Thursday, January 12, 2012

There's more to Christmas than Red & Green

Hi everyone,
It's day 12, challenge card 12, and card 13. Today I put together 2 challenges that some would think just do not go together. But I'm doing it any ways. I'm playing along with the gang over at ColourQ and are you ready Merry Monday. I started out with just colour Q. The color combo is awesome. So I thought another Valentine card. Then I remember a friend remarking on my pink, purple, and gold Christmas decorations and I thought why not. There is more to Christmas than just red and green. So here we go, The Challenges

First I want to thank the gals over at Colour Q for choosing my card in challenge #17. I get to add another badge, Colour Queen Courtiers. Yeah! I'm so glad you liked my card. Also I need to make a correction in my note for challenge 18. I said Colour Q is a Stampin Up only Blog. That is wrong you can use any supplies you have, they just want you to stay as close to the challenge as possible. I'm sorry ladies.
On to the second part of my card. 

I sat these colors in front of me and thought no way. Ah! It went together real easy. I pulled out one stamp set and bam there it is.
I had to use Basic Grey instead of Going Grey.
The card base is Pumpkin Pie and I used the Swiss Dot embossing folder for texture. My Pretty in Pink strip is stamped in basic Grey and Melon Mambo and it is also embossed with the same folder. The stamp sets I used were Delightful Decoration and Four the Holidays. I punched the ornaments out using the ornament punch and I used the scallop border punch for my Basic Grey edge. Then I added some gems and bows to the ornaments. 

So there you go. An usual color combo for Christmas. I hope you like my card and I'll see you tomorrow.


Anonymous said...

I love an unusual colour for christmas. This is gorgeous.

Lesley said...

This is a FUN way to make a Christmas card Karen! I love it! You have used the sketch perfectly! SO happy you are playing along with me.

Lacie Root said...

Looks like a trend with the colour q and merry monday. I love your card great job.

Marybeth said...

Oh ,this is a beautiful card. Sure looks like you are blessed with wonderful surroundings .Sure is a warm Christmas card.

Lisa said...

VERY PRETTY! Your ornaments look wonderful!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful Christmas card, Karen! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Shelia said...

oh I love your non-traditional Christmas colors. My daughter in law would absolutely love this card. Pink and Orange are her favorite colors!

Yapha said...

What a fun card! I love how you used these colors for Christmas! Thanks for playing with us at ColourQ this week!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a pretty Christmas card, the ornaments are lovely.

kelly said...

WOW, I'm loving these colours for christmas! You're right we do tend to get stuck on red and green. If you love your Stampin up products and like a challenge you should check out the Simply Stampin challenge.
Kelly xx