Sunday, 22 July 2012

Noel in red

The Jingle Belles are challenging us to make a Christmas card this fortnight that uses either the colour red OR green, but not both. Since red is one of my favourite colours and green is not, red seemed the obvious choice for this one.

Tuesday Morning Sketches were having another fab sketch this week, so I used this as the base for my layout.

I stamped the Noel sentiment (My Sentiments Exactly) in red and white Versamark on kraft cardstock (Bazzil)  and heat-embossed with two layers of Frosted Crystal (Ranger's). I used an embroidery template to punch the holes for my hand-stitched border. After stitching the border I used the same holes at the bottom end to stitch on the pompon trim (Ladybug Crafts Ink). I matted my topper on some red cardstock and then onto some older PP (MD, Eline's Vintage christmas red & blue), which I inked with Frayed burlap distress ink (Ranger's), and then matted on a red A6 card. The poinesttia was die cut (MD) from red felt and finished with a button from my friend's button box (see my earlier post).

Jingle Belles - Red OR green but not both
TMS - Sketch #155
CHNC - #82 Monochrome
CCAYR - Christmas flower/holly
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - #20 Use any sketch
Marianne's Design Divas - Anything goes (use MD product)
Crafter's Companion - #26 Ho ho ho Christmas
LCI - #64 Christmas in July
Craft Your Passion - #119 Kraft paper with ribbon/lace


  1. well this lovely card is a brilliant take on both the red OR green prompt and also that gorgeous sketch! i ♥LOVE♥ the sparkly embossing, and that pom pom fringe is just sooooooooooo totally FABULOUS! ♥

  2. Really pretty Christmas card Marianne. I love the trim and your poinsettia is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

  3. Beautiful monochrome card - love the poinsettia and the pompom border. Thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 82 - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Hi,'s so great to see your creavtivity..i love the pom-poms and the flower with this sketch! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches..please come back again!

  5. Love how you used the poinsettia in the sketch design ... so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  6. Love that pompom trim! And the letter-blocks, and the poinsettia :) Such a pretty card. Thanks for playing with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

  7. Fab card, love the Poinsettia and the pom poms. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR.
    Hugs Sue W.

  8. lovely card and really effective pompom ribbon;-))m
    Thanks for joining us at

  9. This is super lovely!!! I adore that gorgeous flower! Thank you for joining us at CSAYL! :)

  10. Beautiful.
    Thanks for joining CHNC 82 and hope to see you again soon
    Catherine xxx

  11. Marianne, this is pretty...I love the poms!!!

  12. Such a great card! Love that poinsettia, it is so eye catching! Great take on your sketch. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  13. Lovly chrismas card ,great take of the sketch and a nice flower.Thanks for join us at Marianne´s Design Divas this month ,good luck for the challenge!
    Greets Artesania

  14. Your felt poinsettia is so pretty and I love the little pom poms. I would have chosen red, too. I don't do too well with green. :-)

  15. Very pretty card! Thanks for participating in CSAYL's challenge! Hope to see you again!!!