Tuesday 5 June 2012

Merry Monday #23 Card

 I am going to try to stay away from challenges this month. June is going to be crazy busy around here, and while I will be in my studio I need to be focusing on items other than challenge cards. Come July I'll get back at it. Please forgive me for not keeping up with my comments on your blogs very often this month.

I did decide to play along with Lesley's Merry Monday Christmas card challenge today, because when I was in my studio this scrap piece of sparkly Christmas text paper was just sitting there. Not too far away from that sat that sweet little poinsettia that I had spritzed with glimmer mist and left it to dry. It all seemed too perfect for the sketch this week!

I used a red A2 card base and a white paper mat under the sparkly text paper. Scalloped scissors cut the red card stock scalloped border, but the plaid and Merry Christmas pieces are actually WASHI TAPE.  A friend gave me some and I am really enjoying it.

I wanted to get a picture of the sparkle on the paper, and finally managed it.

This card is going into a box for my Mom (surprise, Mom!) as she hand delivers several Christmas cards every season.

***EDITED to add:  WOWSA!  My Merry Monday Christmas card last week was Lesley's choice for WINNER. I'm so excited!!! Plus, she asked me to be a guest designer next week. OMGoodness!!!

Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. Whoot, hoot! Congratulations on your win at Merry Monday for that gorgeous card last week. Lucky for you that you had that pretty paper and beautiful poinsettia sitting right there! So glad you joined us for Merry Monday this week!

  2. love the colors of christmas on your card
    Hello from Elma

  3. Ohhh, Such a pretty card, Karen! Love that you left your paper stand alone with the sparkly flower! Packs a punch for sure! Congrats on being the winner last week and look forward to seeing what you create for next week's sketch!! :) Thanks for playing along with us over at Merry Monday's! :)

  4. Congrats Karen......so much for keeping away from challenges eh!!!
    Love the poinsettia spritzed in gold shimmer...very seasonal :0)
    Jenny x

  5. mm velly nice :D well done on doing a Christmas card must get my act together! thanks for sharing... Shaz in oz.x

  6. Love the sparkly world paper, lovely card :)

  7. Congratulations on your win last week Karen - it was well deserved! I love this card and your poinsettia and am so glad you decided to play along with us at Merry Monday this week!

  8. LOL! I think maybe you should continue on with the challenges, look what happens when you do! This is awesome...the papers are so pretty, as is your flower, and everything is just perfectly balanced! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Merry Monday!

  9. This is fabulous, love the glimmer mist on the poinsettia. Congrats on the win. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.


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