Christmas Noel - Purple

Hello once again. This is a scheduled post and the last of the Noel images done for the brothers. Mr. decided this would be for brother #3 (who is really brother #5 & closest to me in age. Sadly, we have lost the brother #3 & #4. We don't forget them though).

- Embossed this time with Versamark and Judikins Aegean Silver. Die cut with S/B Opulent Oval. The Pentel markers once again did all the coloring.

- Bazzill texture paper in a purple shade is the card base.

- Lightweight silver glitter paper (a snippet) was diecut on each edge with a Spellbinder border die. This glitter paper looked better as a border than the Silver Shimmer Sheetz product (at least I thought so!).

- Tiny pearls were added for trim.

On each of the card backgrounds, I purposely kept things simple. I wanted the pretty image to be the focus. I liked each of the cards and Mr. & I debated on which we liked best. He preferred the red background. I rather liked the green Noel best. What do you think????

Thanks once again for joining me. This schedule post will be set for late Monday night. Tuesday morning, if all goes according to Mr's plans, we will be on the road to Florida to spend the holidays with our DD. So very busy getting ready to depart. Will try to keep in touch while we're away, but won't be posting cards! Just blather & babble. Big hugs. Have a wonderful week.


  1. Good morning Mary,
    Loving all these wonderful cards you have been creating.
    Sorry I have not been commenting, Blogger is being a right pain at the moment.
    Have a great day

    Patricia x

  2. These Noel cards you have been making are so lovely!
    The stamp is wonderful and the dies you have used look fab. I shall have to remember to try embossing some metallic foil paper. I have some that I found when I packed my craft room. Stuck it in a file called metallics!
    Most likely I won't remember where i put it later! teehee

  3. What a stunning card Mary, I would never have thought about using blues for the sentiment but how well it works with the other seasonal colours.

    B x

  4. Another beautiful card.

    Hope you have a lovely Christmas. Sue

  5. Adorably and lovely Noel creations lovely image and your colours are beautiful. I love the three of them Mary, xx{The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

  6. Mary this is a beautiful card with amazing coloring You are right to keep that background simple as to showcase the image better. I do wish you a great visit with your DD and travel safe. Enjoy!

  7. I love each card, Mary. This purple is regal and elegant. I think my favorite of the trio is the first - traditional and classic. Safe travels, my friend!

  8. Hi Mary. Have enjoyed seeing all three versions of this gorgeous Christmas card. I'm sure your brothers will appreciate that you hand-made them a special card to celebrate the holidays. All versions are so pretty ... great mix of colours and backgrounds. You can't go wrong when you start off with a gorgeous stamp like your NOEL ... amazing! I do like all three versions, but since you asked which we liked best, I'm going to have to say the first (red) version. Something about red at Christmas -- perfect! Loll xx

  9. This is such a lovely design Mary, great colours lovely design, a smashing creation!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

  10. A stunning card, Mary. I love the colors!! Be safe on the road and if I don't talk to you again, Merry Christmas to you both!! Hugs, Darnell

  11. Each of the cards made with this stamp and unique and so different from each other! Your brothers should be really pleased with these. We were very pleased with the card you sent us. Thank you, Mary. It is being enjoyed!

  12. This is gorgeous too Mary,loving the die you've used. Think the first is my favourite of the three. Enjoy your time away. Carol x

  13. Another truly beautiful card Mary, hope you are enjoying yourselves! Hugs, Anne xx

  14. Just as gorgeous as the other two!! Your brothers will adore these cards!! Safe travels!! I hope you have a wonderful time in Florida with your family!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  15. All of these cards look lovely, I think my favourite is the red one, but I like the oval die on the blue one.
    I hope you have, or had a safe journey. Wishing you a Happy Christmastime with your daughter.
    Jean x

  16. How lucky to have found 3 fabulous frames that this gorgeous stamp will fit. Another great colour way and I am hard pressed to choose a favourite.

    Kath x

  17. Another fabulous card with that stamp Mary.

  18. I just love this Noel stamp Momma Mary, this card is just stunning, loving that beautiful blue paper, that glitter paper and that SB die! Beautiful!!! Hugs, Brenda

  19. I'm staying true to my red choice. Hugs Mrs a.

  20. They are all fabulous. I love how you got a very different look for each. I think I like the purple one the most - that die cut is gorgeous!

  21. Hi Mary!! What a beautiful card! Your brothers will love these!

  22. Such a fabulous card, love the colours and the beautiful image, sounds like you'll have a great trip.

    Warm hugs

  23. Another gorgeous card Mary and love that purple colour background. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas in Florida with DD and look forward to your holiday news. x

  24. love your Noel cards in different colours and hope you enjoy your holiday with your daughter
    Carol x


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