Season of Hope -- PDCC43


It's time for another Play Date Cafe challenge, and Senior Designer, Julie, has chosen the fabulous inspiration photo (above). Thanks to everyone who participated in our challenge last week.. we love your creative and wonderful entries!


Our sponsor this week is Creative Inspiration Paints. They are a family owned business that offers quality iridescent craft paint in 55 vibrant colors. You can visit their blog for ideas and tutorials HERE. A big thank you to them for donating this generous prize - 12 jars of paints (winner to choose colors)!

Please WELCOME our fabulous friend and guest designer, Paul Browning!



I just love the wonderful inspiration photo... it reminds me of summer days gone by, relaxing poolside and sipping on a cool beverage and not having a care in the world! This week, however, I took inspiration from only the colors. I was reminded of some Basic Grey Mistletoe & Pear paper that I picked up at Michael's a couple of Christmas' ago (before you start searching online for it, I believe it was a Michael's exclusive BG release). I thought the ornaments were a good match for the colors, which I interpreted as turquoise, chartreuse and pine green. I added some distressing to my panels and embossed the lighter green panel with an ornament embossing folder. The sentiment is from JustRite Christmas Nested Sentiments. It reads "May this season hold for you the Hope, Wonder & Amazement that you felt as a child."

Are you ready to play along? We'd love to see your creations! Be sure to go over to the Cafe and link your post. If you use an online gallery, please use the keyword PDCC43. And, be sure to visit my PDCC teammates for some wonderful inspiration.

Guest Designer, Paul Browning

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Supplies ~
Stamps: Christmas Nested Sentiments (JustRite)
Paper: Classic Crest Solar White (Neenah), Mistletoe & Pear (Basic Grey)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento New Sprout (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Labels Eleven Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Ornament embossing folder (Provo Craft), Ornament border punch (Martha Stewart), Pearls (Zva Creative), Ribbon, Flower (Prima), Foam tape, Thread, Sewing machine.

23 comments:

  1. Wonderful Holiday card, your papers are just pefect for this weeks colors!

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  2. THat paper is a perfect match! Love how you pulled it into a beautiful card! The accents, design and everything is gorgeous!

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  3. SO great to have you back with us Steph! The team missed you while you were on vacation : ( So nice to see a little pre-Christmas inspiration and as always, your design-work is impeccable.

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  4. Love that flower. Fabulous card.

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  5. This card is lovely! The ribbon {heart}!

    Janna

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  6. Such a gorgeous card! I love that ribbon!

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  7. wow Stephanie, your card is very pretty...love the fabby colors...HUGS

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  8. I agree, the challenge picture is so fun this week, and your take on it is lovely! Can't wait to play too.

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  9. Beautiful holiday card using the colors today.

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  10. this card is stunning!!!!! I just love it!

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  11. so gorgeous! Love your sparkly ribbon, it adds that touch of luxuary! Hugs Juls

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  12. Love these greens for a Christmas card.. Your ribbon, flower and that border punch so many details..Wonderful card Stephanie!!

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  13. Stunning rose Stephanie! And gorgeous use of the colours - so cool that you used them on a Christmas card :)

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  14. Love your Christmas creation, so beautifully co-ordinated. The bauble punch used at the bottom is fantastic, I love it and want one LOL. Everything matches perfectly and I love the rose, simply stunning. Tracy Evans x

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  15. Stephanie--this is BEAUTIFUL! I love that flower! with your punched edges--and that you made this Christmas style! I LOVE THAT--true talent:) You rock! Great job:)

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  16. Wow, elegant card, Stephanie!

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  17. Very pretty Steph, as always!! Love your flower, it's gorgeous! I was showing my friend the card you sent me earlier, she thought it was beautiful. You always remind me I should do more cards with just a sentiment, they are just as gorgeous as an image!

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  18. Beautiful Christmas card Stephanie! That ornament border is darling! What a gorgeous sentiment :)

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  19. Oooooooh this is SO Beautiful!!! I love these colours and that flower is just gorgeous!!

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  20. Love the colors for this card! So unexpected but so delightful and fresh! Love your design and the sentiment is so sweet!

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  21. gorgeous, I love the flower in the center and the paper you used-great take on the colors!

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