Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Working on some Thank You notes....

Hi!

**Thrilled this was given the Honorable Mention Cup of Tea at The Shabby Tea Room on 12/17/12**

I started off with good intentions of getting ahead of the game to create some thank you notes for after Christmas. I am finding it hard to steal some crafty time, blog hopping time, and even time to get some holiday shopping done. My days have been filled lately with non-holiday busyness (boo), but at last, I snuck a quick card in today. 

 I started with a rustic cream card base and inked the edges .  I have used some various goodies on my card. I die-cut a poinsettia out of some fun pink, polka-dot patterned paper that was in my scrap box left over from another make, and I inked the edges as well as added some snowflake glitter.  As I layered the pieces I added a remnant of a crochet trim piece on my desk and topped with a button and twine.
From a previous make, I had leftover pieces of book print that had been cut using a pennant die and I added those to the top of my card adding various size pearls to the top. 
Patterned paper was added to the bottom of the card front and a length of silver snowflake trim from Mayarts was added across.  A tag was created inking the edges and a wreath was stamped in aqua adding pink berries. A fussy seam binding bow was created and embellished with a button. A finishing touch was to add my entiment from Paper Sweeties - You Make Me Smile

Inspiration for me card was found at the current Shabby Tea Room Inspiration Challenge.
Make a project inspired by the colors of PINK, AQUA & SILVER and INCLUDE GLITTER!
 The Catered Crop - Tag You're It Recipe Swap  - Make a tag or incorporate one on a card.
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything Goes

Well, I hope everyone is doing well! Have you got your shopping done?  I have NEVER been this far behind. I actually have no desire to get out in the mess. I am putting it off.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!
~Tammy~
   

29 comments:

Susan Flynn said...

So pretty Tammy, love the wreath stamp and the delicate colours! Its creeping up very fast now isn't it! xx

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,love the details and fabulous colours.xxx

stempelomi said...

lovely tag on your lovely card!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

the soft colors are just so beautiful!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! I loveeeeeeee the colors, the flowers and those pearls!!!

Jessi Fogan said...

Wait, What? There's stuff going on in December? lol I feel like a crazy person most of the time during December. I think we're almost finished shopping, but you KNOW I haven't mailed any cards out yet....the shoemaker's children going barefoot and all that.
I love this beauty - that snowflake trim is gorgeous, and the aqua seam binding is so saturated & gorgeous!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is sooooooooooooo pretty! <3

Martha H. said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy! Great color combo. I'm like you, I always keep my leftovers, and look, you created something beautiful!

NickelNook said...

So pretty, Tammy! I really like your card! Is that wreath stamp from CTMH? I think I have that one on my list. It's lovely! Have a wonderful Wednesday!...Nancy :o)

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! GORGEOUS! LOVE the colors and the flowers and the text pennant!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty Tammy~ love the details and images....great soft colors...

Sandy Trefger said...

Such a pretty and delicate thank you note! Love it!
~sandy
visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

Melissa Shea said...

Wooo!!! Love all the pretties! Forgoes flower! Love the soft colors too!

I have not bought a single gift yet! I'm not up for the crowds.

Annette said...

really sweet thank you note..love the color combo and that polka dot flower is awesome..

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Tammy!! The design is beautiful and I just love the embellishments you used!! What awesome colors!! Happy 12/12/12 :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Maria said...

Ohhhh...I just LOVE that polka dot poinsettia! Very pretty wreath, bow, papers, and pearls for your gorgeous card!

Sherrie K. said...

What a GORGEOUS card! The soft colors are so pretty! The polka dot flower is super cute and love the ribbon flower:) AMAZING!
Hope things settle down a bit for you....it get's crazy this time of yr, ha? How do we manage to get it all done and stay sane at the same time....wonder sometimes! have a great evening!

Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Starr said...

Gorgeous! I love the design and yummy papers and the layers, just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Tea Room this week!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Beautiful Tammy! If I received this thank you, I would have to write a thank you for the thank you!

Audrey Pettit said...

I am so far behind on Christmas preparations this year, too. Finally finished decorating, but haven't even started on my cards, packages, or shopping........so overwhelming to even think about.
Love your card! Such a beautiful mix of goodies. Love that you've used leftover bits here and there as you ended up with a really eye catching design!

Charlene said...

I know what you mean, this time of year ie so hard :-) But I love your card and the ribbon is so pretty!!

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. I especially like your pink and white polka dotted flower.

Lori said...

This is lovely! What a gorgeous flower...

Karen B. said...

Wow! Ho beautiful is that flower?!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Tammy! So many yummy embellishments! I really love those silver snowflakes!

Emily Keaton said...

This card is so delightful, Tammy! I just love those pretty colors. I am trying to get a head start on making post-holiday thank you cards for my family, too. But with two kids' birthdays in December, they are getting used up faster than I can make them!! Gorgeous work here!

Debbie said...

Well, you've stolen my heart with all that aqua and pink goodness ... and the little sentiment banner from Paper Sweeties is the perfect touch!! Thanks for sharing this beautiful card with us in the Tea Room, Tammy :)

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, love the flowers and the printed paper banner, these colors are so pretty together.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sigh. This is so very beautiful, Tammy. Love the little book page banner across the top, and the delicate string of silver snowflakes. I hear you on the Christmas stress. It gets me every stinkin' year. LOL Good luck!