Monday, 24 November 2014

Guest Designer for my Favourite Festive Challenge .......

Merry Monday everyone!

The start of a new week ....... and what a way to start!
I'm so pleased to be back with you as this weeks Guest Designer on the Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge.  There's only 30 days to go now until the big day ...... eeek!!!! At least my Christmas are nearly done ..... how about yours?

If you haven't made a start yet, how about taking up this week's challenge ........

It's all about that seasonal colour combination of  Red, Green and White ....... very festive!

I've gone for the traditional look with Christmas poinsettias for the Red part.
The stamp is from a Penny Black 'T' for Transparent set that came free on Issue 113 of Papercraft Essentials craft magazine ......

I stamped the flower onto the corner of a piece of white cardstock, and then made myself a few masks (stamped the poinsettia onto Post-It notes and cut them out).
I placed a mask over the stamped image and then stamped the poinsettia again on either side.

Using the masks, I covered up all three of the stamped images, and then lightly spritzed the White background using one of the new Distress Spray Stains  ......... Tarnished Brass

I removed the masks, and stamped the poinsettia a couple of times onto more white cardstock,  then fussy cut around the petals.  I coloured the poinsettias using Copic Markers, and then the layers were added to the centre bloom on the card, to add a touch of dimension

The Christmas greeting is by Penny Black and has been stamped with Crimson Red Versafine ink and then embossed with a clear powder

The pretty satin ribbon and matching bow add the required Green to the card, and I finished off by adding the poinsettia to the inside along with a greeting

Now it's your turn to join in the fun.  I can't wait to see your festive Red, Green and White designs. Have fun!

It's been a pleasure being part of the Merry Monday team again ....... thanks for having me ladies (I do love your little challenge!)

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your Monday and have a great week!

Cheerio until next time



  1. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Linda!! I love that corner chalk-full of poinsettia's - very pretty! Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday xoxoxox

  2. This is just beautiful traditional Christmas goodness! So glad to have you with us this week as our Guest Designer!

  3. Wowza, Linda! You always come up with the most stunning cards! I love your layered poinsettias and the beautiful swirly Merry Christmas! Thanks for joining our team this week!

  4. Oh Wow Linda, this card has the X Factor for sure, it is so beautiful with the Tarnished Brass spritzed background and the poinsettias are just gorgeous - inside and out.... Anne xx

  5. Beautiful, Linda! I love the Poinsettia's! So glad to have you with us this week as our Guest Designer!

  6. Love all the details - OH SO pretty!!

    Deanne :)

  7. The beautiful layered poinsettias in the corner look fabulous and I love how you've also got interest in the bottom right corner with that lovely ribbon.

  8. Love the ribbon and the poinsettias or just gorgeous!

  9. Gorgeous card Linda. Love the poinsettias and how you popped up one... and the gold splatters.

  10. Beautiful poinsettias, Linda!! Such a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Merry Monday this week!

  11. So pretty, Linda! I love the dimension you added to the poinsettias and the pop of the big green bow is lovely! Congrats on your GD spot!

  12. Congrats on your GD spot Linda! Such a beautiful card! Those Poinsettias look amazing!

  13. Congrats on GD for MM--one of my favorite challenges, too. I so love your card--elegant & gorgeous!

  14. Beautiful! Love the coloring and dimension on that poinsettia! Wonderful Christmas card!

  15. Awesome card Linda, I love every detail! Great to have you as our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday.

  16. Beautiful and elegan card Linda. Love traditional red and green and this is amazing with the pretty gold splatters. Love the dimension with the popped up flower in the corner. Loll xx


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