Friday, October 8, 2021

Making Memories at Christmas

The Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare welcomes you to join our biweekly Challenge #465. This challenge will end on Thursday evening, October 21, 2021. This is a Tictactoe challenge so you must select and use three colors in a row. Once you know which three in a row you intend on using, you may also include other colors from the board. Any colors not on the board are not permitted. I initially selected the bottom row - Candy Apple, Harbour, and Evergreen. 

As I was selecting my paper, I found I was able to include all of the colors because they coordinate with a new CTMH paper packet, Holly & Ivy. You may, however, use any brand of products as long as you use close color matches. I also used a sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #441. This is a weekly sketch challenge ending on Sunday evening, October 10, 2021.

The patterned paper was matted with red cardstock and adhered to the card base. I die-cut a red oval frame and a vellum oval, inserting the stamped sentiment. The fawn was stamped, colored with Copic markers, and added with foam tape. The gold metallic gems were added. The inside of the card was lined with white cardstock, decorated with patterned paper, and stamped with a Christmas sentiment.

Be sure to visit our Color Dare Challenge Blog #465 for inspiration and to play along. Our biweekly challenges begin every Friday so there is always an active challenge underway. And don't forget to drop by the weekly sketch challenge at the AHSC Blog - you'll be glad you did!

Stamps: CTMH "Holly & Ivy" (Z4326)
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers; Stampin' Up! Real Red, Baked Brown Sugar, Pretty Peacock (sentiment on front) & Soft Succulent (sentiment inside)
Cardstock: SU! Basic White, Baked Brown Sugar & Real Red
Paper: SU! Vellum & CTMH "Holly & Ivy" Paper Packet
Dies: Hero Arts Infinity Ovals
Misc.: Gold metallic gems and foam tape from stash


  1. Very pretty! I love the use of vellum here! Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketches.

  2. Beautiful! I love your blend of the sketch with our colors. Using Vellum for the oval was a perfect choice!

  3. Great use of patterned papers and I love the cute deer. X

  4. This is so pretty and really brings the gorgeous papers to the forefront.The vellum adds such a soft touch. Thanks for also sharing with Atlantic Hearts :)

  5. So sweet! Love the background papers with that cute deer. :)

  6. What a lovely way to showcase those papers Melanie and a clever use of vellum to link the two. Vicky x

  7. Very sweet card! Great use of the sketch.
    Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Patty S, Design Team

  8. Your rendition of the sketch is gorgeous! How can you go wrong with the beautiful papers from Holly & Ivy?

  9. So cute. The doe and the coordinating background paper are wonderful. Thanks for playing with us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
    Anna, DT

  10. Beautiful, I love this paper, so pretty! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  11. Gorgeous card, love the vellum addition. Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  12. Beautiful card, love the fawn and anxious to use the stamp myself.