Monday, May 7, 2012

Merry Monday #19 {Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!}

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!  My card involves a lot of layers! I decided to use some designer paper that I bought last fall but never seemed to use!  I wanted to my card to have a festive feel to it!

Lesley Croghan

Before I get to the cards from the amazing design team, I would like to welcome my Featured Designer for May, Colleen Dietrich. Colleen and I have "bumped" into each other in blogland for a few years now. She is a lovely person with a gorgeous card making style! I was thrilled when she agreed to be the Featured Designer this month! I have asked her to share a little about herself. Welcome Colleen! I also would like to welcome Rose Miller who is our Guest Designer this week!

Hi!  I'm Colleen Dietrich from New Jersey.  I am absolutely delighted that Lesley asked me to be a Merry Maker for the month of May!  It's been so much fun, playing Christmas music while creating my cards for these challenges.  

I've been making cards since 2007, and blogging since May 2010.  Over time, my cards have developed into a couple of different styles:  Clean and SimpleClean and Classy, and Shabby Chic.   I get my inspiration from all sorts of things -- cards made by others, fabric, signs, photos and more.  You never know what style will turn up next on my blog!  

Here are the wonderful samples from the design team:

Colleen Dietrich-Featured Designer

Wendy Aungst

Rose Miller-Guest Designer


  1. I love this sketch. Will definitely be having a go at this one! Hugs Fiona xx

  2. Oh Lesley, love this weeks sketch and the DT samples are just wonderful. I might just have to play along.

  3. Lesley...and all the rest of the Merry Makers!...thank you SO much for having me as May's Featured Designer. I know it's going to be so much fun!

  4. Beautiful card, I love the combination of colours and papers and of course the texture :).

  5. Hi Lesley ... Lovely sketch as always although not quite sure what happened with my first linky so have added again. Please can you delete the first?

  6. Wonderful job by every one on the design team. Looking forward to working with this sketch.

  7. LOVE the sketch:) Hopefully I will find time to play along! Col is a fabulous designer--can't wait to see what she shares this month!!!

  8. Thanks for another fun sketch Lesley, and your card looks fabulous with the combination of papers you chose!! Great inspiration samples ladies!

  9. Lesley i am so thrilled you asked me to be your GD this week :)
    FAB DT cards!!!!

  10. Newbie here! Love the sketch, and love, love, love, the challenge! So glad I found it :) I hope to participate weekly for the rest of the year!


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Lesley :)