Merry Monday #82, Fred She Said sponsors Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

I have two more cards today:)  I’ve been staying up way too late! 😦  It’s the only time that it’s quiet around here;)  The first card is for the Merry Monday challenge #82. I used an earlier MM sketch from challenge #69.  I don’t think I did that challenge  at the time, but I thought it would work for this week:)  The challenge this week is to use Red, Aqua, White and use circles.

MM New Look Sketches-015Here’s the previous sketch I used:

MM69Here’s the card I made:

Half-fold Card1I honestly had no idea where I was going with this until I sat down and started to play.  I decided on the circle mints first.  I cut them with a Stampin’ Up! 1 inch punch out of a whole 12 x 12 sheet.  I love this paper!  I also love the background DSP, it’s the new Winter Frost paper from Stampin’ Up!.  It’s actually the back side of a sheet.  On top of that I use a little Whisper White and then one of the new In Colors, Coastal Cabana, looks like Auqa to me;)  The little stripes with dots, is like a paper ribbon that comes already glued.  I’ve actually had it for at least a year, and just now used it.  The sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado, I’ve had  it for a very long time too:)  This card will be entered in the Merry Monday #82 challenge, but it will be mailed to Send A Smile 4 Kids🙂

My next card is for the Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge, sponsored by Fred She Said!  If you want a chance to win some Fred She Said images, head over there and enter!  I’m on the FSS Design Team so I can’t enter, but you can! 🙂  The theme for this challenge is Traditional Christmas Colors, with a twist.  So they would like to see Red, Green and Silver and/or Gold.  How easy is that?  I know you can do it! 🙂

For my card, I used an old sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, #93.  Here it is:


Here’s my second card:

Half-fold Card2 At the back I used Basic Black from Stampin’ Up!, on top of that I used a silver paper from Michaels.  Then Stampin’ Up! Garden Green embossed with a Sizzix folder.  I used more silver behind the SU Read Red stripe, and the Real Red square.  The main image is from  Fred She Said  called, Christmas Cardinal from the Christmas Bird Series. I LOVE Cardinals!!  I love so many of the Fred She Said images, I know I always say it’s one of my favorites, but this one really is at the top of the list!  I will also be sending this card to Send A Smile 4 Kids.  They are hoping to get enough cards so the children can give cards to their favorite nurses or doctors too:)

Thanks for coming by today! 🙂  It’s always nice to be able to share my cards:)  More cardmaking for me tonight! 🙂

JANETKaY_GingerbreadJ 2


Filed under Always Playing With Paper, Challenges, Christmas, Fred She Said, Kids, Merry Monday, Send a smile 4 kids, Stampin' Up!, Winter

7 responses to “Merry Monday #82, Fred She Said sponsors Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge

  1. The embossed texture on the green in the cardinal card is just gorgeous!

  2. NancyJB

    Super idea for the first card. The candy is perfect. Of course your red, green and silver has a Cardinal…the best Christmas bird and we all know how much you love them. TFS

  3. Great holiday cards! Love that sweet candy design!

  4. robyncockburn

    Both very fresh and festive. 🙂

  5. Both of these are awesome, Janet Kay! Love the peppermint candies and they are perfect with this sketch. The cardinal is gorgeous on the embossed background. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  6. Lovely card Janet Kay, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

  7. Aren’t you clever to use a past sketch! love this Janet Kay, and your second card is so pretty! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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