Saturday, April 02, 2016

Peace on Earth


Hi everyone.  Made a Christmas card using elements from my unfinished projects box. :)  I had made a similar card a few years ago and had stamped and sponged an extra image and tossed it in with my other unfinished projects and forgot about it ... until now. :)  I found it the other day and decided it was time to finish it off.  I added some torn snowbanks with sparkle added to the tops (clear glitter glue), stamped the sentiment and popped it up on top of one of my favourite winter embossed backgrounds (borrowed from a friend Susan I don't have this folder), and voila, another card for my stash!!

This is for this week's Merry Monday Challenge #198 - Christmas Carols.  Such a great challenge that is being hosted by my good friend, Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).  "Peace on Earth and mercy mild" is one of the lines from "Hark the Herald Angel's Sing". :)



I love aqua, red and white together.  Such a pretty colour combo.  Pool Party ink was sponged for the background, and then I splattered with some water to give it visual texture.  The tree was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed in white.  Some red rhinestones were added for a bit of sparkle, along with some clear glitter glue along the top of the torn hills of snow.

The majority of the cards I make now are CAS Mix Up ... and this is no exception. This is a CAS card, but it has a lot of elements and techniques, including sponging, heat embossing, splattering, torn edges and dry embossing. :)

Do you have a pile of unfinished elements??  I bet if you do, you'll find lots to make some quick and easy cards. :)

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Sharing a few pics of my sweet grandson, Cooper.  I LOVE the one of him hugging his grampa ... that was taken at Christmas.  The next is a series of photos of him at my mom's 87th birthday celebration.  He was sneaking something from the table and thought no one noticed ... so cute!!  All pics are courtesy of my DSIL, Alex.  Thanks Alex!




Thanks for encouraging me to share these pics Jane!! :)








Stamps: Warmth & Wonder (SU!); Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  Whisper White (SU); White (Neenah)
Ink: Pool Party, Bermuda Bay (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools: sponge, white embossing powder, heat tool, paint brush for splattering water, mini red rhinestones,  dazzling details clear glitter glue (SU!), embossing folder borrowed from friend

Challenges:
Merry Monday #198 - Christmas Carols
Snippets Playground - Week

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful, peaceful card Loll. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday. What sweet pictures of your grandson.

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  2. I love your aqua, red and white combo, Loll! And Cooper looks like a sweetheart!!

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  3. Your card is beautiful, Loll! I'm so glad you decided to share it with us. Love the red, white and pool too. It's such a pretty color combination! I think Cooper has upstaged your card though! He is so cute! And he's gotten so big! Great pic of him with Gord. Those hugs are pretty special!

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  4. He's so cute and adorable, thank you for sharing the photos. Gorgeous card with faublous colour combination...loving the sentiment style too x

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  5. Beautiful card Loll, I love the layers and those colours together are perfect. Thanks for sharing the family photos too, its always nice to meet others and know a bit more when photos are posted. Love the hugs with grandpa.

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  6. Love your peaceful, sparkling winter scene and the pictures of Cooper are so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Beautiful winter card carrying a peace and joy. I love the color combination.
    Thank you for sharing your pictures sweet grandson :-)
    hugs,
    BozenA

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  8. Aaaw, Cooper is simply adorable Loll! The picture of him with his Grandad is so precious! Thanks for sharing them with us! The card is fabulous, I LOVE that colour and the pop of red is amazing! Hope what's left of the weekend is great! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  9. Glad to see I'm not the only one digging into the UFO box lately! I'm having a good time using up some of those things. Love your card - my kind of colours and theme! And I'm happy to see you using the pieces you embossed from my folder. Let me know if you need me to bring it again.

    Love the photos of Cooper, especially the one with Gord. Gord will treasure that photo!

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  10. Fantastic card Loll! Love that you were able to use that UFO and finish it. Love that hint of red you added with the rhinestones. My UFO box is my favorite go-to box when I need a color- all those backgrounds with no homes get used. Thanks too, for sharing the photos of your little grandson! SO cute hugging grandpa!

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  11. Love your beautiful Christmas card. Looks great with those colors. And so cute-the pics of your Cooper.

    Shirl

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  12. Very pretty, I love the look of the snow with glitter on it. Good way to use stuff in your box. I need to work on that too.

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  13. Beautiful frosty scene, Loll ... in such a gorgeous colour palette! Don't think anything in my bits box would ever match this loveliness! Fab photo's of Cooper ... he's a sweetie! Hugs, Anita :)

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  14. What a beautiful card Loll! I love that scene you have created. I hope we don't get any of that white stuff in my neck of the woods tonight though! lol I'm so wanting spring back after that lovely Friday we had where the temps reached 81 degrees!! Loving your color combo too, those colors really are lovely together. Oh my goodness, your pictures of Cooper are delightful! I love the one of him hugging his grampa. Reminds me of our grands when they hugged Dwayne. The ones of Cooper "stealing" something off the table is just to cute! I can't believe how much he has grown. He is looking pretty tall to boot! I'm sure you just eat him up Loll, I know I do our grands. Hugs, Brenda

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  15. So pretty Lol, I love the snowy background and the glittery snow. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  16. Well, now, you know Cooper stole the show, Lolly! Thank you for sharing those sweet photos! The one of him with Gord is beyond precious!! Your card is really precious, too!! Good job creating this beauty from your UPB!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Dolly

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  17. LOVE this - I, too, love aqua, white and red together. And those pictures of the little man -too adorable. So glad you shared them.

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  18. Beautiful card, Loll and one of the cutest little guys around~~ Lucky you!! thanks for joining us at MM!

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  19. I too love the colors you used and the CAS design. Cute grandson...I can relate to the preciousness of these hugs. My only grandson is almost 15 and I still get hugs! Smiling.

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  20. I love your pretty Christmas tree card made with scraps :-)

    Have to admit I spent more time though smiling and enjoying Alex's photos of Gord and Cooper and sweet Cooper sneaking yummy treats :-) Adorable ! TFS all my friend :-)

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  21. Such a pretty card - love the touches of red! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

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  22. Gorgeous Christmas card, love the colour combo. And yes, I have a box of UFOs (unfinished objects) which I really should get around to using at some point!
    Love the photos of your grandson..... he's just adorable xx

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  23. Love the colours you used on your Xmas card. Super photos of your grandson.

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  24. Such a beautiful card, Loll! Love the colors, and the stenciling with paste. Thanks for sharing those wonderfully sweet pics of the gs too!

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  25. What a cutie he is!! Love you pretty card too....tfs
    hugs,Karen

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  26. I love your pretty tree Loll and the lovely blue sky behind it with the sparkly snow banks and the falling snow in the background. A beautiful Christmas card. x

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    1. Sorry, I forgot to say what lovely photos of your grandson, so cute! x

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  27. Cooper is too CUTE, and I love the photo of him hugging his grandpa...Priceless!
    I love how you created the sky and your snowbanks are fabulous! So much beautiful texture, and your tree is so sweet! Love your sentiment, too! I think it's time for me to check my stash :)

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  28. I like your snowdrift idea, Loll... and those sequins are a perfect addition.
    Such a pretty card :)

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