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11/28/2015

Christmas Card Club - Holly & Ivy

Hello again. It's time once more for our Christmas Card Club to share our cards, and this week our theme was Holly & Ivy.

First, help me welcome a lovely new follower, Niki of Pawsitively Creative.  Haven't had any new friends for a while, and then suddenly, it's exciting to get some new followers! Just love finding new blogs and getting to know about the creator. So do please give a lookin at Niki's blog and tell her I sent you along! Thanks Niki for becoming a new follower.

Now, here's MY take on the Holly & Ivy Christmas Card Challenge:



- Very old wooden stamp, inked with Versamark - stamped on a burgundy cardstock, embossed with Ranger's Queen's Gold. Colored the Holly with Copics, berries got some WoS for shine.

- Sue Wilson Greek Islands Collection - ivy die cut from a velvet/suede like paper (Marcos Paper but I can't find it to add a link). It's very pretty, and cut very nicely. Split the die cut to place as desired.

Border strip on the left was a snippet from an old recycled purchased Christmas card; thought it was pretty, so into the crapalanche pile (this one on the cutting table, NOT the desk LOL). Cardfront done with a music score from a 6x6 package. No added sentiment since it's on the medallion. That's it!

Do please take time to visit my fellow Club Members, whose blogs are listed on the right side bar!

Again, thanks for joining me this afternoon. May be MIA again for a bit, as we are trying to get some kind of cleanup done in the stamp area. Mr. has come down to help move some tables around, decide where the Alex cabinets will work best, and right now there is SO much chaos in that room...you just wouldn't believe it. Blessings and Hugs.

52 comments:

Bonnie said...

Look at you with both the holly and ivy! Love that music background with it! Hope you are enjoying this nice weather we're having.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Mary!! I love the ivy!! It looks so fabulous!! Love the music background paper, too!! Beautiful card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

How pretty your "old" stamp is, Mary! Did you own it prior to the popularity of die cuts? It's a beautiful round image! Even lovelier gold embossed! The theme is fun, and your card is festively pretty! Wonderful use of traditional colors, too! Huggers, de

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Great card Mary my dear friend! Glad you found time to post this one, it would have been a shame to miss out on it! LOVE the idea of the Holly & The Ivy! Clever! Don't work too hard over the weekend! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Mrs A. said...

This is gorgeous Mary. You will laugh when you see my Ivy.I love the embellishments to your card.Hugs Mrs A.

Carol L said...

Holly and Ivy always look good together - especially on a Christmas card! I love the medallion with gold and the ivy vine on the side! Very pretty card!

dutchess said...

A beauty Mary,just loving that ivy,and the sentiment makes a real statement!....have a great time cleaning up its satisfying when it's done. Xxxxx

Maxine D said...

What a lovely card Mary - the Ivy die cut is gorgeous
Love your expression crapalanche -I have a couple of boxes I call my promise boxes - I promise to use the contents one day......
With Mr helping I am sure you won't be away too long!!
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

Where to start Mary, I always think music score papers add a certain elegance to a card and draw the eye, the holly element is perfect with the ivy framing it. And of course the traditional Christmas colours always please.

I have to confess to being a bit of an ivy freak, whenever I have an indoor planter with some I invariably end up planting it in the gardens. Much to hubby's annoyance as it grows like a triffid, we now have a pergola where it has totally taken over to the detriment of the roses, one wall of the secret garden covered with, a shed has been enveloped by it and now it's even popping up in the card park. So I know the day is fast approaching where hubby takes his pruners for a long outing.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Sue said...

Lovely card Mary.

Hope you get sorted out.

Enjoy your day. Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Love so much the ivy brach from SW (I love all her dies...) and it makes a great look in your card!Perfect choosed colours, so festive with the gold embossing and the sparkling touches!The topper is glamorous and love the musical notes background!
Have a lovely Sunday

cuilliesocks said...

Beautiful Mary, love your holly and ivy and the rich colours, great for the challenge, Kate x

Barb said...

A lovely holly and ivy card Mary. Good use of your old stamp and I really like the music background. Barbxx

Patricia said...

Great card Mary,
I love the Ivy embellishment.
Snowing very heavily here .... looks like winter has arrived.
Patricia X

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A beautiful card for our theme this time Mary, love the ivy die cut detail and bold sentiment.
Lorraine

Pat said...

A beautiful card Mary and I love the holly on the burgundy colour card and the gold embossed sentiment round the edge. The pretty ivy die cut looks splendid with the music behind and also the snippet from an old card which goes so well with your base card x

Donna said...

