Sunday, September 30, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #115 - Time for Tic Tac Toe with Anne Marie!

It's challenge time again at The Paper Players & Anne Marie has an awesome tic tac toe grid for you to check out:-

There are so many possibilities to try here. I have gone with the vertical Christmas option of buttons & red & blue, but I realise that it kind of covers the horizontal line as well, with my pearly "bling" & soft seam binding ribbon. Here's my card:-

I couldn't resist using the cute little gingerbread die, so I've gone for the very non-traditional terracotta "red" of Cajun Craze, teamed with Night of Navy. The Cajun & Navy have been teamed with Very Vanilla & one of the gorgeous DSPs from the Comfort Cafe pack. I've added an itty bitty heart button, backed in Navy & threaded with a sliver of Vanilla cardstock. My gingerbread cutie is also sporting some sweet pearl "buttons".  :)

I've used three of the framelit label dies, with the sentiment one turned in the opposite direction to the other two, & then layered these onto an embossed background.

The rest of the Team have lots of amazing samples for you to enjoy, & you can view them all here:-

Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned break) - Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

Hope you can join us this week at The Paper Players!

Card Components: (all SU)
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Inks: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy
Stamps: Snow Swirled, Scentsational Season, Memorable Moments
Other: Framelit Label Dies, Holiday Collection Framelit Dies, Itty Bitty Button, Hearts Punch (retired), Stripes Embossing Folder, Pearls, Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals


Nikki Spencer said...

Helen this is such a lovely colour combination. The Comfort cafe DSP works beautifully with your yummy little gingerbread in the same colour. A great non-traditional Christmas card!

Dawn Easton said...

Helen, this is wonderful! So rich and warm! Those colours are perfect together! LOVE that little heart you added!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What an elegant card, Helen! Love the gingerbread man & the itty bitty heart button! The pearly cream is lovely. Hugs xxx

Kim S said...

I LOVE the classic look of your card! That little guy with his heart is charming!

Nance Leedy said...

What a wonderful color combination for Christmas, Helen! Love the way the "fall-ish" dsp looks for christmas--perfect with the sweet gingerbread cookie. Love the bow, the pearls, love it all!

Lynne Armstrong said...

He's soooo cute Helen :) Love the colours and all the details...gorgeous Christmas card.
Hugs xx

LeAnne said...

SO sweet.....a tricky combo and you nailed it so well! I need to ink up this little gingerbread guy!

Diane Barnes said...

Beautiful, classic & fun all in one lovely package Helen. Love everything about it.

Ann Schach said...

Oh, Helen! This is such a cute card! I love the little gingerbread man. The Cajun Craze pattern paper matted onto the Night of Navy is a gorgeous combination!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Helen, this color combo is awesome!! Swoon!! I love non- traditional holiday cards and this combo is so rich. Gorgeous layout, too! :)

Amy White said...

Fabulous card Helen - love the colour combo with that gingerbread man! And the embossed background works so well with the layered frame and bow.