Monday, September 22, 2014

Beauty of the Season for Merry Monday

It's Merry Monday time again.
We're chugging fast toward Christmas.
How are you doing on your Christmas card stash?

This week we're playing Christmas Bingo.
The lovely Kathy is our hostess and has fixed up a fantastic Bingo card to play with.



I went diagonally with Red, Ribbon or Twine and Embossing.



I colored this beautiful cardinal with the Cherry Cobbler set of Blendabilities.

Looks like I missed one leg.  I'll have to go back and fix that.

I love this new Filigree Frame Embossing Folder.

And cardinals and Christmas seem to go together.

Now it's your turn.

The Design Team has some wonderful inspiration to get you started.

Bingo is so much fun!

I'm glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Beauty of the Season
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Marker (Basic Black)
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other: Blendabilities (Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake sets), Filigree Frame Embossing Folder, Burlap Thread (pulled from wide burlap ribbon)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted



28 comments:

KimCreate said...

Very nicely colored cardinal. That embossing folder is pretty too!

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous, Bonnie! Love this sweet cardinal and your embossing folder! Everything goes so well together! Hope you have a wonderful week! :)

Irene said...

Hello Bonnie

Your card is fabulous, I love the filigree embossing folder, and wow your cardinal is amazing.

luvirene
xxxx

MaryH said...

You know I'm in love with this card!!!! Beautiful coloring on this terrific image. Pretty embossing on the folder too. Great way to start my Monday morning. TFS

Deepti said...

The red cardinal with the embossing and twine is a perfect card. Love it :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Bonnie, your cardinal is so pretty and love the embossed frame.

Kristie Goulet said...

Such a beautiful card, Bonnie! Great coloring. Have a great week.

Cathy said...

This is so striking Bonnie, love the vibrant red bird, and the embossing is gorgeous, Cathy x

Sue said...

This is soooooooo elegant Bonnie really pretty!! huggles Sue xxx

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous job on the cardinal! Love the addition of the twine! (Note to self: Remember to add twine to next card.) ;-)

Becca Cruger said...

This card is beautiful! I can't believe how close winter is... I'm not looking forward to those North Dakota winters! I'm sure this card will be a bring a bit of warmth to whoever gets it in the mail.

Rahmat said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie, I really like the red Cardinal, and the branch, the addition of the twine is just perfect! I am very happy to be your latest follower!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie, your cardinal is just gorgeous - awesome coloring! Love the embossed background, too! Hope you have a super special week!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Never would have noticed the leg! Gorgeous card Bonnie!!

Deanne :)

laurie said...

What a beautiful cardinal! It looks so gorgeous with a white background.

Joni nina Andaya said...

Really love this bird Bonnie! You always so good on coloring..Love it!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous image and beautifully colored Bonnie. The embossing really frames your cardinal perfectly ... and love the twine to finish -- sweet! Loll xx

Susan said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie - love the way the bird is framed by the embossing folder! I'm dithering about buying that new stamp set - might break down after seeing your card!

Katie Melhus said...

Beautiful card Bonnie! That lovely cardinal looks great framed by the embossing :)

Brenda said...

Your cardinal looks so pretty Bonnie! I love how you have colored him and the limb he is sitting on. That embossed background is awesome! Yes, Christmas and cardinal certainly do go together. Hugs, Brenda

Karren said...

Gorgeous card, Bonnie! The bird fits beautifully inside that embossed frame and I love the wee twine bow to finish it off.

Jen said...

This is beautiful Bonnie, despite his naked leg. I miss little bits when I'm coloring too!

Greta said...

Classic, beautiful card, Bonnie! I always love seeing Cardinals--reminds me of my grandparents.

Jean said...

Lovely combination - the twine works well with the image! And the embossed frame is wonderful texture!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Cardinal. Your designs are always so elegant. Take care, Shirleyx

Olga Bester said...

This is gorgeous! Love the bird!

Pat Knowlton said...

What a beautiful card. The EF is on my wishlist but I hadn't noticed the cardinal before. You sure brought him to life... love it.

Stampingcountry said...

Your cardinal is so handsome against the white background.