BIRTHDAY wishes and clearly Christmas 48

Mona Pendleton | Friday, December 5, 2014 @ 11:42 PM | , , , , ,

Hi there! I hope you are having a great weekend! Today I have several cards to share. First I wanted to share with you that Simon Says Stamp is celebrating DieCember™ Simon Says Stamp and is releasing 15 new dies to celebrate! Please be sure to visit the Simon Says Stamp blog~ click HERE ~ to read all about it!
We will be celebrating Scott's birthday this coming Tuesday, so it was the perfect opportunity for me to showcase the new Simon Says Stamp Balloon Bouquet craft die:
To create the bouquet of balloons, I ran the Balloon Bouquet craft die through my die cutting machine x 4 ~ once for each color used, adhered the balloon pieces in place then finished it off with a sentiment:
For sketch inspiration, I joined along with the Freshly Made Sketches sketch challenge:
Next I have a collection of Christmas / holiday mixed media style cards to share:
All six are quite similar, but like a snowflake ~ no two are the same ;)
To create this set of cards, I combined pretty papers from the Pion Design Shoreline Treasures collection:
For additional interest and design, I randomly applied texture paste to the background along with a stencil:
After the paste was dry and the cracks magically appeared, I randomly applied Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters Distress Inks:
I adhered the die cut houses, hearts and sentiments in place:
For a final touch, I randomly applied Ranger Gesso:

For theme inspiration, I joined along with the December Mixed Media Card Challenge:
and for color inspiration, I joined along with the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge:
Many thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you have a great weekend!
Be Sweet ;)
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Pion Design products used:
Shoreline Treasures ~ Sailing ~ PD4601 back
Shoreline Treasures ~ Bottom of the sea ~ PD4603 back


 Comments

48 Sweet Comments So Far:

Kerry said...

Wow, Mona, all of these are spectacular! Really love the pretty balloon dies and your CAS style of the B-day card! So perfect! Also love the colors and mixed media backgrounds and layers of the other cards! Very inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you have a creative weekend!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Hi Mona!! Gorgeous set of cards! Love the modern twist, how clever to add the peacock feathers ink, I think it really makes the cards. Your work is always very inspirational to me! Hugs, Ingrid xx

PaperMomma said...

Gorgeous works of art, Mona! Love the stenciling and the crackle! Love the choice of colors too!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

You can handle every style, love the ballooncard but also the beautiful series! Have a wonderful weekend, Mona!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Fantastic - I love the crackle! Thanks for sharing with the MMCC!

Evelyn Walter said...

Love them all, dear Mona! And crackle is my all time favourite.
Have a nice weekend!

Samra Leshinski said...

Wow! Mona, you make it look so easy to create these beauties! I'd say I would probably spend half a day (or more!) making all those cards! Gorgeous set and even more stunning Birthday card! I sure do need to hop over to Simon Says Stamps and check out those new dies. The balloons are absolutely STUNNING! Thank you for the inspiration!

Cindy Lovell said...

Oh Mona,these are all amazing!! Stunning creations!! Thank you so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!

~amy~ said...

Mona, you never disappoint. These are absolutely wonderful! I hope you have a great Saturday!

Ros Crawford said...

Happy Birthday to Scott! What a super card you made him ... Love the new dies and your mixed media cards ... Swoon! They are to die for!

Lisa said...

Sending happy birthday wishes to Scott! Love the colorful balloons and the little spots behind them. Your mixed media cards are just fabulous, I adore those tall houses!!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Mona, all of your cards are so gorgeous!! I love the birthday card for your hubby - happy birthday to him!! The balloons are awesome!! And oh my gosh, the mixed media cards are absolutely stunning!! I love the designs and details!! Gorgeous, gorgeous cards!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

HeatherCz said...

So beautiful! Love the crackle paint! I must give this a try!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

These are great! I particularly love the FMS one! Hazel x

Helen Wallace said...

It's always a treat to pop in here and see the latest creations from your magic fingers. From the heavily textured, to the clean and simple, they are all inspiring. TFS

Julia Aston said...

That balloon die is adorable - I'm sure Scott will appreciate that sweet card for his birthday! and I love the design and all the texture on your wonderful holiday cards Mona!

