Monday, 5 January 2015

Merry Monday Guest Designer


After my snow card won at Merry Monday last year, I was delighted to be asked to be a Guest Designer for this year's first challenge (and get my first Christmas card for 2015 finished!).

The challenge is to use a snowflake on your Christmas card.


I used similar colours to the inspiration photo, using a Papertrey snowflake and a Tim Holtz sentiment, with pearl embellishments.

I think that the font and the colours give my card a retro feel - fun!

35 comments:

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oooh scrumptious card and cupcake too ardyth love the striking simplicity of your card. Great news your a GDT this week. Xx

Lynn said...

Definitely a retro Ardyth feel. Love the touch of pearls.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Perfect inspired card! Love those colors together~ Congrats on the gig

Cindy H. said...

Beautiful card! Great use of the inspiration photo - the colors are perfect and the snowflake is so delicate and pretty.

Joyce said...

Congrats on being a guest designer. Love this pretty card--the snowflake really pops against your color blocked background, and the pearls are a great addition.

icardeveryone01 said...

Very retro-licious, Ardyth! I've not visited this challenge site.. off to discover...
=]

Wendy said...

Soooo pretty! Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week! Love your card! :)

JoAnn said...

Love it, great color combo and pretty snowflake.

Sheila H said...

Love those colors and your design.

KayM said...

I absolutely love this Ardyth!! The colors are so wonderful and I love the snowflake and pearls!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Ardyth ... and with the most delicious card too! It's sooo pretty ... that snowflake against the wonderful colours is fabulous! Anita :)

Gillian R said...

Such a pretty card Ardyth

Happy Dance said...

This is so beautiful, Ardyth! Those colors are gorgeous, and am totally smitten with that snowflake. The pearls are the perfect embellishment too. LOVE this card. You've done it again!! Have a great week my friend. Bev

Karren said...

Thanks for being GD at our challenge - your card is beautiful. The pearls really add a touch of elegance and the font on the sentiment is very cool.

Bonnie said...

I love your dainty snowflake and how you added the "chocolate cake" to your card! Yum! I'm so glad you could join our team this week!

Jill Norwood said...

Perfect take on the inspiration! Gorgeous card!

MaryA said...

This is a striking card. The colors are original too. Since I happened to have this snowflake die I like it even better. You are doing pretty darn good on getting your cards done in time for Christmas.

Gerrina said...

Stunning simply looking and so beautiful! Congrats on your winning and guest DT! Perfect card for the challenge. Hugs, Gerrina

Kristie Goulet said...

EEEK! LOVE this, Ardyth! Such a cool retro feel. So great having you as guest designer at Merry Monday! Love all your cards. Hugs!

Jen W. said...

Your card looks as yummy as the cupcake! Good enough to eat! (And hey, it would have a lot more fibre than the cupcake! LOL!)

Lisa said...

Congrats on your win Ardyth and Happy New Year!! Love your card, perfect take on the photo!

Jen Mitchell said...

Fabulous colors! Love the snowflake and the sweet little pearls! And that Tim Holtz sentiment is officially on my wish list :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Yay, hoorah for getting ahead, I can't wait to too....lovely!

Katie Melhus said...

Totally beautiful simplicity Ardyth - what a great interpretation of the photo too! So glad to have you as our GD this week - you rocked it!

Kim Heggins said...

Ardyth...your card is just so pretty and looks like a flat delicious cupcake with those beautiful colors. I love it and can not wait to CASE you!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Ardyth, your card is stunning! Simple, yet very elegant - love it! So thrilled to have you as our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome Ardyth, gorgeous CAS design. Congratulation's on being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday.

Lori said...

Ardyth, such a beautiful card! Awesome take on the inspiration photo! It is so great to have you with us at MM! Hugs!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Very, very pretty! Love the colours!

Deanne :)

Notes by Nina said...

So glad you are joining us as a guest designer, your CAS card is so pretty.

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a pretty card. Love the addition of the brown! I hope you had a great Christmas and New Year!

Diane said...

Totally beautiful card...I would love for you to enter it in our weekly new and fun challenge at
http://classycardsnsuch.blogspot.com/2015/01/ccns-challenge-66-teal-snowflakes.html
Have a nice day!!

crimsonowlcreations said...

I love this beautiful bold ad graphic color palette! Great design!

carol (krillsister) said...

Very pretty CAS card. Love the color combination

Geri said...

Yep - new #1 favorite! Beyond stunning!