Friday, November 30, 2012

Color Me Beautiful Challenge #14-Holiday Tints and Goodbye...

Hello! I'm running a little behind on today's post, but I do have a good report on my Dad! His carotid surgery yesterday was successful and he is already resting comfortably in his recliner this evening! We knew he was going to be OK when he complained about his clear liquid diet for dinner last night. Seems the ICU unit frowns upon steak and potatoes after major surgery...

On a sad note, I am posting the very last challenge for Color Me Beautiful.  I have really enjoyed being a part of the design team and the ladies are absolutely fabulous!  It has also made me step out of my comfort zone several times as I used colors I don't normally gravitate towards.  The good news is that everyone who plays along this time is a winner (not that you weren't already winners in my book!).  So without further ado, here is the last inspiration photo...

and the lovely Stampin' UP colors...

I fudged the rules just a bit and added quite a lot of silver glitter and shimmer.  I really was drawn to the silver trim on the ribbon and thought my Christmas card needed that special touch.

The swirly tree just cried out for a bright silver star and some silver dazzling details, and my layered snowflake (leftover from my ornaments!) really needed a silver brad to bling it up a bit.  Of course when I was almost done, I just HAD to put a few spritzes of vanilla shimmer over the whole thing! My picture does nothing to show the shimmer and shine that really appears on the card! I could use this baby to guide Santa in for a landing!! Hee!Hee!

I really would love to see you play along with our final challenge and link up your own version of Holiday Tints!  All of the team members have made some amazing things and would love if you popped in for a little visit!!

Well, that's it for me tonight!  The girls and I are going to get some much needed cleaning done tomorrow so we can start decorating for Christmas.  I'll be back on Sunday with my Beside the Sea project for ABAC that doubles as a little Christmas gift!

Card Recipe: Cardstock-primrose petals, baja breeze, crumb cake, sahara sand, Ink-rose red, Stamp Set-Snow Swirled, Accessories-snow flurry die, silver glimmer brad, rose red seam binding, silver dazzling details, vanilla shimmer smooch spritz


  1. Margaret what a gorgeous selection of colours for your last :( post for this group.That coral colour has been talking to me a bit recently!
    Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too :)

  2. Happy to hear your Dad is resting and back at home Margaret. I love your card and that pretty tree! You were right to add the silver and I can see the shimmer on the lower part. :) It's gorgeous! Hugs

  3. Margaret, so glad your dad is doing good!
    BEAUTIFUL card and I love the CAS design! So very lovely.

  4. this is such a pretty Christmas card Margaret-love the color combo and all the bling

  5. YEAHHHHHH...Dad's doing good! Sounds like we have two similar households. Grumpy men in recliners demanding BEEF! LOL...oh that's always a GREAT sign of recovery. :) Big hug to the family and a speedy recovery for pops and WOWWEEE would you look at that glittery card! The tree isn't screaming out for anything now. That tree topper is PERFECT!! This makes what now, 1005 Christmas cards you've made??? ;)
    Me xx

  6. Wonderful to hear your father is doing well !
    Beautiful color combination and sample, as they all have been, for this color challenge. So pretty with the non traditional colors and all of the shimmer =)


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