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Just Add Ink #154

Merry Monday #51

Hi there

How quickly the week flies by and it is time for Merry Monday #51 challenge.  This is my last week as the Featured Designer and I want to thank Lesley for the opportunity to be part of the Design Team for the last month.  It has been a privelege to review and comment on the fabulous cards that are made each week for Merry Monday. I've also enjoyed the variety of challenges each week and will be continuing to participate as frequently as I can. It is a great way to build your Christmas card stash. I've made 10 Christmas cards so far this year - woohoo!

This week  is a Tic Tac Toe challenge where you get to choose 3 options to be included in your card. You can select the 3 in a row either vertically, horizontally or diagonally.  Here is the table:

I chose the PUNCHES - DIGITAL - CUTE options for my card. 

Punches - I have used a number of punches to create the sentiment and to round the corners of the card.

Digital - The main image is a digital stamp - 'Santa Marci', which I have printed onto Xpress-IT blending card and coloured with Copics. The thing I love about digital stamps is that you can adjust the size of the image before printing, which I have done here.   You can't really tell from the photo, but I had added crushed velvet flock to the 'fur' trim on the hat, dress and boots using my Quickie glue pen.  It  gives the card an extra touchable dimension.

I have earmarked this card for a couple of  little people who are amazed that a grown-up likes colouring as much as they do! 

Cute - I think the end result is cute, but I'll leave that for you to decide!

For the inside, I have used some more of the snowflake DSP and added the cute panda, which is also a digital image that I sized, printed and coloured with Copics.



Project Details
Stamps Santa Marci & Panda Digital stamps (not SU), Snow Swirled, Mixed Medley (Hostess, retired)
Card stock & Papers Whisper White, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Snow Festival DSP (Retired), Brights Patterns Stack, Xpress-IT Blending card, scrap Red Glimmer paper
 Ink Real Red
Accessories Red & White Bakers twine (not SU), 1/4" White Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, White Crushed Velvet flock (not SU)
Tools     Snow Burst Embossing folder (retired), Finishing Touches Edgelits, Big Shot, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch, 7/8" Circle punch (not SU), Owl Builder punch (heart), Corner Rounder punch, Dimensionals, Stampin' Write Markers (Real Red), Quickie Glue pen, Copics, Computer and printer

Make sure you check out the inspiring samples from the Design Team.

Have a great week.


Susan Joyce

Fantastic having you as our featured guest designer this month Judy, love all your work and this card is no exception. Love all your design elements, cute image and I like how you finished your card off inside.


Thank you so much for being our Featured Designer this month Judy! All of your cards have been wonderful as always! I just adore your style!! This one is coloured perfectly! Love the inside too!!


Very cute card Judy, this image is adorable. The little bear on the inside is so sweet.

Carol L

This is the sweetest card, with beautiful coloring and wonderful dsp! Every time I see this ef, I kick myself all over again for not buying it when it was available! NJ!


This is cute and it's more fun coloring as an adult because we have nicer coloring toys. It's been such a pleasure seeing your creations each week a little early. I hope you'll continue to play with us.

Margaret Moody

Such a cute card, Judy! Very nice job of adding color to your digi image! She's a cutie! Love the embossing and patterned paper too!

Narelle Farrugia

My verdict is that she is just the cutest little thing! I think that panda is just about as cute as her! Lovely colouring and a gorgeous colour combo make this a beautiful Xmas card Judy! I've loved seeing your beautiful cards Judy and it's been pleasure to design with you this month! Hope to see you around the challenges! (or around Melbourne sometime!)

Wendy Aungst

Such a sweet card, Judy! Love your little girl digi image and how beautifully you colored her. Terrific papers, dry embossing & love the cornered edges! Thank you for being our Featured Designer this past your work! :)

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