Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Mod Squad Challenge - Anything but Christmas

Dear Ones~
This week it's my turn to host the Mod Squad Challenge. It's the first challenge of the new year, and the first challenge using our new website with WordPress. We hope you like the new format.

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My challenge is to make anything but a Christmas card or project. I'm kinda thinking we are all tired of making Christmas cards. So this pretty much gives you carte blanche with whatever you want to make.

Here's my card:

Unfortunately, I needed a sympathy card. I thought this beautiful rose stamp from the Frame and Flowers 2 set was perfect. This is a multi-step stamp set which was part of the GKD Flowers and Frames Kit. It's now available as just the stamp set. This set has companion that. The frame is also part of the set and has it's companion die as well.

Here are the Ingredients:
GKD White, Black Onyx & Red Hot Card Stock
Gold Mirror Foil Card Stock
Paper Studio Embossing Folder (sorry, I don't know the name)
GKD Frame & Flowers 2 Stamp Set
GKD Dogwood and Butterfly Stamp Set for greeting
GKD Inks In:
*Red Hot
*Cherry Red
*Cranberry Tart
*Grass Green
*Fresh Asparagus
Spellbinders Flourish Die 

Thanks for stopping by, and don't forget to head on over to The Mod Squad Challenge and play along. I can't wait to see your wonderful creations, and I adore your comments.


  1. Sorry for the need, but this is just glorious! I adore that beautiful rose and the gold flourish is amazing! So happy to be creating anything but Christmas....although I do love the Holiday! xo~

  2. I too am sorry for the sympathy card. This one is very special with the texture background and the beautiful roses set on the scroll die cut. I am anxious to be creating again too after so long.I tried to leave a comment on the challenge, but alas, it did not work.

  3. Great challenge, beautiful card! I'm sorry you needed the Sympathy card, but your gorgeous talent shows your warm thoughts beautifully! Love the black & red. I'm sure the recipient will appreciate it.

  4. Beautiful card and I am sure those who have lost a loved one will love this design. It is gorgeous and I love the wonderful colors of your card. And, a change of pace from Christmas is okay but to tell the truth, I won so many great Christmas stamps in the coffee hop that I am sort of still in the mood. LOL Great fodder for next year I am thinking.

  5. Sorry for your need of a sympathy card. The roses are gorgeous with that frame background and I love the gold flourish. The recipient will feel the love you put into it.

  6. Red roses are wonderful on a sympathy card and yours are beautiful, Judy. So is that black frame.

  7. Sorry you need a sympathy card but this surely is a beauty. I love the stamped frame with the beautiful red roses. And the gold flourish is perfect.

  8. I love the design (and I feel guilty for not using my pretty frames yet from the kits). The flowers and leaves are amazing. After I finish straightening some supplies up, I hope to join you all when I can play, k? Love to you and so sorry you need a sympathy card ♥

  9. Red and black make for such a elegant sympathy card! Very very nice Judy! I will be joining in too!

  10. It's beautiful! I've sent more sympathy cards in the past year than I care to even admit ... but a beautiful creation hopefully shares our inner feelings of hoping to provide some bit of soothing to those who are in grief & sorrow. I'