Thursday, November 11, 2010

Pure Purple Holiday Ornaments

Before we get to the Christmas cards, I first want to say a note of thanks, on this Rememberance Day 2010, to the soldiers of days past who fought for my freedom so that I wouldn't have to kow the tears and terrors of a war-torn world.

Thank-you for your conviction, your courage and your sacrifices.

Without you, my life could have been very, very different.


Now, we kick off the Christmas card season!  I wanted to play in the Clean&Simple fall-to sketch challenge #115 this week.  My Christmas card follows this sketch:

You can do a lot with this one: Leaves, snowflakes, cupcakes, candles, mittens, stars, wrapped gifts, gingerbread men! - lots and lots of things!  I chose to do ornaments.  The Just Cute Bears Challenge #39 for the same week is "black, white plus one other colour".  I didn't have bears that I could do in repetition, so I can't participate in that challenge but I did use the idea!

This Christmas card is a mix of handstamped plus a paper die cut.  I had to use my stamp-a-ma-jig from Stampin' Up! to get those ornaments placed.  I also used the perfect polka-dots embossing folder on the paper die cut ornament.  (I finally own that embossing folder!)

I like the non-traditional Christmas colour scheme here with the purple.  I'm still finding my stamping legs, but I will never abandon my paper die cut passion!  What do you think?  Is this a happy mix?


  1. Lovely note of thanks and pretty purple card!!

  2. Oh...this is so pretty!

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I see that we are neighbours (you on one side of Toronto and me on the other).




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