Monday, September 7, 2015

More Holly for Merry Monday

We're having another week of holly at

This is a snippet from the January page of this year's calendar.

I die cut the image, pulled out a snippet of black to fit it on,
die cut another banner, embossed it, wrapped some twine
and stuck it down.

A quick greeting and it was done before the daughters and grandchildren got here.

for a quick swing.



Cuttlebug Mania is back from summer vacation with

I used my Big Shot to die cut the banners and embosss.

I hope ya'll have a wonderful week
and put some holly on a Christmas card to join us at

Thanks for stopping by.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Beautiful Season (retired SU), Season's Greetings (There She Goes)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Markers (Garden Green, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Peach Parfait, Sahara Sand)
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), White 110 lb. (Staples), Basic Black
Other:  Blender Pen, Cherry, Woodgrain EF, Cobbler Baker's Twine (SU), Sequins (PPP)


Elizabeth said...

Beautiful snippet card, Bonnie. Lovely design and the robin and holly image was well worth saving from the calendar :) Elizabeth xx

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, stunning piece of upcycling here! I may be having a rest from the Playground but have my other hat on right now.


Di xx

Cuttlebug Mania DT

Loll said...

So pretty Bonnie. LOVE that image ... I have it and had forgotten all about it. Need to pull it out. :) Great colouring ... the black really intensifies the other colours. Thanks for sharing with the HLS Christmas challenge. I'm going to add this to the HLS CAS - Colouring challenge as well. xx

SARN said...

Oh what a pretty tag card Bonnie. You always make such lovely cards

Fancy a game of TAG in the Snippets Playground do you? Right . . . I'm tagging you . . . you're IT! Go run after another player and tag them next!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

LesLee said...

Bonnie... this is gorgeous... everything just pops right out at your.. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge xx

Faith A said...

Bonnie, this is beautiful, love the wood embossing and the holly and bird and the banner shapes, Yep! I love it all.

Liz said...

Phew, I managed to tag Jane Willis just before she reached the swings! :-)

Barb said...

It's absolutely beautiful Bonnie. Looks like a stand out card to me! Barbxx

MaryH said...

This is one of my favorite SU images - no surprise, huh? Love that you've stamped on the fishtail tag with the score lines. Very effective designing. So pretty with the scant black mat & the larger wood embossed one. The candy cane baker's twine bow added such a delightful embellishment, along with the sparkle of the sequins. TFS & joining in with the HLS September Holly Challenge. Hugs

Liz said...

Lovely card, Bonnie. The image looks great on the fishtail banner and really stands out against the CAS background! xx

Maxine D said...

Wonderful use of the calendar image Bonnie, and love the fabulous texture there on the white.

KandA said...

Gorgous card Bonnie. Lovely image and shown off wonderfully against the white and banner shape xx

OH Babs said...

Nice card Bonnie. I see you have more than one stamp with holly, I have none. But having read your blog decided to give Cuttlebug Mania a try. As usual love the embossing.

JoAnn said...

Very pretty. Love the image and the banners.

Susan said...

Beautiful re-using of your January calendar page!! Great idea! You've made my ideal Christmas card - birds, holly, traditional colours, and a bit of layering!

Karren said...

This is beautiful, Bonnie! The image is so well colored and I love your layout.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a sweet card. I like the twine wrapped around those banners!

jimlynn said...

Great design and a pretty, pretty card! Love the embossing on the banner and of course that image too.

Pat said...

A really pretty image Bonnie and the tag shape with the woodgrain embossed piece behind and then that red baker's twine is just right. A beautiful card! x

Greta said...

Wow--this is really beautiful, Bonnie!

Notes by Nina said...

So pretty Bonnie, I love this beautiful image.

Sandy said...

Wonderful! I love Chickadees and was delighted to see we have some in Fernandina Beach!
Sandy xx

Deepti said...

Love the design !

Marybeth said...

Gorgeous banner and beautiful holly,I think you are way ahead of me on Christmas cards.

Kimbo said...

I love the simplicity of this - very effective

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x