Friday, November 27, 2015

Just Because....

it's the day after Thanksgiving, doesn't mean I won't be entering a card in Day #27 (Non-traditional colours) of Beccy's Place Month of Holiday Cards Challenge.  Just because I carried all the stuff I usually have on my dining room table upstairs so there would be room for stuffing instead, doesn't mean I can't go up and bring a bit back down.  And just because I now have a table full of clean china and silver waiting to be put away, 

doesn't mean I couldn't find a little bit of time and space to make this card:

I found these 2 small pieces of DP in a bag of scraps from Christmas Past.  This is why I don't throw even the tiniest pieces away.  You never know when they will be just the ones you need.  I distressed all the edges and mounted them on scraps of deep purple CS.  The stamps on the front sentiment panel are CTMH, stamped in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd generation.   The snowflake swirls on the inside are also CTMH, but the sentiments are from SNS.  The ribbon, which ties this gate fold card shut, wraps around the back and right front of the card, covered with a piece of the CS to help secure it.  And, finally, I added a few purple gems.

Additional challenges:
Fairy Tale Challenge #131 - Christmas without Red or Green
Jingle Belles Challenge - Holiday Leftovers (use scraps)
Polkadoodles Challenge Week #47 - White + 1 color
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #137 - Frosty Christmas
DRS Designs Challenge #202 - Let the Holidays Begin
Star Stamps Challenge - Lots of Layers
Cards in Envy - Extra Layers
Pile It On Challenge #96 - Fancy Folds
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #211 - Anything Goes

Guess I'll get those unwelcome items on the table put away and return it to my craft space.


  1. I love the layout and the colours are stunning!
    Hugz Tinz

  2. I love your post Debi... it gave me quite a chuckle! I think all that extra work you did just proves that you're a dedicated crafter. And the gorgeous card you ended up with shows that it was well worth the effort. Fabulous!

  3. This is SO pretty, Debi. Thanks so much for stopping by to share your talents with us. It is always such a blessing to have you join us, and I want you to know how grateful I am. Have a blessed week, and please join us again real soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Adorable and sweet creation, gorgeous image and colours are lovely.xx
     { aNNie}

  5. Lovely design, Debi, especially since you had to shuffle things around on your table to find crafting space. lol Love the visual image that gives me. :-D

  6. Gorgeous fancy fold card Debi! Love your color choice too! Thanks so much for joining us at Cards in Envy!

  7. Beautiful layout and fold. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 211th AG challenge! Blessings, Carole

  8. Love the way you did the panels and the colors are wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing this with us in the DRS Designs Challenge, Debi. Hugz

  9. what a great use of scraps AND i loooooooooooooove that rich pink & brown color palette! (wow!) thanks for joining in our feast of "holiday leftovers" at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  10. Your card is so PRETTY! Love the color combo!!
    Thank You for joining us last week at PIO!!
    Hope to see you again!
    Have a GREAT day!

  11. Love the colors, layers and design of your card! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  12. What a fun fold and unique colors ... so very glad you joined us with your holiday leftovers at Jingle Belles.

  13. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

  14. I really like how you've used pink and white for your Christmas card. It's nice to see different colours to the traditional. Thanks for entering the Polkadoodles challenge this fortnight, Jackie DT x

  15. This is very pretty! I like your non-traditional color choices. Thanks so much for joining our White Plus One other Color challenge at Polkadoodles. Julie, DT member

  16. wonderful card and love the inside too!! how cool!! thanks for playing with Cards In Envy!!!


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