Sunday, June 1, 2014

Sparkles Challenge - Favorite Color Combinations

It's June 1st and it's time again for the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.  This month Jo challenged us to make a card showing our favorite color combinations.   I thought, boy this is going to be easy.  Well it wasn't.  I think my favorite color combination is the combination of  colors I'm using on the card I'm making.  Narrowing this down, I love gold, and when I think of Christmas I think green and red.  I'm trying to also work with patterns and I love stripes and dots together.  That said, here's my card for the month of June.  Thanks Jo for making me think colors.  The papers I used are from Echo Park, from the Tis the Season collection 6x6 pad.  I don't know what year, as I seem to hoard Christmas Papers and if the year isn't written on the collection...I don't know what year I had to have them! Of course there are Poppystamps Dies, and a Spellbinder die or two.  I wish I knew the name of the company that made the rubber stamp, but, sadly, I did not keep the packaging! And here is the inside.....
I'm leaving the inside sentiment free at least for now.  I'm not sure who I'll be sending this card to, and I may opt for a short handwritten note, rather than a stamped sentiment.

Check out the other gals on the Sparkles Design Team.  There is always lots of inspiration there.  And, there just might be a prize for someone lucky, lucky, lucky. 

The sponsor for this month is:
I'm off to play.  Tomorrow my life long buddy, Dee Dee, is coming for 2 weeks of play.  Our goal is to get many Christmas cards made.  That said, we have not defined "many"  I'm sure there will be some, and lots of fun mixed in. 

Before I go, I had a friend say, Christmas Cards already?!?  To that I said, yup, and when you are busy stressfully trying to make cards for friends....I'll be in the kitchen playing with cookie dough.  My card class for July will be Christmas cards.  I'm so glad the girls want to start early!  I was also asked how many cards I need a year.  Last year I needed 73.  This year the list seems to be staying about the same. I'm also trying very hard to make the cards flat and Quarter Fold.  This keeps the price of mailing low. 

Ok, off to straighten up my craft room and making the house a bit more tidy!

Hugs from Me to You!
Mary Mac
AKA:  Glitter Grammy


  1. Love the dangly bauble and the inside finished to perfection as usual . Hugs Mrs a.

  2. Lovely card Mary, love the colours and a fab image, love how you photograph your work.
    Have a great weekend
    Hugs Shaz x

  3. So beautiful and the image is gorgeous beautifully presented too hope your enjoying your day xx

  4. A simply wonderful card! You are going to be so ready! I love the ornament, the DP, and how you designed the inside and out!

  5. Great colour combo.Beautiful card design, inside and out.Hugs x

  6. What a pretty card! I love the ornament hanging from the branch.

  7. Love your card! Can you please tell me what company makes the branch die?


    1. Cheryl, sorry it's taken so long to respond to your question. The branch is called Pine Sprigs from Poppystamps. It's one of my favorites. It is a 2 piece die that gives the versatility of placing them anyway that suits your creation. I hope this helps. If you have more questions, email me.


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