Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Merry Monday #17 Winter Wonderland

Here's the fun sketch for this week's Merry Monday Challenge #17 - Winter Wonderland. I jumped on the bandwagon last week, and starting playing along with this challenge to get some Christmas cards done ahead of schedule.
I flipped the sketch and used some much-loved (and hoarded) retired SU! designer paper in shades of close to cocoa and baja breeze. I paired it with some PTI soft stone and SU! crumb cake cardstock along with some felt snowflakes. I added some snowflake brads I've had in my stash for ages, and although one looks brighter in color, they're all the same. I punched the border with a SU! fancy scallop punch and added some cream colored satin ribbon to complete this card. The sentiment was stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink, using a Northwoods sentiment.

I hope to continue playing along with this challenge every week, and by the time Christmas gets here, I shouldn't be overwhelmed with trying to finish all my cards at once!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have yourself a fantastic day!

Carol

21 comments:

LeAnne said...

WOw, I love this! That sentiment is so sweet.....and of course, I love snowflakes! So pretty!

rlkllk said...

Lovely card! I love the colors you paired has to be one of my favorite colors together! Hope to see you post more along the way! Have a great week.

Benzi said...

You're scaring me....why? Because you getting Christmas cards made and I'm NOT. Love this one in the blues and browns. Cute snowflakes. Glad I don't have any outside. Ha

Sue said...

I love this sketch and what you did with it. Pretty colors and papers. I should do this too, I hear ya when it comes to the rush before the holidays! Nice job.

Hugs
Sue

amanda stokes said...

Hi Carol,
Gorgeous card,love the papers and colours,great take on the sketch :) x

jimlynn said...

This is so pretty Carol! Love the little circle snowflakes on here and the colors you used.
Lynn

Carol Lucas said...

Lovely card! Making Christmas cards now before the rush is such a good thing!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the colours and papers you used and the snowflakes are fantastic.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gosh I hope you can stick with it. I just don't know if I could. This is so beautiful! I can see why you hoard these papers.

Margaret said...

Very pretty. I like that background you used under the snowflakes. Cool idea.

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Beautiful card.I love the blue colors for the holidays.

Rufus said...

great color combo! Pretty card and a good sketch. Might have to save that sketch!
R/

Elaine said...

Another lovely card , well done Carole Hugs Elaine

Wendy said...

Sooooooooo cute, Carol! Love your papers and your snowflake panels! Great take on this week's sketch! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Susan (rainy) said...

This is beautiful, Carol! I keep telling myself that I'm going to get started on some Christmas cards, but it hasn't happened yet.. Thanks for the reminder!

Sandy said...

I love the whole card...the snowflakes, sentiment, etc but I REALLY love the color combo. Beautifully done!

Catie Cuddles said...

I love the colour combo and the snowflakes layered up are so cute.

Allisa said...

Gorgeous Card. Love your layered snowflakes. Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Hi Carol,
What a lovely, fresh card! The white ribbon and the clean lines make this so pretty! I just love all of it! Thank you for joining in at Merry Monday!
Smiles,
Lesley

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card!

Shannon White said...

Fabulous Card Miss Carol! Love the Pretty Dp's and the way you worked the sketch! Your layered Snowflakes are just Wonderful too! Fabulous Christmas card Lady! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon