Monday, May 18, 2009

Christmas Stamping All Year Long-Challenge 17

Happy Monday! Feels like Sunday to me, because it's a long weekend! I love love love long weekends! One extra day to get caught up on chores, sleep in or just plain relax! Jonathon has a football game this afternoon, so I'm definitely looking forward to that! 

Our Challenge Hostess for this week is Debbie, of the Paper Garden
This colour combination was definitely a challenge for me as I didn't have Apricot Appeal and decided to substitute with Cameo Coral. I am not totally happy with this card at all and had a really difficult time getting it to photograph. To my eye, it looks a little garish, but I decided to post it anyway, because with the good work, come the not so good work and well this to me, is definitely not my best!

I used Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Cameo Coral as the main colours. The image is from a retired Stamp set called Peaceful Wishes, which continues to remain to be one of my favourite sets. I cuttlebugged the Sage Background with the snowflake template and used an EK Success border punch along with Martha Stewart Branches to add some interest to the card. Glitter to the stamped branches and Sakura Jelly Roll Glaze pen to the berries adds a little dimension.

Hope you'll play along with us this week!  Go to the Main Site to see the rest of the great designs and to post a link to your creation!

Happy Stamping



  1. Hi Vicki!! This is just gorgeous!! I love the glittery leaves!! Beautiful take on the colors!

  2. This challenge was tough for me too! I REALLY like what you did - beautiful card!

  3. I don't know why you don't like your card. . .I think it's GORGEOUS!! Really. . it's very pretty and I like what you did with the color combo!! The layout is fantastic too!! I have so many SU stamp sets but believe it or not, I don't have this one. Wish I bought it back when it was still available. Arggh! Thank you for your contribution to the blog. . .it's always inspiring to see your beautiful cards each week!!


  4. It was a tough color challenge - but your card is fantastic! I think you are way to hard on yourself! Love those little punched leaves adorning it - seriously awesome!! (as ALWAYS!!!!)
    Sankari :)

  5. Well've done it again....I'm reading your post and scrolling down and not seeing the picture of your card yet and I'm trying to get a visual of a "bad" Vicki card - and well I of course came up totally blank....since there is no such thing....or could it be that my mind is just blank all the time?? No that's not it...there is no such thing as a bad Vicki card!! This is beautiful - I love it. You worked wonders with that colour combo. Give a big hoot and a holler from Jax to John at football today!
    Luv ya,

  6. i think the color combo was a bit trying but I liked the end result...your card is perfect - not garish at all - love the leaves or branches peeking through - I think your card had just enough on it...great cards from all this week.

  7. Pretty card, love the embossing and the ribbon.

  8. This is a gorgeous card Vicki! Love the colours!

  9. Vicki!! I love love love your card!! That is a fabulous layout too!
    Looks like we both used the same folder, LOL!
    Jodi =)

  10. Vicki!
    This is a gorgeous card!! I don't find it to be a bit garrish at all!!! It truly is a beautiful card. I love every inch of it.

  11. Vicki,

    This card is stunning! I have this set, and might keep this idea in my back pocket ; )

  12. Absolutely lovely! The colors and the deisign are so creative and pretty too!

  13. Hi Vicki - LOVE your card this week!! The scallop border, the ribbon bows and the embossed/blinged image. Just beautiful!!


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