Monday, February 4, 2013

Festive Friday #1

Hello all!

Hope everyone had a nice restful weekend!

I am so excited to share this challenge with you today. It's brand new and this is the first one. It's all about creating Christmas projects through out the year, so that you are not bombarded right at the busiest time of the year trying to get cards and other projects done. If you want to take a peek or join in, it's at Festive Friday Blog. The design team there has made some really gorgeous samples.

I am all over that as I love Christmas projects all year long, and right now I am especially still loving them, because I am not over this past Christmas yet. I have new Christmas stamps I haven't even played with yet. And it's still cold outside! I can't put up my snowflakes and snowmen just yet!

Anyway, this first challenge is a color challenge using only red, white and silver. I had no idea where I was going to get silver as I am not a metallic kind of girl :) But I all of a sudden remembered getting a pack of silver paper free with something, so viola! I had my silver! Yay!

So here is the beautiful inspiration swatch for the challenge:

And here is my card with my swanky silver paper in there :)

The paper is from Recollections. The swanky silver stuff is from Stampin' Up! The ornament stamp and die are from Stampin' Up! The poinsettia is a Spellbinders die and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The lacey doily I cut out with my Cameo.

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Kay :)


  1. Ohoooo, love the doily you made,and that pretty paper. So many beautiful things to look at. Love this!

  2. Kay, your layers here couldn't be lovelier!!! So glad to hear your excitement about the challenge and so happy to see this gorgeous creation as an entry! I've enjoyed looking at your other creations, too, and saw your 'Muse' card...I actually voted for that one!!! I thought it was so pretty! Hope I can play along there sometime...looks so fun! Anyway...thanks so much for joining in with us at Festive Friday and adding to the inspiration there!!!

  3. Gorgeous! You have such a good eye for composition!

  4. Very pretty, Kay! I'm going to have to check out that challenge!

  5. Oh my GOSH, Kay, this is STUNNING!!! I have to admit, the silver is something that would totally stump me - and I picked the colours! haha... but I love how you managed just a hint of it in there, and all of your layers work so well together. I LOVE the two toned poinsettia, too!! This is just SO beautiful, thank you so much for playing with us at Festive Friday - I hope we'll see you again!

  6. This card is just breathtaking... I adore every single detail!

  7. Oh my goodness, Kay! Your love of Christmas sure shines on this card. You've done a spectacular job on creating a beauty! Love the hint of the silver. And the stamping and dies you've used work perfectly. Wow! Fantastic!

  8. This card is absolutely should be framed. All your layers just come together beautifully...this is a true work of art! Thank you for sharing! :0)

  9. This card is complete belongs in a magazine. Love all of the incredible details and elements. Perfectly beautiful Kay.

  10. Such a pretty card, love the beautiful layering. The doily is so intricate, love it!


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