Saturday, 3 December 2011

May Your Days Be Merry...

Is it really Saturday again? Another hectic week has flown by for me so it is lovely to unwind with a bit of crafting this morning.

I love starting my Saturdays by visiting Less Is More to see what the challenge is. I was over the moon when I saw this weeks' challenge which is to use green. I have always used green a lot in my crafting and love all shades of green.

For this card I've gone all subtle. I've simply daubed some Distress Inks in Peeled Paint and Pine Needles to created a smudgy background. I then stamped this lovely Penny Black "Winter Bough" stamp in Peeled Paint over the top.

merry 1

The die cut "Merry" is from Papertrey, which I've layered up in dark green and white to create a shadow effect.

merry 2


A few gems for the berries finish it all off.

Well, I'm going to spend the rest of today chilling out, thank you for stopping by!

62 comments:

Mandi said...

Absolutly stunning Sarita
I adore how you've used the Winter Bough.
you inspired me to dig mine out with your similar one last week, but, of course I'm no tin your league!

Thanks for entering LIM
mandi

val090 said...

That is just beautiful

CraftyC said...

Its gorgeous Sarita, love your pretty card
Clairexx

Vicky Hayes said...

So pretty Sarita! I love the traditional greenery behind the more contemporary die cut. Vx

Jan said...

Your cards are always so special Sarita. love it. xx Jan

Fiona said...

Exquisite Sarita.

Gillian said...

Wow, what an amazing card. Just beautiful.

cardz said...

What a stunning card Sarita, the layout is beautiful and your floating "merry" catches the eye immediately.

Unknown said...

This is stunning! I think I need to go spend some money on that PB stamp. And maybe the die cut too........:-) You have such a lovely style I love coming here!

Aimes said...

Green, green, green, how I love you so! :)
A seriously fabby and gorgeous card, Sarita! Love the shadow effect on your die cut 'Merry'!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

tinadotcom.com said...

Oh my, Sarita, I love your try on the gree theme so much!
Have a good time chilling! :D

Hugs, Tina

thea said...

What a super card, wonderfull!

Kimberley said...

Your card this week is stunning - enjoy your chilling out!

Sandra said...

Your card is stunning! Sandra

Chrissie said...

Subtle and gorgeous!
I'm so glad you're still enjoying our challenges!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suzilou said...

Oh my gosh this is stunning, what a fantastic effect with the Merry. Love it! :)

Julie said...

Lovely card Sarita! I really like the new Papertrey dies! Stunning!

Hello From Texas said...

WOW ... Sarita this is a gorgeous elegant card. Love every bit of it.
Carole

joanne wardle said...

absolutely gorgeous!! the shadow effect is very clever

Lola Azul said...

So ... BEAUTIFUL!!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Sarita I have no words for it, soooooooooo gorgeous. Love this so much. Elegnat and very stylish.
Lovely greet and have a nice weekend
Marja

Joyce across the Pond said...

simply stunning!

Jill said...

As usual another beautiful, elegant card - I love it!

Jill x

froebelsternchen Susi said...

just beautiful!

Sue C said...

Beautiful card Sarita, I love how you've used the DI to make the smudgy background. Sue C x

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is stunning.. i love it
Lisa x

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

WOW! Got to love this one, it's a beauty!

Maribel said...

Precious, I love the letters, and the composition.

Anne said...

Oh my, this is my favourite so far! Just gorgeous!
Anne
x

Viv said...

Sarita this is stunning, I just adore all your cards!!! :O) Viv xx

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi There, This is stunning, I love the layered sentiment and the clean simple colours green and white, brilliant, Gay xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarita
You have done it again ...Wow!!!! Fabulous ...love it .....
love the die cut....
Hugs sylvie
xxxxx

Juls said...

fabulous!! I Love the image, and the way you have daubed round it with the green, the lettering is just fabulous to!! Hugs Juls

Jo Street said...

Gorgeous card Sarita, I love that stamp.
Jo x

Paula Gale said...

This is gorgeous Sarita. What a beautiful card to send out to people. So classy and stunning.

Everything you do is stunning anyway.

I haven't been blog hopping around for months so will take a look at some of your posts that i've missed.

Lots of crafty hugs

Paula x x x

Georgia said...

This is soooo gorgeous Sarita, I really love it! The berry design is perfect, so Christmassy, and I love the stunning sentiment! :) Love, Georgia xx

Margaret said...

Wow Sarita this is absolutely stunning! Love it
Margaret x

JeNjOy said...

Sooooo gorjus
jenjoy x

Elise Jardine said...

I love the shadow effect on the 'merry' well done xxx

Rufus said...

That's really really pretty!
Hope that you had a great day.
Enjoy,
R/

Squirrel said...

This is stunning! LOVE it. I must try that inking effect myself.
Happy LIMing!
Rosey x

Michelle said...

Really pretty card, love it! xx

Michelle said...

Really pretty card, love it! xx

Lavender Rose said...

Definitely the most beautiful Christmas card I have seen this year.

GinaA said...

Fabulous shadow effect and just love the stamping.

Kathyk said...

Beautiful card - love the shadow effect you've created with the sentiment too

Kathyk

lin_ka1 said...

Beautiful and elegant card. I am impressed with your artistic taste.

Andrea said...

Wow, your card is amazing. I just love the way you've created a shadow effect with the word 'merry'.
I hope you had a lovely chill out day.
Love, Andrea xx

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic card XOXO Zoe

Jenny said...

Oh wow, so elegant and amazing Sarita! I love the shadowed sentiment and the subtle inking behind the image :)
Jenny x

Karen said...

Sarita - fabulous, fantastic, gorgeous and wonderful - need I say more? Karen x

Marrigje said...

Wow, This is great! I was thinking of doing something, but didnt know how. You inspired me to try, Thank you.

Kaz said...

WOW....this is gorgeous! I love how you have done the lettering, so effective.
Kaz x

Pauline C said...

Stunning in every way!
Pauline x

Fluffles said...

I really love this card - I wouldn't want to part with it though! Jx

Annchen said...

this is so fantastic, love it

Faith A said...

STUNNING, love the the shadow effect

Grenouille Greetings said...

Like "War of the Worlds"..."and still they come!" BEAUTIFUL! Hugs, Lesley

Eve said...

It's really really beautifull !!

Kathy Camasso said...

Just found this card on Pinterest; LOVE it!

Astrid Maclean said...

I know this is ancient, but like the lady above, I just found it on Pinterest, and it truly is amazing!!

cynthia said...

Beautiful card! Love that layered "merry!"