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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Always Playing with Paper Merry Monday challenge 57

These are the cards I made to the sketch at

 This is the sketch
Card 1:  White card stamped with Hero Arts:  "Wavy Stars" "Silent Night" and "Wavy Holly".  Coloured leaves and berries with markers.  Added gold sparkly ribbon across the card and gold star sparkly ribbon down the card.  Unfortunately the scan doesn't show the lovely gold and the sparkle.  Stamped PSX manger scene and cut out with Stampin Up bauble punch and threaded gold thread through and layered onto gold ribbon.

Card 2:  Used three different papers from Kaisercraft 6" paper pad "Dear Santa Collection".  Stamped Hero Arts stamp "Happy Christmas" on middle piece.  Printed Heather Valentin Digi Stamp "Isabella Christmas ornament" from Lacy Sunshine shop the official and only authorised shop to sell Heather Valentin images.  Coloured with Distress and Tria markers.


  1. Well done on making two cards for this challenge! Both are gorgeous, but I love your first card with your nativity scene bauble! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  2. Both great cards Margaret. I love the idea of the manger scene stamped on the bauble and the lovely Isabella image x

  3. Beatiful cards Margaret. Really well thought out and created.

  4. Great cards Margaret! Really like the nativity scene bauble.
    Hugs, Tracey x

  5. Hi Margaret, 2 wonderful cards, I do like the Christmas one though. and of course Isabella, looks gorgeous in card 2
    Janet xxx

  6. Both cards are beautiful Margaret.
    Linda xxx

  7. Both gorgeous cards, I love the papers you have used and the images are fab
    Lindsay xx

  8. What a great idea to put the Nativity in an ornament! I love the movement of the holly garland and snowflakes! Great coloring on the second card! Thanks for sharing these with us at Merry Monday!

  9. So sweet, Thanks so much for playing with us this week on Merry Monday!

  10. Both cards are wonderful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  11. Beautiful cards..I really love everything about the top one...


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