Sunday, December 12, 2010

GCA #116 - Non-Traditional Colors of Christmas!!!



Hello all!!!  How is your day coming along?  Today was supposed to be stamp club, but I canceled it due to the snow we are getting.  It is that heavy, wet snow that makes driving very difficult!  Wouldn't want anyone to get hurt on their way to stamping!!!

If you've followed my blog, or visited a different times, you know that I love to use non-traditional colors at holidays!!!  So, this week was a no-brainer!

This was one of the cards we made at my Christmas Club this year.  Very quick, simple and easy.  Soooo hard for me to do!!!  But, the girls loved it and so do I!  The idea came from a card I saw on Stampin' Connection.  I made a few changes, of course, to make it my own, but overall the original idea is still there.

The stamp set used is Winter Post.  I actually bought this from a fellow stamper who was cleaning out her collection.  She already had it mounted on cling and only wanted $5!!!  How could I not buy it?  I have really enjoyed using it and like the cards I've made with it.

The non-traditional colors I used are Blushing Bride, Shimmery White and Early Espresso.  It's hard to see on here, but the Shimmery White panel is off-stamped in Blushing Bride with the Linen background stamp and the snowflakes were over stamped in full color.

The scallop envelope die was used, but I only cut the out portion out.  Since we were using the back and not the front, the flaps weren't needed.  This is also up on dimensionals.  The felt ribbon is from last years holiday mini.  I have alot left over!!!

 Upload your creation to either your blog or to an online gallery and post a link to your creation to this blog entry by December 18, 2010 at 12 midnight. I will choose the winner the next day. If you upload your card to SCS, PaperCraft Planet, Stampin' Addicts, Stampin' Connection (for SU! demos) or Stamp TV, please put GCA116 in your keywords. That way everyone can see all of the wonderful creations at once!

Even if you can't make the drawing deadline, PLEASE feel free to participate in the challenges and upload your creations at any time. I would love to see it! And yes, my challenge is open to everyone who visits, even if you live outside the US!


Happy Stamping!!!!

~~~Ann~~~~

30 comments:

Neva said...

What a fun challenge Ann. Here is mine:
http://scrappinbelle.blogspot.com/2010/12/looking-for-santa.html

Shelley said...

Great challenge, love your card, mine is here.
http://www.blog.onestopcardcrafts.co.uk/2010/12/incy-wincy-challenge_13.html
Hugs Shelley xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Yay Ann, we both enjoy the non-traditional Christmas colours. Here's my entry for this week:
http://susanscraftychaos.blogspot.com/2010/12/colourblind-christmas.html

Made by Mandy said...

yay, remembered how to do the direct link thing :)

You can see my card here

My Submission

Michele said...

i love your color choice! fabulous creation. xo

tampatha said...

great challenge and lovely card.

here's mine
http://tampatha.wordpress.com/2010/12/13/joy/

Mary said...

Here's my card .

JanR said...

Hi Ann. Here's mine.

Mary said...

Here is another.

Stacy Walker said...

Great challenge. Here is my card

Designs By MeMe said...

Here is my card

Joyce said...

Here's mine.
http://peachcrate.blogspot.com/2010/12/another-non-traditional-christmas-card.html

Dawn Frost said...

Great card Ann, thanks for a great challenge. Here is my card: http://stamp-n-play.blogspot.com/2010/12/stockings-were-hung.html

Designs By MeMe said...

Here is another

Mary said...

Here is another

Jeanette said...

My entry to this fun challenge is here

http://jeanette-h20creations.blogspot.com/2010/12/two-turtle-doves.html

Designs By MeMe said...

Here is another

Designs By MeMe said...

and another

Designs By MeMe said...

I'm on a roll.... Here is another

Designs By MeMe said...

here is another

Mary said...

Couldn't help myself. Here is another card.

Designs By MeMe said...

Here is another

Stacy Walker said...

Here is another

marsha said...

Great challenge, here's mine:

http://stampingdownsouth.blogspot.com/2010/12/sensational-saturdays-with-sugar-creek.html

Made by Mandy said...

Got another for you. it's blinking cold in the UK at the moment so icy colours are to the ready.

My Submission

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun challenge:
Here is mine.
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itsabrt said...

Hi Ann it's been a while! Have a very Merry CHRISTmas! Here is my card:

http://inkyfingersrule.blogspot.com/2010/12/tuesaday-takes.html

Mary said...

Here's another.

Mary said...

here's another

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Here is another!http://twinklesglow-glowbug.blogspot.com/2010/12/creative-belli-diamond-fold-christmas.html