Monday, June 25, 2018

Merry Monday #296 - RUSTIC

Hey Merry Monday fans...Nina is our hostess this week and she would like to see RUSTIC Christmas cards.


I went in a little different direction from the inspiration photo and created a rustic wreath that was inspired by a Melissa Phillips card HERE.

Rustic Wreath from PTI has long been a favorite of mine, and dressing it up with flowers, berries and snowflakes was a LOT of fun!  I used PTI's Farmer's Market Florals and Beautiful Berries: Winter stamp sets for my florals and PTI's Silver White Winters and Impression Obsessions small snowflake dies for the snowflakes that were colored with Vintage Photo Distress Ink to give the rustic look.  

You can see more inspiration from the DT and find all the info to play along right HERE.

**SPECIAL NOTE**  It is with a sad heart that I tell you that this will be the last Merry Monday challenge.  For many reasons, the creator of the Merry Monday challenge has decided to close it down, so I hope that for this last challenge, we can go out with a bang!  This has been a wonderful ride for me the past 2 years, and I have loved creating cards for this challenge every week!  I have made wonderful friends with the DT and with so many of you in the gallery who have played along!  I'll still be around in blogland (and Instagram), so don't be strangers and come by and visit...you know I love it when you do!  Change can be good and who knows where this will lead for all of us??  So keep making those Christmas cards and getting ahead before December arrives, especially with this last Merry Monday challenge!  Let's flood the gallery with RUSTIC Christmas cards!  Thanks for all the wonderful memories my friends!!  :0)  

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful rustic wreath, Marcia! And the string twine adds the perfect finishing touch! So glad I got to know you through Merry Monday & I know our paths with cross again! Happy crafting and thanks for your kind comments on my MM posts!!

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  2. Marcia, this one is FABULOUS! I love everything about it...you sure went out with a BANG...it is sad, isn't it? I am going to have to hunt for more challenges so I don't find myself in a pickle come December!! *wink Have a wonderful week...this Friday we head to Detroit to watch granddaughter Lily play in the National VB tournament!! Heart Hugs, col

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  3. This is gorgeous, I truly love seeing your cards each week, lovely. True pleasure being on the team with you. Hugs, L:)

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  4. Oh Marcia, I love your gorgeous card. Everything is so pretty. I have enjoyed being on the MM DT with you and getting to know you through your lovely creations. See you in blogland.

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  6. What a beautiful rustic card Marcia. You are a great teammate and friend. Have a great week.

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  7. Such a lovely card Marcia with all the pretty layers. It was great having you on the team as teammates!

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  8. I ABSOLUTELY adore flowers for Christmas and this has just the perfect rustic feel! So wonderful! I will certainly miss seeing all of your fabulous Christmas cards! It's been a joy to get to know you through this challenge! ❤❤❤

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  9. What a beautiful Christmas card, Marcia! I love those deep red flowers and the lime green polka dots! The shaped edge and snowflakes add even more interest! I'm sorry that Merry Monday is shutting down, but I'm thankful for the friends I've made through that challenge over the years!

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  10. Totally delightful Marcia I love every detail of your card this week. Thanks for the inspiration each week, love your work and best wishes for the future, it's so sad to be finishing with MM.

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  11. Wonderful card! I love that you used red and green but still kept it so light!

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  12. Beautiful card Marcia, your flowers are so beautiful and I love the papers and colours. It has been lovely creating with you on Merry Monday, Take care.

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