Very pretty, Mary! I always love the green of Christmas usually because it's white outside. Love your circular sentiment. I saw a you tube video of how you could do that with the MISTI. I want to try that. I like the musical background too. Great card!

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely card I hope you are not missing too long I enjoy your blog ..............Lis

Stampsnob. said...

Lovely card I like the OLD stamp Hope you are not missing too long I enjoy your blog.......Lis

rachel said...

a beautiful take on the theme - love this to bits Mary! You take care of yourself - hugs Rachel x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous card Mary. Love the holly and ivy theme and this combo is just perfect. The gold embossing is so pretty. The music DP is the perfect backing of course!

pam said...

Hi Mary, beautiful Christmas card, lovely sentiment stamp and your beautiful ivy.
Pam x

Sue - said...

Lovely card - very Christmassy! Good luck with the sorting out of the stamping area!

Carol said...

Lovely holly and ivy Mary...you've made a great card. Hope you manage to sort the chaos without too much upheaval. Carol x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
What a fabulous card... Love the Ivy....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Diane said...

Really gorgeous design Mary.

Hugs Diane

Birgit said...

Love the card and that stamp is perfect for this challenge. I like the vines on the side-sets the whole card off. Good luck in the re-organization of your room. I am certain it will turn out even better

aussie aNNie said...

Love this, it's brilliant , adorable finish on your creation.xx
 { aNNie}

Team Clark said...

So very pretty, Mary! Love the holly dies on this one!

Jacee said...

Fabulous Mary, I love the background and the ivy looks just great!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just fab- so traditional too! I have no idea HOW you can tell WHO your new followers are....! Hoping you had a fabulous Thanksgiving!

Judy Corner said...

Hi Mary, I am so pleased I have stumbled upon your Blog. Such lovely work and this is no exception. Love the addition of the ivy. Judy x

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful Christmas card!

Judy Corner said...

Morning Mary, thanks for your lovely comment waiting for me this morning. I would willingly join the Friends connect, but don't see the link on your Blog? Judy x

SARN said...

This is VERY pretty. Love everything about it Mary xxx

KandA said...

Gorgous card Mary. Fabulous design and I love the die-cut ivy xx

Daffodil Cards said...

A real traditional card, the holly and the ivy, I love your use of the holly, it's all beautifully put together.

Sorry I've been a bad blogger!

cotnob said...

A fabulous Christmas card Mary, lots of lovely die cut ivy and great design.
Good luck reorganizing, I always get half way through and think to myself "why did I ever start this"!
Pauline
x

Charlene said...

A fabulous Christmas card Mary!!!

laurie said...

Beautiful look..love the holly and ivy!

KandA said...

Hi Mary, just popping back to say that I godid gett your lovely comment, Thanks. Hope you have a great day xx

laurie said...

Thanks for your comments on my cooking blog...If I was 3 hours from the fried pies, I would be over there ALL the time! GA is gorgeous,lucky you!

MagsB said...

What a lovely Christmas card, Mary, I love how the ivy leaves drape around the burgundy circle!

Thanks for your comment on my blog: a Cream Tea is a cup of tea served with scones, jam and whipped cream! Delicious, and quite calorific!!!

love Mags B x

Christine Harrop said...

Sorry I am so late Mary but your card is gorgeous. The stamped sentiment circle is great and all that ivy is fantastic! Hope you don't get lost in your craft area while you are in the process of clearing!! Hugs Christine xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a really good looking card!!!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Mary ... the cascade of ivy is just lovely around the holly panel! Hope the reorganisation is going well! Hugs, Anita :)

Judy Corner said...

I know just what to look for and where it should be Mary, but it is just not showing. No worries though, I will wait til I see it and then join. Blogger is hiding it again, like it often does. Judy x

coldwaters2 said...

Gorgeous festive card Mary I love it
hugs
lorraine x

scrappymo! said...

This is a great take on the Holly andthe Ivy theme. I love that Sue Wilson die you used. Bet it looks wonderful in the suede paper.

Zoe Tant said...

Fab card for our challenge Mary. Love the die cuts. Zx

Kim Heggins said...

Simply stunning Mary! I love your fabulous ivy, just beautiful and it looks so amazing with your holiday greeting tucked up underneath, just perfect.

Olga Fink said...

Beautiful card Mary! I love the ivy! very Christmassy!