Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Merry Monday #18 & Heidi's May Calendar Page

Here is this week's Merry Monday challenge #18. It's another fun sketch to help us get an early start on our Christmas cards for the year.

Here is my poorly photographed card, but it's the best I could provide with the  dreary day we have here in PA. I wanted you to be able to see the glitter I added to the leaves of the poinsettia with a pink Spica glitter pen. It looks so much nicer IRL. I used dsp from the Jingle pad by Lilly Bee designs along with some SU! Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive card stock. The SU! Contempo Christmas sentiment was done with a piece of PTI Soft Stone; embossed with gold ep, and cut with a SB grommet tag. I added 3 gold beads along with some SU! ribbon I've been hoarding for well over a year. The poinsettia and leaves were done with a SB layered poinsettia die.

And last but not least, here is Heidi's May calendar page. This is part of a fabulous Christmas present Heidi sent me last year - a year's worth of beautifully hand-crafted calendar pages that she created. I wish she was still blogging, but that's not in the cards for her any longer. I'm so grateful to have been he recipient of such a beautiful gift!

Happy Mayday every one! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Carol

16 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, This card is beautiful. Full of class!!I love that Poinsettia die and I can see some of the glitter when enlarged. That ribbon is so very nice I can see why you were hoarding it.
Way to go Heidi. Once again, a true winner. Love those little hedgehogs. Wonderful coloring and I love the baby flowers on the awning. Thanks, Carol, for sharing it with us all. Have a fabulous day.

Wendy said...

Oh Carol, your poinsettia card is so pretty! I just love that die and use mine all the time! Love the bit of sparkle on it as well! Your papers are wonderful and matches the ribbon perfectly! Beautifully done!
Your calendar is adorable! I love these type calendars! Made one for myself last year as well as my best friend. Thanks for sharing it with us!

Thanks again for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

The card is ready for a Happy Holiday. Beautiful! As for this May page, it is adorable. The gift that keeps on giving. Lucky lady.....

LeAnne said...

Your card is beautiful....that pointsettia looks REAL! Your calendar page is cute, too! Thanks for playing again with us this week!

Susan (rainy) said...

Such a gorgeous Christmas card! Love that embossed sentiment, too.

And the calender. Wow.. what a special gift!! (Be sure to save it... you can use it again in a few years!! hehe)

jimlynn said...

Love that poinsettia and DP! I can't see the shine on those flowers but know it's there! So pretty, Carol....and another Christmas card completed!
Love the little May calendar too. Reminds me of well.....May!
Lynn

Sandy said...

Wow! Your poinsetta card is SOOOOOO beautiful! That striped ribbon down the middle makes that layers of the flower just pop! I love how the sentiment is gold embossed, it pops too!

Also love seeing your calendars each month. This one is super cute! Love the little hedgehogs.

Shelia said...

Your poinsettia card is so lovely! great dps!

Benzi said...

My goodness..what a gorgeous Christmas card. Love that poinsettia. Got the die last year and never got around to using it. Can't wait to try it out this year. The gold embossing for the sentiment is awesome.

You have the cutest calendar pages from Heidi...makes me wish she could be my friend. LOL

Sheri said...

Oh my goodness, I love that poinsettia card. Don't you just love the Spica glitter pens??? I use my clear one all the time. Thanks for sharing that gorgeous card.

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, your poinsettia is beautiful.Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Lisa said...

Love the poinsettia, it looks terrific!

Shannon White said...

Ooh! Miss Carol this is sooo Pretty! LOVE this! I am pinning this one for sure! 8-)... So I can come back and Case it for this years Christmas cards.. lol ;-) Love the Pretty dp's and Beautiful Poinsettia! 8-)

Big hugs
Shannon

P.S.
Darling Calendar page! Your friend is so sweet to send these to you! 8-)

Denise Marzec said...

Very pretty! Love the poinsettia and leaves!

Bonnie said...

What a pretty poinsettia!

Lesley said...

What a pretty poinsettia card you have made Carol, I agree with LeAnne, it looks real! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!