Davi said...

The balloon card is so fun and the altered cards are BEAUtiful! I love the colors and the crackled die cuts!!

Sharon C. said...

Lovely designs, Mona! Love the mixed media cards and your beautiful CAS birthday card!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Outstanding!
Love the hearts, too.

Cheryl W. said...

All your cards are so lovely, Mona. The receivers will cherish them!

jamie vanskiver said...

Wow I LOVE this set of cards! The heart over the house with all that yummy crackle! Love the colors as well!

Greta said...

You are such an artist, Mona! The Christmas cards are treasures & I just love the festive birthday card for your hubby! My hubby's birthday is next week, too--better get going on a card for him!

Christine L said...

Such totally different styles on these cards Mona... I'M LOVING the CAS top one... so easy and so very effective! And then the set you've done for Christmas.... fabulous design!!

Hope Scott has a lovely day!

Hugs
Christine x

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful birthday card, Mona! Love the sweet balloon die! And your Christmas cards are just gorgeous! The background you created is simply stunning! Hope your December is off to a great start!

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful cards, Mona! Love all the textures created on the Christmas ones. Happy Birthday to your husband!

Anna Rogalska said...

Gorgeous set of cards!

BevL said...

Total inspiration, Mona! Really love these colors and love you backgrounds! Absolutely stunning as always! Also, Scott will love that awesome card; love that die!

Susan Lankford said...

Love the balloons! So clever!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your creation are fabulous!!!!

mamablitger said...

Mona thank you for another inspirational idea on how to make alternative Christmas cards. Oh dear...love the colors and crackles...
Thank you for sharing your creativity. Hugs from Monica.. Spain

Cindy Hall said...

Wow! You are obviously the Queen of techniques! These cards are all exceptional! I love the way that you pieced the ballons and the colors you use. Fabulous design. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Deepti said...

The Christmas card sets are amazing, love the use of crackle paste. Thank you for sharing with MMCC

Sanna Lippert said...

that balloon die is fab - think I am going to need one :). and I absolutely adore your Xmas cards!!! the set is just stunning!!! love the colours, the design, just everything! glad you joined us again at MMCC :), hugs, Sanna

alexandra s.m. said...

You do mixed media like no other Mona!
Always so delicately balanced! Bravo!

Lisa S. said...

I love your Christmas mixed media cards Mona and Scott's b'day card is fab too! Hope he has a wonderful day tomorrow. :)

Fiona said...

Fabulous creations! Just in awe of your creativity and use of color and texture! Swoon!

Kelly S. said...

From CAS to vintage fab, you can do it all, Mona! What an amazing card set! Your balloons are spectacular!! I have a Christmas tree die similar to those and now I'm itching to use it with different papers/colors like that! :)

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

WOW! These are GORGEOUS! Thank you so much for joining us at The Curtain Call!

Charlene said...

Fabulous cards! Love the sprinkle of dots in the backgroun of the 1st card and of coarse the die :-) And the MM cards are fabulous!!!!

Angie said...

Beautiful colors on your Christmas card set! The balloon die cut is really interesting. Not the usual Balloon die! Great birthday card! Happy Birthday to Scott. He shares a birthday with my brother and mine is tomorrow!

Constance said...

Wow, love these cards! The colours are absolutely stunning!

Amy Sheffer said...

Gorgeous, Mona! Thanks for linking up to the Curtain Call!

Lynette Jacobs said...

Wow...these Christmas cards are so pretty...I love the crackles and the pretty colors.

maria f. said...

Those touches of Peacock Feathers and Shabby Shutters are phenomenal! I love the effect of that stencil - is it a 12x12? Love those understated houses too. Thanks for joining us at MMCC this month.

Julia Aston said...

Congrats on your win over at the Curtain Call for your lovely card Mona!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful card! I love the crackle heart and all the stitching.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Mona. Your inlaid balloon card is so sweet ... love the colours and soft dotty background really shows off the balloons! And your MM Christmas cards ... wow!! Love the depth and texture on these beauties. Amazing design, love the layers of crackle paste and gesso. Fabulous design ... thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Card Challenge.

Samra Leshinski said...

Big Congrats on you win at The Mixed Media Card Challenge! So well deserved!


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