Monday, September 9, 2013

Merry Monday Little Tree

Is it my imagination or does Monday come more quickly each week?  I'm glad I've got a good stash of Christmas cards already thanks to Merry Monday.  It will soon be time to mail them out.

Have you ever had one idea for a card and looked down at the remains of other cards laying on your table to see a perfect combination that you hadn't even thought of?  That's what happened here.

This little tree was sitting there all diecut and sponged.  And this is the challenge for Merry Monday Christmas Card Club this week.

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Challenge Rules
  1. Each week there will be a brand new challenge posted on Monday at 5am (PST).
  2. Each participant must comment on 3 cards in the Gallery to be eligible to win. (Who doesn't love comments!)
  3. Neutral colours and any product is welcome.
  4. Have fun!
  5. Follow the weekly challenge closely to complete a Christmas card
We have 2 new faces on our Design Team this week.  Welcome to Karen and Karren.  They are amazing artists and I know you will enjoy the cards they have provided for your inspiration.  So hop on over and take a look at what they and the rest of the fabulous Design Team brought to share with you this week.  Then get  your craft on and join us at Merry Monday.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Joyous Celebrations (retired)
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi
Paper:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Other:  Holiday Collection Framelits (retired), Extra-Large Oval Punch, Linen Thread, Gold Beads (from stash)

I sponged Wild Wasabi ink on the little tree then stamped with a little stamp from the first SU set I ever bought.  I believe the name of the set was Watercolor Minis.  It's a little, bitty stamp with lots of dots.

I zipped a piece of Whisper White through the Big Shot with my Woodgrain Embossing Folder and pulled out a sentiment already stamped and punched.  Did I mention that I have a Christmas UFO box too?  LOL, I've got several boxes of UFOs.  And popped the little tree on the card front, decorated with gold beads and was done.

Other challenges

Cuttlebug Mania - Back to Nature 

Thanks so much for stopping by.



Irene said...

Bonnie, your card is absolutely beautiful, and the tree gorgeous.
A stunning CAS card.

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous and again elegant design Bonnie. The little die cut sponged tree is perfect! Have a great Monday (yes they come quickly), Shirleyx

Benzi said...

Oh, how I love your UFO many wonderful goodies in there all ready to use. Ha
Your card is the little tree with with the dots on it. It really added a lot. The woodgrain ef looks very good, too. Super creation!!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Bonnie. The dry embossed background looks great... and that little tree is just the sweetest.

nancy littrell said...

So sweet and what a fun and easy card this would be to make duplicates for the holidays. TFS Bonnie
I plan to play in your challenge. Your DT is so inspiring :-)

Tracey McNeely said...

Lovely Bonnie!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. I love your sweet, sponged tree with the gold ornaments - adorable. Looks so perfect on that beautiful white embossed woodgrain. Loll xx

Cynthia said...

You and your UFO boxes--you crack me up!! ;-) Love the idea of adding texture to the little tree like you did. Super sweet layout too.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful!!!! Love the added little tree and that tiny bow!

Karren said...

Thanks for the warm welcome to the team, Bonnie. I love the beautiful CAS nature of your card plus the perfect amount of embellishments. Just gorgeous!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Super cute card, Bonnie! Love the gold dots you added - everything ties in so beautifully!

Karen D said...

I agree with Karren, such a lovely welcome. Thank you.
Your card is so delightful. The tree has a wonderful finish, just prefect with the other elements.

Lesley said...

Great idea for a card, Bonnie. Love the tree die cut and the simple twine!

Aileen said...

Oh my did you just mention it will soon be time to mail out your Christmas Cards!! I better jump back into Merry Mondays to get mine made!

Love your card Bonnie, it's so crisp and clean. x

Faith A said...

LOVE the idea of the wood embossing to match the tree, a lovely card.

Greta said...

Very sweet card--love the look of that tree!

Cathy said...

Love this design Bonnie, another of your beautiful christmas cards, Cathy x

Anonymous said...

Lovely card Bonnie-That little tree is fabby! Yes,I do often "see" another card lying in the sraps-infact sometimes I completely abandon my original project and go in a totally different direction!
You have done so well with your Christmas card stash-I hang my head in shame for my Christmas card stash is zero :( But-hey ho,I hope to put that right quick as a flash with my post tomorrow LOL!
Nessa xx

MaryH said...

Love this woodgrain EF on the white for your pretty little tree's background. Your green tree really popped, and love the oval SU holding the sentiment. Great use of your bits & pieces. Looks like a perfect card to take over to the Snippets Playground. :-) TFS & Hugs

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card Bonnie, I love the your cute little tree and the textured background.

LeAnne said...

So, so cute...sweet as can be. I just love your tree as well as your sentiment!

Mrs A. said...

A perfect little tree. Found the info on your side bar for OWH so thanks for the link. Hugs Mrs A.

Carole said... your you almost seems as if the card is designing itself. I love when that happens so I do keep a tray full of bits and pieces. A sweet and simply adorable card.

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Bonnie, I have a box full of UFO's which I always forget to look at when I am making a card. I usually let the Grand daughters use it when they come to visit. Love your sweet CAS design.

the primitive country bug said...

Your card is so sweet!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'm so sorry it has taken me all week to get here, Bonnie. I loved your card way back on Monday when I first saw it in the DT gallery! I especially love that all the pieces were "talking" to you as they sat patiently on your desk!!

Jannie said...

What a great CAS Xmas card!!! So glad you have put this lonely tree on a card!!

Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs & Hugs

Kimbo said...

This is simply gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this week x

Margaret Moody said...

It is so wonderful when all those extra elements come together so nicely! This is beautiful, Bonnie! Love your little tree! So sweet!