Merry Monday #52

Time for a new challenge at Merry Monday! We are having a color challenge this week.  We want to see your Christmas creations in Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and River Rock.  Feel free to use similar colors in  your creations, SU papers are not required.  The Close To My Heart colors in my creation are Cranberry, New England Ivy and Champagne.

I usually create my Challenge cards on the weekends…but due  to traveling this weekend….no craft time for me! I was seriously lacking crafting mojo on Sunday night!  I surfed by a few sketch sites…but nothing was jumping out at me for a card design.  Just when I thought a card was not going to be in the works tonight, I decided to take a look at the Make It From Your Heart book by Jeanette Lynton.  The night was saved!  I found this great card pattern and completed my card in minutes!  Make It From Your Heart is a complete pattern book for scrapbooking and cardmaking.  All patterns include measurements and full color examples.  The book gives you detailed instructions for 30 patterns.  Regardless of your experience level, this is a great book to have for reference!  It was a life saver for me!

All of the items on my card, with the exception of the cardstock are retired.  I hope to use up my Christmas stash over the next few months….so I will have plenty of excuses to stock up with new items come summer!

I kept the inside simple, adding a strip of pattern paper from the scrap pile!

All supplies by Close To My Heart:

9035 Make It From the Heart Pattern Book

Retired Pear & Partridge WOTG Kit

Z1772 Pear & Partridge DE

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

1272 Cranberry Cardstock

1282 New England Ivy Cardstock

Z2135 New England Ivy Ink

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge-Designer Papers

Catch the Bug-Anything Goes

Christmas Card Challenges-Anything Goes 

CHNC-Use Ribbon

Crafts 4 Eternity-Tic Tac Toe-Ribbon, Die Cut, Twine (my ribbon is knotted w/twine)

Crafty Ribbons-Anything Goes with Ribbon

Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes

Joanna Sheen-Layer It Up

The Ribbon Girls-Add Ribbon or Twine

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker’s blogs to see their creations!

Bonnie Klass

LeAnne Pugliese

Nina Forsyth

Wendy Aungst

Narelle Farrugia

Sue Joyce
Sherry Eckblad
Margaret Moody 
Vicki Burdick

Thanks for stopping by!

21 thoughts on “Merry Monday #52”

  1. I know what it's like when you have to get something done but your creativity has taken a walk! As always your card turned out perfect and elegant … lovely design

  2. I love your card! I keep forgetting about that book. I am still loving this paper packet and maybe need to see if you still have some. Will CTMH be able to top this paper this holiday season?

    Chris R. from Iowa

  3. Hi Chris…I am getting down to scraps on the Pear & Partridge paper! I have no doubt that CTMH will come out with more awesome papers for the holiday season in the fall catalog!

  4. Thank you for your beautiful entry into our Designer Papers challenge at ABC Christmas. Your card layout is wonderful.

  5. Oh this is another beauty! Gorgeous papers (they work so well with the challenge colours!) and your ornament is fabulous! I'm in love with your ribbon!

  6. I love the elegance of your card! Thanks so much for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  7. Such a very pretty creation!

    Thank you for joining us in our Anything Goes With Ribbon Challenge at Crafty Ribbons.

    Karen. DT.xx


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