Monday, November 7, 2011

Make My Monday--1st Week as Guest Design Team Member!


Hello, stamping friends! I am so excited to share the creations I have created for this week's Make My Monday challenge! As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am so incredibly grateful to be a Guest Design Team Member this month--such a great honor! I have to say, I am incredibly nervous! I still feel very self-conscious about my cards (despite the typed words I share) and so please bear with me!!! :)

Okay, this month's challenge theme is Christmas. LOVE IT! It has given me such a fabulous chance to make a bunch of cards to send to people! So, I was excited to see the weekly challenges!

This week: vintage or traditional Christmas card. Oh. I don't own any truly vintage/traditional stamp sets. Soooo...what do I do? The obvious, of course! Head on over to the Graphic's Fairy and print off some fabulous vintage images to use for card making! This concept is new for me--I'm usually exclusively patterned paper and stamping. But I'm please with my results!

Now, anyone who knows me will tell you that I tend to be a bit of an overachiever...and, well, I really enjoyed looking up the fabulous images on Graphic's I made 5 cards. Let's take a look!

Card 1~Compliments of the Season~

This card uses 2 images from online. Isn't that sentiment fabulous?! I also used vintage glitter that I purchased at a garage sale a while back to add sparkle. The bow was an after thought--but I love it! Let's take a closer look...


Children (from a vintage copy of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe perchance?)~


My DH says this is one of the best Christmas cards I have ever made. Thank you, honey! :) Okay, onwards and upwards!

Card 2~Christmas Roses~

Look at that sweet image! I received a bunch of these little roses in pink and red from a friend of mine (along with the ribbon from the first card), and so I felt that they lent a special detail to the little girl and her puppy...

Here's a closer look~

Card 3~Rosette Christmas Sentiment~

What about this one? Don't you love that image! Such a sweet little angel. It needed a bit of glitz and glimmer (as does everything I make!), so I added the glitter. I wanted to pop the sentiment up, so I placed it on a rosette--very Victorian feel to this one. Those pins? From the same friend mentioned above! So very sweet of her!

Sentiment detail~

Let's proceed~ Card 4~Holly Jolly~

Aren't those little kiddies the cutest?! They made me smile! I have a dry embossing folder that is a holly bough, and it just worked perfectly with these images! I added some clear glitter gel pen to the images (can't see it in the above photo...)

Glitter (it really is on all the images & the sentiment)~

Okay, last one--promise! :)

Card 5~ STAMPED Vintage Christmas~

Okay, so after digging around in my stamp drawers, I found some vintage images! I was excited to get to stamp on a card for this challenge! Oh, and what do you think of the dry embossed back panel? I thought it was vintage-esque! I, of course, added some glitter. Because, really people, we NEED glimmer and glitz for Christmas! :)

Close up of the glittah~

Sorry this is so picture heavy--I just had so much fun with this challenge! Thank you, ladies, for the opportunity to work with you! You have made my YEAR!!! I can't wait to see what other people create--happy stamping! :)


Suzanne Brookfield said...

WOW...Mynette - Well done You! Its fantastic having you a guest designer all month long. Looking forward to seeing your creations each week. This is a super batch of cards - my faves are the first and third ones (love the rosette and the green tones used).....Hope you enjoy your time with us at MMM. Wishes Suzanne

Aquarius said...

Well you certainly sent to town on the vintage Christmas cards - lovely selection there. Look forward to seeing the rest of your Guest Designer work through the onth.

Fliss said...

My goodness Mynnette! What fantastic cards and every single one is just gorgeous colour and image wise.
A fabulous start to your guest designer month and there are sure to be some lucky recipients with all these vintage stunners.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Mynnette said...

Thank you, friends!!! :)

Suzi B said...

Wow and thrice wow! fantastic vintage cards my favourite is the first one.. lovely. Welcome to the team as our gueat designer for the month of November.. glad you like the theme Looking forward to seeing you each week.
suzi b xx

Jacqueline said...

Mynnette - you take my breath away, these are stunning, I'm so glad I know you and I love looking at your blog - Jacqueline xx

Mynnette said...

Thank you, ladies--so excited to be working with you!!! :)