Friday, December 14, 2012

Create Blog Challenge

Create

The Create blog has started a fun monthly challenge.  Winners will be posted on their blog and the overall winner gets a prize.  This month, you have to use the sketch provided to make a card.

I jumped at the chance to use my poinsettia die one more time before it has to be tucked away until next year's Christmas cards.  I'm not sure about the brown leaves, but I needed a bit of contrast as there was already a lot of green on the card.  A red ribbon and some gold bells finished things off.

Hard to believe there is only one more week of school left.  My son is starting to bounce around like the Energizer Bunny and may not make it until Christmas LOL!

 

What's In It?
Stamps:  Joyous Noel (Verve)
Paper: I Believe (SEI), Old Olive, Early Espresso, Real Red
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Poinsettia Die (Spellbinders), Crimper, 5/8" Red Satin Ribbon, Corner Rounder, Medium Scallop Die (PTI), Gold Bells, Gold Cording, Gold Half Pearls, Black Half Pearls, Dimensionals

16 comments:

Caroline said...

Marisa wow this is gorgeous the layout is so beautiful and I love the poinsettia. Caroline xxx

Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful...I love your die and those jingle bells!

Dawn Easton said...

Fabulous, Marisa! That's a great layout! Love the brown leaves for contrast!

Lee-Anne said...

Love the layered ribbon/border treatment with the sweet bells, Marisa! All the gold really pops on this!

Luci said...

Marisa, the card is beautiful. I absolutely love your blog. I can't wait to check it everyday to see what you have come up with next! Keep up the great work.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeousness -- I just love that bright red with the green! So pretty~

Maureen said...

I think brown was the perfect choice. It makes for a great mix of colours. We are making our graham cracker gingerbread houses today. It's going to be a fun Friday plus we had a dump of snow last night.

Emily Keaton said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, Marisa!! That poinsettia is absolutely amazing. Your card is so rich and beautiful! I hear you on the "only one week of school left" thing. I'm not quite ready for that yet!

Audrey Ann said...

This is pure delight!! Love your bright beautiful colors and wonderful textures. Hugz

Bonnie said...

I haven't used my poinsettia die anywhere near enough. I'll hate to pack it up. This is so pretty, Marisa! The paper is a perfect complement to the flower.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So beautiful, Marisa! I just love how that red ribbon just pops! Received your gorgeous Christmas card in the mail today! Thanks so much!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Your poinsettia is beautiful Marisa!! And I love your rounded corners and sweet little jingle bells!!

Viv said...

Stunning Marisa! Simply stunning. xxx

Katina said...

Stunning!! I just LOVE that poinsettia die.
xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I love this die too, a beautiful card.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Really gorgeous! Love those jingle bells tied on there.