Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Peace...Festive Friday Challenge #41, My Perfect Life~Festive 48, Week 39

Hello...hope you're having a marvelous week so far and I'm wondering how it came to be Wednesday already! Time is flying...

My initial response to Festive Friday Challenge #41 saw me delighted with the photo


(I used to skate...perhaps I should take it up again...), but deciding not to enter because skate and sled images are not part of my collection. Left the site, but then made a return visit, which is when I dedicated some serious attention to the cards the DT shared.  On that second go-round, Geri's card jumped out, and a visit to her blog revealed skates and sleighs weren't in her stash either.  She adapted and innovated, creating a card that I love, love and LOVE!  So...I decided to case Geri's card, not once, but twice...





The background is woodgrain patterned paper; hope I have more 'in stock', because I'm seeing its potential for other Christmas creations.


Geri - THANK YOU for the inspiration!

I'm joining Marina's My Perfect Life Festive 48~Week 39 challenge, too.  I think I'm up to five Christmas cards so far.  Better get crackin'...


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!

23 comments:

Geri said...

Now…who needs a 'christmas' die when you've got that lovely 'peace' cut??? These turned out beautiful, Carol! I love the traditional colors and the CAS style…and they couldn't look nicer than they do against the dark, warm woodgrain! Beautiful!!! I'm honored, and appreciate your sweet comments! Thanks so much for joining us at FF!!!

Cindy Lovell said...

These are both fabulous Carol!! I love the woodgrain paper and the "peace"!!
HUGS

Leigh Penner said...

These are beautiful! I love that "peace" diecut!

Susanne Vargas said...

Two fabulous cards! Very cool "peace" die cut!

Brenda said...

Your CASE cards are just fabulous Carol!! I am so loving that peace die cut! I love the take that you and Geri had on this challenge and you both knocked it out the park! So you have joined me in being a ding dong you say?? I don't think so! lol You have it all together and I don't know how you do it. Between working, crafting and just hiking and helping with hubby's love of biking-well I'm just plain tired. There is no way I'd be able to craft with all that on the go stuff! I can barely bake and craft. lol Well as we saw it is quite obvious that I can't! lol Thus is why I'm the ding dong, and not you! lol Thanks for making me smile yet another day. Hugs, Brenda

Marisa said...

These are fabulous!! What a great die cut too :)

Amy Sheffer said...

These are gorgeous! I love that peace die-cut!

Kim Heggins said...

c...both of your cards are stunning (like always) and I love your peace die too, just beautiful in both colors. Any photos of you skating you would like to share with the class?

KayM said...

Wow! These are just gorgeous Carol! I love the dimension you have created with the dies! I'm so glad that you took another peek and decided that you didn't have to have skates and a sled for this challenge! Your cards are just perfect!! (( Hugs))

Nonni said...

These are both wonderful, so contemporary and elegant!

wienerhoneymooners said...

AMAZING Miss C. Love them to bits!!!!

Geri said...

Who needs sleds & skates to create a card? Likely wise to avoid the skates because those darn toe picks can really, REALLY cause some nasty injuries!

You've taken "thinking outside the box" to the next level with these two fabulously crafted country Christmas cards! I love the clean & simple design - completely captures the feel of the photo! Great cards Carol!

Monika Reeck said...

The peace die cut is so lovely Carol
both are adorable CAS card and I love much the one with Peace in red ...you nailed the photo inspiration dear...
Love your take on the challenge and both are Adorable christmas card
big hugs, Monika

Julia Altermann said...

Do you remember the Dunkee from the movie Shrek? I feel like him a little bit. Going through my new sweeter and commenting on all your wonderful blog posts, I feel like asking: am I done yet? :)

You are just a fountain of creativity and your cards are so different and you're so using so many different techniques, it's always a surprise to come and visit your blog.

And I honestly doubt my own sanity – I never considered using Browns on my Christmas projects. How could I not? Your cards make it a blatantly obvious that this is the way to go this year :-)

Deepti said...

Congrats on ur Shout out ! I loved ur cards :) so clean and so perfect

Barb Ghig said...

Loving your crisp, clean designs and color combo on both cards, Carol! I love the font on this sentiment, and how you used those yummy dark backgrounds on both! You did an amazing job CASE'ing Geri's card...both cards are really gorgeous!

Marina said...

Carol, you just have another 35 cards to go to catch me up! But what you lack in quantity, you make up for in quality - these are two striking and gorgeous cards.
Thanks a lot for joining in with my Festive 48. Hope you can link up again next week. Marina http://myperfectlifeuk.blogspot.co.uk

Anita in France said...

Beautifully crisp and clean, Carol ... lovely dimension and such wonderful colours ... the rich chocolate-y brown is so delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Kylie said...

How am I so far behind again?! I'm so sorry!

Oh each of your cards would be the perfect Christmas card and any recipient would be pleased to have received them. Loving the simplicity of the design - crisp and clean and beautiful!

Greta said...

2 gorgeous cards, Carol--just love your style, my friend!

Jennifer Jackson said...

These are gorgeous! Love the CAS style and the wintery colors!

Shannon J said...

Well I am just so glad you went back for a second visit! Drawing inspiration from that amazing photo AND from Geri?! A recipe for awesomeness! And oh my did you deliver! LOVE both of these to pieces!

Taunya Butler said...

Your beautiful cards are just making me smile so big!! What awesome work you do!! You have talent. cleverness, and you ooze creativity!! How completely your cards impress me and help me look at card making in different ways - what a super incredible lady you are!!!