Monday, August 12, 2013

Merry Monday Punch Potpourri

Lesley's given us another fantastic sketch at Merry Monday.  I wasn't sure what I would do with it at first, but I love the way it turned out.



Here's Lesley's sketch...


From what I've seen from the rest of the design team cards, they'll knock  your socks off!  Be sure to take a look.



It's your turn now.  Christmas will be here before we know it.  Get a jump on those cards and play with Merry Monday.

Since I used quite a few snippets for this, I'm going to Pixie's Crafty Workshop and see if I can get a chance on the swings.

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round's August Challenge is Christmas Extravaganza-make it fussy and fancy. I think this card qualifies for that.

I see that my Christmas Stocking was a Top Three winner for July over there. Thanks so much for the honor, ladies!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Cardinal Christmas (both retired)
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, DSP (retired), Old Olive
Other:  Bird Builder Punch, Floral Ovals Die (Spellbinders), Kars Snowflake (Cuttlebug), Pine Brand Punch (Martha Stewart), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Red Rhinestones (?)

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!


20 comments:

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie. I love that bird sitting atop all the pretty greenery.

Congrats on your Christmas stocking win. It is a beauty and fun, too.

LeAnne said...

Absolutely lovely! You know how I love that EF and your little bird is just delightful, especially with that gorgeous diecut oval!

Di said...

Oh this is really lovely Bonnie! You cracked the sketch perfectly and I just LOVE your card. The birdie nestled into the Christmas foliage is just brilliant.

Err, my snippets card - that's a CAT sitting on the tree branch, not a doggie :)) Think I need to address my colouring, snigger. Meant to be a ginger tom!

Hugs, Di xx

jimlynn said...

I love it too!!! The little "nest" you created for the bird is so adorable. Fabulous card!
Lynn

Cynthia said...

Oooo, I love this! Gorgeous and festive!! And congrats on your Top Three win--I so loved that sweet stocking!

Hazel said...

Hope you had time to stop and have a go on the swings - good to join in the playground! This is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card for CCAYR 'fussy and fancy' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for August - I'd love to see it there too. It would also qualify for this week's CHNC challenge 137 x

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

Another fabby Christmas card from you - and great use of your snippets.

Love what you did with the sketch.

With all the playmates in the playground I think we are going to need more swings soon!!! LOL!!!

Hope you are having a good week.

Love Jules xx

Wendy said...

Oh Bonnie, this is such a beautiful card with those pretty Christmas colors and that bird with the greens is just the perfect touch! Love it!! :)

Karen Petitt said...

Absolutely beautiful Bonnie! A fabulous Christmas card and a fab snippet creation too! Love it hugs Karen

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Bonnie, I love these colours and your little bird is adorable.

Susan said...

A gorgeous card, Bonnie! I love the way you did the bird and nest. I'll be CASEing it one day for sure!

Ellen said...

Fantastic christmas card Bonnie! Love the papers and your take on the sketch! Have a wonderful day!

Cathy said...

Love the little bird in the Christmas greenery, gorgeous card Bonnie, Cathy x

Marybeth said...

Oh my gosh this is just gorgeous Bonnie! Love the nest like branches.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so sweet, Bonnie, and perfect for the sketch! I love your nesting Christmas bird!! If you weren't on the DT, you would SO win this challenge!!

Laura said...

Beautiful Card, BOnnie!! I love that your on a row with the Christmas cards! Your Right, Christmas is around the corner. Yikes! I hope I have time catching up!

MaryH said...

Hi Bonnie, I got behind on visitin' once again, so I was pleased to see I wasn't too far behind on my visits to you! Loved this bird card, and the imaginative way you used the MS punch. What a beautiful nest it made for your bird. I liked the way your card turned out too! Beautiful...but then you always do have lovely cards! TFS

Carol L said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card with that fabulous dsp and pretty red bird sitting on it's nest! Classy card indeed!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is just beautiful Bonnie! Love the nest you've created for your bird and the gorgeous papers you've used!

Gloria Stengel said...

So pretty! I adore what you did with the sketch!