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Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Simon Says Red & Green

It must be getting closer to Christmas... Simon Says has Red & Green as their challenge this week. There's the chance to win their challenge, but also don't forget that Lorraine gives away weekly candy to those who enter the Challenge, as do several of the other Design Team members.

My card is one I made at Made By You's Macmillan Coffee Morning last week, I hope they raised lots of money for cancer care. It's a simple card that I can make easily, it's always hard work getting all those Christmas cards made, so one that's straightforward is always welcome :). I've embossed cardstock with the holly Cuttlebug folder and sponged three shades of green Distress Ink across it: Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint and Pine Needles. I wonder who gets to think up the names, aren't they evocative? The berries are coloured with a red Tombow pen. I used a glue pen on the berries and the stems and added Glamour Dust to them. The embossing is mounted onto dark green card. The organza ribbon is stuck to a wide piece of double-sided tape and more Glamour Dust gives it a sparkly margin.

I think I'm going to make a few of these, they look good for minimal effort :)

PS Last day to enter my Blog Candy! I'm adding in a mystery extra candy, make sure you've entered.

12 comments:

  1. Oh Anne ! this is absolutely stunning ! I love this card ! the embossing and colouring is fantastic ! :-)

    Thanks for joining the Simon says Stamp challenge :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x
    p.s thanks for the shout about my candy :-) but you're right the fewer entries the better chance for everyone !! :-)

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  2. Anne this is very very pretty! The embossing is awsome!

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  3. Minimal effort. Geesh! Not for me. No one would think that. Very lovely and professional looking.

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  4. This is very beautiful I love the way you combined shades of greens it looks great!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

    <3,
    Steph

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  5. Piekna!! taka delikatna i subtelna !!

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  6. lovely card Anne - think you have convinced me that i NEED this folder as well as the tree one....

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  7. Absolutely stunning!! Love the embossing!

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  8. this is lovely! SO simple, but very elegant! gives me some inspiration for christmas cards, too! and, well, birthdays and babies and whatnot.

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  9. Beautiful card, love the Holly.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. Gorgeous. I just love this embossing folder, another one to add to the collection.

    Lisax

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