Friday, January 26, 2018

Snow For Merry Monday and Rudolph Day

Hi there.

I'm seeing lots of people around Blogland keeping up with
their stash of Christmas cards.

Me too. I'm trying to do two a week.

So far so good.

For my first card I used a piece of deli paper that my friend Nancy had sent me.

I crinkled it up, flattened it out and sponged ink on it.  It was in my UFO box
and so was the die cut.  My friend Susan had sent me that die cut.

For my second card I used a piece of decorative paper and
cut some snowflakes out of pieces of Glimmer Paper.

The die cut Noel was already cut and so was the frame.

I love that I'm using up some of those bits and pieces although it doesn't seem like
that stash of stuff is getting any smaller!

The Merry Monday Challenge this week is

and the Rudolph Challenge is
every month from the 25th to the end of the month.
Thanks to Maureen (Scraps of Life by Scrappymo!) for
continuing this challenge and for the delightful prizes she gives each month.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe (Card 1)
Stamps:  Festive Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Midnight Muse (SU)
Paper:   Solar White (Neena), Deli Paper
Other:  Snowflake Block Die (SSS)

Card Recipe (Card 2)
Paper: Solar White (Neena), Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Copper Foil (SU), Paper Pack
Other:  Snowflake Duo Die, Exultations Die (PB), Linen Texture Plate (PTI), Stitched Rectangles (SSS)


Maxine D said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie!! Love thise snowflakes. Don't you know that stashes of 'bits' multiply when you turn your back - all sorts of shannigans go on when the craftroom door is shut!

Christine Alexander said...

I love rummaging in my UFO box, and once a week is a great idea. You've inspired me with these wonderful winter cards. Bonnie, your snow flake background is beautiful, and great way to use up some DP on such a pretty Christmas card

LesleyG said...

These are gorgeous Bonnie, what lovely snippets you have in your stash! Xxx

Daffodil Cards said...

These are so pretty, I love the designs too.

JosieD said...

So wise to make 2 Christmas cards a week to avoid (for me) last minute panic and pressure. Easier to make those cards when can enjoy it. Like the look of the snowflake ones you did -- different from each other and each very eye catching yet simple.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW those snowflakes look stunning esp on your first card!!
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

Heidi Stamps said...

Very pretty cards! I like them both equally! I am glad to see so many people working on their Christmas cards early. Have a great weekend!

jimlynn said...

Two beauties! I love the way you did the background behind those gorgeous snowflakes on the first card. Stunning! Then my heart skipped a beat with the pretty plaid paper on the second card. Wow! Fantastic cards!

Marcia HIll said...

Two really BEAUTIFUL cards Bonnie and yay for using up scraps!! Love the simplicity of the blue and white card and really LOVE the unexpected plaid background in your 2nd snowflake card!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards Bonnie. Love the pretty blue background and lovely snowflakes. The 2nd one with the plaid background looks great also.
Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday.
Have a great weekend.

AlisonC said...

The stash will never get any smaller, I'm sure that is one of those rules/laws of physics. However, you've made two fantastic cards. I love them both, so elegant and stylish.

nancy littrell said...

Both your cards are simply beautiful CAS designs, Bonnie. Wow...2 cards a week for your Christmas stash. I am impressed. I love your deli paper background and your DSP background. So fun using more of your stash. TFS my friend. Hugs.

Susan said...

Lovely use of the die cut I sent you, Bonnie!! Beautiful blue background! The other card is really fun with its plaid background.

Mac Mable said...

What lovely friends you have in gifting you such treasures x Gorgeous cards, great background effects on both of your cards and the prettiest of snowflakes x

Bobby said...

We all should take a day and make cards with our UFOs, Bonnie. I'm not sure I have anything as lovely as your backgrounds and snowflakes but it sure would empty my drawer.

Linda said...

Two lovely cards, Bonnie. Love both backgrounds with the snowflakes. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

Brenda said...

What beautiful cards Bonnie! I love that die cut, so pretty and with that beautiful blue inky background you made makes it stand out even more. I also love that you keep the same cut out and just placed beautiful paper behind it, so pretty with the snowflakes! I would have never guessed to put plaid paper with a snowflake but I am so loving it! Love that NOEL die cut too. Is the card base embossed? Kinda looks like it could be. Isn't that the truth, my stash of bits and pieces never seems to get any smaller either! lol Hugs, Brenda

scrappymo! said...

Wow! These are both gorgeous.

The inky background made with the deli paper is amazing and totally suits this awesome snowflake die.

The plaid paper with the snowflakes looks wonderful too!

Thanks for taking part in the January Rudolph Days Challenge.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Two yummy snowflake cards, Bonnie! Great use of all your bits & pieces!!

Linby said...

What great designs and fab way to use patterned paper too.

Debbie Henderson said...

What pretty cards and a great way to use up some of your stash Bonnie! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Nancy Stislow said...

Both cards are so beautiful, Bonnie. Love the snowflakes on the deli paper as well as the texture in your card base. The snowflake on the plaid looks fabulous! What a great use of designer paper! I never think to use any of mine.

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are gorgeous Bonnie, but I love the snowflake one with the blue background it is stunning. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Loll said...

Very pretty cards Bonnie. Always great to use things from the UFO box. Especially love the deli paper with the beautiful framed snowflakes. I need to get that die! :) xx

Colleen said...

Bonnie, I love both of your cards! I love your wonderful snowflake on the first card and the background is fantastic! Also love the plaid and shiny snowflake for Merry Monday! thank you for joining us Bonnie...always wonderful to see you playing with us!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are awesome and I love them, Bonnie! The crinkled-up deli paper background is so pretty and perfect for the white snowflakes. The plaid background looks modern. Matching it with the snowflake is a fresh idea! Hideko :-)

Karen D. said...

love them....great cards and a great idea to keep up for the holidays so you don't have to rush through it all.
xx Karen

Kathleen said...

Two very classy CAS cards, great use of the papers and snowflake dies.

Kath x

linda said...

these are both beautiful and so festive, bonnie! i'm partial to the green one because i love green and plaid. they're both great designs for mass producing too. thank you so much for playing along with the rudolph days challenge.
rudolph days challenge DT

Ina Grehan said...

I'm afraid I am still getting over Christmas and all goodies are tucked away at present. Love the blu background on your first card - gorgeous snowflakes and then there is that TARTAN paper - swooning here. Love it and your shimmery snowflake. Beautiful cards Bonnie.

Sue - said...

Two lovely cards Bonnie. It’s funny how the bits and pieces never seem to get any less isn’t it?