Monday, November 4, 2013

Merry Monday Little Ornament Keepsakes

Wow, it's November already!  Another month and we'll be having to send those Christmas cards out! Thanks to Lesley and her Merry Monday Challenge, I have plenty on hand.

Here's this week's challenge....


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Don't you love these colors? 


Here's what I came up with.



The circles were the biggest challenge for me.  But I have circles in my ornament, rhinestones, rows of dots in the sentiment and even some of the letters.

I hope you'll join in this challenge and link back to Merry Monday! We love to see your Christmas creations!  While you're there, be sure to check out the rest of the DT samples! Oh, my, what inspiration!

Other challenges 

CAS-ual Fridays #119  Use dry or heat embossing on your Clean And Simple project. I have used heat embossing on my ornament.

Christmas Card Challenge #49 Dimension [My ornament and part of the sentiment are popped up.

Nonni's Korttikarkuri: My Christmas Challenge #2 Christmas Cards out of Scraps/Old Stash!
My ornament, bow and popped up part of the sentiment are made from scraps (snippets)

Pixie's Snippet Playground is always looking for cards using snippets so I'm skipping over there to see what shenanigans are going on.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes.  A very popular challenge, I must say!
All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, Magical Season (Holiday Single)
Ink:  VersaMark, SU Markers (Pool Party, Real Red)
Paper:  Whisper White, Winter Frost Paper Stack, Pool Party Coredinations, Real Red
Other:  White EP, Basic Rhinestones, Corner Rounder Punch (Fiskars), Bow (Memory Box)

I stamped the smallest round ornament with VersaMark ink on a Real Red strip, added white embossing powder and heat set.  I chose to fussy cut it as I didn't want so much of a red outline.  The sentiment was inked with markers, huffed and stamped directly on the main panel. (With breath held, I might add!) I inked the last line of scrip and stamped again on a teeny, tiny scrap of white so I could pop it up.

I'm so glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!

38 comments:

Benzi said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful and I LOVE those wonderful colors. Oh, I know about holding breath...been there and done that. Ha

Cynthia said...

So, so gorgeous, Bonnie! LOVE the layers! And red & aqua...sigh.

Wendy said...

Very pretty card, Bonnie! Loving the paper and your embossed ornament with the pretty diecut bow! The sentiment fits nicely! :)

Linda Callahan said...

Such a pretty card filled with fabulous details! Love the red ornament bow and the one rounded corner is sweet!

Hazel said...

I saw your lovely card on Pixie's snippets and Nonni's blog - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x

Sabrina said...

Such fun retro colours for this wonderful Christmas card! Love the pop up of part of the sentiment! Great idea! TYFS and joining in all the fun at Christmas Card Challenges #49. :)

Nonni said...

Oh wow Bonnie, I love this card! That color combo is so fresh and I love all your stamps and details. The popped up elements add great interest. Thank you so much for joining my Christmas Cards Out Of Scraps Challenge!

jimlynn said...

Love those colors AND love your card!! Just perfect for the holidays.
Lynn

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful Bonnie, are those not the DD colours too?

sandie said...

love this colour combo and such a stunning CAS card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Lin said...

Love these colors for a Christmas card - great design, too! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Hettie said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie. Love the colours you have used.
Super card.
Hugs
xx

MaryH said...

This is a nifty Challenge I'm seeing you & Loll entering. Loving these colors, and you've interpreted this challenge is such a beautiful card. The blue is so pretty and the red bow tie just pops off the card, as did the sparkling crystal 'circles'. Way to go! TFS & Hugs

Di said...

This is absolutely divine Bonnie! I LOVE the colour combo and the design is beautiful. I've been using the MB bow die today to dangle a star on a card :)

Hugs, Di xx

Chris said...

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Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful card Bonnie. Love these colors together. Your ornament just pops and I like the way you've added different colors to your sentiment along with the dimension of popping up the one line on a banner - ingenious! Thanks for the reminder about all those fabulous challenges out there ... I keep forgetting to add them into my DT cards! Loll xx

Margaret Moody said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Love your ornament and stamped sentiment! Really like the narrow layer of Pool Party too between your white layer and patterned paper!

Kimberly's Cardmaking and Paper-crafting / Kimberly的 手工卡片和紙藝作品 said...

Hi Bonnie, thanks for sharing the CAS card, big fan! I particularly love the stamp and colour you use, which is not the traditional red-and-green but it's better. And thanks for the challenge list too - I've never been in any challenge and this will be a start for me. X Kimberly from Singapore

Susan said...

Love what you did with the challenge - especially the two-coloured sentiment!

Greta said...

This card just jumps off the page--so beautiful, Bonnie!

Karren said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie! You stamped that sentiment perfectly - you must live on the edge LOL. Love that cute little bow die and your rounded corners.

Lesley Croghan said...

AMAZING!! Love this so much, Bonnie. Your card is superb!

Karen D said...

Bonnie your card is so fresh and clean. Your ornament is gorgeous and I love the wee red bow. The popped up detail on the sentiment and the rhinestones finish it beautifully.

vicki said...

Hi bonnie oh wow this is just do pretty! You done a great job with the circles too! Beautiful :)

Hugs

Vic

Marybeth said...

I can't believe it's November either. Love the colors and your ornament is just the best use of a circle. Beautiful card and love that sentiment font!
Bet you are all set with Christmas cards!

Sue said...

Hi Bonnie, it's fabulous how you've used the colours. I love how the red ornament really pops on the white and how you stamped the sentiment, just lovely. xx

LeAnne said...

Wow, 26 comments....I guess I am not the only one who loves this card! What's not to love....that sentiment is just beautiful, as is the ornament!

Shelia said...

Very pretty card, Bonnie. That ornament with the red bow is so sweet!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is excellent, Bonnie! Lots and lots of circles, and lots of lots of cheer exuding from this beauty!! Hugs, Darnell

KayM said...

Oooooh this is beeeeautiful Bonnie!! I love the sentiment stamped in the different colors!! Very lovely Christmas card!!

Irene said...

Beautiful Bonnie, I love how you have rounded the corners to go with the circles, and popped up a line of the sentiment.
luv
irene
xxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

The colour scheme is fabulous and I like the way you incorporated the circles into your card Bonnie! What a stunning sentiment too. Vicky x

Cathy Weber said...

Where have I been? I had never heard of Merry Monday before...I am now officially a huge fan! Love this beautiful card and the perfectly embossed ornament. Such a wonderful sentiment too. This is one of my favorite color combinations and I am definitely going to play along with this one!

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is fabulous Bonnie, your ornament is so pretty and I love the dual colours sentiment.

Susan Joyce said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, I love the white on red for the ornament and the way you did the sentiment and lovely DSP too.

Alice Wertz said...

love the colors you used and great design, too. lovely card! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I am in love with the color scheme! Fabulous card! Thank you for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

scrappymo! said...

Love this colour combination and the dual inks on the sentiment. It is stunning!