Our Creative Corner – Holiday Card + Color Challenge

Saturday means there’s a  new theme over at  Our Creative Corner ~ this time it’s a color challenge offered up by our very creative host, Anne Marie Hile.   The challenge is to create a holiday card using four colors (light pink, light blue, red, and white) plus a touch of sparkle.

I made my card with papers from the new Jovial Line by Basic Grey.  I took the pink sheet of patterned paper and cut nine squares from one of the Sizzix Originals square frame dies.  I inked them very lightly with brushed corduroy distress ink before running them through my Xyron for adhesive.  The squares are filled with decorative sticker from the same Jovial line.  I used an EK notebook punch for the left edge and spritzed it all with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist by Ranger before adhering it to my black card.

Now for the chuckle (or groan)… check out the card I posted yesterday.  This was supposed to be today’s OCC card…. notice all four colors + the sparkle of the embossed flower?  Yep.  Notsomuch on the ‘thank you’ which I realized when I was all done and about to post.

I’m terrible about reading recipes, too, and fairly often find out I’ve skipped a somewhat important step.  Oh, well.  Luckily I had time to think of something else and these new Basic Grey items all played very nicely together and satisfied the challenge.

Can’t wait to see what you’ll make this week!   Please join us.


Your comments are very much appreciated!


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  2. Yep, i don’t follow instructions not to well either. Love that it’s grungy, and you used soft colors. Very stunning!

  3. ha ha — two cute cards PLUS a story we can all identify with

  4. Such a unique and interesting creation. Just love it!

  5. Oh, yes, Marjie, I do the same thing!!!
    Your card is charming!

  6. Beautiful card/page! Love all the colours and the idea with that grid. Great work!

  7. Marjie, I have to admit, I just LOVE visiting your blog and looking at all your wonderful items! This week’s card @ OCC, is no exception. You have an unique and creative look at the challenges, and I just lOVE stopping by!
    Great job on the challenge! and I hope we get to ‘play’ together in the upcoming year!
    Have a safe and wonderful holiday. hugs, sharon w.

  8. What an adorable effect and just that little bit different.

  9. Gorgeous Marjie … I love this card … it could make such a beautiful Home Decor item all framed up and hung on a wall … your embellishments and colours are just lovely and I love dimension you have created too!
    Love yesterdays card as well … so very pretty!!!

  10. Love the look and layout of this card with all the little embellishments!!

  11. I like them both!

  12. Fabulous card with great elements.