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Bundled Up for Paper Players #421

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's my pleasure to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's theme week.  I thought the theme was perfect for those of you who are (like me) procrastinators... and still have Christmas cards to make?   Please don't tell me that I am the only person who still needs to finish their Christmas cards!

Here's the challenge - with another awesome badge from Nance.

Isn't that just gorgeous?  Nance really does an amazing job of finding photo inspirations for our badges and this one reminds me of a Hallmark Christmas movie!
For my card, I decided to use Laurie's challenge colors from a couple of weeks ago; Smoky Slate, Poppy Parade and So Saffron.  And... it all began with a snowman. :-)
I stamped my snowman in grey and then colored his scarf and the berries from the holly.  I stamped the sentiment - really meant (I think) for the inside, onto the front.  It is such a gorgeous sentiment and I thought it deserved to have center stage.  Somehow, it just felt right with this image.
Here's my card: BundledUpPP (1 of 1)
I know this is a pretty unconventional color scheme for Christmas, but it's the second Christmas card I have made with these colors.... so, it must have struck a chord with me somewhere!
I hope you will join us and play along this week.  As usual, the amazing design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

YAY!  I managed to go into my craft room and make.... let me count them..... two... yes, two cards.   I know it doesn't sound like much, but it's more than I have made in the last 4 weeks!  Consequently, I will have some cards to share with you this week.

I also finished decorating the house.  It was already feeling nice and cozy, but needed just a couple of finishing touches.   This year, we ended up with a red and gold theme.  Now, I have to tell you, I am NOT a gold person.   I don't even wear gold jewellery... but there was something about a cushion that I saw at Pier 1 that just sold me on this color scheme.  Also, it fits really well with the gorgeous angels that we have had since we moved into our "new" house in 2012.  I will be sharing some photos with the Christmas cards later this week.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe: 

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White - 80# and 110#
  • Stamps:  Penny Black, Bundled Up