Friday, July 25, 2014

lilac, kraft, silver and white...

...possibly my new favorite christmas colors?! it's a palette i'm not sure i ever considered for a holiday card before; although admittedly, i did make this year's ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ header using those colors and elements from mary pop designs' christmas joy digital kit, which i got at o'scraps:
full image credits for this header are on this post

but it wasn't until our lovely guest star and fellow christmas cardmaking enthusiast marie bingaman suggested we use the header as our inspiration this fortnight, that i thought about making a card in those tones. and now i can't stop! here's what i made this week:

(patterned paper: girls' paperie, lilybee design, recollections; white glitter cardstock: doodlebug; white glossy cardstock: paper accents; diecut-able wood veneer sheet: kate's paperie; reindeer die: tim holtz/sizzix; poinsettia flowers: from a deconstructed garland bought at michaels; snowflake brad: oriental trading; sentiment sticker: making memories; partial pearl flourish: prima; silver hydrangeas from my stash of vintage goodies; adheisves: staples brand gluetape runner, 3m foam tape, sewing machine)

something else i can't seem to get enough of is the current cardabilities sketch (#103). i used it pretty loosely earlier this week to make my fruity SOS card, but this time i've been a lot more literal!

i mentioned last week that a lot of my purple and kraft elements were from my regular, non-xmas stash, and that's true again this time. the reindeer die is christmassy, of course, and i used it on some very thin wood veneer sheets that stephanie and i found at kate's paperie in new york. i'd like a bit more of that stuff, actually. i might have to arrange a little detour down to soho on my next trip into the city! :)

be sure to stop over at ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ to see marie's and stephanie's amazingly gorgeous cards, and start planning one of your own!


  1. This is so pretty! I agree what a stunning color combo!

  2. Very pretty! Love the polkadots!

  3. What a stunning beauty!! I love how you put this all together with that pretty white stitching and those pearls. It's fabulous, all of it!!

  4. I might love this. Dang, now i need to work on getting my sewing machine back out.

  5. absolutely stunning! LOVE what you've done.
    P.S. I forgot to tell you that the boy bought me the moma washi :)

  6. Beautiful card, lovely colours :)
    Thank you for joining us on Cardabilities :)

  7. Beautiful card! Thank you for plaing along with Cardabilities! :)

  8. Lovely Christmas card !!! Thank you for joining us on Cardabilities !! Henryka DT member.

  9. Fabulous! Love the use of the purple favorite color!!!!!!!!!!!


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