Friday, 4 December 2009

I've Relented

I've given in for one post only and for one challenge only. Normal Bah Humbug will resume in future posts lol. As much as I've tried to avoid making Christmas cards with all the festive red and green colours thrown up by challenge sites recently, I have relented and decided not to resist any longer.

This weeks Play Date Cafe challenge had just three colours, red, green and white. Even if I'd tried, it would still look like a Christmas card, so I didn't haha. But what I did do was technique the card to within an inch of it's creative life.

I saw a UTEE technique on Suze Weinberg this week that I wanted to try out, which gave me the texture red and green strip. The bordered edge was a Martha Stewart punch. The background to the wreath is a cut out from spellbinders nesties and then textured with cuttlebugs embossing plates.

The button wreath I saw on this blog and decided to have a go myself. I stamped the title, chomped off one corner and finally it was finished. Definitely not a make-in-minutes card.

Well if I'm only going to make one, I may as well put some effort into it haha. BTW Thank you once again for voting my card from last week's entry as one of the fab four. I've remembered to pop my entitled award on my blog this time :) I'm extremely flattered.


CelticWoman said...

Paul the challenge in this was to use colors that we see all the time this time of the year, you met and exceeded the challenge with your use of great techniques along with red, green and white, thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe. Sandi

Michele said...

Think you should relent a little bit more - this is lovely! Love the wreath x

Julie Ranae said...

We are so appreciative that of all the challenges, you chose ours!

This is a great card! Suze taught at my store a few years back and taught this did her proud!

The Play Date Cafe looooves having you!

Julie said...

Glad you gave in, Paul--your card is fantastic! Love that wreath!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is amazing, you really aced these colors...have a fabulous weekend!

enjoy *~*

Fiona Whitehead said...

such a good card - i love that wreath too

Sarah Anderson said...

Hurray!!! Glad you joined in, we'd miss you if you weren't here! Love the button wreath :)

[And you'll be glad to know next week's colours are not Christmassy at all, but don't tell anyone you got such a hint ;) ]

*Alison* said...

I really like that you added a technique with this card.. Thanks for playing with us at The Cafe.. :) HUGS

Neet said...

Love this - why do I never think of buttons!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is really lovely. Those buttons....ohhhh love 'em.

I'd love to see you come play at 365 Cards. We have a challenge every day! (I'm on the DT there...and the rebel of the bunch, so they say.) We have a blast! Stop by sometime.