Monday, October 21, 2013

Merry Monday Christmas Caroling

We're going Christmas caroling at Merry Monday this week.  So crank up that Christmas music and get inspired!

This is one of my favorite Christmas stamps this year.



Are you singing along yet?

Here's Lesley's fun challenge this week.

photo credit

This image reminds me of a Christmas carol book I had as a child and it was so tattered that I didn't try to move it last time.  What fun we had singing carols from that book.

Some of my fondest Christmas memories from my youth are of the times our youth choir went Christmas caroling.

I believe that Judy Garland was the first to sing this song in 1944.  That was even before I was born!  I remember listening to it on some of my dads old records.  How we loved to play those Christmas songs.

And sing along.

Kept us busy and out of trouble.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is looking for Christmas cards this week.

Addicted to Stamps is having a Make Your Mark week You can create ANYTHING you like, just remember to use your markers, pencils, chalks, watercolours etc. I used my markers to ink this stamp.

Pixies Snippet Playground will let me come play.  Did you see the tiniest of snippets?  Miss Di is still on vacation but I know she's keeping a close eye on things since she commented on the cards from last week. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Merry Little Christmas
Ink: SU Markers (Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Paper:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Other:  Stylish Stripes EF, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil Inkers)

Now start singin' and craftin' and join us at Merry Monday.  If  you need inspiration be sure to go check out the Design Team's cards.  Wow!

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy!





37 comments:

Benzi said...

Bonnie, it doesn't get any prettier than this. The embossing and that wonderful stamp sends this card to the top...along with that fab bow.
Oh, I do love Christmas music. I'll have to join this challenge.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Beautiful card Bonnie-Very classy :)Love the raised letters and words-very nice,and the stitch effect detail is fabulous :)
Hugs,Nessa xx

Sue - said...

Love the clean lines of your card Bonnie. It just might be one of my favourites too - I've certainly used it quite a lot!

Cynthia said...

Good to have you back, Bonnie! I've missed your creations--like this lovely card! I love how you made the sentiment words pop!!

MaryH said...

Oh goody, I get to make the 1st comment on this beautiful card. Don't believe I've ever seen that EF used so beautifully as you've done here. Stunning with all the white & red trimmings. This is one beautiful card, and just FYI, I was here in '44! (just barely though!) I miss hearing all the old carols being played as we used to hear them. Christmas music is among my favorite of all (along with some of the old fashioned hymns that I don't hear any more...like Old Rugged Cross to name just one!) TFS a beauty of a card. Hugs & see ya in the Playground. We can sing (well, you sing, I'll listen!)

Marybeth said...

This is so elegant Bonnie! Love the red and white with the diagonal embossed lines. I love the sentiment as well!

Nonni said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Bonnie! I like the traditional feel of the card. Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Trisha Klowak said...

Such a pretty card!! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is a stunning "book" of Christmas carols, Bonnie! Honestly, I think this is now my new favorite card of yours! It is pristine and the design elements are perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

jimlynn said...

Totally yummy!!! SO lovely in every way! A gorgeous card for Christmas, Bonnie! LOVE IT!
Lynn

LeAnne said...

LOVE this...just gorgeous! I love the old Christmas songs too. I never realized until a few years ago that many of them were from the war era...but their messages still ring true today.

Tracey McNeely said...

Stunning card Bonnie! I love how you framed your sentiment!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Such a beautiful and elegant card. LOVE that large sentiment and I know you've used it before ... because I ran out and bought it after seeing your card!! :)

Love your gorgeous bow and I love how you've used the different colors of ink for the sentiment and popped up some of the words - so clever! Loll xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the embossing.

Deborah Frings said...

A really elegant Christmas card! I do like the embossed background and the sweet bow over the sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM!

Karren said...

CAS perfection, Bonnie! I love your color scheme and that beautiful bow is perfect!

Lesley Croghan said...

This is my favourite Christmas song, sung by Judy in the show "Meet Me in St. Louis". Love it. Your card is delightful and that bow is AMAZING! I have bow envy for sure.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card..... Love it.....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Sian Ridley said...

This is such a beautifully CAS card, I love it! And yes...I am singing along already!! :)

Di said...

Yup, I'm still here Bonnie and keeping watch from afar - not for much longer, and you know what, I'll be happy to be home in my own little nest again :) It's been fabulous but there still ain't no place like home!

LOVE your card, another 'Bonnie Special', always so beautifully designed and made.

Hugs, Di xx

Hettie said...

Wow Bonnie. This is a stunner of a card. That stamp is wonderful. Love the embossing too.
Well done you.
I now have that song going through my head!
Hugs
xx

Faith A said...

Wonderful Bonnie, love this and your previous few I haven't commented on.

Sue said...

Hi Bonnie, your card is so elegant, just gorgeous. I LOVE that sentiment and your lovely bow and embossing are perfect. Hope you have a great week. Hugs, Sue x

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow! Bonnie! That's really awesome. Just perfect. Thank you so much for playing along with us at ATSM. Good luck.. :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Gorgeous card! So elegant and pretty!! Love this!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie! Perfect for this challenge! I love the embossed lines and your sentiment! I love singing Christmas carols!! :)

Greta said...

Loved your card the second I saw it--classic, gorgeous Christmas card! Some of my favorite memories are the same--youth group caroling--sometimes using a horse drawn wagon & other times just walking down the streets & always going to the nursing homes. Hope to join in this week's challenge.

scrappymo! said...

This is a fabulous card, Bonnie!

Stunning!

Karen D said...

Bonnie, your card is so elegant. Your wee red bow is so perfect and I love the wee touches of red framing the white.

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this. It's just PERFECT.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Debs Willis said...

Such a great card Bonnie, the stamp is perfect!

Notes by Nina said...

What a pretty card Bonnie, the red and cream are so elegant together and I love the darling bow with the fabulous sentiment.

Susan said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie - perfect for the challenge. I still love singing Christmas songs and carols. I have friends who host a pot luck supper and carol singing evening every December - it's so much fun.

Susan Joyce said...

Love you stunning CAS design Bonnie, just gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Yay, Bonnie! I'm popping back to say congratulations on being an Honorable Addict at ATSM!! It's so fun to share the stage with you!! Hugs, Darnell

stampwithsandy said...

Great minds think alike once again, Bonnie! Love the embossed background and your perfect bow!

Hazel said...

Very elegant and classy - love it x