Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Merry Christmas - The Merry Christmas challenge #9

Wednesday February 28, 2018
Today is the end of February and on to March but at  The Merry Christmas challenge it's always Christmas..
This is challenge #9 and the Holly and Ivy team have some great inspiration for you. Check out the other teams creations at The Merry Christmas bog. Our challenges are always
So if you follow me you know I love water color smooshing backgrounds.. Well I was playing again and with different colors of Ranger inks and seeing what I could come up with for Christmas. So this is one of the backgrounds I created. I then needed to figure out what to add to it.. Well digging through my dies I found this awesome Poinsettia die from My Favorite Things so I found two different but close reds and cut the sections two times and then found a scrap of water color and die cut the piece in the center along with the gold for the top center piece. I used a scrap of Quick Quote paper for the leaves. I used silver shinny card stock and Reverse Confetti Merry die and Simon Says Christmas stamp.  I love the richness of this card. It is a wow card in my eyes.

A bit more time to craft #62 - anything goes
Creatalicious #133 - anything goes / opt. girly
A gem of a challenge #213 - any flower
Artistic inspirations #194 - anything goes / opt. flowers
Make my Monday #65 - messy background
Creative moments #137 - anything goes/opt. fairy
Crafty Hazelnuts #374 - anything goes/opt. gold
Hiding in my craft room #341 - any holiday
heARTful stamping - anything goes
City crafters wk. 401 - die cuts
Word art Wednesday wk. 324-325 - anything goes
Simon Wednesday - anything goes
My favorite things #374 - design


Lisa Lynn said...

SO GORGEOUS. Love that poinsettia. And the background is wonderful. Really don't you want to come to WI for a visit with your supplies???

Becca Sadler said...

You've created a bold dynamic Christmas card, Billie. You will have to think about who amongst your family and friends reflects this same kind of powerful energy to give this beauty to. Thanks for participating in the any holiday theme #341 challenge at HIMCR blog! Becca~DT

Lucille K said...

Wonderful card, love the background. Thanks for joining us at City Crafter :)

Sian said...

Great card! I love your background. Thank you for joining us at Make My Monday. Sian.

Creative world said...

Gorgeous card and brilliant background...thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy challenge
Željka DT xx

karto_flana said...

Great card! I like the flower and the colours. Thank You for joining us at Creative Moments challenge DT Ella

Susan Renshaw said...

Super background and I love the poinsettia!
Thank you for sharing with Hiding in my Craft Room!
HIMCR Challenges
Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 374 - hope to see you again soon x

Jackie C said...

Billie, this is perfect in every way! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Creatalicious, hugs Jackie DT xx

AO Creations said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at City Crafter, good luck!!! Amy DT

Sue - said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday

Jill Tiffany said...

gorgeous card for Christmas!! love this.....Thank you for playing with us at Creatalicious Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Jill ~ DT

Jill Tiffany said...

Me again....:)
Lovely Christmas card....Thank you for playing with us at Colour Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you again.
Jill ~ DT

debby4000 said...

Stunning poinsettia and love the background for it too, fabulous Christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

Juliet A said...

I don't know which I like more, the many-layered and textured poinsettia or the incredible watercolor background! The end result is stunning! I'm so glad you joined us at the Heartful Stamping Challenge!

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional girly” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

(DT Stempel-Magie)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy these past weeks…