Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Mosaic Madness for Christmas

Everything is selling out fast on the retirement lists now and there's all the excitement of the brand new catalogue coming out next month! As a demonstrator I get to pre-order items - such as the fab new stamp set I'm using today. It's called Mosaic Madness and I love its trendy quatrefoil images (and its coordinating embossing folder and punch!) And wouldn't those quatrefoils make great Christmas ornaments...?! Come and see:


I know it's the summer and I shouldn't be thinking of such things, but there are plenty of fab challenge sites to help us make our festive cards all through the year: 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown where the challenge is to use pearls and/or sequins; Merry Mondays where there's a great sketch (scroll down to see); and Rudolph Day where the lovely Sandra reminds us to make a Christmas card on the 25th of each month!


I used one of the quatrefoil shapes to stamp my ornaments, decorated them with lots of pearls and doodled string and bows using a marker.


I love the border stamps in this set - this is one of them which I used to form a base for my ribbon-tailed tabs. I embellished one of the tabs with a string of pearls, underlining the sentiment which was put together out of two separate sentiments using my stamp-a-majig.

This is the fabulous sketch from Merry Mondays that I based my card on today:

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Mosaic Madness, Delightful Dozen, Made For You (retiring)
Ink: Raspberry Ripple classic ink, Rose Red and Raspberry Ripple markers
Card stock: Whisper White, Raspberry Ripple
Other: In colour Patterns designer paper (retiring), Corner rounder, 1" square punch (to make ribbon tails), Basic Pearls, stamp-a-majig
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• To make way for new items some of our favourites are retiring. Click the links to see STAMPS and ACCESSORIES available, while stocks last, until 30th June.

Don't you just love it when you go to your computer in the morning and someone has got there first?


Ahhh! It set me up for the day. Bet the CEO of IBM doesn't get perks like this!

See you tomorrow,

34 comments:

  1. Oh, I always love seeing what you come up with....this is a fabulous way to use these mosaics!! Your Christmas ornaments are wonderful! Love the color you chose, too! Thanks for playing with us!

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  2. Just perfect and so very beautiful!
    Lynn

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  3. Gorgeous card Vicky, and such a clever way to use the pattern shape for a bauble!

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  4. Fantastic card Vicky. Very elegant.

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  5. Absolutely STUNNING Vicky, so elegant and cleverly done.

    Love the Google message :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  6. Great card. Love how you have made those stamped images into baubles.
    Hugs
    Margaret M

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  7. I love the way you see alternative ways to use stamps. This is lovely and a great colourscheme too.

    Thank you for joining in with Rudolph Day.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  8. Beautiful Christmas card, Vicky! Love seeing this set used for ornaments with those pretty pearls! Fabulous job! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  9. What a gorgeous card. Love it. So elegant.

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  10. A beautiful card Vicky, thess are my most favourite items.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  11. OH my word, this is genius! TOTALLY pinned and I adore the beautiful pearl accents! Now to purchase this set! ;) Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  12. Hi Vicky - so sorry I haven't been around to comment for a while but I am loving this card for our challenge this week at 52CCT - so classy and elegant - thanks so much for joining in this week - Jacqueline xx

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  13. Love this Vicky - even if it is a Christmas card in June!!!!!
    Glad your fingers on the mend
    M x

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  14. Aww bless, what a great start to your day! Absolutely this classy Christmas card using Mosaic Madness.

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  15. Gorgeous card, really stunning xxx

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  16. Gorgeous card Vicky. Love how you've used the quatrefoil image to make baubles. Gorgeous colour combo too.

    Kat xx

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  17. Brilliant card, I love it.

    Kath x

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  18. I really, really love this Vicky! It's so classy! I will deffo be trying the mosaic madness out like this at some point! :)
    Lizy xx

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  19. Hi Vicky
    I love this stamp set... I feel another order coming on.... A stunning card....Vicky.... Gorgeous.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

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  20. Ahhhh, you must be the world's best mummy to have those awesome kids of yours! Continued blessings always!

    Your Christmas card using the hot new mosaic image is so pretty! Pearly pretty!!

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  21. This is beautiful Vicky, love your doodled bows and strings. The two separate sentiments is a wonderful touch, love your card! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  22. This looks so lovely. I really like the way you did the pearls in graduated sizes...it is so effective!

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  23. Just wow! So creative and a fabulous idea. Love the CAS feel to this card whilst still getting the prerequisite amount of Christmas bling in there! Thanks for joining us at 52 CCT this week

    Louise xx

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  24. Oh my goodness Vicky - this is just amazing!! I would have never seen those as ornaments (don't think my brain works like that :o))but I sure will now. Thanks for sharing your fabulous creation with us this week at 52CCT.

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  25. Just one word Vicky...STUNNING...

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  26. Ok this card needs more than just one word....
    Your colour choice, the stamps everything just works so well.
    I love Christmas cards with that clean, elegant uncluttered look.
    This is one of the cards I would love to have on show at Christmas time. Just Stunning.

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  27. Your card makes me wish I were on your Christmas mailing list! ;)
    This is absolutely gorgeous in its elegant simplicity. I love how you've turned the mosaic image into ornaments, and embellished them with the pearls. Utterly fabulous job, Vicky!
    Thanks so much for participating in this week's challenge at 52{C}CT! I hope you'll join us again soon.

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  28. There was me thinking I really didn't need the Mosaic Madness set and there you go showing me how wrong I was! What a wonderful Christmas card Vicky, so classy and elegant! I love your pearl accents and the border stamping - beautiful job! So nice to see you again at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

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  29. Such a very elegant card! Love all the reds!

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  30. Perfect! I love the shades of red and the gorgeous ornaments decked out with the pearls. Fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

    PS I do like that sweet message!

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  31. I love how you've used this stamp, Vicky! What elegant little ornaments hanging from the sweet bows! I love the way you've used the border stamp as one of the flags! Fantastic card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

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  32. You're right, they really do look great as ornaments. Super cute card, and great job with the pearls! Thanks for playing at 52CCT!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x