Friday 3 April 2015

Merry Monday #152 - Lime, turquoise and white

The current challenge over at Merry Monday is 'lime, turquoise and white' - what a fabulous combination! This is the inspiration photo:
 And this is my entry:
Needless to say, it was quite sunny when I took the photo, as a consequence the colours look quite faded - they're much more vivid in real life. I tried again later when the sun had disappeared, not any better so you'll have to take my word for it :(

I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card stock

- lime green backing card topped with a slightly smaller layer of turquoise - both are Core-dinations card

- the Memory Box 'Flowering Christmas Tree' die and lime green Core-dinations card - which I'd cut out of the large square of lime before starting any layering. Then I cut another tree using the same die and white card stock, snipped off the flowers and popped them on top of the green tree

- the corner was die cut using a lovely corner die which came free with 'Papercraft Essentials' magazine, I added the flower in white to pick up the white flowers on the tree

- sentiment is stamped using Funstamps 'Small Merry Christmas' and SU's 'Tempting Turquoise' ink before being punched out using SU's 'Small oval' punch then popped onto a punched scalloped lime green oval

- added little lime green sparkly gems to the large flowers plus one in the centre of the corner flower

- final touch, as it looked a bit bare in parts, a sprinkling of lime green gems here and there on the background

There was a lot of sticking involved in the making of this card - so I'm also taking it over to Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #222 (stick it any which way you like) as well as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for April, where it's always 'anything goes'. Three challenges with one card - wahoo!



  1. Most elegant . Those colours are rather lush together. Internet is still playing up big time and I'm running out of units on my iPad. Good job I cook with electric.!! Hugs Me.

  2. A great card Di - I love the tree and the gems are the finishing touch.
    Kath x

  3. Interesting and lovely colour combo and a very pretty festive make here Di.

    Happy Easter to you.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  4. Gorgeous card, Di! Love the colour combo and the gems are fab too.

  5. I love the colour combination and the tree and corner go beautifully together and such pretty gem embellishments too. x

  6. So pretty, Di! Those die cuts are so delicate. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

  7. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  8. Your tree is just beautiful with the white flowers and pretty bling! I always have distorted colors when taking photos of cards with green color - I think it's just a green thing ;)

  9. Your card seems so springlike but it TOTALLY works for a non-traditional Christmas card. You rocked this challenge.

  10. So pretty, Di! Love that diecut tree and those sparkly gems! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

  11. Beautiful use of the colors, Di--love this!

  12. This is so delicate and pretty! Love those delicate looking dies...

  13. Such an elegant, delicate Christmas tree, Di! It's so pretty on the turquoise background! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  14. What a beautiful die! Your card is so pretty and I like the way you used our colors this week. Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

  15. A beautiful card. Such delicate die cutting.

  16. Lovely card beautiful dies. Thanks for joining in at CHNC Christmas extra.
    Margaret M

  17. Wat een leuke kerstkaart, met een schitterende kerstboom stans. Super gaaf! Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC Extra.

    Groetjes, Renate

  18. Those dies are lovely. I really like the sprinkling of gems across the card. So very pretty.


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