Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Golden Rule with Elusive Images

I LoVe this sentiment, don't you?!!
I feel like it's a part of the
'Great Commandment'
'The Golden Rule'
all wrapped into one sweet verse.

Speaking of LoVe...
Yep, you guessed it!
I absolutely LoVe this color combo

As your host this week, I wanted to help
inspire you to start creating your holiday cards
 a little early this year, but I couldn't go with
the standard green & red...oh no!

How about a little
Green & Melon!

All of our designers were given a variety of amazing rubber
stamp images from this week's sponsor

This was my set....
As you can see, I only used a portion of
the large poinsettia image and the verse.
It's important in the creative process to remember
that you don't have to 'follow the rules'.
(not to be confused with following 'the golden rule')

In other words, when you get an idea in your
head go outside the box to make it work for you.

Just need a small poinsettia and all you have is
this big one?  You get the idea!

Glenda Waterworth, owner of Elusive Stamps is
this week's guest designer and has most generously
offered our 'Cup of the Week'
Four amazing stamp collections
worth $100!

And that's not all!

For the first time, 'The Fab 4' will also
win one each of the same great collections.

So you have to play...
you have more chances to win!
Get over to The Play Date Cafe
and check out all the inspirational designs
from 'The World's Best Design Team'!

See you there!


Cecelia said...

This is so pretty! I love the colors for the challenge and cannot wait to play along;0) Not to mention the fabulous prizes up for grabs;0) Love the poinsettas and embossing!

Cecelia B

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Beautiful card Julia...I too LoVE the colour scheme though at moment not a clue what to do with them.....
Thanks for following my blog....yes I do like to have fun, isnt that what papercrafting is. Sarah will tell you ...the only time I panic is when I have to use a "needle"...major panic attack lol :)

Suzanne C said...

Love the elegance of the card. The sentiment is beautiful and the poinsettia's are lovely!

Susan Allan said...

Hi Julie
The colours you have chosen this week are my favourites. I call them garden for foliage and the either pink or red with white for the romantic and beautiful.

I also have some lovely Elusive Images stamps.

Going off now to try to make something appropriate.

Best wishes
sue xx

Susan Allan said...

Oh, forgot to say how lovely the card is!

Sue xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful holiday card, the embossed panel looks lovely behind those beautiful poinsettia!

lisa said...

What a gorgeous card, Julie. I love the embossing, it looks great with your sentiment. Truly beautiful.
Hugs Lisax

Monique said...

Simply Beautiful Julie. The embossing looks wonderful and I love your poinsettias..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHHHHHH! Just beautiful! I love that ribbon--great color match! I also love that sentiment! Great stamp set--but my fav are those flowers {poinsettia}!! OH MY--great job at coloring and those little gems--LOVE IT! I looooooooooooooooooove it all! Love coming here:)

craftimamma said...

I love that sentiment too and how you have used the poinsettias. The embossed background is the perfect compliments.

My buddies on the EI DT and I have really enjoyed playing along with you all this week. I'll try and join in again when I can.

Lesley Xx

Tracy Evans said...

Love the colour combination this week and your poinsettia card is gorgeous and what a beautiful sentiment. The embossed background works so well with your images. Have a great day, Tracy Evans x

TuKara said...

Beautiful card Julia...merci pour 200 followers;)

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous Julie! So soft and elegant and such a beautiful Christmas sentiment! Super creative in stamp manipulation, that's the name of the game, work with what you have and work it fabulously! Thanks for continuing to inspire creativity in all of us, oh fearless leader!

Ruby said...

I think you've done a beautiful job with this Julie. I love hearing about your thought process too! It's nice to be able to work creatively. FAB job!! The flowers look so pretty.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

love this gorgeous card Julie! The embossing is fabulous and so is the image! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julie! Love those shimmery Poinsettias & the embossing looks so elegant!

TuKara said...

Magnifique pièce.
Très impressionnant et très élégant.

Glenda Waterworth said...

I'm only just getting around to saying thank you now and I wanted to say I love the card and it's very clever the way you extracted the poinsettias.

I have enjoyed playing along with the PDCC and hope we can do it again.