Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Veering away from Traditional Colours

I love traditional xmas colours......which I suppose are red and green.....but I do like to see xmas cards made in other colours as well.......I think mauve and blue are pretty wintery colours....even though not particularly xmassy.
All the papers for this card were from a magazine freebie......with the addition of some felt ribbon......and purple gems and card candy.
The sketch is Friday Sketchers......the Saturday Challenge and Spoonful of Sugar both want 'anything'.......Copic Creations want 'shading. 
In the last 2 days I've learned
1. That despite making fun of my cardmaking + scrapbooking.......DS is quite put out that I bought him and S a baby photo album......"but you haven't made it yourself" he said [that, of course, can be remedied!].
2. That our local Food and Wine Festival......held each year on the beach......really is worth visiting.                 
3. That even though I'm not really a wine drinker.......Carr Taylor dessert wines are delicious.......and a bargain at 3 for £15......and all grown and bottled locally.
4. That 'testing' a lot of wines and ciders at the Festival.....makes you tired for the rest of the day!!
5. That other people's chips always smell delicious.
6. That friends always phone you........just after you've started driving [and I don't have a hands free kit].
7. That even this many years after having my children........I still feel quite envious of S.......who 2 weeks after giving birth.......is back to the weight and size she was before becoming pregnant.......without doing any exercise at all!!!!!


Jane said...

I had a friend like that, it's so unfair!
Love the colours you used for the card.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love these colors. Just saw a holiday paper pack in these shades recently (maybe Bo Bunny?) and thought it worked really well. And love that stamp!

Kathyk said...

FAB card and such a pretty colour combo Jacky.

I know exactly what you mean about being tired all day after drinking lunch times!!! AND the bit about people phoning when you're driving - I DO have a hands free kit but keep forgetting to dock the blooming phone so it just goes to A/Mc!!!


pinky said...

Love those colours together, perfect combination which I might just try. Totally understand how you feel about number 7!!

Pippa said...

Love the card colours, as for phone calls, my car has it's own phone on board, and although I can divert my mobile to that number I usually forget and only 3 people have the number of the car phone, so I miss the calls LOL!

Dora said...

I do love these colours so much for Christmas Cards, I think they look so fresh and cold. Ha ha I love reading what you've been learning.. quite true about the chips.. :)

Cheri said...

Love the color combo on this card as a "winter" feel rather than "Christmas feel.

And #7 - I feel your pain!

LilyPuss Cards said...

Lovely card hun..just love those colours

Jane said...

Love this image and the colour combo!

Cherry said...

That is one of my fav new LOTV stamps Jacky and I think she looks cracking in those colours. The whole card is gorgeous.

Totally with you on the envy front with no.7 after two and a half years I'm still struggling!

Possibly the amount of wine I've needed to survive though - lol.

Have a great evening Hugs Cherry XXX

Curlybear said...

Hi Jacky
lovely design and colours its a very pretty card and the LOTV image is adorable, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

Deb said...

Beautiful colors on your card, Jacky, and I love your list. My family members think I'm mad at them if I give them a store bought card, so I had to chuckle about your son's comment on the store-bought baby album. :o) Will look forward to seeing what you come up with.

debs14 said...

Your cards are always layered up so beautifully, and I think the colours here are beautiful. Christmas doesn't have to be red and green!

judie said...

gorjuss card, love your image & yep, other peoples chips taste and smell much better lol

judie xx

humel said...

#4 - tired, eh?! Is that what you call it?! ;-)

Love the card, and I'm now envious of S too!!

Blondee said...

Great card!!

Amy said...

#4 ....tee hee :-)

#7 .... no way! I can't even think how that is humanly possible!

Great card Jacky :-)

Sian said...

Wine testing is very tiring indeed. It's Arthur Guinness Day here tomorrow, so you know what that means..

Love the pretty stamp and that colour combination here Jacky. And thank you for your lovely comment on my new look yesterday. Much appreciated.

Kristel said...

A beautifull card Jacky! Looks great!
Hugs Kristel

Rhona said...

I wouldn't dare try wine tasting as I gave up drinking 23 years ago when I was pregnant with DS.
As for S, good for her - I could never do it and still feel like I'm losing my "baby" weight and my youngest will be 14 next week ;o)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'm with Rhona...I'm still carrying 'baby' weight from DS1 who was 14 in August!!

That food fetival looks great & LOL at a mental picture of you staggering along the beach hiccuping!! I'm not a drinker but that dessert wine sounds worth a try!!

Anonymous said...

Love the card; mine this year will be blue and white. Can't relate at all to S's weight. I have never looked the same, and it took months before I looked "normal" again after both pregnancies.

How lovely that your son was "disappointed" with a purchased album. I take that as a great compliment to your work.

Helen said...

Sweet card!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x

paola said...

Positively delightful, colored beautifully and i love your layout, thanks for joining us at ASFOS