Friday, 29 May 2015

MM160 - The Greatest Gift of All


This week, Merry Monday's challenge is, well, challenging. The lovely Karren thought it would be a good idea to use newsprint in our Christmas Cards. What?!



But for some reason the challenge stuck in my mind. I mean, the best news ever came at Christmas, right? So I thought there was a link there, but I was absolutely positive that I didn't have the supplies to participate.

Wrong. The back of one of the old Stampin' Up DPs has this newsprint-y type  on it and although it's almost physically painful to me that it's not about Christmas, the word glory is in there a few times!

I pulled out a Winnie&Walter set that I purchased late in the season last year and an old Hero Arts sentiment that I think looks like a headline.

Of course I had to put it on a red card (you know, black and white and 'read' all over!). Ah, sometimes I crack myself up!


26 comments:

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Brilliant! And like your humour too!

Lynn said...

Love your humor too Ardyth. Gorgeous card!

Pam said...

Great card!

MeredythG said...

Well done! I have been stumped by a few of the recent Merry Monday Challenges, including this one! Definitely a great take on "news"! Oh, and Happy Birthday to you, big sister!

Brenda said...

Oh Ardyth, this is a beautiful card! Love that sentiment and image. You met this challenge perfectly and cracked me up too. lol Hugs, Brenda

Brenda said...

Found out it was your birthday Ardyth, so I had to pop back on and wish you a very Happy Birthday!!! Hugs, Brenda

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love that challenge, but it looks like I won't be able to make a card for it - love yours!

And lets not forget your birthday - HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ardyth! Many more and I am looking forward to many more years of inspiration from you. Stay happy and healthy and keep crafting;)

All the best, Cornelia

ThePurplePlace said...

Lovely card and a great new Challenge! LOVE IT!!

Bobby said...

Happy Birthday, Ardyth. I think you solved the dilemma very well. You are proclaiming the "Good News" even if the newsprint doesn't say so.

Andrea MacTrinh said...

Hi Ardyth, love what you have done with this card :) and I'm will you on that the challenge was challenging! Thanks for the inspiration. Hugs Andrea -GD Merry Monday.

Vicki Dutcher said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY mf! While I sent you a card because of the quickness [not] of snail mail, you will get it late :( -- Meanwhile, enjoy your day!!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is just fabulous! just pops out at you, a sure fire winner I think! x

conil said...

OKAY! This has to be the winner. Just look at those clean lines and the red is the perfect compliment. And, after all, it was, and is, the best news, ever.

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning Ardyth...just one of the most beautiful cards ever!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great take on the challenge, Ardyth! I couldn't help but notice a virtual party swirling around in the cyber world today - happy birthday!

Suzanne said...

Lovely card and great sense of humor. And I hope you have a very Happy Birthday!!

Jeanne said...

Happy, happy birthday from a MN loyal follower. I hope your day was wonderful. Oh, and thank you for all your inspiration to us card makers. Love, love your work.

Marcia HIll said...

Stunning and it says it all! :0)

Marilyn said...

I love this card. Beautiful in its simplicity but it has mega impact.

Claire Broadwater said...

Ardyth, I love your card! This stamp set is amazing and the sentiment so powerful! Great way to use the newsprint! XX

Bonnie said...

You've nailed this challenge, Ardyth! Truly the best news of all! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Geri said...

...black & whtie and 'read' all over...you crack me up pal!

Tough challenge - newsprint in a Christmas card! But, you nailed it! Love how the red base makes everything pop!

Karren said...

I'm glad you overcame the challenge to come up with this beautiful card, Ardyth. It looks so crisp and clean and a great use of the newsprint. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!

Julie B said...

Must admit the 'Greatest story ever told' did pass through my brain when I saw this challenge! Your central panel is so understated. :)

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, Ardyth ... you've 'said' it all perfectly! Bisous, Anita :)