Friday, June 7, 2013

Color Challenge #18 - 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown

Hello and happy weekend to each of you! Here it is June already (my goodness where is the year going already?) and we have a color challenge for you this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  I wonder if its a coincidence that our hostess Jacqueline chose shades of green this week with it being spring and so close to summer.  Considering the fact that she lives in an entirely different part of the country from me, I'm guessing it is truly a coincidence - but I like it!  I'm so excited about all the beautiful green I'm seeing here and I love to make Christmas cards and get them done in plenty of time before Christmas.  It's a win win situation for me this week :o).

My card this week was inspired by one that my dear DT member Ruth made a bit back using this same stamp set. I remember thinking to myself "Oh I have that set - I need to pull it out and use it".  So here's my card using the Patterned Pines set from Stampin Up! (retired).
Kept it CAS this week - but had to try my hand at doodling a design around the edge, just to be different. I used 3 different shades of green - Gumball Green, Garden Green and Old Olive.  In keeping with the spirit of our color challenge, the only other color I used was white as my neutral.  

To see the wonderful creations by the rest of our DT at 52CCT and the view the rules of this week's color challenge, just click here and you will get right to it.  Hope to see your green Christmas card in our gallery this week!  

As I'm writing this post the night before it goes live to all of you, I've decided I'd better get myself off to bed.  My mom, grandma, sister and I are having a HUGE garage sale tomorrow and I have to be there early.  I spent the equivalent of about 2 days going through my craft room gathering neglected stamp sets and designer paper that I had been hoarding for the sale.  It felt really good to make some space.  Now I'm  hoping that I sell all of it so that I can go buy some new stuff - LOL. 

Thanks for stopping by to visit me - I'm sure glad that you did. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting! D 


  1. This card turned out just great, Danielle! I like the contemporary style of the trees and with all the green shades and decorative sentiment it definitely has the right Christmas feel to it!

  2. Beautifully done, Danielle. Very Christmassy with the trees and the doodling is just perfect! What a delightful card! Thanks for sharing.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts

  3. This is SUCH a lovely and gorgeous CAS design, Danielle! LOVE the trio of trees and the beautiful white space! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :)

  4. A perfectly gorgeous clean, simple and beautiful card! I do like the hand drawn stitching! Just lovely!

  5. fab card, love those patterned trees and your 'doodled' border. Hope the garage sale went well!

    Louise xx


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