Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Merry Monday # 75

Good Morning,

So far this year I have resisted making Christmas cards, it just felt too early.  Then when I eventually sat down to plan how many cards I have to make I had a bit of a panic.  I am very lucky that I am able to sell my cards in a local shop so not only do I have to make for friends and family I have to make stock for the shop.  So after my large wake up call I have finally made a start.  Thankfully there is quite a few Christmas challenges out there to provide some much needed inspiration and the one I used for my card today is Merry Monday over at Always Playing With Paper.  The challenge this week was to use Dark brown, red, vanilla and champagne or gold with some shimmer.  Hopefully I have ticked all the boxes with this card.


Supplies Used:
Stampin Up - Welcome Christmas
Ribbon and Sparkles from my stash
Computer generated sentiment
VersaMark
Wow Embossing Powder - Gold Sparkle

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21 comments :

  1. Ooh, I love this CAS vintage look! ThIs card is beautiful and your parents are going to love it :) from experience, I have found that it is never too early to start on Christmas cards...I was on a bit of a roll in January just after the festive season and made a few then. I can honestly say that I'm very glad I did!!! Good luck! :)

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  2. Gorgeous! Love the sparkly edges and that gorgeous bow!

    And I'm with you - I've only just started with the Christmas cards. It's hard to get in the Christmas mood when I'm sweating my butt off in the summer!

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  3. Lovely colour combination Gillian-and the red bow is just the perfect finishing touch :)
    Nessa xx

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  4. Such a sweet vintage scene. that is some gorgeous outlining in gold! The perfect compliment!

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  5. This is such a simple yet elegant card! Love the vintage look and the shimmery border.

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  6. Fantastic...love your gold edging!

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  7. Love this sweet card Gillian! What a beautiful image and love that pretty red bow. I say keep making them now and you should be all set by Thanksgiving.

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  8. What a lovely card, Gillian! The layout is perfect for this sweet image! So glad you got a start on your Christmas cards and shared this with us at Merry Monday!

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  9. Just lovely...a beautiful silhouette image and I love the gold edges! Thanks for playing with the challenge this week!

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  10. So pretty Gillian. I love how you've added gold sparkle to the edges of your card front. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday. Loll xx

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  11. Really pretty card. Love the vintage vibe and the sentiment.

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  12. Beautiful card, Gillian! Love the gold around the edge and your pretty scene! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  13. Really love how you did the gold around the card! I will be casing this technique.

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  14. This card shines for me. Love the glimmer on the edges and the use of the kraft paper. Absolutely delightful. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  15. Beautiful card, Gillian! Those gold edges really make the card extra special. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

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  16. Stunning holiday card Gillian! I love the gold edges on your kraft paper!

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  17. Gillian, this is lovely. The gold-embossed edges are a stand-out feature. Love the subdued, vintage look of this card, topped off with a glorious red bow!

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  18. Very pretty card Gillian, I love the little scene you have created and your bow is beautiful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  19. I love this card! It is so clean and simple and just perfect! Well done! :0)

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  20. Very pretty with that sweet image and the gold trim around the edges.

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