Friday, March 26, 2021

Christmas Blues & Grey


 I've been trying to use my designer paper stash for the past year without buying more. It's clearly been an addiction I needed to get a grip on as I have enough paper to supply a little store of my own! For today's card, I'm using SU! (r) Winter Frost dsp along with some Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay. The sentiment and snowflake die set is from Reasonable Craft Dies and I placed the snowflakes randomly along with assorted gemstones and bits. I know it's not the usual Christmas color combination, but I like it! It's an easy design to mass produce so I will most likely be making many different colors of this design for my Christmas card stash.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

 the March Rudolph Days Challenge - make a Christmas card

 the Jingle Bells Friday Challenge - Holiday Cards to Die For (use dies)

Thanks for the visit, and I wish you a fantastic weekend!

Carol

22 comments:

Kate said...

I love this colour combination! And your gems add such lovely interest and glamour to your card - and a fair bit of sparkle too I imagine!

Aquarius said...

A great Christmas card which I'm sure will look good in a variety of colours

crafty-stamper said...

Great Christmas card Carol love the curved die and P.paper.I was sorting out one of my drawers of paper last night and got rid of loads of little odments goodness know what I thought they would be useful for!!!
Carol x

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
Happy rudolf Day.
I can relate to having lots of papers too.
I love your card and the colours are so pretty.
Great design ing as always.
Thank you for joining the Rudolf Challenge.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Stampsnob. said...

That feels frosty Nice job .....Lis

Maria said...

A beautiful Christmas card! Such pretty snowflakes in lovely color! And, great design!

Donna said...

Striking card and color combo!

Liz said...

Super Christmas card, Carol. I've got plenty of designer paper too, enough to last several lifetimes! lol xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

Your card is so gorgeous! I love the blue and gray together.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

I really like that colour combo Carol, a beautiful design for your card too. Haven't we all got too much paper, that we HAD to have hahahah Good for you in using it!
Faith x

Claire said...

Pretty design and I love the turquoise sentiment banner, the colour pops and draws the eye. Snowflakes are magical and definitely make for a special Christmas card x

Wendy said...

Love, love, love!! This is absolutely beautiful, Carol! Great colors and pretty papers make for a lovely holiday card! Well done on the challenge! :)

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful colours Carol and love that Merry Christmas die. xx

cotnob said...

A beautiful Christmas card Carol, lovely dies and pretty colour combination.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Brenda said...

Ha! I have the same issue with all my paper Carol, maybe we should open a little shop together. lol I am so in love with this card! I love the color combo too, it's beautiful. Love that sentiment strip and the way it curves like that. The snowflakes above it are perfect with it and I love the paper you used at the bottom. This one is a keeper for sure and I hope you make more. Hugs, Brenda

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

A very elegant card, Carol! LOVE how the pretty paper matches the sentiment border, great colours combo. Love the unusual colours, they make the card very elegant!! The snowflakes look so pretty mixed with the gems and the tiny diecuts!
I don't own too much paper, but I realize that I tend to not use the pads I have. I will try to use them more, thanks for the inspiration.
Biggest hugs ever and stay strong! Enjoy your days!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A gorgeous card and I love the sentiment die that you've used.

Sue xx

linda said...

I love the non-traditional colours, the pretty snowflakes and the very lovely sentiment die! thank you so much for playing along with the Rudolph Days Challenge for March!
Linda, DT

SmilynStef said...

Yep, I've got some designer paper issues in my studio to ... lovely papers to use with it ... love the scattering of snowflakes. So glad you joined us with your to-die-for holiday card at Jingle Belles.

scrappymo! said...

This card is so pretty, Carol. The papers are lovely and this is a very versatile design!

I think it would be regular mail as well so that is always good.

Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

Janice M said...

This is so pretty! I love all the snowflake die cuts. I need to follow your lead and stop buying paper too!! Have way more than i can use in this lifetime and yet i see pretty paper and it seems to just follow me home!

lauren bergold said...

that beautiful curvy sentiment is the perfect way to divide this card, and i adore the color combination! so pleased you could join our diecutting fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)