Winter heart

There’s a colour challenge over at City Crafter Challenge Blog this week and you are asked to use this particular palette:

CCCB colours

Now I love the combination of aqua and red, especially at Christmas time, but must admit I was a little thrown by the grey. However, it’s not a challenge if it’s not challenging so I got my thinking cap on and came up with this little card:


I’ve used the Tim Holtz “Snowfall” texture fades embossing folder and inked it with Tumbled Glass distress ink before running it through my Big Shot. The branchy frond was cut using grey card and one of the Tim Holtz “Holiday Greens” dies. The heart was punched from red card and I added the string tie by hand. I’ve added a little white glitter to the branch to give it a frosty finish.



Although I’ve added a Merry Christmas sentiment, stamped in red, I’m wondering if this might make a nice Valentine card for a certain someone I know!


Thanks for buzzing by.


Winter heart — 15 Comments

  1. You did a fantastic job using those colours. Merry Christmas and a healthy and prosperous New Year to you and your family.
    Lesline Williams Owego, New York 13827

    • Thank you so much Lesline and I thank you for your support and lovely comments over the year, I really appreciate it. Hope you have a very happy Christmas too xx

  2. Seeing you in the thumbnails always make me smile. You did it agan; you nailed our challenge.
    This is lovely. I love the scene you created and that heart is such a lovely idea. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! It;s good to have you with us!

    • Thank you – for your comments and also it was your fabulous card that drew me to this folder 🙂 I love it and have used it for my main Christmas card too.

  3. Oh Lisette this is gorgeous!! I love the embossing and your use of the distress ink … Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB and your support throughout the year … Wishing you and your family a Wonderful Christmas and a blessed New Year … Hugs

    • Thank you Ros – I hope you too have a fabulous Christmas. I know 2014 has seen some difficult times for you so I hope 2015 is a little calmer 🙂

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