"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Saturday, November 26, 2011

twinkle....

Hey there!! Another Saturday is here and a new Less is More challenge.  This week Chrissie and Mandi are challenging us to use bling on our projects.  And when I saw the challenge I had the perfect stamp in mind, too!  I'm also putting this card in to the current CR84FN challenge to use green, tan and brown.   The layout comes from a Clean & Simple sketch from several weeks ago.    I had been struggling to find an idea for the CR84FN challenge, but this week's LIM challenge turned out to be the perfect match for me!! 



The stamps I used for my card are from Penny Black.   A wood-mounted stamp called Reverie and the clear set, Let It Snow.  I stamped the image using Memento Rich Cocoa on Rustic Cream cardstock and then diecut it using a Spellbinders small circle die.  The patterned paper is from Stampin Up! (the Frostwood Lodge pack) and was also diecuting using a Spellbinders circle die.  Some additional Rustic Cream was diecut using a Spellbinders Grommet Tag die and then I stamped the sentiment "twinkle" on it using Nick Bantock's Sapmoss Green ink and then I spiffed up the tag with the ribbon, twine and buttons.  The bling (green, brown and clear) was applied to the tree randomly.   I absolutely love how the card turned out!!   I will also be linking this up with the Buttons Galore & More linky party.  I realize it is a bit non-traditional for a Christmas card, but I will, in fact, be using it as such.

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI kraft & rustic cream; Stampin Up! Garden Green; DP:  Stampin Up!; Stamps:  Penny Black; Ribbon:  PTI dark choc.; Buttons:  DeNami Design; Twine; Rhinestones:  KaiserCraft & Hero Arts; Spellbinders Dies; Inks:  Memento Rich Cocoa & Nick Bantock Sapmoss Green

34 comments:

Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, love all the gems...

Diane said...

Love the colour combination you've used xx

Valerie said...

Gorgeous card Rosie, love the tree stamp:)
Val x

Pauline said...

This is lovely, the little peep of gingham is the perfect touch of pattern! Love the bling on the tree, a great Christmas card.

Christine said...

Where do you find all these gorgeous ideas? It's a great card again just like the card from yesterday!!
Christine

Mandi said...

Oh yummy yummy twinkly tree
Fabulous

thanks so much
mandi LIM

Jenny said...

Oh this is perfect Rosemary and I love those colours together :)
Traditional or not...it's a beautiful card :)
Jenny x

Saints Rule! said...

So pretty Rosemary! I love those rich colors!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Cute card Rosemary! Love the little balls sprinkled about and the green stamped sentiment! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi Rosi
Love this ....you have put such a modern take on your card ...the stamp is Gorgeous......
Have a nice Day...
Hugs sylvie
xx

Sue Lelli said...

Rosemary, you are so right! This is the perfect card for our colors! LOVE the bling and LOVE the Twinkle! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Zoechaos said...

Great card fabulous colours XOXO Zoe

Beryl K said...

Gorgeous card
Beryl x

Loli said...

Hola Rosigirl:D, thank you for your comment, i'm glad to see you:D.
SO, so, so elegant card Rosemary, fantastic bling tree, beautiful colours:D.
Well done Rosemary.
A hug from Palma

Kathyk said...

Fab card and - loving that twinkle!

Kathyk

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I love this tree with all it's twinkles!!! Love your work! I just became a fan!
Mackie

Chrissie said...

Just fabulous Rosemary... lots of lovely bling here!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful, Rosemary! I love your tree and all the lovely gems! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

gg nurse said...

Love the gingham & all the bling!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love all the fun gems and the elevated sentiment tag. This "twinkles"!

Suze Bain said...

Fabulous blingy tree! and a great layout. xx

Susan said...

Rosemary, this is just beautiful! I love the rustic feel with the colors you used and the bit of twine. Very pretty work!

Debgem said...

Wonderful!!! I do like the simplicity of the design and the sparkle on the tree. Brilliant card. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Lynne said...

Fabulous Rosie. Love the colour combo and lots of lovely bling.
Lynne xxx

Elise said...

Ooooooooow, BABY! You are a button using ROCKSTAR! I'm pretty sure non-traditional Christmas is STILL, in fact, CHRISTMAS - and I am LOVING your use of ALL of the materials in this divine hunk of craftapalusa! YOU, my dear - shine BRIGHTER than this tree, and THAT'S saying something! {!} xoxoxo!

Viv said...

Fab-u-lous Rosemary,just love everything about it :O)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful tree!

Linby said...

Just gorgeous and great bling.
Linbyx

Hello From Texas said...

Ohhhh... how do I get on your Christmas card mailing list?? **wink**
Great card Rosemary. I just love all that bling. It has a rustic feel even with the bling! Well done!!

Carole xx

Lisa Lara said...

Oh Wow Rosi....just look at this. What a wonderful creation. Oh I love all the bling. That is such a great idea. I love your combination of the clear, green and brown. Wow.

kingstonmama said...

That's a lot of bling! I love your tree. :) Most of my Christmas cards have been non-traditional this year. Makes things interesting. I think this will make a wonderful Christmas card. Ann

Lisa said...

What a sweet twinkling tree...CUTE!

Karen said...

Gorgeous colours and use of gems is fab Karen x

Brenda said...

I love this colour combo Rosemary! That checkered paper matting your image looks divine! Love the bling!