Saturday, October 6, 2012

Peace on Earth in Plum

This is my second post today.  It's just a short scroll
down for this week's Dynamic Duos challenge.

I love it when challenges come together!  This week's Merry Monday Challenge is a great sketch but also leaves it wide open to almost anything.  So I thought I'd get some help from Christmas Cards All Year Round which had two options but I decided to go for the non-traditional color option.  Then I got stuck again.  I don't use plum much, so I decided to add in this week's Play Date Cafe - black, white and a splash of plum.

Having said all of that, I'm still not sure about this card.  I was going for elegant, but I'm thinking it's just dark.  But if I'm going to use my wonderful silver glimmer paper - you're going to see it - it's too wonderful to waste!!

Peace on Earth in Plum



Remember the snow on my swing yesterday?  Check out today...


This is Andrew at 7:45 a.m. on a Saturday scraping off a layer of ice before I take him to an 8 hour OUTDOOR marching band rehearsal.  Brrrr!!  

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Greetings of the Season, Ornament Keepsakes
  • Paper: Stampin' Up black dsp, Silver Glimmer
  • Ink: Stampin' Up black, Perfect Plum
  • Accessories: Silver cord, Perfect Plum button

31 comments:

Allisa said...

I love it! A lot of purple Christmas cards come out of this card room! The bling is a great touch! Getting colder here too.....I had to get a jacket this morning for my craft room...no way am I turning on the heat yet!

snappy scrappy said...

Love your card...so pretty!! Lee-Ann :)

LeAnne said...

No, no, not too dark at all! Tres elegant!!!!! So glad you could incorporate the Merry Monday sketch into it, too!
I am amazed by your frost!!! Yikes!

Lesley said...

I agree with LeAnne, not too dark, I love the elegance of your card! It is gorgeous Kim. Sorry to hear about the frost...yikes! We have been blessed with sunny days here!

Vicky Hayes said...

Oh lovely Kim - plum and silver really is a winning combination!

anya said...

Ooohhh! Kim, this is so pretty! I just love that silver glimmer paper and paired with the purple it is most definitely a winner! Thank you for joining us for this week's Play Date Cafe color challenge!

Karren said...

This is lovely, Kim. It looks really elegant on the screen and probably even better again IRL.

Narelle Farrugia said...

Stunning and so very elegant! Love, love, love this card Kim. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

Jenny said...

A beautiful card Kim, those colours really suit Christmas..... very chic :0)
Jenny x

Carrie Gaskin said...

I really like the choices of colours you used for this, so crisp and sophisticated! Great job on the Merry Monday sketch. Thanks for playing along.

Tiffany Bauer said...

WOW!! This is beautiful!!! I just love these colors together too!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #79 with a link back to your blog on 10-7-12. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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Mynnette said...

This is AMAZING!!!! LOVE the bling and the glitter paper accents--this is absolutely stunning! I hope you come play along with me at Technique Tuesday! I also have a DT call on my personal blog for a new challenge starting in January if you're interested! :)

Michelle said...

Beautiful, beautiful Christmas card, Kim!

Kathy Humphrey said...

Oh my what a beautiful card! And Oh My ice on the windshield?! Awful!!:)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Oh Kim! This is definitely not dark! You have achieved the elegant look you were going for! Love it! Hugs xxx

Pauline said...

Oh my word, you had snow already?? At least you have a happy little helper!
I love your fabulous elegant Christmas card, those baubles are beautiful, I've had my eye on them for some time now!

Quip1320 said...

Stunning card! WOW!

Bonnie said...

Definitely, very elegant, Kim! That Glimmer is beautiful with the Plum! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

nitestamper said...

Simply darling!!!!
i love the glimmer strip- it really pops!!!
tfs:)

Laurie said...

That glitter makes me so happy! This card is Gorgeous!! And I am a tad jealous of the Colorado snow! I wish I was there! :)

Linda Callahan said...

This is just gorgeous! So classy - and sparkly :) Us that cold weather headed east? Time to break out the socks and ,mittens!

Aileen said...

I'd say it looks very elegant. Love all the silver shimmer with the plum.

Oh my look at your frost, we've been experiencing lots of sunshine and relatively mild weather. Brrr don't want to think of frost and snow! x

Alison Barclay said...

Extraordinary card!! I love it to bits!! So elegant, clean yet it has the sparkle to bring in the festive spirit! Great stuff!! :)

Ginny said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. This card is stunning!

Mandy LaCroix said...

This just couldn't get any prettier! I absolutely love it. Great job!!

Alicia said...

What a great take on this week's color splash. Thanks for coming out to play with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

Lynn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I love that you used the colors for a Christmas card, I may have to borrow this idea! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

clare said...

stunning card, love the non trad colours. thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

Colleen said...

Wow what a stunning card! Perfectly put together!

Darnell J Knauss said...

My original comments about this card are with your DD post from this day. I'm popping back to congratulate you for being the Challenge Winner at Merry Monday for your spectacular plum card!! Whoot Whoot!! And being asked to be a guest designer, too! Triple Whoot!!!

Jenn said...

Wow Kim, this is one of the most beautifully elegant Christmas cards I have ever seen! I am not a huge fan of purple but it looks absolutely amazing paired with the silver and black-just stunning!