Friday, November 15, 2013

Just Us Girls #215 - Colour Challenge

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This week I get to play hostess to the Just Us Girls colour challenge, and I have chosen red, white, kraft and dark brown for my colour combination.

For my card I used Teresa Collins' Santa's List papers as they are perfect for this challenge, especially since it is full steam ahead with the Christmas cards now.  The circle element is Early Espresso, even though it looks black in the photo.

Love this Lil' Inker Christmas tree. It steals my heart every time I see it :) Paired it with an MFT snowflake and the sentiment is from Verve's Holiday Greetings set as the font was perfect for this card.
I'm also playing along with this week's Merry Monday challenge subbing in snowflakes for stars - hopefully the MM police will be okay with that (hint, hint, Lesley LOL).

The rest of the  JUGS team have some wonderful and more...ahem.... appropriate samples to get your inspiration going, so head on over to the Just Us Girls blog and check out what the Design Team has created.  Then put your creative genes to work and add your card/project to the challenge post on the JUGS blog for the chance to be chosen as the Chic of the Week.  Plus if you are chosen as Chic of the Week, you could be invited to be a Guest Designer.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!



 


What's In It? 
Stamps:  Holiday Greetings (Verve Stamps)

Ink:  Black 

Paper: Santa's List (Terresa Collins), Kraft, Early Espresso (Stampin' Up), Cream Linen
Accessories:  Lacy Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Holly Jolly Die Set (Lil' Inkers), Let It Snowflake Die (My Favorite Things), Seeing Spots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft), Twine, Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensioanls  

26 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is gorgeous and a wonderful take on the sketch. Love the cluster of the various elements.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Vivienne Holden said...

Another Marisa special! Love the Kraft card Backer and sentiment flag! xxx

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, Marisa! Love how you arranged the colors and that design looks fantastic! Have a great weekend, my sweet! :)

Benzi said...

Pretty tree, pretty dots, and it all looks great on that Kraft. Wonderful Christmas card.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Such awesome colors! This card came together really well!!

Chris D. said...

Oh swoon! What a gorgeous card Marisa! That tree is the cutest!

Cathy Weber said...

I just had to drop in and say how much I loved your card! That tree is one of my favorite dies from Lil Inker and I really love the way you did the tree trunk...I wish I had thought of that one! You sure are talented...I have loved looking through your blog...especially that beautiful red/white poinsettia card. Wow, what a stunner!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Marisa. Fabulous card ... love all the texture and dimension from your beautiful layers. The Christmas tree is so sweet and I love the stitching on it and the backing paper - so fun! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

sue t. said...

Wonderful card Marissa and you have hosted a super challenge! Good job!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Marisa. Love everything about it.

artful-notions said...

Hi Marisa!
Your card is wonderful with it's bold elements!
Snowflake looks great. Darling sentiment font Too!
Love the colors you chose!

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Marisa! I love that tree and agree that the sentiment fits perfectly! Love the snowflakes and buttons too!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautifully done! The white tree is sweet!

Charlene said...

Such a gorgeous card!!!

LeAnne said...

I love this little tree too...and I never thought to do it in snowy white! Love the whole sketch---stars and all! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Susan (rainy) said...

What FABULOUS colors you chose, Marisa!! Love your beautiful Christmas creation, too!

Claire Creates Cards said...

I love everything about your card. From the polka dot background to all the wonderful elements. Love the little white tree, too!

Sharyn Polesel said...

What a wonderful use of the challenge colors! I love the way you put your cards together.....always clean and beautiful!

Nancy said...

Marisa....Love your color pallet this time! Those colors are my favorite during the Holidays! Your card was my source of inspiration before I got started! Beautiful card as always!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Marisa, there are so many wonderful elements. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Karren said...

Beautiful card! That little Christmas tree is just divine! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lesley Croghan said...

Your card is delightfully festive, Marisa. Love all the elements tied in together. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Lisa Kind said...

That tree really is cute! Your card is very pretty and I loved this color combo!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

This is beautiful! You really made these colors pop. I love everything about this, especially that cute tree.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty. Okay the dog in the photo is too cute! :-)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

What an amazing color combination. I never would have thought to put this together for the holidays, but it works beautiful together. You are just so talented with color.
Bear Hugs,
Carol