Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Ding Dong Merrily on High!

It's been a week or three since I entered into Merry Monday's challenge, and this week (#179) it's 'Pink, green and white' - a yummy combination.

Also, over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #254 the theme is 'Bright or sparkly colours' (I covered both!) - and of course over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for November it's always 'Anything goes'.

So, I rustled up four cards, all the same as one another:
I used:

- A6 white card blank, tent style

- piece of 6" x 4" white card stock, embossed using Crafts-Too's 'Snowflake Banner' embossing folder and then trimmed down to be slightly smaller than the card front and glued in place

- snippets of pink sparkly card stock and SU's 'Always Artichoke' green card stock. I covered the front of the green card stock with clear sparkly film

- then from both the pink and green snippets I die cut bells using the Memory Box 'Bells are Ringing' die

- popped the pink die cut in place and filled the gaps with the green sparkly card cut out pieces

- dithered over whether to add a sentiment or not - in the end I used a stamp from the Personal Impressions set called ''Many Greetings' and a Brilliance 'Pearlescent Ivy' ink pad to add the words 'Ding Dong Merrily on High!'

Isn't it Murphy's Law? More often than not it's hard to get sparkle to show on photos of cards - this time the sparkly film is shining so much in the photo it's overpowered the green behind. Sigh :( 

Di
x

23 comments:

Bonnie said...

I don't know how to photograph that glitter. It seems to make my camera crazy! Love these bells. This reminds me of the Christmas card you sent me last year. A beauty! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

laurie said...

Cute bells! I love that sentiment,too. You are right about that color combo...it is yummy!

Di said...

You're right Bonnie! I just looked back through my blog and I did make some pretty similar cards to this one last year. Different colours and no sentiment but the same die and EF. Well spotted - no wonder it came to me easily!

Hugs

Di xx

Susangail Powell said...

Very cute! Love those bells!

Carol L said...

The sparkle of the bells paired with the lovely white embossing makes for one pretty Christmas card! Well done Di!

brenda said...

It is a super colour combo Di and another very elegant card.

B x

Jane said...

Lovely card Di the light at this time of the year makes it so hard to capture the sparkles. Its so pretty. Happy Tuesday xx

Donna said...

Hello, Di.
I agree... Gorgeous colours :)
Clever use of the folder to 'frame' it all. x

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Di l love the embossed backing and the way you used the sparkling papers on the bells really so effective gorgeous as always xx

SARN said...

LOVE that pop of glitzy colour in the middle of the pristine white embossing.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Barb said...

I love your pink and sparkly bells Di and that sentiment is a great one. Barbxx

Carole said...

Brilliant Di...love your sparkly bells on top that crisp embossing.

Dr Sonia S V said...

It look so stylish and pretty Di
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Pat said...

This is really pretty Di and that fab embossing folder with its central plaque shows off your sparkly bells beautifully and I love the way you have followed the line of the bells with the sentiment. x

scrAPpamondo said...

Brilliant CAS, Di! Love all this sparkle :D

Mrs A. said...

Ding Dong! This is gorgeous and the embossing folder could have been made for it,
Working downstairs in the dinning room cos Peter the Painter is upstairs fitting the new coving and re plastering the walls in the 2nd bedroom. The window is open to get rid of the plaster smell and to help speed up the drying but the whole house is freezing. You wanna pop over cos I can't feel me toes they are frozen solid! Beats painkillers anyday. hugs Mrs A.

Whisper said...

Oooo super, i so love the colour combo and such cute jingle bells too, Luv Sam x

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Cute bells and such a pretty embossed background! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Pippa said...

Great card Di, lovely bells.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the dry embossing and your pretty bells. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

coldwaters2 said...

Super festive card thank you for joining the CHNC EXTRA CHALLENGE
hugs
Lorraine x

Liz said...

Really elegant card, Di. I love the white embossed background, it really makes the bells 'pop'. xx

Hazel said...

So sorry I’m late in commenting. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x