Saturday, 1 November 2014


Ok it's Saturday morning ... are you ready for another 

It's a Colour Theme this week
Non-traditional Christmas
Now you may wonder why I've underlined the word 'colour'
Well I've had all sorts of headaches trying to come up with 
a non-traditional card that I can actually send as a 
Christmas card and it wasn't until I posted this on my blog
that I realised it's a colour week and I needn't have tried too hard!
Basically non-traditional Christmas colours so have some fun!
What a dummy I am ... think I need another holiday!!!

So here's my cards

To start with I stamped 2 brown trees from 
Clearly Besotted: Design A Tree set onto
'falling snow' DP from Pink Petticoat, which
is adhered to a panel of DCWV Glitter card.
On top of the DP is a layer of vellum and a snowy hill
die-cut using one of the landscape stitched dies from Mama Elephant.
The panels have been die-cut using Mama Elephant Index card dies.
The sentiment is from Uniko Studio - Stunning snowflakes
and to finish lots of little non-traditional coloured gems 

A bit button & bling-mad on this one!
Last year I made Christmas cards with buttons and gems 
attached to die-cut triangles to create trees but I fancied
heart-shaped ornaments for this one with a pink & grey theme.
The 'cloud pelmet' is from Mama Elephant: stitched landscape dies
The hearts are die-cut using Clearly Besotted: love hearts set
with Christmas sentiments also Clearly Besotted: Signature Christmas
which are heat-embossed with WOW sparkling silver EP.
To finish some twine from my stash.

Last but not least a very simple design using 
Uniko Studio: Stunning Snowflakes set
stamped in non-traditional coloured chalk inks
The sentiment is from the Christmas Sparkle set by Clearly Besotted,
panels are die-cut using Mama Elephant Index Card set
and to finish some mini gems and pearls.

Ok once again thanks for stopping by today
and I'm looking forward to seeing some wonderful
colours amongst your cards this week.

Happy crafting.



  1. Love these! Once your realised what you were meant to be doing (*snigger*) you came up with three beauties! I think the first is my fave, and I'm envious of all your lovely dies! I hope you are having a fab week away x

  2. Well after your trials & tribulations these are gorgeous, I love the second one in particular!

  3. Gorgeous cards Sarah and great choice (in the end) of non Christmas colours. Love the last on ewith the blue snowflakes and silver embossing....simply stunning. The heart card is a great idea and I could see it used for many other celebrations too.

    Love Sheila x

  4. Hi Sarah
    Fabulous cards.... Love them all ... Cant chose a fave... Stunning
    Enjoy your weekend....
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  5. Love the fresh colours on your cards, Sarah! The button hearts look amazing and I love the gems on the CBS trees. The Uniko snowflakes look beautiful in the soft chalk inks too! Lots of great inspiration - looks like you are well on with your Christmas cards :)

  6. I know you didn't ask... but may I say which one is my favorite? The first one! Love the little gems on the trees! Thanks for the inspiration Sarah!

  7. Gorgeous cards, I especially like your buttony one !!

  8. These are absolutely terrific Sarah, really hard to choose a fave, wonderful work!
    Chrissie xx

  9. Stunning! The last one is a home run...

  10. Oh wow Sarah I just love love love your amazing Xmas cards. The pink one is maybe my fav ( as you might have guessed lol) but all just FABULOUS. Well done again ;) Viv xx

  11. Great inspiration. Love those buttons.

  12. A trio of fabulous cards, Sarah ... love the texture of all the buttons and I'm so taken with the gem adorned trees ... just delightful! Anita :)

  13. a brilliant set of cards Sarah, but my favourite has to be the pink buttons! it really pops!

    Thanks for such great inspiration and a fab challenge as always.

  14. Sarah what a gorgeous collection, love those stark trees with the bling added, and the button heart is totally fab, well all three, as ever, brilliant!

  15. Sarah, three beautiful cards. Totally in love with the colours you chose for each. Long to try making one like your hearts one with all the buttons and bling, brilliant.

  16. Three lovely cards Sarah but the third one takes the edge for me, it's simply beautiful. Carol x

  17. Hola Sarah, thank you for yours comments every week:D.
    All yours cards are gorgeous, very original design and i like the colours, your hearts are so vibrants, fantastic for christmas time!, good job Sarah!!
    A warm hug from Palma

  18. Wow! Really gorgeous collection of cards.
    I love the button one - it's so striking and unique.
    Caroline xxx

  19. Your set of cards are just awesome! I love the non traditional colors you chose for them.

  20. All three cards are very pretty, I think my favorite is the landscape one, might just have the CASEit if you don't mind. Rebecca x x x

  21. Sarah, your cards are always stunning and this week is no exception. I love the snowflake card with the coloured gems, the hanging button hearts are amazing too and I just adore the cluster of snowflakes and sentiment on the last card! Vicky x

  22. These are gorgeous. I love the trees with their sparkly gems and the stitched snow. x

  23. Wow Sarah these are all so beautiful. Great job on the challenge theme. Wow.

  24. Three lovely cards Sarah, especially love the use of pink buttons.

  25. These are all absolutely fabulous cards Sarah! Can't pick a favourite, love them all.

  26. All beautiful cards this week Sarah - I think the delicately coloured gems on the first one make this my favourite.

  27. They are gorgeous and very inspiring.

    Love and hugs

  28. Three stunning card and a fab idea with the buttons.

    Kath x


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