Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Contemporary Christmas

Hello there, I'm a bit late with my post for the new challenge over at Make My Monday chosen by team mate Jan who would like to see a creation with a Contemporary Christmas theme which means no traditional red, green and gold.
I decided on lilac and blue for my card as I came across some pearly diamond patterned card in my card box that must have been there for nearly 10 years! I'm trying to use up some of my bits so this was ideal for the snowflake design I had in mind.
Here's what I made and I hope you like it as it's very simple compared to my usual creations.

I used 2 Sissix snowflake dies to cut out the large and small snowflakes from the pearly card which has a lovely shimmer to it.
I covered my card blank with some lilac patterned paper from the Polka Doodles Angelberry Christmas CD.
I then used a Hero Arts border stamp to make a border strip with Memento Sweet Plum ink, stamping on white card.
I assembled the card as you see, adding the die cut snowflakes with foam pads for a little dimension.

Sorry for my lack of visiting lately, we've had a very busy time getting my younger daughter ready to move into her London accommodation which finally happened at the weekend and hopefully I will have a bit more time for blogging than I have over the last few weeks.
Fliss xx

Some challenges for my card:
Songbird - Die Another Day (Use One or More Dies on your creation)
Clear It Out - Anything Goes Stash Item: Add A Snowflake
Creative Craft Challenge - Non Traditional Christmas Colours
Use It Tuesdays - Anything Goes With Hoarded Stash (Pearl Card used for snowflakes around 10 years old)


Fandhmum said...

Very elegant and beautiful colours
Rosie x

Paper Profusion said...

Really pretty Fliss with soft feminine colours. Nicola x

Sarah said...

This is great! Simple and elegant! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, and the cold colours are just right. Valerie

Deborah said...

10 years - I can relate to that, Fliss :-)It's a lovely card, very cool and elegant.

Wiola said...

Wow, this card is amazing. So beautiful. I saw it at Make My Monday.

butterfly said...

Very nice - like the delicate colours and the pearly shimmer, and it's a lovely snowflake. Hope your daughter is settling in, and that you can have a well-deserved rest before the Christmas onslaught!!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Such a delicate air to this - gorgeous.

Jacqueline said...

Love your giant snowflake Fliss - gorgeous colours too - Jacqueline xx

Jessica said...

I love your color choices for non-traditional Christmas colors, simply perfect for making snow! Thanks for joining in at Use it Tuesday.