Thursday, March 6, 2014

Be Very Merry - Festive Friday Challenge #26 & Merry Monday Challenge #98



Good morning friends.  Combining two challenges (Festive Fridays and Merry Mondays) today in a quick post, as I'm having computer issues and not sure how long my screen will stay up...so no long dialog today!  Festive Fridays showed an inspiration photo that makes you think gingerbread, and Merry Mondays is all about making a country themed card with stitching and buttons.  Here's my take combining the two:


This is so not how this card started out, but after many revisions and a complete new start, I like this new, simple, and less fussy version much better!  I used PTI's "Fancy Flakes" and "Holly Jolly" dies, Lil Inkers "Stitched Rectangle Mat Dies", and SU!'s "Be Very Merry" stamp to complete this card. 

 
 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to check out all the wonderful inspiration on both sites to get your own Christmas cards started...you'll be glad you did come December!

17 comments:

  1. GREAT combination of both challenges, Marcia! Love the beautiful snowflake, and your twine treatment. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

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  2. Great take on the snow flake Marcia. Love the card.

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  3. What a beautiful big snowflake! I love the way you combined the two challenges to give such a wonderful country look! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday! :)

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  4. First thing I thought of was that this is a beautifully wrapped gift! It definitely is country, love your big snowflake! Great job on combining the two, don't you love it when that happens? I sure do!

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  5. That's a great combination of both swaps. I'm really liking what people are coming up with for the Merry Monday country charm stitched and buttoned challenge. That one has me reeling.

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  6. Great card Marcia, I love your beautiful snowflake. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  7. Pretty card, Marcia! Just love your beautiful snowflakes and the tag with stitching & a button! Love the design! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  8. A pretty snowflake and charming paper! Love the twine bow! Thanks, Marcia, for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

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  9. Beautiful card and layers, Marcia! Thanks for playing along with us at Merry Monday!

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  10. Very pretty bold snowflake--I love how it seems to jump off the card! thanks for the inspirations!
    :) Marie

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  11. What a cheerful card. Great job. Love your giant snowflake....although I'm a little tired of all the mounds of snowflakes around here!!!!

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  12. Love the snowflake! Such a great card! I'm going to have to invest in Lil' Inkers stitched dies. Love it when one card works for 2 challenges.

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  13. Love your snowflake and twine and that plaid paper adds the pefect touch of country charm :) So glad you're playing along this week at Merry Monday!

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  14. This is a fantastic rustic-looking card, Marcia! I love that big bow of twine and your stitched sentiment tag with the holly. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Festive Friday!

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  15. Congrats on your honorable mention!

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  16. Congratulations on the well-deserved HM honor from MM, Marcia! Your card snowflake card is the essence of charming! Hugs, Darnell

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