11 February 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #95 - Use an animal on your Christmas card.

Welcome to this weeks Merry Monday Challenge. The inspiration is this gorgeous vintage image of a Scotty dog with his red Tamoshanta (I think it is). While this is the image, the only must haves on your card are an animal (yes, birds are animals), and of course, a Christmas theme . Other than that, you can completely go to town with style and colours.

 

 Here is my card for this week. I am trying to include more stamping. I am such a die cut girl.

Anyhoo! My stamps are Inkadinkado -Birds Galore. The 'Merry' and scallop edge are from PTI. The 'Christmas' is SSS. Ink is Versafine grey and black. White card is Neenah and black is Kaskad. B/W spot is from a  Provo craft Mat Stack. The diecut 'Merry' is 4 layers thick (the bottom one is black).

The card is quite stark but I do like it.






The next few weeks are going to be FUN!!! My DH now has the cough I have had for the last three weeks.  My cough was 'an annoying, but I can keep going sort of cough', my husbands is a 'high decibel, hacking, I am dying sort of cough'. Hmmmm! Nerves will be frayed.

Do have fun creating your cards this week. I look forward to seeing what you come up with. :-)

22 comments:

Marybeth said...

Oh no...hope you two feel better soon ...before you annoy each other too much. :)
Love your card but I knew I would ! I hear you ...I am enjoying stamping a bit more too on my cards. Love the red ,gray and black ...fun design ,

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful card from the inspiration! love the bright red 'merry' against the black and white - love the placement of your die cut bird! Hope you both feel better soon!

Kristie Goulet said...

Hope you both feel better soon.
Love the colors you used on your card. The bright red Merry just pops. Have a great week!

Katie Melhus said...

What a beautiful, sharp and striking card, Love it!

Lesley Croghan said...

I love the gorgeous design of your card! The die-cut Merry word is awesome done in four layers. Hope you and your hubby feel better soon.

Tracey McNeely said...

The bird is gorgeous, I hope you and DH are better soon, such a bad year for sickness!

Bonnie said...

Love the black and white with a bit of red! Very classy! Hubbies always get that I'm dying sort of cough. At least mine does! Hope you are both cough free soon!

Gibmiss said...

Hi Karen
Fabulous xmas card.... Love the scalloped Border.... Loving your Blog... I am your new follower
Hugs Sylvie xx

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Awesome card and design, Karen! Absolutely LOVE the colors you used - the "merry" just pops off the page!

LeAnne said...

I love how you mimicked the colors of the inspiration picture, which has a nice retro feel to it! Your bold sentiment really stands out, too! And you were close about the hat....it's a tam o'shanter......which was someone in a Robert Burns poem, and now is what they call those little hats!!! So now, as a good Scottish-Irish lass, I will have to go have a wee read of that poem....that is, if I can decipher his Scottish....sometimes it's a bit difficult!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Karen, I feel for you with that annoyance! This is another benefit of having a Playhouse; wish you could come over here! Your card is really striking! I love the design and how the "merry" just pops!! Hope hubby feels better soon! Hugs, Darnell

Karren said...

This is about as CAS as I've seen from you, Karen, and I love it! Love that die cut treatment and the colours are just gorgeous. Hope you both get over your summer colds soon.

Susan Joyce said...

Love the layered Merry word Karen and the colour combo, fabulous card.

Debbie Henderson said...

This is such a rich and elegant looking card with the red, black & white combination, very nice!

Maria said...

Absolutely lovely!

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Karen, I love the layered sentiment and pretty birds.

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty Card...

Greta said...

Elegant & beautiful, Karen! Glad you said birds can be used--haven't figured out what to do yet, but I'm hoping to play along.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I really like your card with its bright bold greeting MERRY. I like that you didn't use traditional Christmas animals either. Very nicely done!

Judy1223 said...

Karen, I love this elegant card! The bird image is beautiful, and I love the die cut and stamped sentiment!

Wendy said...

Adorable card, Karen! Love the bird image and your pretty "Merry" diecut! :)

Margaret Moody said...

What a gorgeous card, Karen! I love the black and white color scheme and the wonderful birds! So pretty!