Monday, August 20, 2012

Merry Monday #29-"Christmas Cheer"

Welcome to another week at Merry Monday!  The idea behind this challenge is to get a head start on your Christmas cards!  Each week, I choose one Merry Monday Winner who will then be a Guest Designer for a future challenge!  So get out your Christmas supplies and let's get to work!  

I was excited to design for this week, but I didn't quite follow my sketch exactly...I was inspired by a couple of challenges which just made me need to use three strips of paper instead of two! So my third piece represents the ribbon in my sketch! I LOVE this Stampin' Up stamp set called "Lacy and Lovely", it is so much fun to use with punches and I think it is so pretty! I have been using it all week, so my upcoming design team cards might start to look the same! Ha! Do you think it is ok for a Christmas card? 

Lesley Croghan

I created my card using my sketch above and the following challenges, I hope these challenges do not mind that I have used them with my challenge! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration!

365 Cards: Colour Combo-Rose is on the design team for this group, she always joins in at Merry Monday, so I wanted to support her challenge too! Thank you Rose!
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards-(great blog name hey!!!) Dry Embossing 
Challenge Up Your Life-Christmas in Summer
My fabulous and lovely design team have come up with some amazing samples! I would also like to welcome Guest Designers Sue Joyce and Nancy Brown. 


  1. This stamp set is so pretty Lesley! I really do love it for a Christmas card! These non traditional colours are also pretty for your card.

  2. Oh my! What a page full of pretties! Each card is stunning -- I don't want to move on to the next blog on my reading list!!!!

  3. Such a pretty Christmas card, Lesley! Love your main image and the different colors you used on your card! Love the 3 panels in different colors as well! I'm happy to see that you are back to creating again! Have a great week! :)

  4. Very pretty card, I love the wonderful colours you used and this stamp set is beautiful :).

  5. I knew this set would be perfect for Christmas cards. I wish I hadn't had to move it down on my list. ;( I'm glad I get to enjoy your lovely creation! Thanks for the inspiration. (I think I'll have to see if I can move this set up closer to the top of that list.)

  6. I love your color combo, Lesley---very fresh! SO glad you're back to stamping!

  7. great embossing, thank you for joining our challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and cards, hugs, martina

  8. I just love the colors on your card! The embossing along with those colorful strips combine for one beautiful card! WB to the world of creating :)

  9. I may have to go have another look at that stamp set! Wonderful card for the sketch ... and fun sketch too!
    Cheers, Karen

  10. amazing cards, thanks for this fun challenge

  11. Your card is beautiful, Lesley!! Beautiful sketch!! And all the DT's creations, too!!

  12. LOVE and I mean love this weeks sketch. The design teams cards are just wonderful.

  13. Thanks for having me as GD this week Lesley. It's been so much fun playing along with you the past three weeks. So good to have three Christmas Cards made already!!! I'm already looking forward to Monday's sketch!

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Lesley :)