Sunday, 30 August 2015

Acetate Tag Card, Holly & Berry, Female

I'd never heard of the Merry Monday Christmas Card challenge until yesterday, but loved the look of it so much that I've squeezed in a last minute entry.




As there was no time for ink I focused instead on adding texture and dimension!

I think I'm happy with it, but alas...  I know myself well enough to realise than any project I make in just the space of four or five hours (yes, I'm a painfully slow crafter) will inevitably be looked at tomorrow with a 'if only I had...'  At this point I normally pull it apart and salvage the usable parts or sometimes just add to what's already there.  It's not tomorrow yet, so who knows...  maybe I'll be pleasantly surprised for a change!

Supplies used:
Dies:  Paper Smooches 'Stitched Tag', Impression Obsession 'Pine Branch'
Punch:  Woodware 'Single Holly Leaf'
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug 'Snowflakes'
Other:  Red Button,  Raffia (Natural),  Morning Dew Drops (Clear)


Other challenges entered:

ABC Christmas Challenge 'Q is for Quantum Leap'
(B is for bows, D is for Die Cuts, K is for Keep it Simple)


Simon Says (Wednesday challenge) 'Anything Goes'





Have a good week...

Donna


26 comments:

  1. Brilliant! It's impossible to believe you don't like cold, Donna, with all those wonderful snowy and icy projects!

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    1. You are funny, Olga :)
      Yes... You've remembered I absolutely HATE feeling cold, being cold, Winter... all of it. But I love making Christmas projects most of all!
      I think it's because the colour schemes I like best all suit this time of year :)

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  2. Your embossed panel gives such a sweet winter-y backdrop to your holly and pine branches. Fantastic. Thanks for playing along at Merry Monday.

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    1. Thank you, Cat.
      So glad I stumbled across this challenge :)

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  3. I don't think you should change a thing Olga! This is beautiful! I love all the textures on this card and still it's clean and elegant! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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    1. Thank you, Bonnie. That's very kind of you to say so.
      I'm not Olga, but I do encourage you to visit her blog. She's very talented :)
      Have a good week...
      Donna

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  4. Don't change a thing -it's perfect just the way it is!

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    1. Thank you, Susangail :)
      It's kind of you to let me know.

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  5. Fabulous card! The different colored foliage looks wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  6. Hi Donna, Thankyou for finding my butterfly challenge. Hope you can find the time to Flutterby sometime. Your holly card is fab just as it is. I take ages to make a card so 4/5hrs seems Speedo Gonzales to me. Hugs Mrs A.

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    1. Thank you, Mrs A. I hope to play along sometime soon :)
      I spend most of my time moving bits of paper around and trying them in various colours... that's why I take so long!!!
      Thanks for joining my Google Follwers list :) It took me months to get it sorted!!!

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  7. Perfect as it is Donna, I also take many hours to put a card together.
    Hugs Pam x

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    1. Hi Pam. Glad I'm not the only one!!!

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  8. Wow, Donna, your card is stunning! I love it. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

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    1. Thank you, Wilma :)
      I love making Christmas cards and tags so I'm sure you'll see me again.
      PS. Thanks for the WOW!!!

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  9. beautiful holiday card!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Jenn :)
      Appreciate you taking the time to comment - especially with so many entries!!!

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  10. Oh, Donna, I hope to heaven you did not pull this card apart today when you got up! It is outstanding!! I had to smile because you felt rushed to enter and then look what MM turned around and did! The new challenge is holly!! Can you believe it?! That happens to me all the time, too. Either way, this is an absolute winner in my book!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Hi Darnell :)
      My card is still in one piece... but I think more because of the lovely comments people have left than anything else!!! (That's why I value the feedback so much. In an own worst enemy/critic of her craft skills competition I would be a strong contender to win)!!!
      Yes... I noticed the new holly challenge! Looks like I'll be seeing you and your Hammy there!!!
      Take care :)

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  11. Another lovely entry for my CHNC challenge 244. x

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    1. Glad I found your challenge sites, Hazel :)
      Thank you...

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  12. Thank you for following my blog! I am following you now too! I took a peek through your projects and they are all gorgeous! As is this one! Wow, I love everything about it - I wouldn't change a thing! I am a slow crafter too - I keep fussing with my cards (even though they may not look it hehe!). Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

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    1. Thank you.
      Sent you an email... Hope you got it.
      Take care :)

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  13. Donna this is gorgeous! Love the snow paper with the torn edges on top of the beautiful silver paper ,this is so well thought out...just gorgeous! Sounds like a relaxed crafter as well :) Hope you have a great week !

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    1. Thank you :)
      Wish I could train myself to do more 'relaxed crafters'... just don't think my brain's geared that way very often. Guess that's why I love making tags... less space to fill!!!

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