Sunday, 26 February 2012

Merry Monday Challenges #8 - Ready for Christmas

Hi Friends,
Finally I have had time to sit down and create a card.  I have been busy organising myself and hubby so we can go on a long anticipated holiday.  My Husband has had a long time dream to sail on the Queen Mary II so on Tuesday we will be jumping on board at Fremantle and sailing around Australia to Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and then to Rabul New Guinea, the Marianas Islands, Japan, China and to Hong Kong.  Then we will fly home to Perth.  Almost have my case packed, which has been a bit tricky as we will be experiencing a few different climate changes.  The Liner sets high dress standards and evening attire is expected after 6 pm, so I have been having fun shopping, not sure how I am going to meet the luggage weights to fly home, trying to keep that in mind, already hinted I might have to buy another suit case somewhere along the trip.  I am really looking forward to being pampered and it is always exciting to see new countries and cultures and this trip will be filled with many new experiences.
Today's card is for the Merry Monday Sketch Challenge this week.  Fairly clean and simple card, I tried to use some non traditional colours. I cut the mat out by going around the outside of the Labels Eighteen Nestability that I used to cut for the main image.  I cut the Dotted Scallop Ribbon strip in half to make my fine strip across the card and then added the Pool Party piece. For the backgound around the sweet little image I embossed some white snowflakes and sponged the area to give it more interest. I used a Gelly Roll Pen and some Dazzling Detail to add some bling.  Hope you like it.
Stamps:  S/U's Greeting Card Kids, Come to Bethlehem, Snowflakes (R)
Card and Papers:  Wild Wasabi, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, DSP Patterns Stack - Subtles Collection
Markers:  Wild Wasabi, Pool Party, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, River Rock
Ink: Stazon Black, Pool Party, Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue
Finishing Touches: Gelly Roll Pen, Dazzling Details
Tools: Big Shot, Spellbinders Labels Eighteen Nestabilities, Sizzix Polka Dot EB Folder, Sponge, Aqua Painter, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, White Embossing Powder, Martha Stewart Snowflake Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Dble Sided Tape, Dimensionals
Thanks' for dropping in today. See ya back here again in April.  Happy Crafting!
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  1. Oh wow Susan!! What a terrific adventure! You card is wonderful as always, I love the way you used the nestie and created your own mat! Thank you for joining me. Have a safe trip! Can't wait to see all the pictures when you get back.

  2. this is such an adorable card! love the image and the color combo!

  3. Love the card Susan. Lovely as always. Have a fantastic trip and stay safe.

  4. Lovely card ... The non trad colours look fab. Have a great time!

  5. I love the blues and greens together on your card, Sue. The cruise sounds wonderful. Enjoy being pampered, and I hope you have lots of great experiences that will stay with you for life.

  6. Oh Susan... your trip sounds so wonderful. I hope you have a great time. This card is wonderful.. I love the color combo you used on it and the image is perfect! thanks for sharing ~ Pam

  7. This card is so beautiful - actually all of your cards are phenomenal!!! I love your designs and style. I'm your newest follower!

  8. It is such a fantastic Christmas card.I also try to make this card. Card's color combination and also image is awesome. You have done brilliant.

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