Monday, December 8, 2014

Joyful Christmas Wishes for Merry Monday

Christmas is almost here.

Are your Christmas cards already in the mail?

Mine aren't.

I think it takes longer to sign and address them than it does to make them.

Thanks to Merry Monday
I have plenty of Christmas cards to pick from.

Debbie chose a very elegant challenge for us this week.

I first made this card for this challenge.
I congratulated myself on a job well done.
(Love all the sparkle on that card.)

Then I noticed that I needed to add a 4th color.
I tried, but couldn't find anything that worked on that card.

So I grabbed a piece left over from my last class
and silver embossed this gorgeous poinsettia.

Since poinsettias are traditionally red, not silver, I used a red mat for my 4th color.

Gold flat back beads fill in the center.

I can't wait to see what elegance you put on your

Merry Monday cards this week.

I've seen the Design Team samples.

Be prepared to be wowed with their inspiration!

is having a CAS week.
Addicted to Stamps and More!
This is my second entry for this challenge.

The lovely and talented, Kylie is holding a

with a prize of a watermark and signature made especially for the winner.

Customised Watermarks just for you

This is such a generous prize.

I love my watermark!

Is this fancy enough?

Where all you need is to use a snippet on your project.
My white design piece was a snippet.

Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

Thanks for stopping by, and a special thanks for leaving comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Joyful Christmas
Ink:  Encore Silver
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Other:  Silver Embossing Powder, Stitched Mats Rectangles (Lil' Inker), Gold Beads (stash)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


Sue - said...

Beautiful card Bonnie - very elegant. I agree about the writing of them taking longer than making them - at least it seems that way! You seem to have comment moderation turned on - I've heard that blogger has enabled it across the board. Must che k mine out!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning as ever Bonnie! Just beautiful! Hazel x

Lesley said...

Absolutely beautiful my friend!

Marybeth said...

Oh,it's just beautiful,Bonnie! Nice save ! Love the silver embossed pretty!

jimlynn said...

Another beauty! You see so much of the gold embossing - and I LOVE silver! Perfect card Bonnie.

JoAnn said...

Beautiful. Love the silver embossed poinsettia and the touch of red mat.

Benzi said...

A beautiful, silver poinsettia, Bonnie. I do love your gold metal brads for the center, too...just perfect.

Julie B said...

Simply classy and elegant Bonnie.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at ATSM this week. :)

Karren said...

Such a beautiful and elegant card, Bonnie. The silver poinsettia is stunning with the red border.

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Bonnie. I love that poinsettia.
I am definitely joining you on this challenge next year!!
I am with you on the writing cards. Not my favourite job but love it when it is finished. Better get on.

Barb Ghig said...

Love your CAS design and color palette for this card, Bonnie! Your poinsettia is gorgeous with all those gold!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

Lyn said...

Gorgeous beautiful card......I have a pile there that I need to write in and get posted :)

Deepti said...

Stunning! I am loving those gold pearls on embossed poinsettia :)

Lin said...

Your poinsettia is beautiful in silver, Bonnie, and I love the gold pearl centers! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

stressfreestamping said...

Lovely CAS Christmas card! I love the silver embossing and the red mat was the perfect choice. Loving those gold beads in the center too! Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

Jan Clothier said...

Such a clean and harmonious design. Just lovely!

Neets B said...

I love your poinsettia just outlined in silver embossing, and so elegant with the gold accents. Fabulous card, Bonnie. Thanks for linking up at ATSM this week, Anita x

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Such an elegant card Bonnie, I love it.

Yep! I love your watermark too.

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so beautiful, Bonnie! I love it! Have a great week! We are expecting 5-10 inches of heavy wet snow today into tomorrow. :(

Susan said...

Love the simplicity of this - usually poinsettia stamps are coloured in but I love the look of yours being left just as an outline! It lets the gold beads stand out. Your red border is perfect for bringing in the extra colour.

Brenda said...

Such a beautiful card Bonnie! I love your embossed poinsettia and the gold balls in the center. This made for such a beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

KimCreate said...

Hi Bonnie, i bet your card is beautiful in person with that big silver poinsettia! No, my cards aren't in the mail. I better get going!

Bobby said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie. I'm definitely pinning it.

laurie said...

It fits well for all the challenges! Very elegant!

Mrs A. said...

Most elegant and what makes it for me is the pop of gold pearls. hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Both cards are just gorgeous...and nope, to the too much glitter paper on #1. I LOVE it! Especially love those jingle bells. I love poinsettias too, so this one is pretty special too, I think. The shimmery outline of the flower is very elegant, with those gold beads, and of course you know how I feel about those stitched dies! Splendid cards, both of 'em . TFS & Hugs (no my cards aren't ready yet either!)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful!! Love the touch of red Bonnie!!

Deanne :)

Loll said...

Both cards are beautiful Bonnie. Love the shimmer and shine from the silver and gold ... very elegant. Your poinsettia outline is so pretty in silver and I love the gold bead center.

Posted all my Christmas cards last week ... pretty darn proud of myself, if I do say so :) I was feeling so unorganized about a week ago and then suddenly, I'm pretty much ready except for a few last minute buys and some wrapping. How did that happen?? :) Loll xx

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful Bonnie, the poinsettia is so pretty.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a wonderful card! I love that you used gold for the center of the poinsettia. That's some clever thinking in my book. I was so full of myself this morning that I got 3 cards in the mail bringing my total mailed to four. Hubby was not so impressed..... *sigh*

Katie Melhus said...

Two fantastic cards, Bonnie! You've reminded me how far behind I am, ack! At least my cards are made this year :) Love your glimmer paper bells - they weren't overboard at all. Have a great week!

Debbie Henderson Debbie's Designs said...

Ooooh, I love both cards! Love the way the embossed poinsettia looks with all the white space. Pretty!

Kylie said...

Well, I love your poinsettia embossed in silver. So elegant!! Thanks so much for playing along in my Christmas Card Challenge xx

Sarn said...

Beautiful embossing. Lovely card. Yes, mine are all posted now. xxx

Di said...

Totally stunning card Bonnie! I have to miss a few challenges out this week, sigh. Should be back soon though I hope!

Sorry I'm a bit late calling by, not supposed to be peering at laptop really but wanted to just check that the Playground hasn't been overrun by naughty elves!!


Di xx

Lee-Anne said...

Such a classy design, Bonnie! I love the hint of red from the Cherry Cobbler mat and the gold beads!

Viv said...

Fabulous embossing Bonnie - love the stamp. Great card.

Ingrid said...

Bonnie - I LOVE this card. I'm definitely casing it for a quick need in a pinch card... LOVE those gold beads in the center. Thanks so much for the idea! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Gorgeous, Bonnie! The gold touch on the beautiful poinsettia image is perfect!

Jo said...

Beautiful card - the embossed poinsettia is gorgeous!

Greta said...

I'm glad you had to make a second card, Bonnie, because I totally adore this card! I agree--signing & addressing cards takes so much longer than making them & isn't fun--LOL! Trying to make myself stamp the insides as I make them & put a sticky on for who it will go to--could always change later. We'll see if I manage to do it--LOL!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Bonnie, so beautiful!

Cynthia said...

I love how you added that fourth color. Really beautiful card. I love the simplicity of it.