Friday, April 13, 2018

Mittens and Ribbon for Merry Monday

Hello dear friends.

This week sure has whooshed by!

I've had time to be creative this week so I have a Merry Monday card ready earlier than usual.

Is it just me or are these weekly challenges coming quicker?

Nina is hosting at Merry Monday this week.

I don't use ribbons much these days.  But I have lots in my stash.

I wanted to use them in a way that didn't add bulk to a card
since the PO wants to charge more and make me stand in line if I add them.

This mitten stamp from Serendipity Stamps was sitting on my table.

It reminded me of how my Mom would tie my mittens together
and thread them through my sleeves so I wouldn't lose one.

I liked the earthy colors of the prompt and had a piece of narrow ribbon
in a gold brown color.  Everything clicked together and here we go!

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Mittens (Serendipity), Festive Snippets (PB)
Ink:   Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede (SU), Pine Needles (DI)
Paper:   Crumb Cake, Naturals White (SU), Mixed Media
Other:  Pine Sprigs Die (PS), Pinewood Planks EF (SU)


MaryH said...

Oh so pretty. The mittens looked very knitted with the texture & colors you've achieved - and the ribbon looked quite like velvet. I loved the cream color of the background with the subtle embossing too. Lovely card...very warm & cozy. I like the design of hanging the mittens from the pine branches too. You are SO clever! TFS & Happy wkend.

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty Bonnie. Your wood grain background is perfect for those adorable mittens. I have that stamp set and it hasn't been inked yet. Now I just have to pull it out :)

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Bonnie - love how you used the ribbon, very creative!

Mac Mable said...

Yes my Mum would do that too with my mittens...fond memories x Beautiful card, great composition and so very adorable x

Brenda in IN said...

Great card and Mary is right, those mittens look knitted and warm. And yes, I remember my mittens through my coat sleeves!

Nancy Stislow said...

That mitten stamp is just fantastic, Bonnie and love how you used it. It has such texture to it, reminding me of the fuzzy things we used to wear (and still do). Love the subtle embossing on the card base matching your pine branches. Great use of the ribbon too!

Marcia HIll said...

Awwwww...totally loving this sweet and vintage feeling card Bonnie! I love the mitten image you used and the little piece of ribbon is just perfect to tie them together!! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at Merry Monday!! :0)

Colleen said...

This is fabulous Bonnie...I too think about adding extra's because then it costs extra!! *wink *wink But you came up with the perfect solution and I love your mittens! My mom did the same thing...I think she might have even used yarn some of the time...whatever was available, I guess!! thank you for playing along with us at Merry Monday again...LOVE seeing your cards in the gallery! Heart Hugs, col

Linda said...

Bonnie, this is so cute with those sweet mittens. Lovely card my friend.

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Love the wood embossed background and those mittens look warm and fuzzy. The ribbon is subtle and used perfectly. Too bad you didn’t hold off until today to enter it in LIM challenge to bring something back. 😉 But I’m sure you have other things you can bring back. 😂 xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous pair of mittens with ribbon strings, Bonnie! Just love them over the plank embossed background!!

Bobby said...

Ah, yes. I too remember the string to hold the mittens inside our sleeves. I love the knitted look to your mittens, Bonnie.

Susan said...

Great colour and texture on the mittens - love them against the rustic wood embossed background and then the kraft card base. A fabulous card!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Bonnie! I love all the elements creating a warm feeling - the knit mittens, the woodgrain embossed background, the matching ribbon in addition to the beautiful memories of your mom.
Hideko xx

BożenA said...

This motif of gloves hanging on a spruce branch is beautiful. Very winter associations.
BożenA xoxo

Loll said...

Adorable. Love the way you've used the ribbon to hang your mittens from a pine sprig. Very creative card Bonnie. I'm with you, these weekly challenges seem to be speeding up as time flies past faster and faster. :) xx

Daffodil Cards said...

What a super way to hang those mittens, I love how you have done it, so pretty.

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Bonnie, I love the light texture on the background and the mittens look so real. So glad that you joined us for Merry Monday.

Jo Manna said...

Kraft card stock is so versatile and the colouring of you're mittens are just rightly dosed. Loving that ribbon again along with the pine branches and wood embossed background.
Your sentiment says it all, a warm cozy beauty xx

Sandy said...

Have you found the mittens of the three little kittens who lost their mittens. This has to be one of my favorite Christmas cards!
Sandy xx