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Thursday, 28 May 2015

2 for the price of 1

Happy Thursday!

I don't know whether I'm coming or going this week ...... still trying to catch up with stuff from last weekend ..... and it's all getting ready to start again ....... and it's nearly the end of the month!!!  I could do with an extra few hours each day I think .... maybe I give up sleep for a while!!!!

I have managed to squeeze in a couple of blog challenges this week ...... I've done a 2 for 1!  I know ...... that doesn't happen very often.

It's another one for the Christmas box ........


I'm entering this into the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge .... where the theme this week is to ......
use Newsprint

I stamped my sentiment in the centre(ish) of a piece of white card and added a few sprinkles of Fran-tage embossing Enamel (Shabby White and Chunky White) to add a bit more interest to the background.


I then glued an old bookpage on to a piece of white card and die cut my festive blooms using the Spellbinders Poinsettia die ..... there's my newsprint used!


I inked around the edges of the flowers with a little Distress ink, to give a bit more dimension and then layered up each one adding in a few festive red layers too.  A bit of green foliage, and a few gems for the centres and jobs done.

Now for challenge number 2 .......  this week's Less is More.

It's Recipe week and we have to .......
 Use Some Metal

As you can see my piece of metal is a small jingle bell in the centre of one of my poinsettia's.  A nice CAS design, lots of white space.  I love it when things come together!  

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.  

Cheerio until next time

Linda
xx

19 comments:

  1. WoW! brilliant Linda. Love your take on the Merry Monday challenge - I'm still scratching my head on that one! Love how you've combined it with the metal bell for LIM too. Thanks as always for playing along. Sarah x

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  2. I always love your Christmas cards and this one is just beautiful - my new favourite I think! Hugs, Anne xx

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  3. Love the newsprint, love the jingle bell, love the card!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  4. Fab card, love the way you've used the newsprint and that central bell is lovely. Gorgeous enamel splatters too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  5. love your card Linda - we both had the same idea to do a poinsettia - your card is so classy!

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  6. LOVE your design Linda!! Beautiful! xx

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  7. I love your Christmas card!! Can I steal your idea ? Beautifully made!!
    Sandy xx

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    1. Thanks for your comment Sandy ..... LOL! Steal away :)

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  8. Of course I will give you every drop of credit!
    Sandy xx

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  9. A fabulous card - I may have to CASE this one!
    Kath x

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  10. WOW...love everything about this CAS card...beautiful!! :0)

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  11. Ooh, Linda, love this newsprint poinsettia with the jingle bell center! Love the texture of the frantage too! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  12. What a Wonderful design!
    I LOve you Poinsettias with the pretty centres.
    Chrissyxx

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  13. WOW! This is totally gorgeous. Your poinsettias are totally fab and and fun in newsprint. Love this.

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  14. Love the background--gorgeous card, Linda!

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  15. Such a great CAS card, Linda! Love the white-on-white of the background and the pop of color the poinsettias provides. The elegant script of the greeting ties in well, too. Tfs! ~ Andrea

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  16. Beautiful card Linda, I love the simple design. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  17. Stunning! Love those newsprint flowers
    Thanks so much for joining us
    Anne
    Less is More

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  18. Beautiful card Linda, love the flowers
    Avril xx

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