Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Merry Monday - #111

The current challenge over at Merry Monday #111 is to use aqua, white and a touch of colour(s) on your card. I opted to add just some red to the aqua and white, like this:
I used:

- 5" x 5" square white card blank

- a rectangular snippet of pearlescent aqua card for the bottom part of the card

- the top white piece of card part was die cut using a Spellbinders Borderabilities die from the 'Curved Borders One' set then layered onto a snippet of SU's 'Real Red' red card stock which was die cut using another one of the Spellbinders 'Curved Borders' dies - to be honest, that was the trickiest bit of the card, making sure everything lined up fine. Tee, hee, the card did start out planned as 6" x 6" but a few adjustments along the way put paid to that :)

- the sentiment was die cut from a snippet of white card (left after chopping the main card down in size) using Britannia word dies

- the 'skelton' flower and leaves were made using red and aqua snippets and the Marianne Creatables LR0156 die set. The white poinsettia was die cut using a snippet of white card and Joanna Sheen's All Occasion 'Small Poinsettia' dies and just popped on top of the 'skeletons' with a thin sticky pad. Final touch, a red pearl in the centre of the poinsettia

I've finally started to catch up with Playground commenting but it's very busy in the Playground this week already, so many of you racing round the place - but that's lovely and makes me happy. 24 hours of taking it easy seems to have done the trick with the back twinge issue here, yay!

I'd also like to enter this card into the current Sparkles Christmas Challenge - use your 'Favourite Colour Combo'. Lately white and aqua have been used quite a bit here so that's a current favourite - and I do like a splash of red to make it pop!

And a 'Spike the hedgehog' update. The little perisher is around every night now - playing noisy football with his little stoneware feeding and water dishes. His table manners do leave something to be desired :)

Di
x

27 comments:

Karen Petitt said...

COR! And WOW - Di that is beautiful! I wish I was bolder with Christmas colours because I love this beautiful card! A real stunning Christmas card. We know when Ed finds a hog in our garden because he looks and it and barks - barks, barks, barks - thankfully nothing more and the hog is clever because it rolls up into a ball and I said to Steve that it probably does that to protect it's hearing lol! Karen xx

Carol L said...

This is one fantastic and stunning card! I love every element you added, and the beautiful way you coordinated the challenge colors! Well done!

scrappymo! said...

Oh how i love the aqua, white and touch of red. They are a stunning combination!
Stunning card Di...love the skeleton type accent flowers too!r

Greta said...

Stunning card, Di--love it!

Stamps and Paper said...

Gorgeous card Di love the design a your colour combo

Anne

ike said...

WoW - that's lovely. Gorgeous how the border curves like that :-)
Hugz
IKE xxxx

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Carol Willis said...

Love this gorgeous card Di, the colours are fab.
Hugs
Caz x

Marcia HIll said...

Great color trio (I used the same too)! I love those curved border dies you used...had never heard of them but definitely will be checking them out! Lovely card! :0)

laurie said...

I like that border die in the center...such a nice layout!

Pat said...

This is just lovely Di and I have that curvy shaped S/B die on my list of must haves, and those three colours work beautifully together. Thank you for your lovely comment too. x

Sandra H said...

Di, This is so elegant x

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card with a great layout. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Jean Straw said...

Fabulous use of the die cuts on this and a great colour combo.
Jean x

Elizabeth said...

Hello Di, beautiful card - that's a great colour combination and I like the your design too. Glad to find your back is improving - you need to be fit for chasing Spike's dishes after his game of footie :) Take care and keep well. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

PS: I love the photo of the poppy ... it's so cheering to see all the flowers appearing for summer.

Mrs A. said...

I hated those britania word dies when I first got them but now I love em. I always cut them in white using up my off cuts and then die them the colour I need using my marker pens.. Super use of all your bits here Miss. Hugs Mrs A.

Sue said...

Gorgeous colours Di love that aqua! huggles Sue xx

Bonnie said...

I adore the red with the aqua and white! And your poinsettia is so pretty framed on the openwork flower! I have that flower thanks to a very special lady! I need to get another play with it! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Very pretty, Di! I checked out the Merry Monday challenge this morning and was left thinking "aqua, white and something? Hmmm....." You definitely rocked it!

Mary said...

Hi Di....Such a pretty, pretty card. Your color choices really work well together. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creation with the Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

SARN said...

Hmm . . . how'd I miss this little beauty then?

This is simply gorgeous Di . .. I really love that wavy border you did (and the pretty floral die cut).

Glad the back is holding up.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

wienerhoneymooners said...

You have a super clean card here, lovely and love the piercing and all of the die details on the leaves!!!

Thanks for joining the Merry Crew at Merry Monday!!!

butlersabroad said...

I love red and aqua together, always have, I don't think yo can go wrong with it at all. I love that this is also CAS, it just works so well. I'll put my official hat on and thank you for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, hope to have you join us again.

Hugs
Brenda
Sparkles DT

Mary Bush said...

I love this card! I had not heard of half of the products you used! I just love how you put this together with so many complimentary elements!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this card, Di! Those colors are so hot together. I'm using them a lot and seeing them all over!!

I'm so glad your back is feeling better and I hope it stays that way!!

Now about Spike. How about if we all take up a collection for night vision camera thingies to capture him playing with his food dishes? I SO want to see him! I'd rather have that than a nasty (but cute) raccoon!! Hugs, Darnell

Debbie said...

Wow what a stunning card.Love the colour combo - so delicate and beautiful.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck.Hugs Debs x

Sandra H said...

Morning Di your card and the colour combo is perfect for our challenge over at “ Spsrkles Christms Challenge Favourite colour combo “ good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Karren said...

Fabulous - the curved layers and that gorgeous poinsettia make for one stunning card! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.