Monday, December 1, 2014

The Challenge & Merry Monday

Welcome to The Challenge! Every other week we bring you a colour/sketch combo! You are welcome to combine the colours and sketch or just use one part of the challenge! It is totally up to you! The winner of The Challenge gets to be a Guest! Come and play along!

Sketch Dimensions
(this is only a suggestion)
Card Base: 5.50 4.25"
Middle Strip: 2.25 x 5.5"
Rectangle: 2.50 x 3.50"
Star: Any Shape

Today I am also excited to be the Featured Designer over at Merry Monday! I am joining them for the entire month of December! I have missed designing with these ladies each week! The Challenge at Merry Monday is BIRDS on your Christmas card! I LOVED this challenge and could not wait to play along!!!

For my card I used some of my favourite crafty supplies! I used my Darice Embossing Folder (snowflakes), some Lawn Fawn Paper, a Memory Box bird die and a pretty sentiment from Verve.

This month we are thrilled to have Kristie Goulet as our Featured Designer at The Challenge! Welcome, Kristie! I asked Kristie to share a bit about herself...

Hi, my name is Kristie Goulet and I live in Northern, NH with my husband of 18 years and 4 amazing children. I am a SAHM who loves to create after our homeschooling day is finished. I love making cards to send to family and friends. I started my blog Kreative Kristie and am amazed at the amazing bond that card makers have and the friendships I have made. I'm super excited to be guest designing with these very talented ladies and sharing my style with you.

We are also thrilled to welcome, Kim Heggins to the team! She is joining us as a Designer! Welcome, Kim! name is Kim. I am married and have one daughter, we live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love Mickey Mouse, I Love Lucy and being creative. I have been stamping since 1992 and my first project was making birth announcements for my daughter. In addition to card making I love to sew, quilt, scrapbook, cross-stitch and bake. I am blessed to have a craft room to spread out in and watch black and white reruns.

The design team has created some samples to get you into the crafting mood! Come and join the fun! A special welcome to Betty Wright, for being our Guest for this Challenge!

Kimberly WienerKristie Goulet (Featured Designer)Nance Salkeld

Lynn PutBetty Wright (Guest Designer)Veronica Zalis
Bundled up with Warm Wishes card-designed by Lori Tecler/Inking Aloud-stamps from The Cat's Pajamas

Lori TeclerKim HegginsMaura


  1. Beautiful card, Lesley, in the bright reds and greens!! I so happy for you to have Kim join the team and to have Kristie as the Featured Designer! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Another beautiful card! Love that crisp embossed background.

  3. Lesley it's so awesome to have you with us all month long! What gorgeous bird card :) Traditional and stunning!

  4. Every card here is fabulous! It's so good to have you on the team for December, Lesley. Your card is gorgeous - that red bird looks so happy perched on those pine needles.

  5. Love your card, Lesley! Totally my kind of card - bright colors contrasting with the clean white embossing, clean lines. And I am a sucker for bird dies.

  6. Yeah! So good to have you on the Merry Monday team again, Lesley! You've been missed! Love this pretty red bird and that embossed background! Great sketch!

  7. So glad to have you working with us this month, Lesley! Oh how we miss you! Love your pretty card with that awesome bird die and wonderful sentiment! Love the sketch too! :)

  8. Beautiful card, Lesley! Wonderful texture and detailing! LOVE that sentiment!

  9. This is beautiful. The texture, the wonderful sentiment - I love it!

  10. gorgeous card Lesley!
    Awesome job by the Design team...Yay for Kristie and Kim!

  11. I love your card, Lesley and am so happy you are joining us at Merry Monday! xo
    Thank you for having me as Guest Designer at The Challenge. I am honored!

  12. I love your card too Lesley! Its beautiful and elegant with that dry embossed panel. I didn’t know you only need to use a few colors on your card. Great GD I love Kim and Kristies work!
    Love that picture of you and your hubby on FB

  13. Beautiful card Lesley!! And the DT cards are just as super fantastic!!

    Deanne :)

  14. Beautiful card Lesley, I love the embossed background. It is wonderful to have you joining us this month for MM.

  15. The sketch you used is awesome and I LOVE that embossing folder! So glad you are joining us this month, we've missed you!

  16. Great card design, Lesley! You have been missed at MM!

  17. Congratulations to Kristie on the FD for the month and to Kim for the DT spot! You are lucky to have them both! Thank you for a fun challenge and fabulous cards!! Hugs, Darnell


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Lesley :)