Hello friends. Today I am playing along with the Color Hues Challenge
where they are paying special tribute to their teammate and friend Lindsey M-P
who sadly passed away way too young from Ovarian Cancer 2 weeks ago. Lindsey had already chosen the colors of BLUE
for this challenge, so they decided to keep the colors in memory of her.
Before I show my card, I thought I'd share the reason why I made a Christmas card for this challenge. Fellow Design Team member Tracey McNeely
used to run a 25 Days of Christmas Tags
challenge that I loved to play in each November, and Lindsey
was one of the designers for this challenge that I was consistently inspired by! I can't tell you how many tags I made that were inspired by Lindsey
, and she ALWAYS left the sweetest comments! She will definitely leave a big hole in the stamping world and be missed by so many!!
I decided the best way for me to pay tribute to Lindsey's sweet memory was to share a Christmas card, as it was definitely a holiday we both LOVED crafting for!
I started by making my background using the new PFS Dainty Plaid
stamp and stencil using BLUE
inks (Gina K). The stamp was embossed with white embossing powder and heat set, and then I used the stencils to add the color.
My snowman and cat images are both from Gina K's Hygge Time
stamp set and were colored with my Copics and then die cut with the coordinating dies. I know a napping kitty is not too realistic next to a freezing cold snowman, but I thought it was a cute nod to Lindsey's
love of cats! Before I added my snowman and kitty, I added an iridescent snowflake from SU! (Wonderful Snowflakes
), and then I finished my card with a Gina K pre-printed sentiment strip, a few Trinity Stamps Crystal Ball Dewdrop Baubles
and a bit of glitter on the snowman and his pom-pom on his cap.
There is a LOT of inspiration to play along with this challenge right HERE
, so check it out and play along. This challenge is open till the 14th
Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!