Friday, December 7, 2012

Retro, Colour Q, CAS-ual Snowflakes

I hope you don't mind if I combine a few challenges - time is at a premium these days and I really wanted to play along.

I have been trying to find time all week to use retro-sketches #40  - I love the linear, graphic design and really wanted to play with it.

I had a number of blue snowflakes hanging around my desk - they are leftover from another project I can't show you until next week, but when I saw the Colour Q Challenge #166 palette, I was happy to use them up.

The Simon Says Stamp challenge is to use snowflakes, so I am linking up there as well.

Finally, I saw the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge this morning to feature a knot.

CFC81: Create a Clean And Simple project that features a knot or knots.

I just have to point out that this is the first time I have successfully masked and inked 2 colors with a wood block stamp (yes, I know a few out there just gasped hearing I actually own a few wood block stamps knowing about my aversion to them LOL).

The card is pretty simple with a couple of sizes of Martha Stewart punches, a Penny Black stamp, Color Box Blue Lagoon Chalk Ink, Memento Nautical Blue ink, Fishtail Flag Die-namic, Really Reasonable Ribbon blue Baker's Twine, and a turquoise jingle bell rounding out the supplies.

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. You can do anything and everything. You rock star you. LOL And let's not pick on wood mount stamps, please! hee hee

  2. Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  3. This is beautiful! I love the colors you chose.

  4. What?! You masked with a wooden stamp? That's crazy talk! Things were so much more difficult back then, weren't they? Love the blues on your snowy card!

  5. Fantastic job combining all three challenges! Gorgeous card! That little jingle bell is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. A beautiful card, such wonderful colours and details - your vellum snowflakes are sensational.

    hugs Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  7. Fabulous card! Love the design and all the different shades of blue! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

  8. I love this! So perfect for the sketch! Thanks for playing along at Retro Sketches!

  9. Great snowflakes. Love your card. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at the colourQ!

  10. These vellum snowflakes are wonderful and I love the little bell. Masking masking wooden stamps? Such impressive results! Thanks for your visit and kind words ... Anita in France :)

  11. Love your snowflakes and the layout you used to show them off!! A wonderful knotted twine with the jingle bell...sweet!! So happy you took the time to join the challenge this week at CAS-ual Fridays:)!!


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