Thursday, November 30, 2017

Buffalo Plaid Pinecone Joy ~ CCMC486, GDP115, ATSM270

Hey there stampers!  Create with Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge #486 is here!  I combined my sketch with Global Design Project #115 Christmas Joy Theme and Addicted to Stamps and more #270 Photo inspiration.  
This is probably one of my most favorite cards I've done yet this Christmas.  Number one, I'm a huge, huge fan of Buffalo Plaid anything and when I saw someone else somewhere take the black and white plaid paper from Merry Little Christmas DSP pack and sponge it with Real Red I fell in love and HAD to try it myself!  I LOVE the results!!! I mixed it with some Always Artichoke, tones of brown for the pinecones and a touch of gold for a little Christmas shine.  
Favorite reason number two is the Pretty Pines.  I was thrilled when I saw they brought this stamp and thinlit set into the annual catalog.  It's one of the best Christmas sets ever, I think.  And It doesn't just have to be Christmas either.  It can just be woodsy.

I cut one of each of the pinecone thinlits from Pretty Pines in Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, and Early Espresso and then layered them together.  I like the solid, substantial look it gave them.  Once I had them glued on I gave them a brush of Wink of Stella for a bit of shimmer.  Everything was topped off with a couple of bows and a gold gem.  
The JOY diecut is from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set.  It originally said ENJOY but I cut the EN off.  

I certainly hope you'll join us this week!  Just share your card in on the Create with Connie and Mary Facebook page.
Thanks for taking a peek and have a blessed day!


  1. Fabulous card. I love the combination of texture. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  2. You had me at buffalo plaid! Love this cozy creation.