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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Guest Designer at CR84FN!



I am so excited!

I have been asked to be the Guest Designer at
  I am so excited because of several reasons! One, this is one my FAVORITE websites! Second, the designers are fabulous. Every week I am inspired by their work! Each designer has their own blog, which I visit almost every day! Please check them out! And most of all...I am so honored!!! 
So I feel a little pressure...so I better put my best thinking, creative hat on! heehee

The challenge this week:


Pink and black are some of my favorite colors!

I decided to use a Winter/Christmas theme with this card.
I know that you don't normally think pink & black for this season, but I decided to try it! 
And I think it turned out really pretty.

First , I stamped the pink card with a Christmas words background stamp (I bought this stamp at Michael's a few years ago).  I dry embossed cream color paper with the Cuttlebug snowflakes folder.
I tore the snow flake embossed paper and then the black paper and glued them on top of the stamped card.
The tag is made with the Christmas Punch (Stampin Up) stamp set. It was then punched with the SU Tag punch. I hand cut the pink and black layers behind the stamped tag.
I colored his nose and hat with Copic Markers.
Added some Starburst Stickles to the snowman and Cotton Candy Stickles his hat.
Punched a hole at the top of the tag and added pink ribbon and black twine.

 
Please check out the other designer's creations for some fabulous inspiration!
Thanks for stopping by!
Mackie


20 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful card! So glad you are guest designing with us this month! Love the torn edge down the middle and the tag is adorable!

Cheryl said...

Congrats on Being the guest designer at CR84FN this month!!! Aren't they amazing there! Your card rocks!!! I love the torn edges (especially the embossed cream layer!) and the black tabs, and that bg of text on the pink is gorgeous! Love it, girl!!! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Mackie! The embossed background looks fabulous and I love the embossed snowman tag! Happy you are our guest at CR84FN :)

Marie said...

Congrats, Mackie. You will be a fantastic GD. So happy for you. Enjoy every moment!

Your card is marvelous, love the mix of designs, layers and textures.

Debgem said...

Hi Mackie - So glad that you're our Guest Designer for the month. I think your card is just fabulous with the snowflake embossing and lovely texty stamp. Lovely!

Lisa said...

Big congrats to you Mackie!!! Love this fun winter card. The little snowman tag is so sweet!!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Mackie! I love your take on the colors, great textures and sweet snowman tag! So glad to have you join us as GD at CR84FN!

Linda T. said...

O. M. Gracious. I just found your blog (linked over from CR84FN). Love your style. Love your colors and layouts. I'm hooked. thanks for sharing.

Gerry said...

Pink & black are not traditional Christmas colors but you made it work. Beautiful

Nona said...

Congratulations on being a guest designer at CR84FN! Wow, such a great honor. And I love your take on this week's color combo. It is absolutely adorable :)

Lesley at Grenouille Greetings said...

Congrats on your DT position! I do so love this card. A fabulous effective design! Hugs, Lesley

Sue Lelli said...

Mackie, we are SO EXCITED to have you playing with us as GD! This card is so CUTE! LOVE the embossing and the stamping for your background! DARLING snowman with the stickles! FAB card!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful holiday card! Love the torn embossed layers and added sparkle to the snowman! Glad to have you join us at GR84FN as a Guest Designer!

sheila said...

such a cute card....I really like how you divided your card up by ripping the layers.

Andrea M said...

Hi Mackie! Welcome aboard!!! So GLAD to have you with us this month!! This card is AWESOME! Love the torn edges and your use of the colors!

Mynnette said...

Congrats on the GDT! Beautiful creation--love that you made a holiday card with these colors! Beautiful work!!! :)

Ginny said...

Your card is so adorable! Love how you used and embossing on one side, print on the other and tore to add the black in the middle. The snowman is so cute and elegant. Great Christmas card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Such a pretty card! I was inspired by the same layout, which I found on SCS a while back.
Congrats on being a Guest Designer! Whoo hoo! That's a nice feather in your cap, Mackie. Enjoy it!

Cyndie said...

Oh, this is just too darn cute! LOVE the nontraditional take on a winter-themed card! I love all the details on this card, and lucky you to snag a Christmas themed words stamp.

Shannon White said...

OM Goodness this is soo Pretty and Adorable all at the same time! Love the Sweet snowman and the fun embossed snowflakes too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon