Sunday, June 1, 2014

Giving peace a chance...with the girls at Jingle Belles!

Stef and Lauren are looking for some peace this week at Jingle Belles
"We're asking you to incorporate a Peace Symbol or the word PEACE into your design ... or you can create a card that evokes Peace for you (make sure you explain what makes it PEACEful to you)."
Here is my PEACEful creation:
So on this card, I have used the word "peace" and also used a "peaceful", calm color scheme of Recollections champagne shimmer paper and a light brown from the Recollections Seaside paper pack.  I've never seen SU's Crumb Cake cardstock in person, but I think this color looks very similar to what I've seen online.  I don't know how visible it is in this pic, but I used Brilliance Moonlight White ink in the recessed areas of the embossed piece in the Belleek technique that Kittie Caracciolo of KittieKraft does so well.  I note that you also can't see the shimmer of the champagne shimmer paper either, but trust me IRL it looks gorgeous!  The sentiment from the Snowflake set from The Paper Company is stamped in the same ink and embossed with white embossing powder. I also inked the scalloped edges of the oval so they would stand out better from the same-colored background.
I'm also adding this card to the Festive Friday challenge, which is based on this gorgeous pic:
I chose to focus on this pillow:
which is so pretty!
Other challenges this will be added to:   

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra
Winter Wonderland:  No red or green 
Christmas Stamping all Year Long:  Anything Goes
Completely Christmas:  Anything Goes

Make sure you keep checking out all the design team samples and entries in these challenges; they are not to be missed! 
Until next time, take care...


  1. This is absolutely stunning, I love the colour and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!

  2. Wow. This is gorgeous! You've expertly emanated the pillow from the photo and those poinsettias are so rich and deep. Really beautiful card, Marie. Thanks so much for playing along with Festive Friday this week!

  3. très élégante et apaisante carte Marie, pleine de poésie, merci de jouer avec nous chez CSAYL, biz

  4. STUNNING - so elegant and refined in neutrals with all that gorgeous texture! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

  5. Thank you so much for entering our Completely Christmas challenge 14 with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT and thanks also for sharing this for CHNC challenge extra for June - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  6. Beautiful and peaceful card. Love the design. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL.

  7. stunning!!! So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

  8. as usual, miss marie, you've done a BRILLIANT job of combining all the challenges into a card that is pure perfection! thanks for joining our celebration of "peace" at JINGLE BELLES!

  9. I bet that shimmer is stunning ... and those colors are so peaceful ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  10. Beautiful - love those colours and your card design is so elegant.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

    Helen x

  11. Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for June - hope to see you again soon x



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