Monday, October 7, 2013

Merry Monday Warmth and Wonder

Another Merry Monday.  Can you guess what the prompt is this time?


Lesley comes up with the best challenges!  This week it's...

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I love birds on Christmas cards.  The rest of the design team has done a fabulous job to inspire you.  Be sure to take a peek.

And I just happened to have this little bird that hadn't been inked yet (NBUS).  I haven't had him long.  He came from the Warmth and Wonder hostess set.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Warmth and Wonder
Ink:  SU Markers (Real Red, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black)
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, DSP
Other:  Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Square Lattice EF, Extra Large Oval Punch, Ovals Bigz Die (retired)

I inked the stamp with markers then hightlighted the wing with a Cherry Cobbler marker and around the eye with black. 

The banner was already embossed in my red snippets and the DP is the last piece of this sheet of paper that retired several years ago.

I'll take this over to Pixie's Snippets Playground since I got to use several snippets.  And many thanks Di for spotlighting my card from last week. I was super excited to see it there and I think I bumped Parsnip with my excited jumping.

I'll take my dotty outline over to Simon Says Wednesday Challenge that's GOING DOTTY this week.

My friend and fellow Merry Maker, Loll, is on the Design Team for a new Christmas Challenge that Nonni is holding.  She says Let's Get Inky - Stamp a Happy Christmas. I hope there's enough stamping on this.

I hope you'll stamp a bird on a Christmas card and bring it over to share at Merry Monday.  Christmas will be here before you know it!

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!




40 comments:

Benzi said...

EEkkkk! A bird challenge. I'll try my best to get over to Merry Monday and get in on this one. You know I love a bird.
Your card is so pretty and such pretty papers, too. How wonderful to get to use a new stamp.

Hettie said...

Wow another beautiful card Bonnie. This is wonderful. I love that paper you have used too.
Hugs
xx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Love your layout!

Wendy said...

Super cute card, Bonnie! Love that bird image. your paper & the embossed panel! It really makes your bird stand out on the card!! :)

Nonni said...

Hi Bonnie, what a beautiful Christmas card! I love the prery stamp you've used and the traditional Christmas colors have a contemporary look in your card. Very pretty! Thanks for joining my Christmas card challenge!

jimlynn said...

Beautiful card for Christmas!! Love the cute little bird and that DP is fabulous!!!!! I'm thinking I probably need some of that!
Lynn

Trisha Klowak said...

Beautiful card!! I love the combination of birds and christmas :)

sandie said...

Hi Bonnie, so pleased you joined us at 'Stamp a Happy Xmas'. I am loving the bright red in this card and the bird is just so beautiful. A real Xmas spirit is hitting the blogging world! x

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is fabulous Bonnie, this layout is great and I love the pretty papers you used.

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is so beautiful Bonnie! I too have this set but only used the trees so far!
Lizy xx

The Crafty Laydee said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie-that bird is amazing :)
Love how you have made this,I will try to play at Merry Monday this week if I have time(we are all off together as a family and have lots planned-so my crafty time is very limited!)hang on,my crafty time is zilch LOL-but we are having a lot of fun!
Hugs,Nessa xxx

Karren said...

Love your NBUS, Bonnie! This is a beautiful card - love the layout.

Carol L said...

I just love that retired dsp and I'm still hoarding a scrap or two myself ;) I love the way you framed your red bird with the dotted edge and the ribbon dresses it up perfectly for the season! Beautiful card!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. This little birdie is so sweet!! Love the designer paper with the blue and red - so pretty! Loll xx

KayM said...

THis is so pretty Bonnie! Love that cute little bird stamp and the textured banner just sets it off!

Cynthia said...

That stamp is so sweet! Love!! And I love the colors and papers you used!

Karen D said...

Hi Bonnie,
I love the patterned background paper and that fabulous red you have used for the embossed banner. All so perfect with the sweet wee bird stamp.

Susan Joyce said...

Wonderful Christmas card Bonnie, love the layout.

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie! I love the layout!

Judith said...

Beautiful, Bonnie, especially for us No. Carolina girls. Love that DSP.

Laurel said...

So pretty!

Thanks so much for joining the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge! ~ Laurel

Mistylynn said...

I love your card. I grew up in IL and my grandmother would always feed the cardinals. Brought back so many lovely memories. TFS!

Susan said...

I love Christmas cards with birds on them - yours is gorgeous with the wonderful textured layer and dp layer. I must get my Merry Monday card done!

Aileen said...

So much warmth coming from your card with your gorgeous birdie and super red banner. x

Julia Aston said...

Love the vibrant red on this - and that pretty paper you used!

LeAnne said...

This is just so klassy.....I rarely look at hostess sets but now you've piqued my interest with this little fella!

Colleen said...

Beautiful card, thank you every week for your inspiration and your kind words!

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Can't wait to make one this week ..lol if I don't forget! Love the embossed red!

Debbie Henderson said...

Such a cute stamped image and I love how you rounded the corners on your tag Bonnie. Thanks for having me on the team this week!

Di said...

Brilliant card. Love the little birdie. Hugs, Di xx

Greta said...

Oh my goodness--what a gorgeous card, Bonnie! You never disappoint!

JoAnn said...

This is so pretty. Love how you colored the bird stamp and the layout of your card. I think I still have a little of that retired paper also. :)

stampwithsandy said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, and thank you for the warm welcome!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Beautiful Christmas card,, Bonnie! Love the colors and fabulous texture!

Kim S said...

I love how you colored him - such a beautiful bird!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

LOVE this pretty card. We don't get the Cardinals over here . . . but every time I see one on a card it reminds me of a wonderful book by Fannie Flagg "A Redbird Christmas" - very heartwarming stuff.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

Another stunner, Bonnie!! And so perfect for all those challenges and for showing off at the Playground! I missed everyone there last week! Hugs, Darnell

scrappymo! said...

This is stunning! Love this wonderful card.

Cathy said...

This is such a pretty card Bonnie, I love the dp and the little red bird :) Cathy x

Kylie said...

Bonnie, I LOVE this. Your stamp is beautiful but I love your complete design. Thanks for joining in at Nonni's Christmas card challenge xx