Monday, November 25, 2013

Merry Monday #85 {Magical Wonder}

Monday morning is here again and with it, another Merry Monday Christmas Card Challenge! Wow, the team has outdone themselves and I am amazed at the beautiful cards they created with this challenge! Thank you, ladies!!! 

I am sad to say that this is our last challenge with the talented and lovable, Linda Callahan. Where oh where, did the month go! Thank you for being with us, Linda. You are a dear lady and I loved having you!!!

This week's challenge is a big challenge but lots of fun...

Create a card with an all white or ivory base. 
You may use brown or kraft for the sentiment and for accents.

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.

heathers sketch 2Simon Wednesday Challenge Blog

For my card, I used the fun sketch at Simon Says Stamp once again, I loved it and it was on my mind! I kept my card fairly clean and simple. I embossed the background piece halfway and then stamped the sentiment in espresso ink onto the bottom half. 

{Supplies Used}
Stamps: Stampin' Up
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Various shades of Ivory from my stash (yeah! Scraps!)
Extras: Vanilla Satin Ribbon, 5 petal punch, pearl, 
square punch, script embossing folder

Welcome to our Guest Designer this week Cindy Lovell!! 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 
Nina Forsyth 

Sue JoyceCindy Lovell (GD)Wendy Aungst


  1. Your card is gorgeous! This is a beautiful challenge for sure! Thanks so much for the invite this month - you are the best!

  2. Beautiful card,Lesley! I love the layers,pretty flower with the pear and the embossing!l! Looks very elegant!!

  3. so lovely, the soft cream on white colors are so fabulous!

  4. Elegant & stunning card, Lesley--totally love it! The DT was obviously inspired by the challenge--wowzer!

  5. Gorgeous card Lesley. Love all the different elements of ivory - so elegant. Loll xx

  6. Your card is gorgeous Lesley, I love your pretty poinsettia.

  7. Oh wow Lesley - this is just beautiful!

  8. Wow, Lesley! This is awesome! Love this layout and your pretty flower! That sentiment is just the perfect one! These challenges are so much fun!

  9. Your card is completely gorgeous Lesley. I love the way you have used the 'colours' and the wonderful sentiment.

  10. Such a beautiful card, Lesley! I just love the way you make those poinsettia's! Super cool layout and a great sentiment! Thanks for all these awesome challenges! Have a terrific week! :)

  11. Beautiful card, Leslie! I love everything about it.

  12. Love your gorgeous, elegant Christmas card and great job with the sketch.

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.



  13. Beautiful card, Lesley. Those different shades of kraft go together so beautifully and that sentiment is just gorgeous!

  14. Sweet design Lesley, nice design elements, a lovely Holiday card.

  15. FABULOUS cards from the DT and in the gallery!!!

  16. I just LOVE this look for Christmas cards! Wonderful job everyone....the design team will definitely have their work cut out for them when it comes to choosing the winners!

  17. Your card is gorgeous Lesley. Love the layers, your flower and sweet sentiment. The DT did a wonderful job with the challenge as all their cards are beautiful, as are the cards in the gallery. I agree with Jenny, it will be difficult task choosing the winner. I hope to play along also.


Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate the time you took to leave me a little stamping love!!
Lesley :)