Hi Everyone. Happy Monday.
Well, I had promised you an Ornamental Pine card today... cos I know you are all suffering withdrawal symptoms from not seeing one fora while. However, I changed my mind when I saw the challenge across at Merry Mondays.
It's the fabulous Kathy's turn to host the challenge and she has a fabulous Bingo challenge for us.
I went vertically on the first column. Red, die cut and sparkle. I mean, have you ever known me run away from a sparkle challenge :-)
I used an old parcel die, I think it's from Papertrey ink? I paired it with some SU shimmer and gold specialty paper and the new stars embossing folder from the SU Holiday mini catalog. Of course, I had to bring out my Lil Inker stitched dies :-)
Here's my card:
I love that pop of red with the slick gold and think the textures work really well together. I also love the stars on the embossed background. The vanilla card stock makes me think of strawberries and cream :-)
I hope you will join the challenge at Merry Monday this week. We'd love to see what you do with the fabulous bingo challenge.
On a personal note:
I'm so happy to report that I have received 4 boxes of cards so far for our Cards for a Cause 2014 card drive. Many, many, thanks to Colleen B, Colleen T, Gill and Brenda. Their cards are fabulous and I can't wait to share some of them with you. I know I have said it before, but I will say it again... I really do have some of the most amazing blog followers. As we are still 5 weeks away from the dealine, you have plenty of time to join these fabulous laides and submit you cards for the drive. Need more details? Check out my blog post here
For the nature lovers amongst you, I have a couple of photos to share with you tonight.
I caught sight of this guy slithering his way around our screened in porch. This afternoon he was sunning himself on the driveway :-) He's pretty big.... well, actually very long - he's over 3 feet. So he's been around a while, and I can't tell you how happy we are that he has decided to call our little piece of suburban paradise home.
- card stock: 120# vanilla - Gina K
- Stamp set: Furry Christmas (SSS)
- Dies: Parcel (PTI). Stitched rectangle (Lil Inker)
- Paper: Red glimmer, gold (SU)
- Ink: Memento Black