Friday, January 28, 2011

Joy Wreath (and a failed vintage card)

I have one card I am proud to show you today, and one - eh, not quite so much.  Let's start with the one I like.  :D

On a kraft base, I added some punched strips of Old Olive and Chocolate Chip, and a brown satin ribbon to dress up the lower half.  The circle Nesties make up my "wreath", with a Stampin' Up! set called The Snowflake Spot stamped in Old Olive and Always Artichoke.  Pearls are the ornaments on the wreath.

I'm entering the CAS card at The Shabby Tea Room:  challenge -  Winter Wonderland, and Pals Paper Arts:  challenge 78  - CAS cards with a bow.

Now let's check out my failed vintage card, shall we?
Even though I mostly make CAS cards, I adore looking at shabby-chic, vintage style ones.  I long to make them.  So I gave it a try yesterday and asked my husband what he thought.

Me:  "Do you like it?"
He:   "No."
Me:   "Is it the bow that you don't like?"
He:   (pause) "It's the whole thing."

Alright, so I didn't quite get the gist of the style this time.  But I will be trying again!

Don't forget about The Play Date Cafe's current Colour Splash challenge:  black/white and a splash of purple!  Come join us.  :D

Aaaaannnnd......I'll be the Guest Designer at Splitcoast's Clean And Simple Challenge this coming Monday, January 31st!  You won't want to miss the unique theme for the challenge.  :D 

All I can say is, at first I thought I couldn't do it, and then after looking through all my stamps, I couldn't STOP coming up with ideas!!

See you soon,


CAS card
Stamps:  The Snowflake Spot (SU)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Whisper White, kraft
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Punches:  SU scalloped border, Martha's Modern Garland border
Other:  Big Shot, circle nesties by Spellbinders, Stampamajig, pearls by Recollections, satin bow, dimensionals

Vintage card
Paper:  kraft, Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Basic Black
Punches:  Pine Needle border, Rose Leaf and Arctic Snowflake by Martha
Other:  Christmas card front, glitter,  Spellbinders Fancy Tags, button and lace from my stash, needle and thread


Bev J. said...

Far be it from me to judge your cards, but, on the vintage one I would like the cleaner, simpler look by not adding the snowflakes and the lace and button and to me, with the old-fashioned image, it would still be vintage.

Pretty Joy card! Congrats on being guest designer-will check it out.

Linda Callahan said...

I love your Joy card with the greens and brown - great look! And I can't make a real Vintage card to save my life so you are way ahead of me in that department!

Ann Schach said...

Love the "Joy" card! Very creative! The pearls are the perfect touch. And I don't see a thing wrong with your vintage card! It looks great to me!

Marisa said...

LOL. Gotta love a husbands comments. I get the same sometimes so don't fret. I"m loving the first card! Great way to frame the joy with the snowflakes and there is that wonderful MS Punch again too. Congrats on the CAS GD stint. The Punchkateers are taking over SCS LOL.

Bonnie said...

I love the Joy card! I've never tried a Vintage card, but yours looks like Vintage to me. That's a beautiful image on there!

~Tammy~ said...

Oh my goodness, I love both your cards, and I think your vintage card is awesome! I am really wanting to create vintage cards too, but I am too chicken to attempt even though I have totally obsess over them for years. I will stick to my CAS!

Emily Keaton said...

Colleen, both of these are beautiful! I really like how you made the wreath on the first card. Those snowflakes are perfectly placed!! And what is your DH talking about concerning the second one? I wouldn't call this a failed attempt at all. I think it is very cool. You did a really nice job of gussying up that awesome recycled image. As I said, both are LOVELY!! Can't wait to see what you've come up with for the CAS challenge on Monday. :) Congrats!

Stella said...

I am in awe of your first card; CAS is a bit difficult for me :) and I think you created a jewel. Your "wreath"is stunning! I am a big fan of eveything vintage. That image is lovely and maybe I would add a bit more of green and blue; and a tiny bit of yellow. I always try to use the colors of an image in my embellishments. And to be honest; I am always having a bit of a "problem"with red. Red is my "challenge". But above that; I think this is lovely.
And thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. What a lovely way to start the day!! ( it's Saturday morning here; weekend :)!)

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

I love both your cards - I too am not great with vintage - although I love that style - think it is because I mainly do CAS same as you. I'm always dreaming of creation something vintage..... Can't wait to see your creation on Monday.

Enjoy rest of your weekend.



Pauline said...

I like both your cards, the first one is a perfect CAS design, and the second looks great! A lovely vintage image there!

Melissa Bove said...

I think both of your cards are gorgeous!! I love that vintage image! What do husbands know anyway??! LOL Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room! :)

P.S. I am in Toms River. Where about's are you?


Clare said...

Love your creations! the pearls are the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room! : )

wendyp said...

I think they're both fabulous!love the way you created the wreath!

I've learned to never ever ask the hubby (or kids for that matter) for opinions. LOL!

Amy Kolling said...

You've made 2 beautiful cards Colleen! I love the border punch on the first one! (it's one of my favorites!)

Deb Hickman said...

I love the CAS card,the colours are gorgeous and the snowflake stamp is lovely especially with the pearls added. Your vintage card is not a failure,it is beautiful,you've certainly caught the vintage feel with the gorgeous image.
Will be heading over to look at your challenge on Monday,can anybody join in or do you have to sign up.
I haven't forgot my award,just been so busy and Internet been playing up,hopefully that's fixed now.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend

Deb x

Nicole said...

Great cards! I love that border punch on the top card! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Benzi said...

Love your wreath card and the vintage one, too. I had a good laugh with the SHORT conversation between you and DH. Quick and to the point. Just the same, I love it. Beautiful card front and I think those red branches you punched were perfect. HIDE the cards from hubby!!! LOL

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOVE all those pearls--so beautifuL! What a beautiful card---love what your husband said! Sounds like something my mom would say! LOL! Beautiful cards!

Melanie C said...

Very cute cards. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

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