Monday, January 6, 2014

Merry Monday Open Poinsettia

Merry Monday has moved and now has it's own blog.  Big thanks to Lesley, of Always Playing with Paper, for sharing her space for so long.

Lesley's done a fabulous job of designing this new blog.  I'm so excited!!!!


Here's this week's challenge....


Pixie's Snippets Playground definitely gets a visit since Mr. Random Generator chose my number a few weeks ago.  Thanks so much Di.   You can see that I am enjoying the booty! That die was perfect for using some snippets!

Addicted to CAS first challenge of 2014 is hosted by my friend Loll.  And how fun to have new dies to play with!


Christmas Cards All Year Round is doing says ANYTHING GOES SO LONG AS IT'S CHRISTMAS.

Jingle Belles is asking for SOMETHING OLD...SOMETHING NEW. The ribbon and sentiment stamp are old. The embossing folder and dies are new. 

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge is also looking for SOMETHING NEW.  I'm using some new stash.

Now it's your turn.  Make a Christmas card with ribbon or twine on it and join the fun at Merry Monday.  You'll be glad to have all your Christmas cards done when it's time to send them out!  The Design team has lots of wonderful inspiration for you, so pop on over and check out the fun.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Small Script (retired)
Ink:  Handsome Hunter (retired)
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Handsome Hunter
Other:  Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Poinsettia Dies, Marianne Design, Real Red Satin Ribbon

I'm so glad you stopped by.

Enjoy!





45 comments:

Benzi said...

I see the new year of Christmas cards has begun. Yours is gorgeous and how nice you won over at Pixie's. She has you off to a nice start.

Lesley Croghan said...

Love your pretty card, Bonnie!!! The embossing matches the line die cuts. So sweet!!! I am excited about the new blog too!!! Have a great week.

Di said...

LOVE this card Bonnie, and delighted to see you using the embossing folder and dies right away! Enjoy!

Hugs, Di xx

Cynthia said...

Congrats on your win! I'm loving that poinsettia die!!!

Colleen said...

Bonnie...I was so impressed with your card...love the flower, but the single word really took it up a notch for me! Great placement!

Bobby said...

This is a lovely card, Bonnie. The embossing folder really makes it elegant. I'm looking forward to entering as many Merry :Mondays as I can.

Wendy said...

Such a pretty card, Bonnie! I love the poinsettia diecut and your beautiful ribbon! That embossing folder is perfect for this! Have a great week ahead! :)

Deepti said...

The die cuts are beautiful and your layout just makes them look even better. Thank you sharing with us at ATCAS!!

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful Bonnie. I LOVE the embossed background which makes your ribbon and dies just pop! You always have the BEST embossing folders!

Your poinsettia and leaf dies are so pretty ... how wonderful to win these and be able to use them right away. No moss growing under your feet when it comes to Christmas cards.:) I'm going to try to be more like you and make Christmas cards all year long ... it's my one and only New Year's resolution - hope it lasts. :) Thanks for joining in at ATCAS my friend! Loll xx

Marybeth said...

Happy New Year Bonnie! So fun to learn that MM has its own blog now.
Love your pretty poinsettia card and the embossing on it!

jimlynn said...

You just can't beat that red and black combo! So beautiful!!
Lynn

Notes by Nina said...

Your card is so beautiful Bonnie, I love your delicate poinsettia and loves and the big bow is perfect.

Kristie Goulet said...

So beautiful, Bonnie! I love the poinsettia die cut and the gorgeous ribbon. Fantastic.

Kristie Goulet said...

Love your card, Bonnie! The poinsettia dies are perfect along with your gorgeous bow.

Greta said...

Oh my goodness, Bonnie! My jaw hit the floor when I got to your blog today--stunning card with the wonderful poinsettia die!

LeAnne said...

So pretty, Bonnie....classic colors and a classic floral! Beautiful!

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! That die and your embossing folder are just gorgeous!

MaryH said...

Stun-NING! You know I am lovin' this card. Perfect EF with the beautiful red flower, and great use of some of your lovely wins. You rock! Hugs & TFS

theoblatelife said...

Beautiful card, love the color combo! Thanks for visiting me over at Stamping Peace. : )

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card and again very elegant. The die cut flowers look fabulous with the bow. Happy New Year ! Shirleyx

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous card, beautiful poinsettia and fab embossing.

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

luv

Debby

Colleen Dietrich said...

So pretty Bonnie! Those new dies are yummy. :)

I do love seeing each of your posts via email. I feel badly that i dont get here to comment, but i am always looking! Happy new year!

Colleen Dietrich said...

So pretty Bonnie! Those new dies are yummy.

I love seeing your posts via email. I feel badly that i dont get here to comment often but i am enjoying seeing them behind the scenes. :) happy new year!

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

I really lovely this card Bonnie. Very pretty indeed.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Susan said...

Wonderful new die, Bonnie - I haven't seen that one yet. You used it beautifully. Love the simple sentiment letting the ribbon and the poinsettia take centre stage.

Shelia said...

Bonnie, I absolutely love this card. That poinsettia is gorgeous!!!

Faith A said...

Such a beautiful card, love it.

SmilynStef said...

One of my favorite *old* sentiments paired with some fabulous *new* die cuts ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

nancy littrell said...

So striking and Pretty Bonnie. I love how you used your die cuts and color combo. TFS and playing along with Loll's ATCAS Die Cuts Challenge. Hugs, nancy

Debbie Henderson said...

Bonnie, I just love all the texture and die-cuts you used. The flower looks striking with the white peeking through!

KayM said...

Bonnie this is gorgeous!! I love that die cut flower and leaves and the embossed background is lovely! Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog! I'm so happy to be with Merry Monday this month! :)

Karen D said...

Oh Bonnie, your card is so gorgeous. I love the big red bow and cut-out poinsettia. The embossing folder you have used sets everything off beautifully. What luscious items to win.

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for January - I'd love to see it there too. x

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful and elegant C&S holiday card, and such a great take on each of the challenges! thanks for joining our "old and new" fun at JINGLE BELLES! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Bonnie. Love the dry embossed frame.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So stunning with the red against the white! Beautiful job~ Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

scrappymo! said...

This card is stunning! Love the cutout flower and leaf...so delicate!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. That pointsetia die is awesome. Love the layout of this card.

The Crafty Laydee said...

Happy New Year Bonnie :)
What a beautiful card-the simple colours really pop against the crisp white background.
Have a lovely day,Hugs,Nessa xx

Susan Joyce said...

Fantastic dies, lucky you, gorgeous Christmas card.

♥Gemma♥ said...

Those dies are beautiful and love the embossing, gorgeous colour combo too!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, my gosh, Bonnie, you are enabling card makers the world over with this card!! I love that die and EF and your design with them is fantastic!! Great job with using NBUS and snippets and entering so many challenges! Isn't it fun when they all play together so nicely!! Just like the playmates over at Pixie's! Okay, I only have one exclamation point left, so I'll just say enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Aileen said...

Hi Bonnie, it's lovely to be back and see some of your fab work.

The embossed panel works so well with the die cuts.

x

Shirley said...

How totally elegant! Less certainly is more here and how you laid it out is just gorgeous!! What a real keeper and treasure.

Michelle B. said...

So beautifully elegant and love the splash of red! So glad you joined us for our Anything Christmas challenge at CCAY!