Monday, April 11, 2016

Celebration at Merry Monday

We're having a CELEBRATION at Merry Monday this week.

It's our 200th challenge!

Wow! That's a lot of Christmas cards!

The best thing about it is that my Christmas cards were done and 
ready to mail well before Christmas!

Our way of celbrating is to invite others to help host our party.

All the Merry Making Design Team has chosen a
Guest Designer to join in the fun.

My choice is Loll Thompson of Stamping with Loll

Here's her card.

She chose to do the Inspriation Theme.

Isn't it gorgeous?

Thank you for joining our party, Loll!

I chose the Snowman Theme.

I also used the colors Red, White, Green and Kraft.

I've used the snowman stamps from the retired Season's Greeting set by There She Goes.
I've colored the image with a combination of
 Copics, Blendabilities and Zigs .

The background snow is embossing paste through the 
Falling Snow stencil by Simon Says Stamp.

I've torn the snowdrifts and edges with Dazzling Details.

I've also added some sparkly stickers to decorate the trees.

Stamping, Stenciling, Alcohol Markers, Zigs, Glitter, Die Cuts 
and Fussy cutting put this in the CAS Mix Up gallery.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Season's Greetings (Retired There She Goes)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Crumb Cake (SU)
Paper:  Solar White (110 lb. Neena), Crumb Cake, Whisper White (SU)
Other: Copic Markers, Blendabilities, Zigs, Falling Snow EF (SSS), Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inkers), Aqua Painter, Clear Dazzling Details (SU)


Marianne said...

I love snowmen and yours are no exception. Isn't it amazing how many supplies and techniques go into 1 card? No wonder we need to go shopping for new stuff all the time lol.

JoAnn said...

Love the adorable snowman on your pretty card. Loll's pink ornament is so pretty. Love the colors.
Congrats to Merry Monday on its 200th challenge.

Mac Mable said...

Two fabulous cards...Love Loll's contemporary coloured card. Great Mixed Media techniques on this gorgeous CAS card. Fun and beautifully coloured and love the use of the Kraft card.

Brenda said...

Wow, you and Loll have made fabulous Christmas cards! I love Loll's beautiful ornament card. So elegant just like Loll. I love your cute snowman Bonnie, they are just too cute! I think the color combo of your card is fabulous and love the snow. It is so great to have all the Christmas cards ready to go and mailed before the Christmas rush. Need to check my stash! lol Hugs, Brenda

Colleen said...

Bonnie, your card is fabulous! I love the snowmen and colored in and wow, your snow along with glitter, amazing card! And Loll's card is a stunner too!

Kristie Goulet said...

Two gorgeous cards!!! LOVE all the extra inspiration this week. Have a great one!

jimlynn said...

Let it snow!!! CUTE little snowmen and a pretty, pretty card. Loll's card is so pretty too.

Julia Aston said...

What a fun challenge for Merry Monday - love Loll's pink ornament - so pretty with all the sparkle - and your snowman are so cute surrounded by the trees and snow in on the rolling hills!

KimCreate said...

Love your card Bonnie! Happy 200th to Merry Monday! I hope to play this week!

nancy littrell said...

I love your sweet colorful snowman scene Bonnie. TFS all your details. Loll's ornament card is Stunning:-) The colors, shimmer and glitter along with her black sentiment banner really make her card pop! TFS both my friend.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such adorable snowmen Bonnie and fabulous colouring! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So many choices this week! Loll's card grasps that inspiration photo very well and yours is very sweet. Great cards, Guys!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Such fun to be celebrating MM's 200th challenge, Bonnie! Gorgeous card by Loll and I just love your darling snowpeople in the snowbanks!! So many great details - thanks for the inspiration on MM!!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Bonnie,

Awwww - your lil snowmen are so darn cute! I really REALLY like the idea of the snowflakes stencilling - hmmm! Hope the rest of your week is super creative and CONGRATS on MM 200!

Loll said...

Thank you so much for choosing me to be your guest at Merry Monday's 200th celebration. I'm so honoured Bonnie!

I LOVE this card you've created. Such an adorable image and you've really brought it to life with your colouring. Perfect image for the colour challenge. Love the kraft sky with your stenciled, embossing paste snowfall. The bright red and green just pop off the kraft and white background. Fantastic card that is sure to inspire many to play along. And congrats too on your 200th challenge. I know that you have been with the team since the beginning. That is a huge commitment. You continue to inspire week after week. Thank you!! xx

hester said...

Gorgeous I love your card. So beautiful coloured.
Hugs Hester

Barb said...

A lovely quirky card. The snowpeople are cute and I really like your paste snowflakes on the kraft background. A really lovely card. Barbxx

Debbie Henderson said...

Love your snowman card Bonnie, the layers are awesome and I also love your choice of Guest Designer!

Doris said...

Love the swaying trees in the background and the falling snow! The snowmen are adorable!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Hi Bonnie! Aren't you so VERY sweet?!!! Your entire Merry Monday Menagerie are totally AWESOME, such a great festive crew of talented ladies that I love seeing their creations!

LOVE snowmen, THEY are my FAVE! I actually have TONS of little sledding snowmen I put on my tree! LOVE the look of the snow against kraft, really pops!

Thanks for having me join you Merry makers for the 200th Celebration!!! So happy to be with you all!

Sandy said...

I can't think of many things I enjoy more at Christmas than traditional colors and snow especially snowmen! You are starting to get ahead of me Bonnie - I can't let that happen!!
sandy xx

MaryH said...

A beautiful snowman scene, with stitched sparkle of these snowhills. Looks terrific with the snowy kraft sky too. Love the stitched layers as you've done them. Loved your inspiration card as well. TFS & Hugs

Bożena Adamusińska said...

You and Lola are creating beautiful duet :-) Two wonderful card. I love the craft background of your card. Wow! It's wonderful.

Linda said...

These little snowmen are so adorable and this is a fantastic card. Thanks again for asking Loll to help Colleen and I with our watermarks and signatures. She did an outstanding job. Have a nice week.

Daffodil Cards said...

Bonnie that is an amazing card, love your colouring and the dies - SUPER

Marcia HIll said...

Absolutely LOVE this little scene you've created with the snowmen Bonnie! They are colored beautifully, and are just so darn cute! Your glittering snow banks, sparkly trees, falling snow, all adds up to one fabulous card! Thank you so much for all your wonderful inspiration over the years, and for all your kind and encouraging words on all my are a real gem in the stamping world!! :0)

Marybeth said...

Wow........ I love them both! The first one is so elegant and gorgeous! The snowman card is also elegan in a snowman kind of way ......just darling with the layered hills, this one has me wanting to make more Christmas cards!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie, what an adorable scene you created! Love the touches of sparkle, too! Hope you're having a great week :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie, what an adorable scene you created! Love the touches of sparkle, too! Hope you're having a great week :)

Greta said...

You both make such wonderful cards & here are 2 great examples! Love Loll's elegant one & yours is darling with so much detail!

Notes by Nina said...

This is the cutest wintry scene Bonnie, I love your adorable snowmen.

Karen D said...

Hi Bonnie, thanks so much for dropping by. I see you continue to makes lots of gorgeous cards. I love your snowman card, they look fab on the kraft background. Snow is a perfect finish.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Both stunning creations! Love the sparkle of Loll's card and the pom poms on your card make me happy!!