Monday, September 2, 2013

Merry Monday Merry Little Christmas

We have some exciting changes at Merry Monday!  First, my card for this week's challenge.



No more sketches.  At least not every week.  We never know what Lesley might throw in there.

Here's the scoop.

Welcome to the new and improved "Merry Monday Christmas Card Club"! We have decided to make this challenge into a club...here is how it will work.
  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.
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Sadly, we're saying goodbye to Narelle and Sherry on the design team.  It's been such a pleasure working with them.  My good friend and constant source of inspiration, Loll Thompson, is joining us.  Woot!

Here's our Design Team Lineup.  Be sure to check them out for some great inspiration!


This is a new stamp set from the Holiday Catalog

I used snippets for my banners

Anything Goes

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Merry Little Christmas
Ink:  SU Markers (Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Hemp Twine (retired), EF (Cuttlebug)

I hope you'll join us at Merry Monday and get a head start on your Christmas cards.

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!



35 comments:

Cynthia said...

Oh, I'm totally CASEing this one! LOVE it!!!

And huge CONGRATS on your Addicted to CAS Wall of Fame induction!!! WOO HOO!! =D

Lesley said...

This card is stunning, Bonnie! Love the font on that stamp!!

Benzi said...

Oh, I love this, Bonnie. The embossing folder is super for this
pretty banner and you've tied that twine into a perfect bow.

Darnell J Knauss said...

How fun to have these changes! Your card is a unique and rustic beauty, Bonnie! I love that twine bow and how you've made your card work for all these challenges!!

Also HUGE congratulations for making the Wall of Fame at ATCAS! I'm delighted to be there with you, as well as other friends! Gulp! What an honor, huh?!!! Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

Sensational card and that twine bow is just over the top!!! LOVE IT!!! Everything about this is fabulous and so very pretty.
Lynn

JoAnn said...

This is so pretty. Love the sentiment and your hemp twine bow is the perfect touch. Love how you tied it.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. I love the bold style and size of the sentiment from SU! and have it on my wish list! :)

Love it placed on a banner ... and your twine treatment is so creative - LOVE! Loll xx

The Crafty Laydee said...

Just beautiful Bonnie-love how you have made this,that textured/embossed background looks fabby!
Nessa xx

Carol L said...

First of all, congrats on your hall of fame status over on the ATC blog! WTG, but you completely deserve it!
This card is wonderful, and I need a tutorial for making that flower-shaped bow (please!!) I love that!!

Kim S said...

Such a pretty and warm card I am in love with your twine!

Wendy said...

Love this card, Bonnie! Fabulous sentiment on the front and I love how you did your twine! Cute! :)

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, I love this to pieces! Such a lovely combination of colours and, as always, a perfect card. I need to try and play along with Merry Monday - sketches scare me a bit so the change could be the nudge I need :)

Hugs, Di xx

LeAnne said...

Sweeeeeet! I love this set....I have resisted getting it because I already have SO many Christmas greetings, but you might have pushed me over the edge!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Christmas design, love the texture in the background and the birds in the post below are also beautiful. A big congratulations on earning the Wall of Fame award ATCAS! Well deserved, love your elegant CAS designs. Cheers, Shirleyx

Karen D said...

Such a gorgeous card Bonnie.
Your twine bow is so perfect.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie! Love the tag and twine bow! Kraft and red are such a nice combo!!Have a fabulous day!

La Papera Gialla said...

Very simple and elegant card! Gorgeous!
Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week!
Monica - CCC DT

Mrs A. said...

I love the colour combination. Very striking. hugs Mrs A.

Diane Stader said...

A terrific CAS card. Thanks for sharing.

MaryH said...

Love that soft kraft and it really makes your traditional Christmas colors on the bold stamp just pop off the card. Great bow with that twine also...neat twist on the tie! Congratulations to you as well. TFS

Lisa Carroll said...

This is FAB! Love that twine treatment! Thanks for participating in the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog. :)

Susan Joyce said...

Love your card Bonnie, that stamp is on my next order, can't wait till I receive it. I like your twine bow too.

Cathy said...

Love these colours Bonnie and the twine bow looks amazing on this beautiful card :) Cathy x

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love clean simple look.

Marybeth said...

Love the embossed background you made for this beautiful card Bonnie. I am going to go make a card right now. Love the CAS look!

Deb said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Simply fabulous! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Patti said...

Love your card Bonnie. The "bow" is terrific.

Amanda said...

Gorgeous card and love the sentiment. Hugs, Amanda x

Elizabeth said...

Love this card, Bonnie, there's something about Kraft teamed with white and the little touches of red and green are just perfect. Elizabeth xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Totally luscious xxx

Tracey McNeely said...

How perfect is that card Bonnie, I love it!

scrappymo! said...

This stamp is awesome! Great card!

Anne said...

Love your card! So glad you popped in the share it with us at CCC. Hugs x

Margaret Moody said...

Another beautiful card, Bonnie! Love the textured background! It's the perfect showcase for your wonderful banner! Love the sentiment too!

elizabeth said...

This is such a lovely card - there just might be a CASE in my future! :)