Sunday, October 23, 2011

Red & Gold... Is it Christmas yet?

This morning I woke up early as usual and decided to finish a card I have been planning for a few days.

I took the inspiration from this week's Challenge at Meljen's Designs to make another Christmas card.

Well, Christmas... It seems far away but it'll be here in a blink of an eye and the shop and my card stash need to be filled with seasonal goodies as soon as possible.

Red and Gold speak clearly of Christmas, decorations and festive atmosphere but I think they are not "my colors". It's the first time I use such a great part of gold in a card but I think that they look beautiful together.

Here's the card:
Being not a fan of gold, I had troubles in finding a gold paper in my stash. It was in a very old pad of Sizzix Little Sizzles Papers called Classics and of course they were just perfect. There were only a few sheets so I decided not to make more than one sample of this card, so I can save the remaining sheets for other projects that may require gold.
This lovely owl is a digi stamp from Meljen's Designs and I colored it with Copics... yeah... Copics (the red is "more red" than it seems from the picture)! The white part of the hat is glittered with glitter dust while the snow is made with waterfall stickles.

This card was made for Meljen's Designs Challenge # 81 where they request for Red & Gold.

But it's perfect to be entered in a couple of other Christmas Challenges:
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long where they want to see some SPAR-KA-LAY, and I used glitter, stickles, rhinestones and of course gold

and

ABC Christmas Challenge where U is for Unused Stash and both papers and ribbons are so old and never used!!!

The family has now waken up and they need me.

Happy Sunday!

7 comments:

  1. Lovely card, great unused stash of papers! Thanks 4 coming to play with us this week for our U is for Unused Stash @ ABC Christmas Challenge, its so much fun seeing everyone using something they had forgot about or not used yet! we have NO limit on entries, so the more times you play the more chances you have to win! Hugs Samantha

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  2. Such a pretty Christmas-card you made! Thanks for joining us at our Red & Gold-challenge at Meljen's Desgin Team & Challenge Blog!

    Hugs,
    Katja (Meljen's Design Team Member)

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  3. Awww...such a cute card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

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  4. Gorgeous Card! Thanks for playing along with the ABC Christmas Challenge!

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  5. Love your background designer paper. Thanks for sharing on the Meljen's Design Challenge of Red & Gold.

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  6. Red & Gold Christmas card looking so gorgeous i really like it...
    Plastic business cards
    Plastic Card

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  7. Beautiful card! Love the use of red and gold in your Christmas theme!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
    Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

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