Monday, December 7, 2015

Candy Canes and Polka Dots

It's the first Merry Monday in December.

If you've been playing with us all year,
you should be ready to send out those Christmas cards.


This week Kreative Kristie chose our challenge.

And the talented Shirley B. is our Guest Designer this week.

I used my favorite candy cane stamp that came from a
Michael's Dollar Bin.

I stamped with red ink on  a snippet of Whisper White, 
then with black on a snippet of polka dot paper.

I fussy cut the bow and pieced on the canes.

Crystal Effects made the candy shiny and 
Wink of Stella gave some shimmer to the bow.

Another polka dot piece behind and a fun sentiment
and I was done.

I'm taking my snippets over to
where Di can't run after us this week. 
I'm sure there will be lots of mischief  fun happening there.

Hope to see your "sweet" cards over at

Thanks for stopping by and for all your comments.

I'm sorry I haven't been by to visit  you lately.
I hope to have more time to visit this week.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Candy Canes (Michaels), Handy Christmas Greetings (Amy R)
Ink:  Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Markers (Real Red, Garden Green)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), DSP (Retired SU)
Other:  Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Crystal Effects (SU), Wink of Stella (Zig), Dimensionals


LeAnne said...

I love this, Bonnie! So perfectly seasonal in red and green, and of course, I love the polka dots!

Sue - said...

Lovely card Bonnie. I spent all afternoon writing my cards. I much prefer making them!

jimlynn said...

Most of my Christmas cards went out in the mail this morning! Yea!
Love this one and that was a great find on the candy cane stamp. Of course I adore those wonderful polka dots too. So fun and pretty.

Hettie said...

What a super cute card there Bonnie. I love those candy canes.

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome CAS design Bonnie, love the crystal effects on the candy canes. Hope your week is fabulous!

Maxine D said...

What an eye catching card with a bold design. Love it Bonnie

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Very pretty! Such a find!!

Deanne :)

Susan said...

Love the vibrant red and green! Great idea to put crystal effects on the candy canes - it must make them look quite realistic.

Barb said...

A very happy festive card Bonnie. The shine on the candy canes looks perfect and great fussy cut bow too. Barbxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Woo! Candy canes and big fat polka dots! They were made to go together. Wonderful card!!!

Linda said...

I love this Bonnie .... those shiny candy canes look fab!! I'm almost at the end of my Christmas card list .... thank goodness!! xx

Sandy said...

I do love traditional Christmas colors!!
sandy xx

Linda said...

Bonnie, such a lovely Candy Cane cards. Have a nice week.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your polka dots and the shiny candy canes. The stitching detail adds so much to this card. Hope you are having a great week. xoxo

Maria A. said...

Bonnie, sometimes one can find really beautiful stamps in the dollar bin, this one is one of them, what a sweet image of candy canes, I love the dimension of the snipped bow and the glossy look of the candy.
I need to get me some stitched dies, I just love the beautiful detail they add to your cards.
Thank you for your sweet comment on my Merry Monday card, I'm so happy that I collected a lot of Christmas cards just by participating in Christmas themed challenges, it's been a lot of fun. Can't wait to start the New Year with more fun challenges from all of you fabulous ladies.
Maria Rodriguez.

Bobby said...

The candy canes look fabulous, all shiny and real looking, Bonnie. I had a lot of leftover cards from last year so I didn't always play along at MM but now I've depleted my stash and MM will be on my 'do every week' list.

Lori said...

Awesome candy cane stamp, Bonnie!! Gorgeous card - my cards are all out except a few to hand deliver! Have a wonderful week xoxoxo

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is wonderful Bonnie, I love the traditional colours you used.

Nance E Salkeld said...

I got a little inspired by this card for my card I put in Merry Monday last week. Like yours so much better!