05 November 2013

The Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge # 82 - Use the colours red, white and aqua, and circles on your card

Last week's challenge produced so many Santa cards, from modern and cute, to traditional and vintage.
All were accompanied by lots of wonderful details, and again it was so hard to choose just one as a favorite.

Here we have this weeks image. I had to keep reminding myself to concentrate on the colours for inspiration and not hanker after the cupcakes!! Cup cakes, plain maderia with scrummy icing are a real weakness.
Join in this weeks challenge at Merry Monday. I am dying to see what you all do with these lovely colours.




My card is very CAS. I embossed the background with my large dots folder. Die cut the scallop circle with edge circles detail, and used a plain white circle for the sentiment and embellishment. Originally I had a couple more pearls on the card but I kept returning to the card thinking something wasn't quite right. When I took them off  the card, I didn't miss them. Decision made.




Dies: Spellbinders Scalloped and plain circle, MFT High-rise alphabet and Die-namics Fishtail Flags , 3 different punches for the flower, Cuttlebug embossing folder - Seeing Spots
  
Paper: Neenah White, red Kaiserkraft, bella paper

Drop by the other team members blogs to see what they have created for  Merry Monday.

See you here next week for another Merry Monday Challenge.
Karen

16 comments:

Wendy said...

Your card is perfect for this week's challenge, Karen! Love the embossing and your JOY panel! Very pretty in these colors! :)

Linda Callahan said...

Love the bright bold look of your card! Perfect way to send holiday joy!

Bonnie said...

This is so pretty, Karen! Love the clean, crisp look and all those circles! LOL, they nearly did me in!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Karen. Love your layout and design. Fabulous embossed circle background adds lots of texture and dimension. Beautiful design with your scalloped edge circle and die-cut sentiment. Loll xx

Margaret Moody said...

Such a great card, Karen! Love your scalloped circle against the embossed background!

Susan said...

Great interpretation of the challenge. I love the wintery flower and the scalloped circle.

Karren said...

Love the gorgeous CAS layout you've produced, Karen. Great take on the inspiration photos (and not a cupcake in sight LOL).

Lesley Croghan said...

This is one awesome card, Karen. Love the big circle and the graphic feel...I LOVE IT ALL!

LeAnne said...

Just lovely....I kept looking at this card over & over in the gallery! Love that beautiful scallop! And yes, I was wanting a cookie after seeing this!

Shelia said...

great card! I really like the layout of this with the big circle!!

KayM said...

Wow!! Very pretty card Karen! I love the large circle with the gingham paper and the delicate flower balances it just perfect! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for the sweet comments!! :)

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

I love CAS cards & your card is awesome !!! :)) fab design & colors !!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!!

I have a new candy starting in case you are interested... :)) :))

http://nicolescraftnook.blogspot.com/2013/11/candy.html

Have a great week!!

Marybeth said...

I love polka dots ..so you know I love this bright happy card.

cm said...

Such a beautiful card: love the polka-dots and the big "joy" is indeed an eye-catching! Thank you so much for your warm comment on my blog; you've started my Saturday off with a smile!!
c

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is wonderful Karen, I always love background texture.

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Karen, love all the circles and texture, such a pretty card.