Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Merry Monday #101

Hello again,

Twice in one day ....... things must be going ok (oops! .... let's hope I don't regret saying that!!)

I mentioned earlier I was off to do the latest Merry Monday Challenge ...... the ladies have put out their reminder blog post today so I thought it was a good a time as any to make a start. 
We have another colour challenge again this week ....... a bit more on the neutral side than the last one ......

I love the wreath on the inspiration picture, I think it looks so elegant.   Here's what I've come up with .....

Not that much grey really looking at it now, but there is some on there.

The little winter scene is stamped in Watering Can .... a grey Archival ink, and I've just added a touch of fine Crystal glitter ...

I've then cut out a bauble using one of the Spellbinders Heirloom Ornaments set of dies and added a circle aperture to the centre.  It's then been stamped using Versamark ink and my favourite Vintage Flourish stamp from IndigoBlu.  I've then used white embossing powder over the top.

I've used the flourish again to create my backgrounds  .... first onto corners of some red cardstock,

and then also onto a piece of white card.  I used the Versamark to stamp with and then this time instead of embossing powder, I dusted over the design using a white pearlescent chalk

It's come out quite grey looking on the red, and I really like the delicate effect on the white ...... subtle I think you'd call it.

I mat and layered using grey cardstock, placed the winter scene as though it was inside the bauble and finished off with a pretty red bow, a touch of red glitter card and a few gemstones.  The sentiment is a festive favourite from Penny Black.

I must say I do like this colour combo ...... this could even be the family card this year.

Well that's it for today ..... the old craft room door is closed (so I can't see the mess that's in there!).  It's on to the household stuff now ..... things like ironing and cooking dinner (oh joy!)

I'll be back in there tomorrow though .... still lots to do before I board that plane on Friday.

Thanks for popping by (again!).  Enjoy your evening.

Cheerio until next time



  1. Linda, this card is stunning! I love the shape of those ornaments and need to add them to my stash! Great job!

  2. This card is so pretty with all the swirls and your ornament is awesome! So glad you played with us at Merry Monday this week!

  3. Such a pretty card! I'll have to see if I have any stamps that elegant to try one! :)

  4. WOW, Linda, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! That ornament is to die for with the beautiful flourishes! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  5. This looks so elegant and delicate. I love how you placed the image in the middle of the ornament.

  6. Your ornament is gorgeous Linda, love every detail. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  7. Such a gorgeous card Linda, lovely swirl stamping and pretty little scene you created too :) Viv xx

  8. Wow, Linda, you make the very best Christmas cards again and again and again! This is another winner to me! Just fabulous! Have a great trip!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Gorgeous card Linda, this is so beautiful and elegant. Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday.

  10. This is gorgeous! The scene is serene, but those flourishes are stupendous! Thank so much for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

  11. Such a pretty card! I just love the flourish stamp you used. It's so elegant.

  12. Oh wow this is so elegant! x

  13. Stunning! How perfect to place your little scene in the center of the ornament. And I love all the embossed swirls absolutely beautiful card! :0)

  14. This is GORGEOUS, Linda! Love your design and all the beautiful flourishes! That pretty ornament & beautiful bow finishes your card perfectly! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  15. Linda, this card is gorgeous. I love the scene you used in the middle of the ornament and the flourish you created on the white card stock is stunning. Love this card.

  16. Wow, Linda!! Such a beautiful, elegant card - those flourishes are divine!


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