Friday, 6 March 2015

Merry Monday #148 - Red & Green

The current challenge over at Merry Monday is Red & Green:
Plus, Hazel over at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge wants us to 'Cut it Up', so I chose die cutting as well as rounding one corner of my card with scissors. And this card is also for Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra for March, where it's always 'Anything goes'. Whilst at it I made two cards the same :)
 I used:

- 6" x 6" white card blank with the bottom right hand corner rounded using Fiskars corner rounder scissors

- a gold gel pen for the cords - I did those first and worked out the positions so that the fir tree bough and the baubles would be lined up properly when they were added

- a plain green snippet for the tree bough, die cut using a Marianne Creatables die 'LR0181'

- baubles die cut from a snippet of red matt mirri card die cut using a Marianne Creatables die 'LR0183', 'dangled' from the drawn cord and a knotted piece of gold lurex ribbon added to the top of each bauble

- sentiment was stamped using Brilliance 'Galaxy Gold' and a sentiment stamp from the Woodware 'Tipsy Tree' set

Two more cards towards Christmas 2015, and three challenges in one go - wahoo!

Di
x

25 comments:

Carol L said...

Those are some real pretty ornaments, and I love the gold ribbons and greenery they hang from! Pretty card!

Glennis said...

Looks fabulous Di - especially the lovely baubles

jimlynn said...

GORGEOUS!!!! Love this one Di!
Lynn

Julie Gearinger said...

Very pretty! Love the die cut ornaments along with the greenery and gold ribbon:-)

Darnell J Knauss said...

What a fun sediment to go with your happy little Christmas tree, Di! It's a die-cut delight!! Hugs, Darnell

Pat said...

I love these red baubles Di and the pretty gold bows and hangers, and the Brilliance gold ink is great for sentiments. x

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Such a shiny, festive card! Love those pretty ornaments - great design! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday!

Brenda said...

Beautiful Christmas card Di! I love those ornaments and I love that cute sentiment. Hugs, Brenda

Viv's Visuals said...

Scrummy dies Di! Great card. x

Jenny L said...

Hi Di,
what a really great creation.
I really do love your fab designing, as you think of such very lovely ways to use your dies, and stamps.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card, your ornaments are so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Sandra H said...

Gorgeous card Di l love your bauble die you have made a really pretty card x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love those super elegant baubles Di,
Great take on the Merry monday challenge.
I'm inspired! thanks. Sarah x

Kathleen said...

Brilliant card, love those baubles and the bows and a lovely sentiment.

Kath x

Hazel said...

Love those baubles, Di. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Di love those baubles and fab sentiment huggles Sue xx

MaryH said...

It's just brilliant with the dies you've used to play the theme colors. Love those ornaments & using the mirro c/s certainly created lots of sparkle. I have an IO branch die similar to the one you used, and it is a real PITA to die cut. One worked ok, the other time I used it, not so. Lots of blue words were used, and I've not attempted it again. Must do! TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs too.

Marcia HIll said...

CAS and perfect...love it! :0)

Greta said...

Oh what a gorgeous card, Di!

SARN said...

Fab card with your terrific die cutting and I like the touches of ribbon.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

coldwaters2 said...

What a pretty CAS style card love those baubles a super, super make thank you for joining the challenge at CHNC EXTRA CHALLENGE
hugs
lorraine x

Bonnie said...

Love these delicate ornaments, Die! Perfect way to use red and green! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

KandA said...

Super card Di, love the design and those ornament dies xx

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Miss.
Hugs and coughs!
xx

CraftyViolet said...

I like your card a lot. I don't have any of those ornament dies and I keep looking at them and putting them back....I think it's time I bought one.