Saturday, November 7, 2015

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #178 - Red & Gold! CASology, and Freshly Made Sketches & Hero Arts Holidays

Wow.  I don't often do this but, hope you are ready, I've got a trio of cards for you this morning!

First up:  Merry Monday Christmas - Red & Gold!  My FIRST time ever playing along ... why?  I don't have a reason, but it is the Season!!! 


I have this fabulous New York skyline that was just screaming for attention once again [thank you Barb G.] what do you think of this color combo?  Yes.  That certainly is brown cardstock!  and gold foil, and a blended red sky!  Yay!  I blended!!
Edited to add this honor given on 11/9/15 =] Thank you!



Next:  CASology Week 171: Vehicle


This is the day to be thankful for my friends!  Hazel sent me this darling set of Vintage Auto stamps  'just because.'  [thanks Hazel] This card is for my FIL who has a birthday coming in December ... he doesn't drive anymore, but loves to 'help' my MIL with hers =]


One more! for Freshly Made Sketches #211 ... I adore this sketch by Karren, and was the perfect place to use a few of my favorite Hero Arts supplies in a festive, holiday way:

 


Okay!  That's it for me ... quite enough you'd probably say!

Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!  Thanks for spending a few minutes of it with me!!!

=]  Michele


34 comments:

~amy~ said...

YOU have been one busy bee...these are all fabulous...you know I love the NY skyline card! The over the hill card seriously made me LOL and the last card..WOW.

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh wow! Amazing eye candy from you this morning, Michele! I absolutely LOVE the NY skyline card! WOW! So happy and excited to see you playing card with us at Merry Monday! Awesome blending, my friend.

These are all great cards!! xoxo

Jacquie Southas said...

Oh WOW, what a wonderful post, Michele! LOVE the NYC skyline - gorgeous with the row of trees in front! The last card is impossibly CAS & elegant perfection!

Karren said...

Three fabulous cards, Michele! The first card is so rich and elegant and your second is too funny! And I just love what you've done with my sketch. The pop of red in an otherwise monochromatic card is so powerful.

lostinpaper said...

mmmmmm.... gold!

Cat Craig said...

oh Michele, these three are all equally wonderful. The gold trees on the skyline are such a great touch, the vintage cars...made me smile; and your last is such a fab take on the sketch-- clean and beautiful.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my goodness, Michele...your blended red sky is GORGEOUS! I love the gold foil and in combo with the brown, it's perfection! I think your FIL is going to love his birthday card...sounds just like my hubby and I when riding in the car together ~ Really fun card :) I also love your take on the sketch...the bloom is so pretty, and I love all the texture on the leaves! A really beautiful collection of cards today, my friend!

Joyce said...

Three gorgeous cards. I love them all. Your blended sky and skyline are stunning--love the gold, too. Love your vintage car and what a sweet card that is, and your holiday card is perfect. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

TK Watson said...

Oh, all three are just perfect! I love the saying on the 'vehicle' card; and I adore the layout and that gorgeous flower on the last!

Colleen said...

First, your blended sky is amazing (love the stars and bling!!) and the gold little tree line is awesome. thank you for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!. so glad I stopped by because that auto card is just too great, gave me a good chuckle...LOVE that sentiment! And because I am here I must comment on your third card too...great use of the sketch, love the red background and then your other white leaves and flowers (silver embossed, of course!!) are stunning against the red! thank you for sharing all of them!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow love all of these but the one that tickled my fancy the most is that vintage car one I have a few people that I can think of that it would suit...inc me ,if I drove that is! x

Susangail Powell said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! Love the skyline in the first one. Love the humour on the second one and love how CAS the last one is with that pop of red and the outlined flower.

Hannelie said...

A feast for the eyes Michele! Vintage and CAS in one take... that's AWESOME! Great job, and another BIG thanks for joining CASology!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Fabulous, fabulous and fabulous! Unique and artsy, just like you, dear friend!
Have an awesome birthday!
xoxoxoxo

KayM said...

