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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Festive Friday ~ Theme Challenge

The theme challenge for these next 2 weeks over at Festive Friday is something "whimsical" for your Christmas card...I had to look hard for something that would work for this challenge.  And can you believe I found a NBUS??  (never been used stamp?)  Holy Moly!!
This is a TCP stamp set I received a couple of years ago from the CHA in Chicago.
I colored it in with copics, used a Lil' Inker stitched mat and popped it up with dimensional tape.
The strip on the left is a piece of paper from a PTI Sugar Plum pattern pack.
The sweet things stamped on the bottom of the inside is a PTI Background Basics:  Christmas

The sun is starting to shine and it is not nearly so dreary now!  Might need to grab a cup of tea and sit by the window to give thanks!

Heart Hugs, friends,


  1. This is so sweet (pun fully intended!) This image is perfect for this challenge and I love your clean treatment of it, and the tie in with the dp. Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

  2. Hi Colleen, I've had a stroll around your blog and have to say that your cards are amazing. I love your style. Very pretty! x

  3. That is the sweetest stamp and your card is so cute. We went to CHA in Chicago several years ago too! The only time I know of that it was there. I would go back in a minute. What a great time we had. Glad you have sunshine. I always feel better when the sun is out.

  4. Oh, Colleen...this is adorable!!! The colors are so pretty...add to the whimsical theme...and look great with that PTI paper (which I've always loved because of the purple in it!) SUCH a sweet card! Thanks so much for joining us again at Festive Friday!!!

  5. Such a fun image an pretty coloring!

  6. Oh, what a fun sentiment! This is a really cute card, thank you so much for joining us at Festive Friday!

  7. HI Colleen! This card is really cute! Would you consider liking it up over at Jingle Belles? Her cute pink sheets would qualify for their PINK for the CURE prompt, which closes tonight at 6pm EST. For each card linked, they are donating $4 to the Susan G. Komen foundation! I would love to see this there! :)


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