Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Using Yesterday's Scraps, Colour Queen

Hello everyone.  I had some time to make a clean and simple Christmas card last night using the scraps from yesterday's "Christmas Cheer" tag.  My 9 YO is home sick with a cold, and she's just lying around, so I am crafting nearby in case she needs anything (sometimes just a hug is all you need when you feel lousy).



I had already stamped and cut out some ornaments from All That Glitters by Flourishes, and the satin ribbon from my grandmother was still hanging around so I put them to work here.  

The card base is Very Vanilla cardstock by Stampin' Up!, dressed up with the Elegant Lines embossing folder, also from SU.  A strip of Night of Navy cardstock helps highlight my sentiment tag, and of course, I had to add bling.  Light blue rhinestones from Queen & Co. adorn the sentiment tag, the "o" in the word Season's, and the neck of each ornament.  I tried to come up with a polished way to "hang" the ornaments, but had no resources (another reason to go shopping!) so I simply drew on ribbons and hangers with a Night of Navy marker.  Not quite the elegance I was going for, but I was desperate.  And it just so happens there's a challenge this week for hand-drawn lines.  How 'bout that luck??

This card will be entered into these challenges:


I woke up to some happy news this morning.  I was crowned ColourQ Colour Queen for this card here: 


Wow!  I'm honored.  It just goes to show you don't need a fancy card to win a challenge!  Thanks to everyone at ColourQ!  I will wear my badge proudly.

I hope to make another card before I go out of town soon, but I can't make any promises.  I have to pack for three of us, and have mounds of laundry going on right now.  Plus I have my sick little one to tend to. 

Thanks so much for visiting me.  I always appreciate it!

Happy Stamping,

Colleen

Stamps:  All That Glitters by Flourishes, Snow Swirled by SU
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy
Ink:  Night of Navy, Basic Black
Other:  Big Shot, Elegant Lines embossing folder (SU), dimensionals, blue rhinestones by Queen & Co., satin ribbon from my grandmother, Stampamajig, Spellbinders Fancy Tags, Night of Navy marker

23 comments:

Benzi said...

Wow! You can draw, too. Good job with the hangers and ribbons...straight, too. I love that spectacular embossing folder..really elegant. Beautiful card and congrats on being crowned ColourQColour Queen. Sorry the young one is sick..hope she feels better soon.

BEAR's Mom said...

both cards are lovely...
congrats to you Queen :)))
~victoria~

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on being chosen Color Queen! I was so excited when I saw your card there this morning! I love these elegant ornaments with the embossing and bling! I'm very impressed with your doodling. I thought you had stamped the hangers! You have a steady hand my friend! Hope the little one feels better.

Karen W said...

Congratulations!!! I love this cool blue card, it's so pretty and soft looking. Very understated elegance!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is beautiful. I like how you have the textured background with the ornaments. Very classy.

Pattie G said...

Colleen, Congrats on being crowned! Your card is so pretty and I want to thank you for joining in at my challenge this week at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. It is a fairly new challenge and I hope you will join us again.
You can check out my digital images at:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/pattiescreations

Hugs ♥

Cleota said...

Great sentiment tag! Very nice. Thanks for joining Pattie's Creations Design Challenges this week.

Cleota
DT Member, Team 2

Sandi said...

Wonderful creation!
I'm from NJ too (transplanted to Toms River from the north)
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
☺ Sandi
DT Lead Team 1 for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Gorgeous holiday card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Marisa said...

You are rocking these Christmas cards, Colleen!! Love the ornaments and the embossed BG. Lovely touch with the fancy tag too. I saw your ColourQ win earlier today - well done :)

Emily Keaton said...

Congratulations on being crowned ColourQueen, Colleen!!! You rocked that challenge with your awesome CAS card. And this Christmas card is fantastic. I couldn't possibly have been able to tell that you had done ANY doodling on this--if you hadn't told me. It looks really good :) And have I told you before how much I like that Fancy Tags die cut? You did a super job with the ribbon threaded through it :)

Sally Atkins said...

Many congratulations on being the Color Queen! i love your Christmas card, it's beautifully elegant. I really like how you've done the ribbon with the fancy tag.

Carol said...

Colleen I love your CAS card. Just so pretty and I love the fancy treatment on the lovely sentiment tag. Congratulations Color Queen!!! lol Beautiful work.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

downrightcrafty said...

Hiya love this creation thank you so much for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland this week and hope you will join us on Friday for our next fun challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Leslie Miller said...

Well, you've been very busy making some utterly fabulous cards, Colleen! I love the subtle pattern on the ornaments, and the embossing adds such a wonderful snow swirl effect. Your hand drawn hangers look perfect. Hey, congrats on your ColourQ honor, too! Another beautiful card! Good luck with all your challenges!

Dawn B. said...

This is a beautiful blue card..Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.. We have our release party tomorrow night on Splitcoaststampers in Flourishes Member Forums at 9 p.m. CT..Hope to see you there.

ChristineCreations said...

What a gorgeous Flourishes card Colleen!! Love the crisp classy details!

Clarky J said...

A really wonderful card thanks for playing along with WW this week x Janet

THERESA said...

Just love your card, love the crispness and being mostly white!!
Thanks for joining us over at Patties Creations!!

Lynsey said...

This is such an elegant card! Love the doodling! Thanks for joining in the Pollycraft Challenge this week.
Hugs Lynsey x

Theresa said...

Beautiful card! Just saw this at Flourishes. Congrats on your big win.

Dawn B. said...

Congratulations on winning the release... :)

Tammy said...

Congrats!!!! I love your CAS card from scraps! I love the embossing!

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