And what a lovely trio it is! All of them just beautiful! That first one with the blending and the skyline... amazing!!!

Rosemary said...

lovely set of cards... :)

Petra Swart said...

Another winner with that great NY skyline, Michele!!!! Love the red and brown with the gold - those little trees are just stunning and I love the tiny little star and the gold spots in the sky!!!! Your blending of the red is great!!!
And the vintage card for FIL ...how could I not LOL looking at that!!! So cute!!!!!
The FMS card is so elegant and stylish ...simply beautiful!!!!
Hugz

Bonnie said...

Pretty cards, Michele! Love that sponged sky! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVING all of your fantastic cards! Gorgeous New York card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing collection of cards Michele...hope you are having a wonderful day celebrating your birthday!!!

Nora N. said...

You are ROCKING the cards Michele!! I LOVE that blended sky on the first card. It is so stunning with the BROWN!! The second card is too cute. I love the fun sentiment. The third card is my favorite, though. Love the white and that flower is fantastic!! Beautiful creations!!

Bobby said...

It's never enough, Michele. I could look at your wonderful creations all day. They inspire me and give me joy that they give you joy.

Sharron said...

So much eye candy--all in one post! You certainly have been busy. Your skyline design is stunning--love the gorgeous red. The other two are winners as well. Your vintage auto is perfect with the fun sentiment.

Lisa said...

Look at you go, three in a row today!! Love your pretty NY skyline and you blended perfectly!! The vintage card gave me a giggle!! My late FIL famous line when driving him somewhere was "Watch yourself! He would see a semi WAAAAAY down the road and say that ~ LOL!! You last card is just beautiful, love the big bloom!!

Greta said...

Great variety in your 3 cards--all great! I love your classy card for FMS!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

Heavens, these are stunning Michele! I just KNEW you would know what to do with those Vintage Autos (wink!). I am in love with your rich red NY skyline! Breathtaking!! It just makes me want to visit it again! And that bloom with the red circular centre. The composition on that is so perfect!! Love being inspired by your amazingness!! Thanks for sharing your talents again with us at CASology!!

Jen W. said...

A trio of fabulousness, Michele! Using brown instead of black on the first card is brilliant - it gives it so much more warmth. Your second card cracked me up. Love the sentiment and that little car is so cute! Love the pop of red on the last card and thank you for reminding me of that HA tower - I must go and dig mine out…

Cindy Hall said...

What a gorgeous array of cards! You certainly nailed each one of the challenges with these! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lindsey said...

Three amazing cards! The last is now my new favorite of yours. It's just....wow! I can't even think of words good enough to compliment it. PS How is it the 9th? Boy am I glad that I sent really early birthday wishes because you've now officially joined the "people I love and remember their birthdays every day for practically a month before their birthday, but then somehow I miss the actual day of their birthday" list. Only my very favorite people are on that list...truly. :) We kind of celebrate birthday weeks in my family....so I hope your birthday week continues to be fabulous!

TaeEun said...

All three cards are great! Congrats on HM at CASology! Such a fun card:)!!

Anita in France said...

A trio of treats in one post, Michele ... and all so gorgeous! Dramatic skyline with awesome background, fun cars, and sheer elegance in that beautiful bloom ... you always delight, mon amie! Hugs, Anita :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! Seriously stunning cards! That NYC skyline looks amazing, I love the gold foil trees in the foreground, so classy! And the simplicity and clean-ness of the other two, just beautiful!

Helen Gullett said...

WOW... beautiful cards here!!!!

cm said...

Trio of fabulous here! Yayy for the awesome blending on card one; perfect for that NY skyline! And the honours: only a zillion percent well deserved! Your vintage card: too funny! I, too, see no hills *grin* Your third: smitten with that lovely bloom and red background. So classy!
Hugs~c