Friday, May 27, 2016

the blues are still blue*...

...but what the blues are definitely NOT doing this fortnight is appearing on holiday cards at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ because we've "banish(ed) the holiday blues"! here's what i made this week, you can see it has no blue. it does have a lot of neutral tones, much like last week's card, but that is just sort of a coincidence, they weren't made at the same time or anything:

journal card and tan geometric paper: pion design; gold transparency scrap: hambly; cardstock border strips: my mind's eye; patterned paper: craft and you design; florals: petaloo; leaf: prima; german scrap: from my stash; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, gluedots, sewing machine

i used a pre-made journal card for a centerpiece, and it just so happened that it went really nicely with cream and gold and white, so that's what i composed my background from. this week's sketch saturday sketch (#413) was very helpful in terms of placement:

stephanie has made a lovely card and the totally blues-free readers' gallery is looking pretty stellar as well, but don't take my word for it, why not verify these facts at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥?!

*for the record-- or perhaps the mp3 download-- "the blues are still blue" is the title of my favorite belle and sebastian song. just thought i'd share that with you. :)


  1. How sweet, love that vintage image!

  2. Oh yes: now we're talking... Vintage xmas RULES! I love this era, too. So, I always love your varied creations (you talented lady), but I also thoroughly enjoy reading your posts! They are always funny, energetic, and upbeat! Thanks for being you!

  3. I love all the homespun details you added to this pretty card! The journal card is adorable, and I like those flowers too! NJ!


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