Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #169

I saw a card today in blogland that jumped out at me.  I decided to use the color challenge from Merry Monday #169, and I wanted to make it Christmas - so this was a win for me!

I used some of my [really] old stamps, and dies from Spellbinders.
I used some UTT for the extra shiny effect.

Here is the card I CASED from Joni Nina Andaya, over at Papell with Love;

Stunning isn't it?  I fell in love~ :) [yeah, I like her's better too ;)]
Okay - something different here.  I really wasn't happy with my first attempt, so, I tried to fix it.  I tried water coloring this one, and used smaller sequins. 
Honest opinion, which one do YOU like better? 

I'm thinking I'm still not that happy..... maybe I'll completely start over.....

Another [almost] great day! :)


Thanks for stopping by~

14 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Beautiful, rich colours Vicki and I love that bold sentiment you have used as a resist! Have a lovely evening my friend! Hazel xx

jasann said...


what a lovely card, great background and the colours are so Chrismassy!!1 Beautiful, Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Lisa said...

Vibrant and lovely Vicki! Great take on Joni's card!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

I loved the first one ! You use bold colors on your cards so beautifully !

Susangail Powell said...

Gorgeous! You CASE'd it beautifully! I love how bold the first one is but I also love the softness of the second one - both are great!

Petra Swart said...

Love the inspiration card and both your CASE's Vicki!!!! The first one gets my vote - love the bit more shading with the black on the flowers!!!! Love your beautifully sponged bg with the embossed sentiment in white - it looks great!!!! The shine on the flowers are lovely!!! Both beautiful, my friend!!!!

Cat Craig said...

Vickie, I am all for the bold, the first one is fabulous as is the second, but I lean just a bit towards the first. Thanks for the close up of those gorgeous glossy leaves. Thanks so much for joining in at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

They are both really pretty, Vicki! I think the 2nd one maybe squeaks ahead by a hair! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

Rebecca Gillard said...

A beautiful card. I love the poinsettia. Rebecca x

cm said...

Yes, Joni's card is gorgeous, but so, too are yours. The poinsettia paired with those background colours is a lovely combination. While both are eye-catching, I'm leaning toward the first. The red is so rich!
Hugs~c

Diana K said...

I really love both of these, but if I had to choose I would pick the second one as my favourite. Gorgeous bold colours on both!

conil said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous, both of them. Your colors are amazing. Can't decide which one I love most, good thing I don't have to.

Karren said...

Beautiful cards! The watercolored backgrounds are gorgeous against that big bold sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Susan Joyce said...

Totally fabulous, I love the first card with it's bright bold colours and the sentiment really pops. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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