Friday, June 28, 2013

Merry Monday Challenge #68

Good morning friends and happy Friday!  It feels so good to have my windows open and the air conditioner off!  I know it's summer, but hey......I wait all 9 months of winter to be able to open the windows and then we head right into hot and muggy!  I know, I know, complain, complain, never happy, but I really do like having my windows open and listening to the birds sing! :0)  But anyways, on to my card for today.  I hope you're not sick of Christmas cards yet, because I've been having a great time playing two of the Christmas challenge blogs out there - Festive Fridays and Merry Mondays.  There's even more than these two out there folks, but two is enough for me right now. :0)  Today my card is for the Merry Monday challenge and here is the design template they've given us to work with:

 
And here is my take on it:
 
 

This one was a hard one to photograph so bear with me here.  In fact, click on the picture to enlarge it and you'll be able to see the snowflake a bit better.  For photographing purposes, maybe the Cappucino colored Coredinations paper with the gold embossed snowflake (Northwoods Stamp Co.) wasn't the best idea, but in real life it was a great idea...it is so cool and vintage looking!  I layered it with a piece of the POW gold glitter paper and it just really stands out.  I used SU!'s "Script" stamp for my background (with SU!'s Crumb Cake ink) and then used scraps from my stockpile for the 3 flag banners.  To finish I added a snowflake cut with a Spellbinders die from more POW gold glitter paper, a red button and some bakers twine (The Twinery).   Another quick and easy card, and I have to admit that I really like the sketches Merry Monday's gives us to start with....sure makes the mojo juices start flowing a lot more smoothly!! :0)

Make sure you check out some of the other great entries over on the Merry Monday site (http://alwaysplayingwithpaper.blogspot.com/) and also check out the 4 FANTASTIC cards Lesley posted...she made it into the top 5 of Gallery Idol!  Her red, white and black Christmas cards are just simply stunning!!

Have a great weekend everyone and I'll be back next week with a card for my newest son in law whose birthday is tomorrow and definitely check back in on Monday as I have a special surprise to share!  Thanks for stopping by and sharing a part of your day with me...I LOVE it when you do! :0)

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for calling by! Your card is lovely - love the gold with the coffee coloured card.

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  2. Love this elegant card! Happy birthday to Coleman! And speaking of hot, we are flying to AZ today to see Blake. 119 in Phoenix - at least it is a dry heat, haha.

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  3. I just LOVE this...gorgeous snowflake and your colors and patterns have a nice country feel that I really like! Thanks so much for playing along with the MM sketch this week! And I love my windows open as much as possible too!

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  4. Hi Marcia,
    Thank you so much for mentioning my Gallery Idol card!! I really appreciate it! Your cards is lovely; love that the colours are muted and really work well with the snowflake design.
    Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!!
    Lesley

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  5. The gold star is so classy on the Cappuccino card, Marcia! This is such a pretty card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  6. Your card is so lovely! The gold snowflake is stunning my dear! And I love the background you stamped too! Wonderful card! I, too, think Lesley's cards for Christmas are gorgeous! So many talented card makers!

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