Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Untraditional Christmas

Whew, having bronchitis has really put me under the gun in trying to get some cards in before the deadline!  Here's one I just finished and the theme I followed was Untraditional Christmas colors and I love the way it turned out!  Blue, Pink, and Purple are probably three of my favorite colors and I love the way blue looks mounted on brown.  I followed the sketch from Simon Says Stamp and I love the finished product!  The paper is from The Paper Element and it is Blue Flannel - Pajama Party.   I like it because it is double sided and I love the way they go together!  The sentiment is a digital stamp I found, but I can't remember where, I'm sorry!  I cut the brown circle mat out behind the sentiment using my classic circle spellbinders.  I distressed the edges of my image with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain and I cut it out using  my Deckled Rectangle Spellbinder.  The snowflakes are from Michaels in the Christmas section.

Here's another angle as well as a close-up of Secret Tilda (Sorry I had to take the flash off to reduce the glare on this one):

And here's the inside of my card, with an added bow and ribbon:

I hope you like it!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp - Sketch
7 Kids College Fund Challenge - Non-Traditional Christmas
Creative Cottage - Untraditional Christmas Colors
Papertake Weekly - Red & Green Must Not Be Seen
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Cards
Pollycraft Challenge - Color Scheme: Pink, Blue, and Brown
Digital Tuesday Challenge - Baby It's Cold Outside (plus Digi)
Top Tip Tuesday - Use Ribbon on Your Creation
Alotarubberstamps - Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Holiday Greetings
ABC DT Challenge - Non-Traditional Holiday Colors


  1. Your card is fantastic. I love the layering and the sentiment stamp. Tilda is so cute in her pink bow. I think that your decoration of the inside of the card is fabulous. It's such an extra special touch. I sure hope you feel better soon. Thanks so much for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog. I hope to see your beautiful cards again.
    xoxo, Christine

  2. Smashing card, Tilda is lovely with her pink bow.
    Thanks for playing along with Creatyive Cottage
    Anne x

  3. Gorgeous card Tiara :-) I love this Tilda ,, one of my faves and the papers and design are fab ,, beautifully decorated inside too ,,, very special !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp and PTW Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  4. Oh, this card is so beautiful!!
    Thanks for joining us at digital tuesday :)
    Hugs Anneke

  5. Your card is so cute! Thank you so much for joining us at Digital Tuesday! Good luck!

    Hugs, Natascha

  6. This is really cute! Love all the layers! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  7. Absolutely beautiful card the colours look wonderful thank you for joining our challenge at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Lorraine x

  8. Love your card! Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday @ http://toptiptuesday.blogspot.com/ Please come back on Tuesday for another brilliant tip! :)



  9. Beautiful job inside and out! Christmas cards with non-traditional colors are so much fun and yours turned out great. :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at TTT. :)

  10. Beautiful card and love the non traditional colors! Thanks so much for joining us at Papertake Weekly, and hope to see you back again next week!
    hugs, Sharon

  11. Love the snowflake on the inside very pretty, great card.

    Thanks for joining the ABC DT Challenge at ABC Toys and Crafts.