Wednesday, April 18, 2012

More Festivities

It is a big week this week, the list of stamp sets that are retiring out of the US Idea Book & Catalogue was released a couple of days ago, and wow what a list it was.  Here on the other side of the world in Australia we have our own retirement list but are always eager to see what is staying and what is going from the US, and lots of guessing happens around this time - a bit like guessing what is in packages at Christmas time!  What a great lead in to the reason for this post  ....
2012 Create Challenges-015                     
I have been enjoying making Christmas cards recently, and enjoying using both traditional and non-traditional colours. My card this time around is being entered into Merry Monday, and Creating with Connie & Mary as the non-traditional colours!

When deciding what to do with this card I decided I wanted to try something a little bit different, so I used the lovely Velvet ribbon to make the stripes on the card backing, with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder it really makes me think of the old wallpaper.  I quite like these colours for Christmas, and am going to miss this stamp set if it retires here in Australia like it is going to in US.

Happy Stamping


  1. What a pretty treatment with the velvet ribbon--it does look like vintage wallpaper! so pretty to use these colors for a Christmas card and I love the way you've colored the focal stamp. Thank you for joining us at CCMC!

  2. Wonderful card, I love the colours and papers you used.

  3. This is the perfect stamp set to use with this sketch Monique, I too love the non-traditional colours. So happy you joined in on the fun at Merry Monday.

  4. Beautiful ribbons and live the bright colours

  5. You are one card ahead for Christmas! Love the velvet ribbon and all your punches. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

  6. Perfect set to use for this sketch! Love your color choice and the beautiful ribbon! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  7. I really like the non-traditional colors for Christmas, too! And these work great! Love how you used the velvet ribbon! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. I really like your non traditional colors on this. very pretty.


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