04 March 2014

Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge #98 - Create a Christmas card with country charm using stitching and buttons.

The aqua, white and silver colour combination for the last challenge produced such clean, fresh cards for the gallery. All were amazing. Congratulations to our winners.

Here is the Merry Monday Challenge image for this week, so inspiring. The design team have completely rocked the challenge, as always!! :-) Look for hand stitching on a few of the cards....LOVELY!!


For my card I used a stitched rectangle and circle from Lil'Inker. The poinsettia is a wood stamp from Memory Box called Poinsettia Bloom. I have stamped it three times, coloured and layered it. The 'Peace' is PTI. I finished the card with the required buttons and a twine bow.  




Have fun with the challenge. I am really looking forward to seeing your stitched and buttoned creations.

22 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen your poinsettia is just beautiful!

Wendy said...

Karen, this card is just beautiful! Love your pretty poinsettia and how you placed the twine! The stitching & buttons are the perfect touch to making this a gorgeous country creation! Have a wonderful week! :)

Karren said...

The twine behind your beautiful poinsettia is just gorgeous, Karen. I love how you "modernised" the country charm theme but still kept to the challenge.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Karen, your pretty poinsettia looks fantastic backed with script layer and twine.

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful poinsettia Karen. Love how you colored it!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful choice of colors, Karen! Love that twine bow and the soft background paper, but that poinsettia steals the show!

Kristie Goulet said...

Your poinsettia is just beautiful, Karen! Love the twine bow and the background paper. Very pretty!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Karen, your card is simply stunning!! Gorgeous poinsettia!

Susan Joyce said...

Simply gorgeous Karen, fits the challenge perfectly, love the colours, button and twine.

Katie Melhus said...

What an absolutely gorgeous job, Karen :) That poinsettia is just lovely and your twine gives it just the right touch. Love it!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a BEAUTIFUL green Poinsettia Bloom Karen! Love this!!!

Stacey Schafer said...

stunning poinsettia!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Excuse me, I, I ... Okay, sorry, I'm back in my chair now. Silliest thing, I kept looking at your card and falling to the floor! Sure, don't worry about me, I'm just an old granny with a bad back, you just keep on blowing me off my seat ...! Hugs, Darnell

Lesley Croghan said...

Fantastic! Ack! Love it so much!

Greta said...

Love the softness of your card, Karen, with that striking poinsettia! Wishing my Lil Inkers dies had arrived to use for the stitching part of the challenge. Your buttons are placed perfectly!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Absolutely stunning!

Nancy Thomas said...

That poinsettia is perfection! Gorgeous card!

Marybeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the one bit of twine!

Lori said...

Karen, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! Love that poinsettia!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So pretty and serene. I love that you didn't go red for the poinsettia!

Margaret Moody said...

Gorgeous card, Karen! I love your poinsettia!

Hannelie said...

Those buttons... perfect clever touch Karen!
Love this!