Friday, 20 May 2016

Non-Traditional Colours

Good morning to you all.  It's time for another challenge at Winter Wonderland and it is my turn to choose the theme.  I have chosen Non-Traditional Colours, as you can see. Until the last year or so I never used the traditional reds and greens for my Christmas cards.  I just love something different.

My Card

6" square base card
purple pearlescent cardstock - Jellybean Crafts
Starry backing paper - freebie from Bearly Mine but colour digitally altered.
Pierced Noble Squares - Sue Wilson
Marvellous Squares - Spellbinders
Christmas Stars - Signature dies from Joanna Sheen
Pearls from stash
Sentiment - computer generated

Our sponsor for this challenge is Crafts and Me and Theresa is offering an £8 voucher to spend in store.  Please pop across to the blog and check out what the rest of the Snowflake team have made.  Perhaps it will inspire you to join us.

We have been having some lovely weather and I have been spending quite a bit of time in the garden tidying things up and sorting out my pots etc. Mind you, we have also had some pretty cold days and Wednesday poured with rain in the morning although eased off a little later. It was a shame because we were having a fund raising Tea and Cakes in the Village Hall raising funds for our WI centenary early next year. Considering the weather we didn't do too badly, and lots of mums brought the kids straight from school which added to the numbers.

Hope you are all keeping well and enjoying life.  Another weekend on the horizon so I hope you have something good planned.

Take care!


  1. Looks gorgeous Christine, I like lilac for Christmas cards, xxx

  2. A beautiful card - love the colour and the fabulous die cuts too.
    Kath x

  3. Love your stunning card Christine,
    Great colours, design and fantastic sentiment.
    Patricia x

  4. Lovely colours for this beautiful card Christine. Great sentiment too. Enjoy your weekend. Pat K x

  5. prachtige kaart Christine
    Groetjes gerrie

  6. Just gorgeous Christine, I love the colours, and your design, can't read the verse though, did you make it up yourself?, yes the weather is so up and down, notMay like at all, Kate x

  7. Hi Christine, just enjoyed another non-traditional colored Christmas cards, now zipped in to feast my eyes on your pretty entry. Love the pearly sheen on this soft purple & lavender. And of course, that wonderful S/B that frames the sentiment. Glad you've been able to enjoy some nice gardening weather. Hope your wkend will be pretty days as well. Today we're having some good rain showers, after an overcast day on Thursday. Makes the grass grow! Hugs & TFS

  8. Morning Christin,
    A really lovely card.

  9. Hi Christine
    Any occasion is fine by me for a bit of lilac action. A lovely verse and the minimal embellishment is spot on as it gives the verse the attention it deserves.
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  10. Great card Christine. Love the colour way you've chosen x

  11. Well it certainly is a beautiful card Christine and well suited for the sentiment.
    sandy xx

  12. Sure is a beautiful Christmas cheer card..x...xx

  13. Hi Christine,
    what a very super design Christmas card.
    I can see you have used your fave colours on this.
    Wonderful sentiment on it too.
    Super papers used also.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  14. Ooooo gorgeous lilac:)) lovely card and design Christine. We did have a good time and back is very slowly getting better..I think the boys would like Windermere in our back garden LOL they had a great time..huggles Sue xx

  15. Beautiful card! Love this color combination and delicate die cuts

  16. Again: I missed your card, and I like it so much!
    The motorhome is standing in front of our house....packing can start. I will keep in touch!
    Lia xx

  17. This is so beautiful Christine… gorgeous shades of purple… and what lovely words! I love the ornate frame and the pretty stars!
    Hope you have a great weekend. I'm hoping to catch up with some TV and maybe squeeze in making a card! :-)
    Big hugs, Sue B xx


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