades of lavender you used. Thanks for joining this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop.

Unknown said...

Your card is very pretty. I like the combination of purple and aqua. I had to use it on a project a while back and that's when I realized that it works. Really lovely card. Thanks for joining us this week at Glitter Geeks.

Annemaritta said...

Thank you for joining our "Winter" Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop. Good to see you there, also I hope seeing you again! Annemaritta x

Georgina said...

A beautiful card. Lovely colour combination. Great layout. Cute image.

Thank you for joining Little Claire blog challenge.

Unknown said...

This is super pretty! Love the purple! Thank you for playing along at the SNSDC.

Janeen said...

how sweet this is. Thanks for joining Speedy the Cats Friends this week. Good luck to you.

Jackie said...

So sorry I am late with my comment. Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous card with us at AGOAC last week. Love the image hugs. Jackie