Sunday 9 November 2014

Create with Connie and Mary 328

Well, I wasn't going to spend any more time this weekend making things. It's a spring day, lots of jobs calling me and work tomorrow. But somehow, the colour challenge at Create with Connie and Mary just wouldn't let me go. Beautiful colours, beautiful combination.

I've also been trying not to make Christmas cards but the idea of a non-traditional Christmas garland kept turning over in my head with these colours. Anyway, here's how it turned out.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler and then piece of Smoky Slate. I started by stamping the leaves firstly using Lost Lagoon in two generations of colour in a rough semi-circle. Then I used the same stamp from Kinda Eclectic and put a few very light Smoky Slate leaves out further.

The Cherry Cobble Petite Petals are raised up on dimensionals while the ones stamped in Cherry Cobbler are attached flat although I've curled them a bit to give them some height. The little flowers punched with the Itty Bitty Punch are attached with glue dots so I could get a good curl on the petals.

It's finished with the Lost Lagoon ribbon and Cherry Cobbler baker's twine and the sentiment.

Card: Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Petite Petals, sentiment from Endless Wishes
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate, Cherry Cobbler
Other: Lost Lagoon ribbon, Cherry Cobbler baker's twine, Decorative Label punch, Petite Petals punch, One of the Itty Bitty Punch set, dimensionals, pearls, Smoky Slate candy dots, Cherry Cobbler candy dots, Cherry Cobbler marker to edge the punched shapes.


  1. What a wonderful and creative way to use these stamps and punches! Love the idea of the garland! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  2. Simply gorgeous!! I love the punched flowers over the stamped leaves, you did a beautiful job bringing your vision to life! Thanks so much for joining the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!!

  3. WOW!!! What a unique Christmas card! I love the 'garland' that you created and those colors just pop! BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Oh, love the flower swag you created! So different and beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I'm so glad you chose to join us this week for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary! I love how you combined the colors using flowers and leaves, so fitting for springtime in your country! Such a beautiful card!

  6. Such a pretty way to stamp the top of your card with the multiple layers! Thanks for playing with us this week at Create with Connie & Mary!