Tuesday, December 6, 2011


The Less is More challenge last Saturday was...

It's the first week of the month and so once more it's a Colour challenge, this week we have chosen


This is a super quick card stamping the tree and sentiment from the Bright Hopes set.  Both were stamped with Old Olive ink.  The corners were punched with the ticket corner punch and some Clearance SU ribbon provided a base for the tree.

I was still in the bling mode from last weeks challenge and added a few rhinestones to give it some sparkle.

We did a similar card in our Papercrafting Class a couple of weeks ago.  This is the sample I did for that class.

I wasn't really satisfied with the heavy ribbon.  So I decided to do a remake for this challenge.

And I  want to share the card that Barb made at that class.

See how she grounded the tree on the noel?  What a great idea!

Card Recipe (All products Stampin' Up!)
Stamps:  Bright Hopes
Ink:  Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Old Olive
Other:  Ticket Corner Punch, Ribbon Essentials-Elementary, Basic Rhinestones

I had the boys on my own today.  Boy do I feel old tonight as I've been the villian to multiple Superheroes.  I have trouble convincing Luke that I should have a turn being the good guy!  Jack discovered that he could roll over and got himself so tickled.  It's always a blessing to hear a baby laugh out loud.

Thanks for stopping by.  I really enjoy hearing from you.



Benzi said...

That's such a pretty tree, Bonnie, and makes wonderful cards.

Oh, I do love to hear a baby laugh...nothing sweeter.

jimlynn said...

Very classy and elegant looking. I actually like both of the ribbons!
So pretty.

Cynthia said...

Love the Green!! And I love the added bling too. Makes for sparkling, festive cards!

Aileen said...

I love your crisp design. The tree is fab dressed in it's bling and grounded on the ribbon. x

Mandi said...

What a gorgeous tree Bonnie
Fabulous card, love the olive shade
thank you very much
mandi LIM

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, how i love that tree! Anything flourishy catches my eye.

I think I agree with you about using a lighter ribbon to match the 'lacy' effect of the tree. :)

Karen said...

Xmas cards just have to have bling, well a little at least! Lovely stamp and card Karen x

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Bonnie, Your card is beautiful and very stylish, I love the tree it's very elegant:0) Glad to hear you can play a vilain as well as a good guy LOL Babies laughing is responsible for fairies being born if I remember correctly, that was in Peter Pan I think, anyway it's a totally magic sound, Gay xxx

Chrissie said...

What a terrific stamp and a super bunch of cards Bonnie, the bling looks ace too.
It was good to hear you had fun with the boys, but I can empathise with the tiredness thing afterwards!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Pauline said...

Beautiful cards, and such a gorgeous tree design!

Susan said...

That's a FABULOUS tree stamp! I love all the cards you've made, and grounding the tree with the ribbon was a great idea! Glad you're having fun with the grandchildren. We'll be seeing some of ours this weekend...should be exciting!

Faith A said...

Fabulous card and love the bling

Sandy said...

Gorgeous tree stamp, love how you have used it - fab in just the green and white,

Shirley said...

I love them all, but really really like the noel!!