Thursday, December 23, 2010

Get Well Wishes

Wow, it's the night before Christmas Eve!  At certain moments, I can hardly believe it.  I'm all caught up with the To-Do List and found time to play with my stamps this afternoon. 

Only one challenge for me today, and that is this one at The Play Date Cafe:


Isn't that little vintage deer so cute?  If you look closely at the inspiration pic, at the top there appears to be a quilted look.  I tried to mimic that with my SU Texturz Plate "Perfect Details". 



Using a product called Treasure Gold by Plaid, I rubbed the gold wax lightly over the textured areas with my finger to highlight the subtle embossing.

I'm still feeling "over the moon" about my appointment as Private Blend Designer at the Play Date Cafe.  I hope to dazzle you all with my Play Date creations week after week beginning in January!  And please do come play, too; I'd love to see you there!

Yesterday while we girls went to the orthodontist, Santa Claus stopped by our house and left a small gift for each of the kids.

He took stuffed animals and American Girl dolls and their sleigh and arranged them in "reindeer" order, with a white tiger filling in for Rudolph.  "Rudolph" was holding the gifts, and there was a nice letter from Santa tucked in the sleigh. 


The girls received pajamas, which is tradition here, and they wore them to bed last night.  Now they really can't wait for the Big Day!

Merry Christmas,

Colleen

Stamps:  Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes (both SU)
Paper:  River Rock, Brilliant Blue
Ink:  Bravo Burgundy
Other:  Big Shot, Texturz Plate 'Perfect Details', Sizzlits Lots of Tags, found ribbon, blue bling, Treasure Gold wax, dimensionals

17 comments:

Fiona said...

Hi Colleen :) beautiful card - I am loving the shimmer :)

Bonnie said...

Love the quilted background and the blue bling! I need to dig out that stamp and give it some love. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and many blessings in the coming year. Hugs....

Andrea Ewen said...

Beautiful Colleen! So classy and elegant~
Looks like the girls are gearing up for the big day! A Merry Christmas to you and your family...and hope to get together soon!

Tracey said...

LOVE all the glitz and texture in this beautiful card Colleen!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Colleen! And can I say that I just love all the sweet comments you've been leaving on my blog. Thank you! You're the greatest! Merry Christmas!

Emily Keaton said...

What a cool card, Colleen! Great job with the new PDCC colors. I'm so glad you updated us on Santa's visit--I was wondering if he'd been able to drop by yet!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love that BIG SU medallion and the blue crystal really "pops"!

What a great experience for your little ones! Hope you have a Merry Christmas & enjoy every moment on Christmas morning :)

Michele Gross said...

Love this!! The texture under that shimmery medallion is divine!! I love that the magic of Christmas is already alive in your house!! We do Pj's on Christmas Eve. Its the one present they get to open and then wear while the reindeer are flying their way :)

lotte chew said...

beautiful!!! love the texture of the card

Noor Nahdi said...

Very chic card!!! Keep inspiring...

Julie Ranae said...

and THIS is why you are our new PBD! This is a gorgeous, creative use of the colors for this week.

Brenda said...

Stunning card Colleen! Just love the use of that texture plate in the background, and the medallion looks fab stamped off the page! Beautiful!

Michelle said...

I'm in love with this card, Colleen!! Love the embossed background and the medallion stamp in gold!!!

Benzi said...

How glamourous! Great job achieving that quilted pattern. Love that Treasure Gold wax. This is such a wow card, Colleen! I would love to play this week with this challenge but I see it is getting close to being over. If not, maybe next week. My family is still visiting and I'm really enjoying them.
Hey, the girls look like they were having a lot of fun getting psyched up for the big day. Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Ruby said...

This is gorgeous Colleen! I just love the metallic effect with the wax, sooo pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe! Happy New Year!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Just stunning--love that shimmer with the wax! CLEVER and beautiful! LOVE that Santa stopped by the house;) Always fun! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

Sarah Anderson said...

That treasure gold is just yummy, and I love how you've used the medallion image. Thanks for joining us in the play date cafe in this busy Christmas week :)

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