Friday 17 August 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #28

I tried to play the Merry Monday Challenge last week, but something happened (called life) and I totally forgot to upload my card..oops.

This week I am going to get in early and upload my card tonight, maybe right now, depending on the timing of "life", aka kids in the bath, dinner on the stove and the phone will probably ring. You know what happens, when you try to sit down and do something for yourself, everything that can happen, usually does. 

This week's challenge can be found over at Always Playing with Paper. It's challenge #28, and like I said last week, if I had have started playing this challenge at week #1, I would have 28 cards neatly stashed away for Christmas. 

My card this week uses Elegant Eggplant - a colour I never use. I loved Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder, so never really ventured into the realm of purple out there. I think I like this one. Obviously, it's not a traditional Christmas colour, but sometimes we all need a shake up :)

I embossed with silver embossing powder, after stamping with Snowflake Soiree and Versamark. Added some rhinestones to the centres of the snowflakes for extra sparkle. For the greeting, I just punched the shimmer paper with the Ornament Punch and added my greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

And, just to show you that not everything goes as planned, this is the back side of my card where my 3 year old son decided to add a little more to the design. It was a surprise for me, from him. Gotta love it! Someone with kids will receive this card at Christmas time - from my family to theirs, and I am sure they will understand the importance of 3 year old art!

Come and join me for a workshop in Barrhaven, and you may just meet this 3 year old of mine! 

Stamp Set: Snowflake Soiree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla, Silver Glimmer Paper
Punches: Ornament Punch, Word Window Punch
Other: Basic Rhinestones, Sponge Dauber, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensions, Snail Adhesive



  1. LOL, this is gorgeous....front AND back! So funny and very normal, I am sure, in a household with children!! That embossing on the Eggplant realy stands out. Just beautiful and so glad you shared it with us at the Merry Monday challenge!

  2. What a beautiful card! I love Eggplant for Christmas...not sure why but I think it's so pretty! This is beautiful with those snowflakes and your glittery ornament! Totally love this!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  3. Hahaha! Love the art on the cute! Pretty snowflake background you created, the colours pop! So happy you are starting to join in the fun! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  4. I love these embossed snowflakes and they show so well on the Eggplant cardstock as well as the sparkly ornament! Nothing is sacred with a 3 yr. old around! He added some extra beauty to this card.

  5. Beautiful card, the snowflakes are stunning. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.