Monday, February 17, 2014

Merry Monday Challenge

Wow, Monday always seems to come so fast!  This week though, it’s winter recess for the kids so they are home from school.  Thankfully the temps are supposed to be above freezing so they can enjoy playing in the snow.

The Merry Monday challenge this week is MM96 to use Holly on your Christmas card or project.  This week I am posting a a Guest Designer.  How fun!  Thanks Merry Monday! 

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I started by creating a white panel with three strips of patterned paper from the Authentique Festive paper pad.  I sponged the edges of the panel with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  Then I topped the panel with a piece of lace.  I used the holly leaf dies from the Holly Jolly Die set by Lil’ Inker Designs   I added them to the top of a button stack that I tied with a rustic twine bow.   On the top left I stamped the sentiment from  Dove and Holly (retired) by Flourishes and popped it up and added additional holly leaves with a button.   The angle of the photo makes the whole card look a little wonky…but trust me, it’s straight in real life!  Sometimes it’s just me that’s a bit out of alignment, lol!

I hope you will join us this week and show us your Christmas creation featuring holly.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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19 comments:

Carol Dee said...

Your Christmas card stash is growing fast! Love the papers. Hope the kids enjoy the snow. We are getting MORE. I am so sick of winter but am so glad not to live in the North East!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Danielle, this sentiment is perfect and I love the papers you used.

Katie Melhus said...

Danielle, your holly focal point is just so cute and those pattern papers are so pretty. So glad to have you as a Guest Designer this week!

Lesley Croghan said...

Wonderful touch of lace with the muted colours and the pop of holly makes this card a knockout, Danielle! So happy you could guest with us this week!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card, Danielle! Love that lace with the patterned papers and the pops of holly. So happy to have you as a Guest Designer this week!

Bonnie said...

I love your choices of DP and the sweet holly, Danielle! I'm so glad you could join us as our Guest Designer this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

The lace you used is so pretty and goes so well with the designer papers. Thanks for being a guest designer this week!

Wendy said...

Great card, Danielle! Love the patterned papers and cute holly leaves! Thanks for joining us this week as our Guest Designer! :)

Karren said...

Love the layout of your card and the holly is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us as GD this week.

Leslie Miller said...

You are certainly an inspiration with the Christmas cards this year, Danielle! I especially love the papers on this one. Though I say I don't need more Christmas papers, I do truly covet these!

Conniecrafter said...

Love the design, great way to use scraps, very pretty!

Karen D said...

Hi Danielle, so lovely to have you with us this week. I love your card. The DSPs you have used are so lovely together and I am am in love with your holly leaf, button and twine embellishment. The lace is such a gorgeous touch.

Julia Aston said...

Whoa! how did I miss that it was YOU as guest designer!?!?! love the pretty patterns on your papers and that lovely lace with your holly!

Julia Aston said...

Whoa! how did I miss that it was YOU as guest designer!?!?! love the pretty patterns on your papers and that lovely lace with your holly!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fabulous card! I love the look of three different patterns of paper along the bottom and have completely forgotten about it until now. That lace you used is to die for. Great, great card!

Sue said...

This is beautiful! I love your design and how you used the DP and lovely lace.

LeAnne said...

I love the soft vintage look of your card, Danielle! Those papers are gorgeous! So happy you're our GD this week, too!

Susan Joyce said...

Fantastic to have you as a Guest Designer for Merry Monday this week Danielle, very pretty card and lovely DSP.

Margaret Moody said...

Such a great card, Danielle! I love your mix of patterned paper and your holly embellishment!