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Oct 26, 2010

Challenges and Links

I belong to another group on Yahoo and we do different weekly challenges.  This one was a Color Challenge: Rose Red, Always Artichoke and So Saffron.  I decided to go a little "out of the box" and use these colors for a Christmas card.  This is the card that I sent to my partner, Rose.  I used a couple of DP patterns from SU embossing one with a Snowflake embossing folder.  The Tree and Bird image are from Annabelle Stamps (Santa's Star).  I masked the tree and then stamped the bird image.  I pape pieced the tree stand and added Sprinkles to the tree.  I also used a snowflake punch (MS) and punched out two snowflakes, glittered them and layered them together with an Artichoke brad.  The other punch is also a MS punch.

Here is the card that I received back from Rose:

Isn't this just adorable!  I love the image she used (Cat's Pajamas) and the great little touches like the pearl necklace, paper piecing and the optional sentiment she included for me to use on the inside of the card. 

Now for a few links:  This is a link to my little Granddaughter, Coleen's blog that I started for her.  There are only a couple of enteries so far but we'll do more as time goes on.  Hope you'll take a peek.

Also I have a personal blog (Wishes, Dreams and Other Things) that has a cute video of Coleen on it that I took earlier this month that's worth a peek.  In the future I may post these type of things on her blog.  She would love to have some comments.


  1. Two fabulous cards Ida.......Love your colours o both!

  2. Fun creations...got a chuckle out of the cheerio sentiment and the hat on the kitty! Even a pearl necklace. She is ready for the perfect tea party for sure!

  3. What a fun challenge! Like the little cute scene you created with the birdie and tree!
    Very cute card from Rose! Love the Kitty's pearls here too!