Wednesday, July 20, 2016

ATSM #203 Holiday Christmas Card, Frohe Weihnachten & a Purple Butterfly Birthday Card

We meet again at Wednesday and it means a new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More (ATSM) this week we have theme:Holiday

We have a lovely sponsor from Stamplorations:

 Prize is: 2 Digital Images

I have got this Dies Tree from Lisa in USA last two years ago and today I love to use it on my quick and easy card. I need some christmas card, cause my colleague in the office order it. This quick card finish for 10 minutes :)

I only sponged the edge of the card base and the green paper and gave some gold rheinstone and the sentiment is also Die Cutting with Gold paper. Meaning of Frohe Weihnachten = Merry Christmas.

Die Cutting maschine really help you if you are in a hurry to make a card right :) I am happy to have my Big Shot eventhough it was a bit late :) but I am happy to have it :)


Hope you get inspired and like to join us this week at ATSM challenge. Klick HERE to join.

Challenges for my card are:

1. CHNC Challenge #290:  Cute or Anything Goes as long as it`s Christmas (2/3)

2. Crafty Friends Challenge #36: Use Your Dies (The Postage Dies) (2/3)

3. 52 Christmas Card Throwdown: July Theme :12 Days of Christmas (2/3)


4. Avenue 613: Anything Goes with optional twist Color challenge, I choose the anything goes.(2/3)

5. Broke Fairy Designs Challenges: Anything Goes with a Twist Christmas in July (2/3)

6. Glitter N Sparkle #197: Anything Goes (2/3)

7. Simply Papercraft #33 : Anything Goes (2/3)

8. Bastel Traum #43: Anything Goes (2/3)


I also made this card for a friend who has birthday already...better late than nothing right :) also I use the lovely Die cutting Butterfly it is from Petra, (many thanks Petra for the lovely goodies, this is really a beautiful Dies of butterfly) I used purple Distress Ink to make the background paper with purple color. 

I stamped sentiment on a vellum paper and embossed it with gold embossing powder. For accent I added tiny purple butterfly on it.

Challenges for my second card are:

Stamplorations July Thema and Sketch:

Double D Challenge: Shades of Purple


Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Things With Wings

Word Art Wednesday #240-#241: Anything Goes

The Crafty Addicts #20: Anything Goes

Inspiration Destination #95: Anything Goes 

Creative Moments #98: Anything Goes 

Thanks for looking and leaving me some love, wishing you happy wednesday :)




  1. Such a gorgeous card! LOVE the green! :)
    Suchi xx

  2. Love all the texture on this lovely card!

  3. Your swirly tree on the polka-dot background is gorgeous! Your colleague will be thrilled when you make a set of these for her...

  4. Hi Monika ... it's so good to see you back playing in another one of our challenges! This is beautiful and I'm sure your friend will LOVE it! What a fabulous technique to create your own background paper! BEAUTIFUL!
    Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Shades of Purple’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  5. Hello Miss Monika...Two simply fabulous cards. Love your sweet holiday card, your tree is as cute as can be. Your swirly purple butterfly card is just stunning and as always, I love that you show us how to create one too. Have fun with your mom!!!

  6. Oh, I love the bright green and the lovely blueish colour of the great tree, Monika - it goes together so nicely!!!! The swiss dot embossing and the gold rhinestones are so fun and festive!!!! Lovely, my friend!!! Your butterfly bg on the second card is simply stunning ......Ooooo, love the deep purple!!!! The small little butterflies are so cute and the sentiment in gold on the vellum is just great!!! Two wonderful cards!!!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  7. Beautiful and dreamy butterflies! Thank you for joining our Double D challenge!
    Diane DD DT

  8. Eine super Weihnachtskarte und wunderschöne Schmetterlingskarte hast du gebastelt.
    Liebe Grüße, Flo

  9. Sehr schöne Weihnachtkarte, danke für's mitspielen bei BrokenFairyDesign's Blogspot!! Mieke, DT

  10. Beautiful butterfly card. Love your paper and the tiny purple butterflies as an accent. Thank you for joining us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will share more of your creations with us.
    DD DT

  11. Monika, these cards are both so pretty!!! I really like the sponged butterfly one because purple is one of my fav-o colors! And I love the texture you have going on in your first Christmas card. Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations (and for the sweet comment you left on my birthday blog).

  12. Such a beautiful tree Monika!! Really love the mix of colors on this and your gold embossing is just so beautiful!! This is such an elegant and pretty card my friend! HUGS :)

  13. Wow!! How could I have missed this gorgeous purple butterfly design!! That is absolutely gorgeous and I love your stenciling work with it!! :) HUGS

  14. TEN minutes?? Wow! I will have to call you the Queen of Quick and Easy! That gold sentiment that you die cut picks up on the gold bling in the tree and ties everything together - nicely done Monika! Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Twist: Color Challenge]
    Owner: RubberMAD (

  15. Both cards are really gorgeous, Monika. Love the swirly tree on the first. And the ink blending on the second is beautiful.

  16. This is superb. So pretty and so perfectly done. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

  17. A lovely, traditional quick and easy Christmas card with an elegant flair. I need more and more cards each year. So I'm thinking many of them need to be quick makes. But I'm a slow card maker, so I need all the inspiration I can get.
    Love the idea of using a die as stencil, looking gorgeous in purple, even though I don't make many purple cards, mostly because I don't have much purple in my stash, it's still my favorite color...

  18. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 290 – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too x

  19. Oh, these are beautiful! I especially love the purple butterflies! Gorgeous stencilling! Brilliant idea to use the butterfly die-cut like a stencil! Your Christmas card is cute - the die-cuts are ideal - love the tree!

  20. Wow the Christmas card is beautiful. So simple but elegant. I love the placement of the half pearls. Of course your awesome postage die.
    The butterfly is awesome. The negative work is awesome. The vellum is a great touch. Very pretty card and colors. hugs

  21. Wonderful cards Monika! Your butterfly card is so pretty & feminine, I love the colours you've used.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  22. Thankyou for sharing your butterfly card with us at Creative Moments. I think I really need to get some more distress inks so I can use them like this (I really only have the neutral colours at the moment).
    Hugz Tinz DT

  23. Beautiful card Monika. Love the butterflies. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  24. Both cards re very beautiful, Monika. I'm sure your friend will love the the purple card.
    x Asha

  25. Hello… Thanks for joining our challenge with your lovely card. Great use of Dies for our challenge theme. Good luck and hope you can join us again for our next challenge.
    [Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  26. That xmas card is my fave... I love the treatment of your German sentiment!

  27. Hi Monika,
    What a nice cards and lovely dies you have.
    I also like the butterfly card. It's really gorgeous.
    Thanks for joinging our die cuts challenge over at Crafty Friends.
    Hope to see you back soon.
    Greetz, Linda DT-CF

  28. So pretty!! LOVE the vellum layer. Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations:)


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Monika R.

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