Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sweet & Lucky Decorations {CCMC179} {SSSC146}

Happy Thursday, friends! Can you believe it's December 8th--yikes!  So much left to do before Christmas.  But you didn't come here to hear me came here for some eye candy, didn't you?!  It's color challenge week at Create with Connie & Mary...take a look:
Isn't this a fun take on the traditional red and green?  I love Basic Grey with anything!  I also used this fabulous sketch from this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge:

and was inspired to ink up an old favorite Christmas set, Delightful Decorations:

I flipped the sketch to the left-hand side, somehow it just worked better for me that way.  The Basic Grey base was layered with some Lucky Limeade designer paper from the In Color patterns stack as well as a fun Poppy Parade pattern that looks like snowflakes.  I wrapped the panel with some yummy Basic Grey satin ribbon and added a big bow with a a glue dot.
The ornaments were clear embossed in the challenge colors on Whisper White and layered atop a big beautiful Silver Glimmer circle--isn't it lovely?
Here's a close-up of a little background stamping I did with the Creative Elements set--doesn't it coordinate nicely with the limeade pattern?  I hesitated to buy this set but I really like how versatile each piece is--they really do add a little bit of a creative element to any project. Sorry, couldn't help myself!

So there you have it, folks!  I hope you like today's card and that it inspires you to play along with these fun colors.  Be sure to check out all the rest of the inspiring creations from the Create with Connie & Mary Design Team.  If you decide to play along, please link up your crafty goodness by Wednesday, December 14th at noon (EST).  I hope you'll play along with us!  Thanks for visiting today!


stamps: delightful decorations, creative elements,tags til christmas
ink: poppy parade, lucky limeade, basic grey; versamark
paper: basic grey, whisper white, silver glimmer; pocketful of posies DSP; in color patterns stack
xtras: basic grey satin ribbon; basic rhinestones; white baker's twine


Christyne - Stampin' UP!® Demonstrator said...

Oh Nance! This is just GORGEOUS! I love every single thing about it! Wonderful job!

Deb said...

Wow! This is really beautiful! I love the patterned paper! I think the ribbon and the silver glimmer paper really make it very elegant!

Diane - said...

Super glam, and safisticated too! I love the glimmer paper, and embossed ornaments. Your bow is perfection, and always love the BG stamping you do. Beautiful.
I LOVE that silver glimmer paper
but never got it!

Lesley said...

Love the ornaments in the brighter colors! Perfect choice to use the SS sketch. The color combo is really nice! Gorgeous card Nance!

Connie Babbert said...

Wow, all the details on your card! It is just gorgeous. Great take on the sketch and the color combination!

Marisa said...

Loving that sparkly background circle for the ornaments! Great take on the colours and the little loops on the decorations is great :)

Anne Marie said...

Wowza, is this ever pretty, Nance! Love that sparkle and the perfectly matched patterened papers. Top it all of with that yummy bow and this is one gorgeous holiday greeting! So beautiful! ((Hugs))! :)

Debbie Henderson said...

The Glimmer Paper really makes the two ornaments "pop". I love how you used the sketch with these colors!

Linda Callahan said...

Oh that satin ribbon and all that glitter! Just gorgeous! The ornaments look fabulous in front of the glimmer paper!

Lisa said...

First, can I just say that I am so jealous you can tie such PERFECT bows! And then how BEAUTIFUL your card is! Love the glitter paper under the ornaments!

Nancy said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, love the way the clear embossed ornaments pop out against the silver glitter paper and the poppy colored paper really does look like snowflakes. The gray satin bow is perfection, very elegant!

Ann Schach said...

Wow, Nancy! Fabulous color combination + fabulous layout = fabulous card! I LOVE it!

Carrie Gaskin said...

So pretty! That Basic Gray satin ribbon is so luscious! Great job!

Margaret said...

Beautiful!!You did a wonderful job incorporating both challenges! Love the embossed ornaments!