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Friday, 2 December 2011

Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge - 2 December 2011

Welcome back for another challenge at Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge Blog.  This time the topic is "non-traditional Christmas colours".
I have to admit I really struggled on this challenge as I am a traditional Christmas kind of girl ie red, green, blue, white, silver and gold.  For my colour scheme I decided to look through my scraps box to give me some inspiration and I decided to go with lime green and purple - yikes!!!  

The Sweet Pea Stamp image I have used is called "Holly Fairy".  I have coloured her with Promarkers and Sakura Stardust clear pen, chalked the background, added Glossy Accents to the holly berries, distressed the edges around the image with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and then inked the edges with a green chalk ink pad.  I was naughty recently and bought a new Marianne's Designs die with a gorgeous square but also inside the square are various sized flower shapes.  As I make a lot of my flowers it was another shape to use and cost-effective - well that's my excuse.   The square die cuts beautifully although a bit of a pain to push out all the holes but certainly worth it.  Hope I might get a few more of the shapes for Christmas.  I have made up the flowers with various layers, added a clear sequin flower (which I have had for many years now) and brad to hold it altogether.  The card has been finished off with a TLC sentiment left over from my Aud Sentiments challenge card yesterday as I always print off two in case I make a mess when die-cutting, some dark purple ribbon, faux stitching, K&Co bright green teardrop gems and some tiny circle gems.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Inspire me Friday - Anything goes
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Christmas
Stempeltraume - Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas or winter
Addicted to Stamps - Christmas
Totally Stampalicious - Non-traditional Christmas colours
Stamp +Fun = Creativity - Distressing
Craft Room - Make your own flowers
For Fun - Christmas card
Simon Says - Anything goes
Cooking it up with Katie - Anything goes
Croft Crafts - Christmas
2 Sisters - Holiday
Sweet Stampin' - Punches and dies
One Stop Craft - Christmas Fairies
Lollipop Crafts - B is for ........... bling and berries
Marianne's Designs - Sparkle and shine
Stamp with Fun - Stitches
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
Dream Valley - Sparkle
Pile it On - Sugar and spice
The Artistic Stamper - Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything goes
Creatalicious Challenge - Christmas and sparkle
Raise the Bar - It's starting to look a lot like Christmas
Papercrafting Journey - Anything goes
Daring Cardmakers - Holly and Narcissus
The Poodles Parlour - Christmas


Anonymous said...

A lovely card you;ve done for my blog challenge :D

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love Sweet Pea stamps. Nice flowers and shining detales. Lovely!!
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Punches and Dies” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

Cheryl said...

oh kym this is really beautiful love the layout and colors just gorgeous hugs cherylxxxx

Zoechaos said...

Very pretty love purple. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

ScrappyAndrea said...

Great project!
Thanks for sharing with us at SFC!
Hugs, Andrea

NanaConnie said...

Incredible non-traditional Christmas colors, Kym! I love seeing your work and am so happy that you entered the Cooking It Up with Katie challenge all of the allowed 3 times. I've gotten some great inspiration from you, so I have to give you a huge thanks. Merry Christmas.
NanaConnie DT Chef

Heleen said...

What a great card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


Maria said...

A gorgeous Xmas card, and your flowers are so pretty! Good luck, and thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge. Maria x

Sonia said...

Hello Kym
You did a fab creation! Great JOB!!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts this week. Good Luck!

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card! Such a pretty image and great colours too. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

thinker said...

good job in using non-traditional colours!! I'd find that quite the challenge as well, but you nailed it! Thanks for playing along at Gingerloft Challenge!!

Dodici said...

Beautiful Xmas card!
Thanks for joining us at ATSC!

Stampalicious said...

great colour combo, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday this week, hugs, martina

craft-roomjulia said...

A beautiful card with pretty flowers. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Room challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Lori said...

Very pretty Christmas card! I love the color combo you chose - those flowers are pretty! Thanks for entering it at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

Hels Sheridan said...

Thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper challenge this month... pretty card!

Pauline said...

One of may favourite colour schemes ...but I'd never have thought it on a Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges!

Carrie's Corner said...

Very pretty card and great job using non traditional colors. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


Bella´s Bastelecke said...

so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image.....thanks for joining us this week at SFC…....


hazel said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Kathy D. said...

yeah that would be a hard challenge. I think purple had be a Christmas color if done right. I think it worked for you.

Thanks for sharing your "Christmas Creations" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you will stop by tomorrow to see what our new challenge will be!!

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

Lovely card, thanks for joining in with the Daring Cardmakers this week x

Gez said...

Fabulous card. Loving your holly!

Mona Eidhammer said...

Beautiful card, sweetie! Thanks for joining us at Marianne`s Design Divas. Good luck in the drawing! Hugs...Mona

Katie said...

Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)