Monday 28 May 2018

MCV100 Merry Christmas

I'm popping in with a quick post and a card celebrating the 100th Christmas challenge party at Muse: ChristmasVisions. Congrats to Ardyth and the inspirational muses.

Here's my card:

Below is the inspiration card from our Christmas Muse, Chriss:

I copied all of Chriss's elements: flower arrangement with one white poinsettia and three red ones plus greenery, blue background and gold embossed sentiment. I stamped the white poinsettia (Winnie and Walter) in Antique linen distress ink, masked it off and then stamped the red poinsettias and holly (Uniko) using dye inks (Frayed leaf - Altenew, Pale tomato - HA and Ruby red - Altenew). I coloured in the white poinsettia and the background using Prismacolors. The sentiment stamp is an older one by Elle's Studio. I adhered my die cut panel (SSS stitched rectangle) flat onto my card base.

I'm also linking up my card at:

SSS Wednesday - Use more than one stamp

ABC Christmas - K for Keep it simple

ATSM - 293 Holiday

It's also time for the May Rudolph Days at Maureen's blog


  1. Your card looks professionally done! Better, tho, as it is handmade!

  2. I love the mix of coloured-in and stamped. So effective and beautiful! Thanks for joining us at MCV, Marianne!

  3. Simply lovely, Marianne ... you created such a wonderful sense of depth and dimension with your colouring, it's brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

  4. Gorgeous CASE of Chriss’s card! The blue shading really helps to make those beautifully coloured blooms pop! x

  5. Prachtig, Mar. Elegant en heel mooi ingekleurd.
    Kan ik mooi nog even in het echt bewonderen. Kus Ineke☀️

  6. Hello with the super soft colouring of your first card. Absolutely amazing! Yes, I know, I need to get on with Christmas cards. I say it all the time... Remind me again in October, OK?? xx

  7. Such sweet and beautiful card! Love those soft colors and amazing bouquet. Thank you for joining ATSM challenge this week!

  8. What a great idea to get started on Christmas cards. I love the soft sponging in the background. Thank you for joining us for Simon Says Stamp's more than one stamp challenge! Good Luck!

  9. Lovely - it feels as if the poinsettias float through the air!
    Cheers, Barbara

  10. Marianne, your card is just gorgeous, beautifully coloured

  11. Such a beautiful soothing card design
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia