Monday, December 1, 2014

It's a Wonderful Life

With a title like that, you'd think that I'd be posting a Christmas card today, wouldn't you?  Nope.  Like Mary Mary, I like to be quite contrary, and today's card features one of those cockleshells Mary had in her garden.

But no silver bells.  When I was little, I don't know why, but I thought "cockleshells" was a bad word.  Anyway, I love that sentiment stamp from Perfect Pennants and I'm so glad I got Gorgeous Grunge, even if I waited about a year after everyone else bought it before I jumped on the stamp wagon.  I also love me some purple, so I was happy to see the palette provided by Colour Me...!

Not just one, but TWO purples, and Coastal Cabana to boot.  Be still my heart ;)  My coral stamp is inked in Perfect Plum and rock 'n' rolled in Elegant Eggplant, and I used Candy Dots in both colors too.  Because I love Candy Dots.  Man, this card is just full of things I love.

Speaking of that, here's one of my favorite sketch challenges, Freshly Made:

I think the thing that took the longest in making this card was fussy cutting the seashell.  Other than that, easy peasy!

Well, I've got a laundry list of things to do today so I'd better get with it.  Cheers, peeps!

Supplies, all SU!
Stamps:  By the Tide, Gorgeous Grunge, Perfect Pennants
Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Perfect Plum, Elegant Eggplant, Rose Red
Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories:  Regals Candy Dots, white baker's twine, Dimensionals


Hayley Kew said...

Three of my favourite stamp sets! FABulous job :) Thanks so much for taking the time out to share with us this week at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Neets B said...

Great use of the challenge colours and I love that sentiment. What did we ever do without Gorgeous Grunge? It's so versatile and great for filling in too. Thanks for playing along at Colour Me...!

Anita x (Guest Designer)

Claire Creates Cards said...

Christy, this is beautiful! I love the beach! Such a fun way to use the colors! Thank you for joining us at Colour Me...! this week! XX

Jen Mitchell said...

This is so pretty. These colors are perfect for your marine-styled card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

CCsMom said...

Yes, I DO love the colors together. Seems like the blue is one of those great colors that goes with so much. AWESOME job!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Gorgeous! I love how you've used these challenge colours - they look like they were made for this sketch challenge. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

Julia said...

Sorry for being so late commenting on your wonderful card! I love your sentiment and the calm and peaceful images you used to go with it. A truly spiritual card.

Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

CMCC Design Team