Monday, January 20, 2014

Merry Monday Berry Wreath

Happy Merry Monday, friends.  Here's another fantastic challenge for this week.




And here's my card.



I had been wanting this wreath set (A Wreath for All Seasons) by Papertrey Ink for ages and finally gave in and bought it.  And it was so perfect for this challenge!

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  A Wreath for All Seasons (PTI)
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Paper: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Other:  Circle Collection Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, Snowburst EF, Real Red Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Corner Punch (EK Success)

Addicted to Stamps and More is having a HOLIDAY theme this week.  It can be any holiday.

Pixies Snippet Playground has all kinds of fun going on and since I have snippets, I'm headed over there.

Festive Friday is back with a brand new challenge for 2014 to use this photo as inspiration.



I have a snowy background, red berries and a touch of brown.  What a beautiful photo!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge says EMBOSS IT.  They didn't have to tell me twice.  Love those embossing folders!

Now check out the wonderful inspiration cards that the Design Team has come up with and join us at Merry Monday.  It's so much more fun to do those Christmas cards all year through and not wait until the last minute!

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!


44 comments:

Bobby said...

I have this wreath and may just have to use it for this challenge, too. Your card is beautiful but I'll try to do something different. ;)

Gibmiss said...

Hello Bonnie
Fabulous card.... Love the image......
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Another beautiful elegant design and it compliments both of the photo inspirations. Have a great week, Shirleyx

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this wreath, Bonnie! It is perfect for this weeks challenge! Have a great week!

jimlynn said...

You've done that little wreath up proud!!!! I've been wanting it for a long time too. Think that's a good one for all seasons. Love your embossing on this and the way you showcased the wreath. Very pretty.
Lynn

Katie Melhus said...

Bonnie, this is so pretty! I'm just in love with that wreath, too. Great card! I'm so excited to be creating every week with you at Merry Monday!

Notes by Nina said...

This is such a beautiful card Bonnie, I love your pretty wreath and all that fabulous texture.

Faith A said...

I can see why you wanted the stamp it really does make a beautiful image and with your work a fab card too.

♥Gemma♥ said...

I love this card Bonnie, its so elegant!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie! I love this wreath set and know you will get tons of use out of it! Perfect embossed background and pretty red bow! Have a wonderful week ahead! :)

Benzi said...

Wow! Bonnie..this is absolutely gorgeous. I'll have to pin it. My pin button isn't working so I'll get it off SCS if you put it there.

theoblatelife said...

Love this wreath! We have those berries growing up and down the highway here in Maine. : )

Karren said...

That is definitely one fabulous wreath, Bonnie and you've made it shine! Gorgeous card!

KayM said...

Bonnie you have done it again! What a lovely card! That wreath is so pretty and I love the little border of dark brown around it. The embossed background is perfect too! So glad you're playing at Festive Friday too! :)

Hettie said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. Another stunning embossing folder.
Hugs
xx

Debbie Henderson said...

This is such a classy card Bonnie. The wreath image is beautiful and love the sentiment layer!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Sigh. Love those berries on the twiggy wreath, Bonnie. :)

Mrs A. said...

This is a beautiful wreath and captures the colours in the photos perfectly. I love the embossing folder with it. Hugs Mrs A.

Cynthia said...

Love the pops of red--gorgeous wreath too!

Greta said...

I love that wreath & I love your card, Bonnie!

Lesley Croghan said...

Simple and pretty, Bonnie. Great job and good for you to go ahead and get the set you wanted!

Karen D said...

The wreath and gorgeous red ribbon look fabulous on the embossed background Bonnie. Love the defined edges of the wreath and sentiment too. Lovely.

Susan Joyce said...

So elegant Bonnie, I love your wreath, so fine and delicate, beautiful card.

Kylie said...

That wreath is amazing! I love this card, Bonnie! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM xx

Ivanka said...

Simple elegance! My favorite type of card!

Aileen said...

Love the wreath and the way you've mounted it with the addition of your gorgeous ribbon. x

Di said...

As always Bonnie, your card is perfection and spot on for the challenges - and wahoo you used snippets too!

Hugs, Di xx

Susan said...

Beautiful card for Merry Monday, Bonnie. And I love the way you interpreted the Festive Friday photo. I've always wanted that wreath stamp too - I'll break down and buy it one day, maybe next time I order some PTI cardstock.

Fuzzy Slippers said...

So lovely! I'm jealous, I got this same set ages ago and have yet to make anything. You've inspired me to ink it up. Thanks!! :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Wow Bonnie - what a great start to your Christmas card collection for 2014! LOVE the wreath and the gorgeous layout.
Sylvia xx

Greta said...

I'm having blogger issues & can't get to the Publish button is I'm the first one to comment, so I'll leave my comment here for that beautiful snowflake thank you card. I really love your design & use of the neg die cut & the glitter paper. Can't believe you've got snow!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie - I just LOVE your style!!! Lovely card and you combined the challenges beautifully!

LeAnne said...

I love this wreath too...you can't go wrong with it! Love the way you "framed" it, too!

Emily Leiphart said...

So pretty and very striking, Bonnie! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss It!

Deborah Frings said...

Absolutely fab! I love the embossed background and the pretty wreath and bow. Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

Hayley Kew said...

Love the delicate feel of your stamped wreath :) Beautiful!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Bonnie. Sorry I'm so late commenting ... just catching up after being busy for several days. Your pepper berry wreath is gorgeous. I do love these colors together, so hope to play along if I find some time (and find my mojo - it's gone missing). Loll xx

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I love the way you combined both challenges! It turned out beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

Kristie said...

Beautiful card! I really like the shaped piece your sentiment is on.

Heather North said...

Very pretty wreath. <3

Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love the wreath and the soft texture of your embossing. So glad you could play with us at Festive Friday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I'n so happy to be back congratulating you on the recognition from Addicted to Stamps and More for your pretty card, Bonnie! Hugs, Darnell

Sarah Martina said...

What a nice card! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

What a pretty card, Bonnie! That embossed background gives your card such a warm feel…like a warm quilt! Love it! Great to have you with us at FF!!!