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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Time for Merry Monday .....

Happy Thursday folks!

Busy day ahead ...... there's still quite a bit on the 'To Do' list for this week, and it all needs to be finished by the close of business TODAY!  It's time to lock myself away in the old craft room and get some work done!!
I've a  nice weekend to look forward to though, starting tomorrow ....... my big brother and his family are coming over for the weekend - yeah! That's why I need to get everything done.

It's Merry Monday time again ....... my weekly Christmas card!  Yes I'm still keeping up with this challenge ..... I received another Honorable Mention last week for my Rudolph card,

Thanks ladies ...... it's most appreciated.

The theme this week is .......

Use HOLLY on our cards

I had to think about this one .... then I remembered I had a die that I didn't get around to using when doing last years festive makes (hmmmm .... there's a surprise!) so I thought I'd give it an outing.

The die's from Penny Black - Holly Berries (51-019).  It's a really pretty, delicate die and cuts beautifully.
I used green cardstock, and added the berries using fine red glitter

You can see I've been Fran-taging again (I love this stuff!!)  I stamped my sentiment onto a piece of white cardstock (Penny Black stamp 3243F .....the most)

and then sprinkled the chunky White Embossing Powder around the words, to give the look of snow and add a bit of interest to the background

I cut two of the holly sprigs, and cut one down a little for the front of the card.  Nothing was wasted though as you'll see later.  I added a pretty satin bow to tie them both together

I mat and layered with the traditional red and green colours (to match the holly) and here's where the left over bit went ......

..... to decorate the inside, along with one of my favourite Christmas sentiments .... another from Penny Black.

Well I suppose I'd better get a move on ..... things to do and all that.

Thanks for popping by today, enjoy your Thursday.  
I'll be back tomorrow for the new IndigoBlu Challenge.  If you haven't entered the current one there's still a little bit of time left ..... the theme is From the Heart and you have until 8pm TONIGHT  to get your entries in.  As always there's a great prize up for grabs ...... but you have to be in it to win it!

Cheerio for now ......



  1. Your die cut holly is lovely! and the splatter of snow looks so pretty!

  2. Fabulous card Linda, I love the background snow and die cut holly. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  3. Beautiful card, Linda! Love that holly die and the splatter of snow looks perfect! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  4. The holly sprigs are so pretty and delicate, lovely card!

  5. Not at all surprised you got the mention, your Rudolph card was brilliant. I love this card too, that is by far my favourite Christmas sentiment. Anne xx

  6. This is some graceful, swirling holly, Linda! Love the glitter berries and the inside! Congratulations on your honorable mention last week!

  7. Wow, I love this die and I love the "snow" in the background. Gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  8. Gorgeous card, inside & out, Linda! That holly die is very elegant and I love the added little snow and beautiful sentiment! Love, love, love! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  9. This is just gorgeous! That die is so delicate and airy....very pretty with the little speckles and your sentiments! Thanks so much for playing with our holly challenge this week!

  10. CAS and just beautiful! Love how you added the snow too! :0)

  11. Another absolute beauty, inside and out! The holly is lovely, those sparkly red berries are great and the white dotted background is fab! So glad you're playing along with us this week at Merry Monday!

  12. What a wonderful die and beautiful card.

  13. What a stunning card! Love the embossing chunks of snow and the glimmer on the berries. This is really beautiful. Happy you are playing along with us each week!

  14. I love the delicate holly die cut with the glitter berries and fabulous embossing powder sprinkles. The inside is gorgeous too. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  15. Oh, crikey, Linda, now you've given me something ELSE to add to the wish book! I totally and absolutely love that holly die, don't think I've ever seen it, and love how you've used it outside and in!! Looks like another winner to me! WOW!! Hugs, Darnell

  16. I knew it, Linda! Here I am back to congratulate you on the win at MM!! Woot!! Hugs, Darnell

  17. Beautiful card...I really like that holly die that you used on your card...just perfect for this has such a delicate look.

  18. This is such a beautiful card! I just bought that die recently so it's especially nice to see it used so well. Thank you.


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