Sunday, December 14, 2014

Merry Christmas Holly and Berries...Merry Monday #138 {Gold, Silver, White and ??, Just Us Girls #271~Trend

Happy Sunday, all!  It's a crisp, cool bright sunny day, and in few minutes, my husband will be embarking on a bike ride. Yes. And in about three hours I'll be going to pick him up in a small town just west of Calgary.  My plan is to do a wee shopping-snoop for about an hour before meeting him at Tim Hortons, where he'll be warming up with a coffee and refueling with a bagel,  muffin, cookies and whatever else 'calorie repletion' food he needs.  I'm not sure what stores even exist in said town; guess I'll find out...

I was frantically sentiment embossing, texture-pasting-and-distress inking card-making yesterday - as you can see in the trio below (six in total emerged...)




I had one panel left unadorned (because it was hidden under another sheet of paper), so this morning, I decided to see what it would look like inked with Hero Arts silver leaves, Delicata gold fronds and pine cones and Festive Berries berries. I added, as with the others, a sheen of perfect pearls and...stood back to give it the head-at-varying-angles review.  My husband came past, in the midst of my analysis, gave it a thumbs up and...well, here it is.


NOTE: Honoured and thrilled to receive an Honourable Mention at Merry Monday for my Gold, Silver and Festive Berries card. THANK YOU!!

I'm sharing these in the galleries over at Just Us Girls #271~Trend 




By the way: I not Christmas-ready yet *grin*

Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!




25 comments:

  1. Carol, I think these turned out lovely! The gold and silver version turned out great! Love that script Merry Christmas. So pretty! :-)

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  2. All so pretty! Love the traditional colors of the top three that capture a fun & whimsical holiday mood. Switching up the colors in the last card creates a more serene and elegant look.

    BTW, did you find any stores in 'said town' ???

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  3. Oh and what a dazzlingly beautiful twist it is, C! Of course I love the original three.

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  4. Gorgeous cards! Both color combinations work well!

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  5. Thumbs up for sure! I LOVE all of these--especially your MM entry, Carol!

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  6. Very pretty cards! I love both color combinations. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

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  7. Beautiful! The silver and gold looks fabulous and I love the little berries which add a pop of colour. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  8. Wow, these first three are stunning cards Carol! And the silver, gold and white-well I am with hubby and giving it a big two thumbs up! lol I love it!! Trust me when I say, I am not Christmas ready either!!!! And we are running out of time soon, so I guess I'd better get on the ball. lol Hugs, Brenda

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  9. I do love how you do this and the gold and silver card really is a stunner, have a good week xx

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  10. Oh, I love them...the embossing paste is spectacular!

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  11. Gosh, these are beautiful. I think I need to try embossing paste!

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  12. What a great way to re-vamp to meet the colors of the challenge. These are all beautiful. Thanks for playing along with this week's Merry Monday Challenge.

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  13. Oh wow! These are all so pretty! You keep making me want to do all of these of these neat trendy things, that I normally don't want to try! haha! The traditional red and green ones are lovely, but ooooooh the silver and gold one is quite elegant and just beautiful! Hope you had a fun day yesterday and found some fun shopping stops! :) ((Hugs))

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  14. Beautiful cards Carol. Love the depth and texture from the embossing paste. Love the traditional green and red ... and also the silver and gold. Both sets of colours look amazing with this design. Loll xx

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  15. Gorgeous cards, Carol! I love them all, especially the last one...Amazing color combo, and I love the elegant sentiment!

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  16. gorgeous that colored embossing paper is adorable and I love that sentiment so BEAUTIFUL on your card..
    love love love this Miss C..
    great creation..hugs, Monika

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    1. Sorry is that texture paste..I thought it was die cut embossed paper...you amazed me ..I never try to my new embossing paste must just try it...i will do if I have time LOL...hugs, Monika

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  17. Wow!! These are gorgeous!! I love the colors, esp the second, surprising colors for greenery, but it totally works!! Oh and Happy Birthday!!! :D

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  18. Love both color schemes - the green and red is wonderfully festive and then switching to silver and gold is totally elegant!

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  19. GASP hat gorgeous cards--but now you have enabled, back to my LSS to buy the Tim Hotlz stencil I thought I could live without, alas I can't! Congrats on the honorable mention and Happy Happy belated Birthday my friend!

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  20. You are so productive, just pumping out incredibly beautiful cards! Congrats on your shout-out on Merry Mondays! Well deserved!

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  21. Is that a Tim H. stencil? It has a cool, retro groove to it, like the man himself. I love your metallic version. Happy to see Merry Mondays did too!

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