Saturday, December 13, 2014

Merry & Bright

I spent a some time in the scrap room today making a few Christmas cards. The hubby left Friday to work out of town for a couple days, so I had the whole day to myself. I created a couple fun shadow box cards - a nativity scene and a winter village scene - for my boss and a co-worker which I created with Silhouette cut files. So, when I was done with them, I got out some ornament dies, alcohol inks and UTEE, and created a CAS mixed media Christmas card in non-traditional colors. Wow, what a bright and shiny ornament!

And you know the entire time I sang "White Christmas" in my head... "may your days be merry and bright..." So of course I HAD to use the sheet music embossing folder!

And here's a peek at the inside - a simple sentiment stamped in the tangerine ink. Had to keep the non-traditional color thing going! ;)

I'm happy to enter this card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock; Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock; orange cardstock (old stash)
  • GKD Merry & Bright stamp set duo (front sentiment)
  • GKD Winter Cheer (inside sentiment)
  • Spellbinders Mix-n-Match Ornaments dies
  • Tim Holtz distressing tool and felt pad
  • Ranger Adirondack alcohol ink - Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow, Lettuce and Gold Mixative
  • Versamark
  • UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel)
  • Memento Tangelo ink
  • GKD gold cording
  • Darice Sheet Music embossing folder
  • Orange Queen & Co. Goosebumps gemstones
  • Large yellow flat-back pearl

Well, this is it from me today. Thanks so much for stopping by - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. This is so pretty. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  2. A beautiful CAS card. I love the warm gold colour you've used. Thank you for joining in at OLL challenges. Wynn DT

  3. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Loves Rubberstamps.

  4. That ornament is so gorgeous and just pops off the white sheet music background! Thanks so much for playing at DRS Designs!

  5. Love your mixed media card and ornament. Great shine, too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this time. Happy Holidays! Cindy-DT

  6. Beautiful card, Leslie! I love your gorgeous ornament and the non-traditional colors....beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  7. Great ornament it looks wonderful! Thanks for playing along with Just Us Girls!

  8. Love that bright ornament! Looks fabulous with the music background! Thanks for sharing with DRS Designs.

  9. Really beautiful, Leslie! I'm so tickled that you entered our "Family Christmas" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw and I hope yu play again next week.
    NanaConnie DT

  10. Love your card thank you for joining us at Ooh la la Creations Sue DT xx

  11. Hello,
    Beautiful card, gorgeous ornament! Perfect!!!Thanks for joining our challenge.
    Anneke xxxxx

  12. Great use of the alcohol inks, Leslie - perfect for our CAS challenge. Thanx for sharing with us at Fantasy Stampers and best wishes for the festive season.
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  13. Beautiful C & S card - just love your bauble embellishment! Thank you for joining us at Fantasy Stampers. Cindy (DT)

  14. What a beautiful project, Leslie. Lovely colours and details. Thanks for playing along in the “Family Christmas” challenge at Tuesday Throwdown.
    hugs, Asha

  15. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  16. This is so pretty. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  17. This is fabulous! I love the colors in this and the glossy effect of the ornament (I guess that's from the UTEE. Had to look that one up). CAS and very beautiful.

  18. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffe & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT
    Merry Christmas :)

  19. I like the non trad colours, beautiful ornament you created and love the embossed background.
    Thanks for taking the time to join us at Ooh la la.
    Lynn x
    Happy New Year


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