Tuesday, November 8, 2011

HMITM - Challenge 184

Challenge #184 - Mix it Up (Nov 7 - Nov 20)

YAY!!! The new Challenge has been posted by Janet.  Remember the rule in fashion - don't wear stripes and plaids together. Well we're breaking that rule in this challenge. Stripes , plaids, dots and flowers. Squares, circles, stars and prints. Mix it up anyway you want to but you need to use at least eight different patterns in this layout/card and because we want to keep it even more fun, a holiday photo from any holiday. Because this is going to be a happy mixture, the word 'happy' should feature someplace in the layout or title.
We don't want the papers to match the holiday though, that's a no-no!

So here is the Challenge:
 - eight different patterns, none to match the holiday
- The word 'happy'
- Any holiday picture and embellishments. ( Embellishments can match the holiday)

I decided to do a card this week, since the paper are not supposed to match the pictures I used Basic Grey & Webster scraps.  I have used eight prints in total, music, pattern, stripes, woodgrain, swirls, dots, geometric and flower pattern.   The papers are more Christmasy but I have turned it into a birthday card using the word Happy as my  main word.   I used the new Nestabilities die shapes in Ornate Artisan tags and Accents & Grand Labels.  Also used dimensional pearls, kindy glitz and Matha Stewart border punch.

We are so happy to have Shaunery Wharton join us as guest designer this month! She does such fabulous work, always with lots of wonderful details. The layout she created for this challenge is absolutely gorgeous. Have a look at her blog to see more of her work. Thank you so much Shaunery!

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave.

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  1. Your card is absolutely gorgeous, fi! The design is exquisite, and the mix of papers is beautiful!

  2. Gorgeous Card Fi.. I love the whole combo... Sweet.... Hugs...xoxo

  3. Wow! This is just absolutely gorgeous! Love everything about this!

  4. Beautiful card with many wonderful details! :)

  5. Pretty pretty pretty! Love how you have made a card this time for the challenge & a snowflake on a birthday card genius! Tx

  6. BeeeeaUUUtiful Fi!! So girlie and foo foo but classy and sharp with the black!! Love it! Thanks for the lovely words and the plug..you're so sweet..you're making me blush! It was fun to play along and such an honor!!

  7. Your card is a stunner Fi! Love the combo of black, teal and pinks. xoxox