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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

My first Merry Monday Challenge.....

Hi every one: There is a first time for everything, right? So here I am participating on my very first Merry Monday Christmas Challenge, the theme is Sparkle, Bling and Shine. I like the idea of seeing Christmas cards all year round so here is my card and the banner that inspired it.
This lovely image is from a wonderful place where you can find amazing images called Power Poppy by Marcella Howlley. This particular image is from a set called "Bough Wow Wow", you can see it HERE, truly lovely. Here is a close up of the sparkle I added to the mitten's puffs and decorations.
I placed a little heart which I paper pierced and an old retired SU Glimmer Brad to add a splash of bright Christmas red to my design.
I hope you like this card, it was fun to color it sitting at my desk, with the windows open, enjoying a sweet, warm and beautiful Spring afternoon.  I recall the bitter winter of 2014-2015 than many of us thought it would never end, brrrr!! but it did, so it was fabulous to create this wintery card enjoying a gorgeous 73 degree afternoon.
If you have any questions about this card, please do not hesitate to ask.
Have a wonderful day.
Maria.

Supply List.
Paper: Canson Water Color Paper, Turquoise CS, Silver Glimmer Paper.
Inks: Stazon Jet Black Ink, Stampin Up! write markers in Tempting Turquoise, Baja Breeze and Old Olive, Aqua Painter.
Die Cut: Spellbinders Majestic Labels 25.

23 comments:

  1. I love blue & white for Christmas! This set is beautiful and your pretty die cut layering sets these mittens right off!

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    1. Thank you Patti, I had fun making this card, the weather outside is nothing but beautiful.

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  2. The die cuts and paper piercing add so much detail and shape. As always, your watercoloring is impeccable!

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  3. Thank you Mary, I really love seeing Christmas cards when the temperature outside is so glorious, love the season but not the freezing weather.

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  4. Fantastic card, love the image. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

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    1. Thank you Tracy, it's lots of fun to make Christmas cards in the Spring.

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  5. Beautiful card and awesome coloring.

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  6. This is so beautiful! Gorgeous image and beautiful coloring. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday. I hope we see you there again soon.

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    1. Thank you for your sweet words Karren, I'm very happy you liked the card, I'm looking forward to the next Merry Monday Challenge.

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  7. Beautiful! I love different colors being used for the Christmas season. Your card is bright, cheerful and elegant.

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    1. Thank you Bobbi, I also like to see other colors besides the traditional ones. It's fun to make Christmas cards all year round.

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  8. Your cards are lovely! It's funny to be thinking of Christmas cards in June but I suppose it really is a good idea. I think I need to do this as well instead of waiting till November and then scrambling to get them all made. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog as well as the advice with the scraps. That is something that I will certainly keep in mind in the future. For now I have managed to find someone who is just starting into scrapbooking along with her young daughter. She is a single mother on a very tight budget so I will "gift" her with the boxes of scraps that I have. Nothing will go in the trash.

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    1. Thank you Marianne, It's indeed funny to make Christmas cards in June, I usually start mine like in September. Thank you for visiting and for your sweet comment, I love reading each word. I'm looking forward to the next Merry Monday Challenge.

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  9. The color combination you used on your card works so well and love the added of the glimmer brad. Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

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    1. Hello Debbie and thank you for your comment, those glimmer brads are very old but still so beautiful, I wish they will bring them back.

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  10. Wow, such a gorgeous image and love all the sparkle!! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

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    1. Hello Kathy and thank you for your sweet comment, it was fun to participate for the first time on the Merry Monday Challenge, I'm looking forward to do it again.

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  11. I saw your card in the gallery at Merry Monday, Maria. It's great to see you as a first-timer and come to meet you! Your blog and your cards are wonderful!! I just love this design and how you incorporated the sparkle!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Hello Darnell, thank you for visiting and for your sweet words. It was fun to participate on the Merry Monday Challenge and I'm looking forward to do it again.

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  12. Such a pretty card! Thank you for playing along with us at RRBC!

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  13. Beautiful image and I love the cut out frame, gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday for the 1st time, hope to see you join us again soon.

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  14. Adorable card Maria, I love that cute image. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday,

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