Sunday, July 14, 2019

PP450 Season's Greetings

Happy Sunday, everyone!  It's my turn to host over at the Paper Players, and I have a color challenge for you today!  Check out these bright hues:

I really had no plan in mind when I chose these colors, so when it came time to create, I admit, I had to wrack my brain to come up with something!  I came across this piece of Blueberry Bushel polka-dotted paper in my stash and thought it looked like snow, so I took that idea and ran with it, creating another Christmas card for my stash:

I recently saw a card with this adorable row of houses, and when I saw the whole set, I knew I had to get it (it's from Lawn Fawn).  I stamped them in Stazon and colored them with a blender pen and ink, then cut them out with their matching dies.  I added some little trees, some stitched snowy hills and of course, some glitter on their snowy rooftops:

The set comes with a sentiment as well, and I added a couple of snowflakes from a past Paper Pumpkin kit:

and the inside sentiment is also from the Paper Pumpkin set, and I added some snowmen for fun!

I am also entering this in the Little Red Wagon challenge this week, which is Christmas!!

The design team has created some incredible cards with these can check them all out at the Paper Players blog right HERE!  Then you can get inspired and share your creations with us too!  Can't wait to see them!  Thanks for popping by!

Speaking of blues and greens, a recent trip to the farm where we get our eggs prompted Cassidy to go check out their peacocks:

There's a lot of foliage around the cage, so it's hard to get a good view of how beautiful they they don't like us very much, so they usually turn around and show us their backsides and shake ALL their feathers...quite impressive!   And have you ever heard a peacock?  They sound like a baby crying...sort of eerie!! Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Simply Celebrate Winter (Lawn Fawn), Paper Pumpkin (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel
Accessories Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter
Tools     Big Shot, Simply Celebrate Winter Die (LF), Stitched Hillsides Dies (LF), Blender Pen, SU Markers in Granny Apple Green, Sahara Sand and Balmy Blue


Greta said...

Fun seeing the peacock pictures & your Christmas card is one of my favorites! Beautiful way to use the wonderful color combo!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love these colours on your Christmas card LeAnne - they pack a colourful punch and your row of houses with their glittery roofs is adorable against that spotty snowy sky. Just lovely! Great peacock photo - I know what you mean about the noise they make, they have a whole bunch of them that roam the gardens at Warwick Castle and when they all get going, usually in the evening, they do make a racket!

Kampin' Karen said...

Only you could turn those colors into a Christmas card :-) I love your card and the photos of the peacock. We had one strut through our front yard a few years ago. I hear them every Sunday when I go to church. Once in awhile I can hear one in the distance from our house. They are such a beautiful creation.

Wendy said...

What a beautiful array of colors for this week's challenge! I really love your pretty Christmas card, LeAnne! That piece of DSP looked like it was snowing! Love the cute little scene you created for this adorable holiday card! Oh and it's sparkly, too! Love, love, love! I am looking forward to playing along this week! :)

JoAnn said...

Great color combo. Love the little row of houses with their sparkly roof tops. Pretty scene you created for your Christmas card.

Barb Finnical said...

Oh my goodness that card is just adorable! And a snowy scene in summer is so refreshing!

laurie said...

I love your row of houses and the snowy background...snow would actually feel good on this hot humid day!Cute Christmas card!

Linda Callahan said...

I love this - it is adorable! I have one 6 by six square of that blueberry paper left and I am so turning into snow!

lisa808 said...

Cute card. Love the darling row of glittery houses.

Dawn Tidd said...

Adorable card, LeAnne! Love how you used your color challenge, the colors are so fun! The snow village is super cute and the shimmering rooftops are perfect. The row of snowmen on the inside were the perfect finishing touch!

Lisa Elton said...

That it a sweet little Christmas village! Your card is adorable LeAnne. What a show the peacock put on for you, look at those feathers!!

Kate said...

So sweet!! I love the snowy rooftops glistening!! And such a fabulous peacock too!

Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

Small Bits of Paper

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

There is a park/preserve here in Georgia called Yellow River Game Ranch where the peacocks and deer roam free. Their peacocks are very gentle and friendly, but they've been hand fed all their lives. You are right about their sounds... not what you would expect from such a majestic bird! I absolutely love your card! Might be casing it to some extent for this year's mini mass production :-)

Ann Schach said...

So cute, LeAnne! You can't beat Blueberry Bushel snow! You are such an inspiration. Great color combo for sure!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, fabulous use of the colors and this set! I love the sparkly snow on the rooftops, too. As for your peacock - they are gorgeous animals. I remember on a trip in a game preserve in India it was a very foggy morning and we could hear the wild peacocks calling through the fog. It just seemed so surreal. Thanks for evoking that wonderful memory

lichazul said...

super cute card , and very beauty peacock
congrats LeAnne
havea great weekend :)

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, I love this color combo! It is so bold and vibrant! Your Christmas card is perfect in these colors. That sweet little village is so colorful and I adore the glistening roofs! The polka dots always make me smile!
Those peacocks are gorgeous! I love to watch them strut their stuff. Have a fantastic weekend, My Friend! XX

Anne Marie Hile said...

Snow much fun, LeAnne! I LOVE these colors on your festive winter scene. So bright and cheery! This was a great combo to create with, for sure. That peacock is stunning, too. Such majestic creatures!