Monday, November 18, 2013

Evergreen Trimmed for Merry Monday

It's getting close to time to put up that Christmas tree and decorate it so pretty.  Maybe you've already put it up.  I haven't, but I decorated this little Christmas tree for Merry Monday.


Here's Lesley's fun challenge for this week.


Got the tree.  Got the bling.

And singing O' Christmas Tree.

Addicted to Stamps and More has an Anything Goes challenge this week. Wow, what a lot of beautiful cards in that gallery.

CAS-ual Fridays and Curtain Call are pairing up this week for their challenges. Take a look at their inspiration photo.  I hope it's OK that I have red balls on my tree.  I do love the red ornaments.


Holly Jolly Christmas challenge is singing the same song so I think I'll go join in the chorus!

Jingle Belles is asking for a card showing our favorite holiday tradition.  As long as I can remember the Christmas tree going up was the start of the magic.  My brother and I knew it wouldn't be long until Christmas and we'd be so excited from then on!  When our girls were growing up decorating the tree was a very special time and they would get so excited! Me too!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps: Evergreen, Teeny, Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky, SU Markers (Real Red, Pear Pizzazz, Sahara Sand)
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, DSP
Other:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Argyle EF, Red Gems (Mark Richards)

I've seen the beautiful cards the Design team has come up with and I know that you're going to love them too. 

 I hope you'll make a Christmas card with a tree and some bling and come join us at Merry Monday.

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!



36 comments:

Benzi said...

Such a pretty Christmas tree with those red ornaments, Bonnie. Such a wonderful embossed bg, too.
Putting up the tree is such an exciting time for a family, that's for sure. Gorgeous card, as usual.

JoAnn said...

Sweet card Bonnie. Love the tree with the bling and the embossed background.

Julia Aston said...

Great shading around your tree Bonnie! Love the red ornaments too!

Lesley Croghan said...

Way to go on all the challenges...I missed them all! LOL! Love your pretty card as always, Bonnie.

Marisa said...

Love your blinged up tree and the EF ins the BG is wonderful.

Linda Callahan said...

I love this tree with the red bling! Festive for the holidays!

Mrs A. said...

I like your tree. It has an abstract look about it and just the right amount of bling. Deperately trying to catch up on commenting after my massive Christmas sewing commissions.
Hugs Mrs A.

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty Bonnie. I do love that tree stamp ... and you've stepped it up a notch by adding the bling-y ornaments. I always forget about my top note die ... have had it for ages and am embarrassed to say have only used it once. Love how you've used just part of it and placed it at the edge of your card - fabulous design. Loll xx

Wendy said...

Such a pretty tree, Bonnie! Love all the sparkly red rhinestones! You used beautiful colors for this and I love your layout! I don't have my tree up yet either. Normally I would but this year I feel the need to wait till the day after Thanksgiving! Have a wonderful week! :)

Faith A said...

Such a lovely card

Dottie said...

love the bling it is just beautiful love the the design just beautiful

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, I love all the red ornaments on your cute little tree.

LeAnne said...

Lovely classic tree, Bonnie...the embossing adds such a nice touch, too!

Patti said...

this is lovely and easily mass produced thanks for the idea and for the recipe...helps when I want to duplicate
blessings
patti moffett

SmilynStef said...

Love that background ... it reminds me of a cozy winter sweater ... such a lovely holiday card ... so glad you shared your holiday tradition with us at jingle belles.

Karren said...

Fantastic card, Bonnie! I especially like how you've colored around your tree in blue - it really makes it pop. So clever!

Bobby said...

I love that tree. It almost looks 3 dimensional. And the bling is perfect.

artful-notions said...

Hi Bonnie, what a lovely card! Beautiful red bling. Also a fan of that bg folder you used.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your stylish tree with the red balls, Bonnie! And I see another cool EF being used, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Danielle Vincent said...

So, so beautiful Bonnie. Love your blinged up tree :o) Thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Karen D said...

Bonnie, you make the most cheerful cards!! The blingy tree is fabulous and beautifully coloured. The embossing just finishes it nicely.

Greta said...

Your card design is really neat, Bonnie--wonderful way to use that tree! I'm going to keep track of the time & get my entry in this week!

Jules said...

A great card Bonnie and a fabulous layout too.

Love your tree!!

Have a great day.

Love Jules xx

Doris said...

Love what you did with your tree. I have the same set, so I may just give this challenge a try! Thanks for the inspiration...

Marybeth said...

Beautiful design and tree Bonnie. Just enough bling I have one similar to it for another post.
Santa always brought our tree when I was little and he brought it when our kids lived at home. They wake up and it's all decorated.

Hettie said...

Bonnie what a lovely card. Love that embossing folder too. Glad you haven't put your tree up yet - there are folks near my home who have - far too early! And that comes from someone who loves Christmas!
Hugs
xx

monikaskinner said...

Hi Bonnie. The red bling highlights your tree beautifully! Great card! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

Jingle said...

Beautiful card! This just makes me smile! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a beautiful card! thanks for playing along at the Curtain Call!

lauren bergold said...

what an utterly GORGEOUS card and a beautiful take on all of the challenges involved! especially that fabulous embossed panel, and of course the tree (& bling!) rock! thanks for sharing your favorite holiday traditions with us at JINGLE BELLES!

Cynthia said...

I love the layout on this one--all the layers work so well together. Love the bling on the tree too!

jimlynn said...

Cute Christmas tree image and a fantastic card for the holidays! Really like your design on this too.
Yep, it's almost time for the tree to get put up and decorated.
Lynn

scrappymo! said...

Love that off entered die with the tree on it...looks great on that embossed background!

Shirley said...

Really lovely! The rhinestones are just the perfect size for your beautiful tree and the image is wonderful. Your colors are just great together!

Shelia said...

Bonnie, this is such a beautiful tree image! Your coloring is perfect and I really like the added bling!!

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful card Bonnie,I really love the bling on your tree!