23 April 2016

Merry Monday #201 Purple, White and Silver Challenge

I love the colour theme for The Merry Monday Challenge, so regal. It's my friend Jennie's favourite colour so I am sure this will be her Christmas card. The MM design team have given us such great inspiration for the challenge, and the gallery is looking good too.

I have done a wee bit of zooming around the stamp companies blogs, and looking at their designers' cards. SOOO inspiring. Couldn't I ever give the Mastercard a thrashing.............BUT.............I am restraining myself big time. So many fabulous new stamp and die sets, soooooo many. I see Papertrey Ink has a gorgeous new set on the horizon, maybe a splurge here.

So, to the challenge. I have been reacquainting myself with my stamps and dies......and don't laugh, ..........remembering how to use them. I decided on an angel for my card so chose Papertrey Ink's 'Love Lives Here Holiday' set (die and stamp). It has so many wonderful pieces to it, an angel, a mitten, a stocking, two Christmas trees, greenery, and lots of wonderful sentiments and biddy bits.
This is what I ended up with. It did go through a few changes before it got to this stage. I tried for something cleaner but I can't resist the urge to layer.

I am so enjoying the new position of my little craft room. Nothing flash, but it does look out to the garden and the bird bath. I just love watching the birds have their daily splash.
I am also enjoying stamping again, gosh I had forgotten how therapeutic it is......is that just me?
Unfortunately, I can't spend too much time in here, work to do.
Until next time. Happy creating.
Karen D


Marcia HIll said...

This is so pretty Karen! It reminds me of a Melissa Phillips card with all the beautiful layers, and the colors are just fabulous with this stamp set! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Karren said...

It's so good to see your beautiful cards again, Karen, and this one is no exception! Gorgeous!

JD/ Jill said...

So lovely! Great design!

Bonnie said...

Stamping is very therapeutic, Karen! A necessary part of life around here :>) And your card is so pretty with the purples and sweet angel! Your friend is going to love this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Greta said...

Beautiful & unique Christmas card! I love the wreath behind the angel--wonderful layers!