Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Four Seasons for Merry Monday

I've watched Bonnie make some lovely cards over the past year with Merry Monday and whilst I was struggling to keep up with the cards I required, I vowed to join in this year.  So here I am with a card for the first challenge of the year following the colours Island Indigo, Real Red, and Pool Party. 

I stamped my image from the Hostess set Four Seasons, in Island Indigo and then again in Real Red and punched out using circle punches.  I cut a background in Pool Party using the Labels Collection Framelit and embossed it with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.  I attach the ring of snowflakes with Dimensionals with the robin circle in recess.  Then added some Basic Rhinestones to the snowflakes.  On the Whisper White base I stamped the snowflake in pool party, sometimes stamping without reinking.  I made a sentiment banner with the More Merry Messages Set. 

Whilst I was trying out the colour variations, I made a couple of tags from the leftovers.  Another tick in the box to have a supply of tags on hand! 

Can you hear me patting myself on my back?  Well it probably wont last but I will try! 

A big Hello and welcome to my new followers - Jen, Jmsluyter, Autumn Mist.  I'm so pleased to welcome you here.

I'm delighted to share with you that I was chosen as December winner at Less is More.  This was the first challenge site I entered when I started blogging so it's extra sweet to have this win.  Thanks Ladies I've a permanent big grin! 

I'm also delighted to say I was a Dynamic Darling at  Dynamic Duo for this card.  Wow hope this means I have a lucky year coming up even though it has a 13 at the end!! 

I also hope 2013 proves to be very lucky for you too.  All the best. x 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up!

Card - Whisper White, Pool Party
Ink - Island Indigo, Real Red, Pool Party
Stamp - Four Seasons, More Merry Monday
Framelits - Labels Collection
Embossing Folder - Perfect Polka Dots
Punch - 2 1/2" Circle, 1" Circle
Other - Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  A parcel of lovely goodies could be winging it's way direct to your home in the UK, Deutchsland, France, Nederland or Osterreich.  


craftattack said...

More lovely work, love the colours, too. Congrats on being the December winner at LIM!! Valerie

Vicky said...

They are all so beautiful hun...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Lesley said...

Wonderful card and the tags are adorable! I need to use that set to make tags too! Sounds like you are on a winning streak! Way to go! Happy to see you at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your win at Dynamic Duos! Whoot, whoot! And I need to take a page from your book and start on tags too! I love your card and the tags! So glad you shared with us at Merry Monday! Hope to see you next week!

Margaret Moody said...

Your tags are beautiful, Aileen! I love those sweet birds! So glad you decided to join us for this challenge! Hope you'll be able to join us all year and build your Christmas stash!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are fab Aileen and it looks as if you're being very organised! Loved your card for LiM too and congratulations for winning in Dec. Hope I'm not too late to wish you a happy new year! Vicky x

Suze Bain said...

Woohoo, big congrats on your two wins Aileen, what a great start to the year. Super card and tags, can't wait to get my hands on that hostess set! Xx

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card and tags Aileen, the little bird is charming. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card and tags Aileen, love the colours. Well done on your wins! Hugs, Lisa x

Jan Hennings said...

So the colors!

Wendy said...

Very pretty card & tags, Aileen! Love the stamp set you used! Awesome idea as well to make the matching tags! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! Such a pretty way to use this set....the tags are an extra bonus! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your focal point and how you used the colours. Thanks for joining us at Merry Mondays first challenge for 2013.


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