Thursday, December 22, 2011

Play Date Cafe 112 - Vanilla Snowflake

Oooo, it's almost Christmas!  We are mere days away, and the Play Date Cafe is ready to ring in the holiday with this gorgeous color combo:

Deep red, lime, pine and eggnog...aren't they gorgeous colors?

I've got a clean-and-simple card to show you, using a Flower Fringe Die from Lil' Inker Designs, our fabulous sponsor this week:

My patterned papers come from DCWV Christmas Combo mini pack.  I'm so happy they matched our challenge colors perfectly!

It's fun playing with the Fringe Flower die (thank you, Laura!), sent to me by Lil' Inker Designs.  It's the sweetest flower!  I used eco-friendly felt, found at JoAnn's.  It's a polyester made with recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.  I followed the clear directions on the tutorial provided by LID, and voila!  A little flower was born.  The snowflake you see behind it is from the Martha Stewart Himalayan Snowflake punch (I am really getting my money's worth from that), adorned with pearls.

My touch of lime green comes from this ribbon, found in a $1 Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demo.

Our challenge will last for TWO weeks, to give our design team some vacation time to spend with loved ones.  And this will give YOU a chance to play with us, too, during the holiday festivities.  For more details, head over to the Play Date Cafe.

I wish you all a blessed, peaceful, joyful Christmas!


Paper:  white - PTI; Very Vanilla - SU; patterned paper - Christmas Combo - DCWV
Punches:  Doily Lace Edge, Himalayan Snowflake - Martha Stewart; corner rounder - SU
Other:  vanilla felt; pearls; ribbon scrap


Pauline said...

Oh Colleen, this is just beautiful! I love the felt flower, and the beautiful ribbon, the papers and the pretty punched border and pearls!

Have a wonderful Christmas Colleen!

Donna B. said...

This is such a pretty card Colleen! I just love that felt flower-it is gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

farmhouse-story said...

what a fab card, colleen! beautiful felt flower! merry christmas!

~Tammy~ said...

Just gorgeous! What a beautiful focal center piece to show off! That vanilla felt looks yummy! Beautiful job and you have given PDCC players some wonderful inspiration!

Merry Christmas!

Andrea Ewen said...

Love this soft, delicate and beautiful! The pearls really accent that gorgeous snowflake marvelously! Great job with the colors, too!

Noor Nahdi said...

Such beautiful cards majestically displayed here!!! Thanks Colleen for your sweet comment at my blog,,
Am fine and too busy, how's life on your side??

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautifully, pearl-studded snowflake! LOVE! Merry Christmas!

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Oh this lovely that flower is a true stunner - so much texture and I love the added pearls.

I'm hoping to join in the challenge again this week but lets see!!

Take care


Bonnie said...

What a beautiful flower! And the snowflake with the pearls behind it make for such elegance! All put together in a fantastic card.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I almost missed this post! So, glad I rescued it! This is just so fun! I really like the snowflake behind the flower and the pearls. But, the papers are really great too. Maybe one of these days I will get brave and try a challenge. Probably about the time pigs fly and yes, being from Iowa I do have a pig pin with wings that I love to wear! Again, happy holidaze!

Chris R. from Iowa

Emily Keaton said...

Simply gorgeous, Colleen! That loopy felt flower is perfect as the center to your snowflake, which looks amazing all decked out with pearls. Your clean design is so lovely, too. Great job with those fantastic colors!

Shirley said...

Stunning! I love the snowflake and your colors too! If I am not back before then, a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!!

Lisa Elton said...

WOW!!! This is beautiful Colleen. Love the pretty felt addition to your snowflake!

Unknown said...

That felt flower look so pretty.. And your card is gorgeous..


Ann Schach said...

Adorable snowflake, Collee! I LOVE this card! It is elegantly sweet!

Marlena M. said...

Colleen, this is beautiful! Your colors are dreamy-I love that bow and snowflake/flower combo. ;) Have a blessed Christmas!

Laura Pryor said...

What a BRILLIANT use of the Fringe Flower Die!!! I absolutely LOVE the snowflake behind it! I must try this! Thank you for this beautiful design and fabulous post!

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