Merry Monday Challenge #51

Hey Everyone

Lesley has a fun challenge for you over at Merry Monday this week! It’s Tic, Tac, Toe week again! Our challenge is to choose any three tiles in a row and create a Christmas card.


I’ve gone with the three tiles across the top of the grid – Red, Dry Embossing and Ribbon. Before I ran my cardstock through the big shot I swiped my Cherry Cobbler Ink pad over the embossing folder to give the cardstock both texture and colour at the same time.  Because I didn’t cover the entire folder with ink, it gave the cardstock a bit of a vintagey background – I quite like this look and think it really ties in with my vintage postcard theme.

Here’s my card:


We’d love for you to join us this week – head over to Lesley’s blog and join in our Christmas card fun. You can click on each of the Merry Makers names below to check out their gorgeous cards.

Lesley Croghan
Allisa Chilton
Bonnie Klass
LeAnne Pugliese
Nina Forsyth

Thanks for stopping by.



14 thoughts on “Merry Monday Challenge #51

  1. Gorgeous card, Narelle! I completely agree with Jenny on your cards always being impeccable & standing out! This one with the embossing with ink, your postcard and that beautiful bow just has such a WOW factor! Love it! 🙂

  2. Your card is just gorgeous, Narelle! Love the ink embossed background, the colors and the beautiful bow! But my favorite part is your use of the stamp image to create the look of an old postcard! Fabulous!

  3. I LOVE your vintage Christmas card!! I agree with Judy May. It does have that antique look! My husband and I love antique shopping and filling our home with wonderful antiques. I’ll definitely have to refer back to your lovely card when the time comes to start making Christmas cards! 🙂

  4. Thanks for the kind words left on my blog, and thanks too for the GD welcome 🙂 Your vintage card is a real beauty with that gorgeous background, and I love the postcard with the deer and tickets! Simply beautiful!

  5. A great vintage card with just the right touches. The colors, textures, papers, stamps, etc. are all perfect to make this card beautiful.

  6. I love this Christmas card and thank you for describing how the technique works – I’ve done it now and I love it!

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