Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Pair of Purple Trees

I bet you love color, love to see how one color looks with another color.  Love to see what colors the designer paper companies are featuring.  How thrilling it is when they pick your favorite combinations.  Isn't playing with colors one the best things about paper crafting.
Well, I love purple, from the deepest violet to the palest lavender and every shade in between.  So it drives me bonkers when I try to post the cards I make that are mainly purple.  They never look right.  They look more blue than purple.  But this time I've gotten closer to the actual colors than ever before.   However the paper with the small print on it is showing a little too blue so use your imagination to see it as purple.  Maybe squinting will help.  
Because I love purple I was thrilled to see that this week's Cat's Pajama challenge was a color challenge to use aqua, ice blue and lavender.  And how equally fortuitous for me to have just received a package of Creative Memories papers that feature those colors.  Wohoo!  Some days it just comes together.
Have you seen the newest dies from the Cat's Pajama.   On the first card I used the "Icing" cut up and the snowflake cut up.  I'm loving them both, and dying for a Hostess cupcake or Snowball.  Is it me or has the paper crafting community gone out of its way to make me want to eat cupcakes whenever I go on-line?

For  the second card I used some Glitzy Glitter on the snowflake, I'm telling you that snowflake is just yummy.  Isn't it just perfect for winter cards?  I think so. 

Here's the deets:
stamp - The Cat's Pajama "Your Gift"
ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
paper - MFT perfect panels for image; SU Orchid Opulence for card base and mats; MFT Sno-cone for mats and snowflakes; Creative Memories "Cheerful Winter" dp
miscellaneous - The Cat's Pajama's "Snowflake" and "Icing" Cut Ups; MFT "Doily" die-namic; copics; snowflake charm; glitzy glitter, SU corner punch; TCP Divine twine; MFT ribbon; Viva pen for pearls on 1st snowflake; lavender embroidery floss on second card

Here's the challenges:
The Cat's Pajama TCP Tuesday 137 - colors - aqua, ice blue, and lavender
Crazy for Challenges C4C66 - sketch 1st card
Raise the Bar #46 - Trees
Just Add Ink #46 - Critters
Paper Cutz #7 - use 2 patterned papers
Stampin' B #87 - use turquoise, purple and something
Sew Many Cards #34 - Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again


  1. Gorgeous purple papers. Wonderful designs. I love that lacy circle. Thanks for playing along at Paper Cutz

  2. I love the color combo! So vibrant! The ice blue softens it so nicely. Beautiful cards.

    Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Challenges.


  3. A great non-traditional color combo for the holidays. It works!! Thanks for sharing with Paper Cutz Challenge.

  4. Chris so FABULOUS, love that die and how you used it!!

  5. Love those big snowflakes and a very pretty card.
    Thanks for playing at Sew Many cards Challenges...

  6. Lovely... I just love the snowflake. So pretty :)
    Thanks for joining us at SMC Challenge this week. Hope you will join us next week .. hugs :)

  7. I love your card. I love the circle die and your embellishment!

  8. Love the purple trees!!! The snowflake and the charm are awesome too!

  9. Ooh, very pretty. Your purple was captured beautifully in those trees. Gorgeous card and you worked well with the Stampin B's color challenge. So glad you played along.

  10. way cute- love that purple and fab dies on both-that snowflake is gorgeous!

  11. two gorgeous cards, Chris. love the purple trees.

  12. oh Chris this is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so much for playing along with my color challenge :)


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