Monday, November 21, 2011

Third Week! Make My Monday!!!

Round three!!! This week's challenge at Make My Monday is a really fun one! The challenge is to make a Christmas card or project using these guidelines: Christmas foliage, flowers, or snowflakes. It's hard to choose just one! Okay...I made more than one. Sorry! I get a little carried away sometimes!!!

Here's my first card~Poinsettias~

I stamped and embossed the swirls and the sentiment before adding the little accent flower above the sentiment. I stamped and embossed the poinsettias, cut them out, added bling centers, and added them to the card. Easy peasy!

Detailed look at flowers~

Detailed look at sentiment~

Okay. I may have gotten more than a little carried away...I may have gotten a lot carried away! I had soooo many ideas floating around in my head for this challenge!!! So, I hope you indulge my tenacity and don't condemn it!!!

Here's a 2nd card~I call it "Star Trees"...tell you why in a bit~

Okay, so the title, yeah? Here's how I made them. I stamped a large star image in green and then cut the tips to use as the trees. My husband said it was brilliant. I was just being lazy!!! ;D The snow scene was created by cutting a piece of scratch paper, using it to mask off the bottom of the card, sponging blue to my eyes satisfaction, and then adding some glitter for "snow". :)

Close up of some of those "star trees"~

Card 3~Holly Bells~

This is my CAS style card for the week--I've been really trying to improve the CAS style cards and so I had to make another one this week. :)

Close up of details~

Card 4~Embossed Evergreen~

This card came to me in my dreams...I HAD to make it! The accent flowers were easy to make with my three flower punch. :) I embossed the tree in gold--sorry that the photos don't do it justice. :(

Close up of details~

LAST Card (promise!)~Glistening Holiday~

That snowflake is a rub-on that I have had for over a year. It NEEDED to be used. It cried out to me as I was making the 4th card!!! I had to save it.

Close up of that snowflake rub-on~

Thank you or indulging my OCD/over achieving fiendish card making issues. I appreciate it! Thank you for all your support--you truly help make my life incredibly happy!!! I hope you play along with us this week--your cards inspire me! :) Seasonal Stamping Greetings! :)


Vicky Hayes said...

My goodness Mynnette - what a wonderful display of cards! I must say the first is my favourite - and you and I must be thinking alike as that is the stamp set I immediately thought of when I heard about this week's MMM challenge!

Aquarius said...

Lots of great ideas here and my mind is ticking over too although I'll try and keep to one entry!!

Suzi B said...

Fabulous cards .. as usual Mynette the first one is my favourite too.
Suzi B xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Mynette - these weeks are flying by arent they? Your cards are just beautiful all of them....I love the one that came to you in a dreams are not like that lol :)

Cath said...

Wow these are just fabulous, don't think I have a favourite as they all have there own points, ok maybe the star you cut up for trees that one is clever.


Mynnette said...

Thank you, ladies! :) Your kind words always brighten my day. :)

Faye said...

Oh what a stylish and elegant selection of cards. xx

Fliss said...

My goodness Mynnette, you have been busy. What a gorgeous bunch of cards! Your trees card is really clever and looks so effective.
The poinsettia gdt card is stunning, love the texture and simplicity which is so classy.
Fliss x

Mynnette said...

Thanks, friends. :)

Ellen said...

Mynnette all of these are gorgeous! I absolutely adore the poinsettia card and the Christmas tree card. They are my favs but all of them are gorgeous.