November 6, 2010


Hi everyone - happy Saturday! I hope your weekend's going well so far, Shan and I went to see Paranormal Activity 2 today, so my weekend started with a few (ok, a lot) chills! Nothing better than a scary movie for date night!

We have a new hostess at OCC this month and Linda has challenged us to create a card depicting something we're thankful for. My card focuses on Christmas, which is by far my favourite holiday - especially this year when my brother Leroy is coming to stay for 5 weeks - I'm so excited! 
I've had this colour combo in mind for awhile now....Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, & Peach Parfait - it wasn't until I finished the card I realised the inspiration was my Christmas tree colours.

I did add in a little Baja Breeze and Marina Mist for a blast of cool, it really adds to the wintery feel of the card....which I love despite Christmas being in Summer here in NZ! 
My image was coloured with SU! Markers on watercolour paper. I've used glitter and liquid applique accents as well as popping up the scarf.

The snowflake accent was die cut from felt and cardstock which I glittered after running it through my Xyron.   
Inside the card I stamped the image again using Crumb Cake ink and dotted under the sentiment with the fine tip of a marker. More snowflakes and an offcut of the Pear Pizzazz paper finish it off.

Head on over to OCC to see the awesome design team offerings and to link your creation based on something you are thankful for!

Paper & Card: Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz Designer Paper
Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Baja Breeze & Marina Mist
Photo Corner punch
Old Olive button, Sponge Dauber, Copper Cord, Mistletoe Ribbon, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, SU! Markers, Glitter

Stamps: Sending You a Little Christmas - MFT Stamps
Apron Lace - Fiskars
Other: Nestabilities, White Felt, Xyron, Embossing Folder, Let it Snowflake Die-namic - MFT, Liquid Applique


  1. Precious! Love your snowy accenting! :)

  2. Another sweet card! How fab that your brother is coming home for Christmas! Something definitely worth being thankful about! Hugs xxaxx

  3. What a fabulous card, Sarah! Your image is darling and so beautifully colored. The Liquid Applique is perfect for the trim on her hat and boots! The inside of your card is wonderful too! Thanks for playing along in my challenge this week and wishing you a wonderful holiday visit with your brother!


  4. Wow, your Christmas cards are fabulous


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