Monday, May 7, 2012

I'm a Merry Monday Featured Designer!

My friend Lesley Croghan asked if I would be her guest at the Merry Monday Challenge for May, and I was so happy to accept!  Thank you, Lesley!


I like the simple sketches she provides, and it gets my Christmas card stash growing.  Here is the first sketch for May:



You know those $1 Scrap Bags I've gotten from my Stampin' Up! demo?  Every paper I used here is from there!  I don't know the names of these retired patterns, but you probably recognize them.


 I tried to capture the shimmer on these snowflakes.  I used Winter Frost paint from Creative Inspirations (there's a link at the end of this post) and they look sooooo pretty in real life!


Around the bend here, I played with my Martha Stewart border punch (name unknown) and pieced together some curves.  I "hid" the patches with pearls. ;-)

Be sure to check out the creations from the other Merry Makers --




Come play with us, and get that Christmas card stash going!  I'll be looking for you.  :)



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Christmas in the Air - Verve
Paper: Whisper White, patterns - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white satin ribbon - Nicole
Other: snowflake, border punches - Martha Stewart; pearls - Recollections; Big Shot; oval, Labels Four dies - Spellbinders; Scallop Dot border, corner rounder punches - EK Success; corner punch - SU; Winter Frost paint - Creative Inspirations Paints
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27 comments:

lynn said...

congrats, colleen! love your curved corners on the adorable card!

Meadie said...

Hi colleen - Your cards are just stunning I really love your style:) Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog - it made my day! Hugs x x

Meadie said...

ps sorry I forgot to say Simon Baker and I were born in the same place.....how cool! I did not know that until you told me:) Shame I didn't get to meet him, hes a cutie x x

Donna Bowman said...

What a great Christmas card Colleen! Love the snowflake and the dies you used! And a fun sketch. Congrats on being the guest designer!!!!

Donna Bowman said...

What a great Christmas card Colleen! Love the snowflake and the dies you used! And a fun sketch. Congrats on being the guest designer!!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Congrats on your GD position! What a lovely non-traditional Christmas card! Love your approach to the sketch Colleen! Beautiful as always!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the pattern mixture - fabulous card!

Lesley said...

Such a gorgeous card Colleen! That white lace trim around the main panel is beautiful! Thank you for joining me this month!
Hugs,
Lesley

Lisa said...

Congrats Colleen on your guest designer spot! You rocked this sketch with this pretty card. Great mix of papers and I love the way your lace echos your frilly snowflake.

Annette said...

Congratulations Colleen...How exciting...your card is just beautiful...LOVE the color combo and the DP is perfect...

Benzi said...

Wonderful Christmas card, Colleen! Great papers from that SU bag..how nice to have that. Love your sentiment stamp.

Marisa said...

Congrats on the GD gig :) Loving the white punched border and the snowflake is the perfect finishing touch :)

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love how you did the lace trim.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, what a beautiful card! Cheerful, festive, and feminine!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card! Need to start my christmas stash soon too =)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

BEAUTIFUL! LOVE those papers--love the border punch--and the added pearls! Congrats on your May GDT gig!! Did you share that with the PDCC group?? I can't remember--if not, do it:) <3

Linda R said...

Your card here is gorgeous. I am in love with the papers you used here...

Hugs~

yyam said...

Oh wow! Gorgeous! Love the layers and patterns!

Congrats on being featured! :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Congrats on your feature Colleen! So well deserved! What a beautiful Christmas card! Love the pretty border and wonderful sentiment! Before we know it, Christmas will be here!

Carol L said...

What a stunning creation with those pretty papers, pearls, and lacy borders! Gorgeous!!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

Your card is absolutely WONDERFUL - so many pretty details and perfect design! Love it!

Ellen said...

Congrats! Those papers make a gorgeous Christmas card! I love it!!!!
hugs,
Ellen

Stella said...

If anyone deserves it too be featured it certainly is you. Colleen you developed an unique style that I just love and this card a fab example of talents. I lvoe the mix opf colors and patterns.
I love being here again:)
Hugs!
XX

Janny's Cards Creations said...

This is a wonderful card. Janny

Bonnie said...

Beautiful papers and edging, Colleen! I love the label sentiment and that snowflake decked in a pearl! I was so excited to see that you are going to be our May Guest.

Jinny Newlin said...

Congratulations, Colleen! Your card is beautiful! LOVE those lacy edges!

Emily Keaton said...

A huge CONGRATS on guest designing at Merry Monday, Colleen! This card is so incredibly beautiful. I love that you used so many scraps for it!! Beautiful details, lovely layers. Sigh. What's not to love about this sweet Christmas card?? Fabulous work!

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