Monday, September 5, 2016


Happy Monday!  Yes I know...I'm not a Monday fan either but since it's Labor Day I'm really OK with this one.  Not only is the day going to be filled with fun...we have a new challenge starting today at the Love to Scrap Challenge Blog!  This is a real easy one.  It's "Flower Power".  Just add flowers and here are the sponsors:

Prize: $10 gift certificate

Prize: 7 images of choice

Prize: $7 gift certificate

I was given this beautiful stamp called "Wish You A Merry Christmas" from Pickled Potpourri.  I think it's gorgeous!  I wanted a Christmas card that was elegant but easy to make.  This was perfect.  I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen to make the paper look old.  I used Copic on the holly and candle then a metallic gold pen to highlight the lines.  I taped it to a card base and added a flower and some Stickles.  Easy peasy!  

I love how this turned out.  I'm going to make a few of them for Christmas this year.  I'm really bad at sending them out so I hope this makes it easier for me.

Please check out our challenge at LTSCB and I hope to see you join us.  Don't forget to stop by all the DT blogs and leave some love.

Thanks for your visit and have a blessed day!

Card Recipe

Image - Wish You A Merry Christmas from Pickled Potpourri
Coloring mediums - Copic markers, Glastique, Stickles & 
American Crafts Metallic marker gold
Papers - Core 'dinations & generic
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz Antique Linen
Poinsettias - Petaloo

Challenges Entered

Creative Inspirations #256 - Christmas
Mod Squad - Foliage
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #246-247 - Always anything goes
As You Like It - Fave card shape and why - My favorite shape is A-4.  I like it because it's efficient.  You can get two cards out of every piece of paper.
Aud Sentiments #163 - Anything goes
Creative Knockouts #157 - Sparkle & shine
Crafty Friends #39 - Use lots of glitter
Paper Creator's Crafts 51 - Christmas


brenda said...

Super card Robin, it has such a lovely vintage feel and I always love a Poinsettia. I really appreciate your kind words on my post, many thanks.

B x

Rene said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for sharing your beauty with us at Creative Inspirations. Good luck!

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Robin!! I love the stamp you used!! The poinsettia looks amazing!! The sparkle is fabulous, too!! What a beautiful card this is!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

A Mermaid's Crafts

Tamie said...

I am loving the sparkle on your awesome creation. I love that you made a Christmas card. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing your gift with us at Creative Knockouts Sparkle and Shine Challenge.

Tamie DT

Lillian A said...

Great early start on your Christmas cards, Robin, and this one's a keeper!

Gail said...

Robin - this is beautiful! thank you for dropping this off at WAW I wish you the best in the draw - blessings - WAW DT Gail

Joyce Erb said...

Very pretty card. Thanks for joining us at The Mod Squad Challenge

CraftyNatalie said...

Lovely Christmas creation. Thanks for joining us at creative inspirations this fortnight. Hope to see you for the next challenge.
Craftynatalie - DT

Jennifer Bradley said...

Oh what a fabulous card Robin, the antique effect look stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends. Good lucking the draw and hope to see you back with again . Jennifer DT member x

Heather said...

Beautiful!! Such a gorgeous image and I love all the sparkle!

Gayatri said...

Gorgeous Christmas card. Love it. Thanks for playing along SImon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge! Gayatri xx

Deloris said...

What a pretty Christmas card! Thanks for joining the challenge at Paper Creator!

Annette said...

A beautifully elegant card. Lovely pop of red too.
Annette - Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
Lili of the Valley,
My Mum's Craft Shop,
In The Pink Challenge
As You Like It Challenge.

Kat W said...

Lovely vintage style and colours :-)
Thanks for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge!
Kat x

Creative world said...

Awesome Christmas card,love your card design ...thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments...hugs Željka DT

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Glitter’ challenge with your lovely sparkly Christmas card… love all the traditional colours... we would love to see you join us again. Good luck!
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

Tanya said...

Gorgeous card, so festive :) Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, good luck in the draw and hope to see you again soon :)

DT Tanya xx

Ann Chuang said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card. Love the vintage feel.