Monday, November 18, 2013

Merry Monday #84 {Trees with Bling!}

Welcome to another week of Merry Monday. Today is the 18th which means 12 more days of November and then 24 days in December...which equals 36 days until Christmas! WOW! It is coming fast this year. Today we have a theme challenge


1. Each week there will be a brand new challenge posted on Monday at 5am (PST).
2. The challenge will be either a theme, an inspiration photo, a sketch or a colour combo.
3. Each participant is encouraged to comment on 3 cards in the Gallery.
4. Have fun!
5. Follow the weekly challenge closely.

No...I didn't use any bling (hanging head in shame) I totally FORGOT!! SO if you forget the worries...I've got your back! Anyway, I created some tags this week to go with my card as I have been invited to share some tags over at Tracey McNeely's blog, In My Creative Opinion. She is hosting a special TAG series on her blog, go check it out! Lots of inspiration and tag making ideas!

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Paper Smooches, Fresh Squeezed Stamps
Inks: Soft Suede
Papers: SU! DSP, Kraft, Vanilla
Extras: Sizzix Tree Die, Vanilla Ribbon, Red Striped Ribbon

Welcome to our Guest Designer this week Nancy!! She won our challenge a couple of weeks ago! Would you like to be a Guest Designer? Be sure to play along, as our weekly winner is our next Guest Designer!

Allisa ChiltonBonnie KlassKaren Davis

Karren JohnsonLeAnne PuglieseLoll Thompson

Margaret Moody 
Linda Callahan (Featured Designer)
Nina Forsyth 

Sue JoyceNancy Penir GDWendy Aungst


  1. Bling or no bling, love your cards and your tags, Lesley! That tree die is awesome!

  2. Beautiful card and tags Lesley! This will be a fun challenge! And so fun to see you guesting on Tracey's blog for her 25 tags series! :)

  3. Very pretty Lesley! Love your card and your tags!
    Awesome job by the dT!

  4. What pretty tags, Lesley, even without the bling! You've and Tracey have got me in the mood to make some tags!

  5. Saw your tags on Tracey's blog, super cute Lesley!

  6. Love your tags, Lesley!
    Awesome cards from the DT. :)

  7. The white trees are the look on your card and tags!

  8. Beautiful card & matching tags, Lesley! I love the colors and your beautiful tree! Have a wonderful week! :)

  9. love the tags/ card love thew bling or not very very pretty awesome Job Ladies ! love playing along

  10. We will forgive you for being blingless :), your tags are fabulous.

  11. Lovely tags....I need to go see Tracey's stuff!

  12. Sweet tags Lesley. Like the red, kraft and vanilla colors together. Loll xx

  13. Love your tags, Lesley. And if you decide to, they'll be easy to bling up. That gorgeous tree die really pops against the kraft background!

  14. Wonderful card and tags, Lesley, bling or no bling! Must check out Tracey's tag challenge!

  15. Gorgeous card and tags Lesley. I love the kraft base and the bold tree.

  16. Loved your tags on Stacey's blog. The DT did great, as always. This week I've written down the correct deadline, so hopefully won't miss it.

  17. Lesley I love your tags and thank you so so much for joining me as my guest at the 25 Tags of Christmas series and for creating that fabulous badge for me! xoxo

  18. I love Christmas tree card inspirations and thank you, DT, for all these amazing ones! Lesley, you are so sweet to tell us there is no bling on your gorgeous tree tags. The camera never picks it up so we never would have known! Hugs, Darnell

  19. I'm laughing at Darnell's comment above...
    it's so true! :)
    LOVE that fun tree you used...
    simply perfect tags! :)

  20. Very pretty card, Lesley and I really like those tags!!

  21. Great card & matching tags Lesley. The DT wowed as usual.


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Lesley :)