Monday, 2 April 2018

Merry Monday #284 - Christmas Blessings to You and Yours

Hi Friends,
It's Monday and time for a new Challenge at Merry Monday.  This week Marcia is challenging us to Use Red and White on our Christmas cards, hope you will join us and play along.  I used the Seasonal Lantern Stamp Set and the Framelit Dies that go with the set. I coloured with my Stampin' Blends and added some Clear Wink of Stella on the coloured areas and the Dove.
Stamps: S/U's Seasonal Lantern, Christmas Pines
Card: Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler
Blends: Light and Dark Cherry Cobbler, Light and Dark Crumb Cake
Finishing Touches: Clear Wink of Stella Brush, Gold and Red Ribbon
Cool Tools: Big Shot, Sizzix Softly Falling E/Folder,  Sizzix Lantern Builder Framelit Dies, Christmas Lampost Thinlit Dies, Misti, Foam Tape, Dble Sided Tape, Tombow Multi Purpose Glue
On a Personal Note I have missed a few weeks at Merry Monday after I had a Knee Replacement on the 27th Feb 2018.  After a couple of weeks when I had the Staples removed I ended up with an infection and spent two weeks in Hospital.  I am still working on trying to recover and hopefully getting on top of it and just starting to get back to Stamping again which I have missed so much.  Thanks to the Design Team for their kind thoughts and encouraging words during this time.
Thanks for visiting today and a special thanks for your comments.


  1. Gorgeous lantern, Susan - just love the rich red bow with it! The dove adds the perfect finishing touch!!

  2. Beautiful card, I love all the wonderful details. Have a great week.

  3. What a beautiful lantern, Susan. Lovely card. Hope you are feeling better.

  4. Great job, love the embossing and the die you used is wonderful. Great card, Cheers, L:)

  5. Beautiful, beautiful card Sue...LOVE that lantern!! Hope you are home and recovering now, and not in too much pain. Have a good week!! :0)

  6. Simply beautiful your wonderful lantern!

  7. I love the layered holly at the base of your candle!


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