Thursday, October 2, 2014

Deck the Halls with Merry Monday

Hello there blog friends,
I have another quick post to share a card I created for this week's challenge at Merry Monday! I've never played in this challenge before, but when I heard that my super talented and really sweet friend Betty is Guest Designer this week, I just had to play along! And the challenge is to use stripes, polka dots or both on a Christmas card. 

Here is my card:


As you can see, I used both. My tree was die cut with Lawn Fawn 'Let's Polka' patterned papers, and the stripes for the background were made with Lil' Inkers 'Stitches and Stripes' die. The sentiment is from MFT, and was embossed with Hero Arts gold embossing powder. The gems are also Hero Arts.

So, that's it for me! I told you it was a quick post :)
I hope everyone is having a great week ~
Barb 






23 comments:

Bonnie said...

You rocked this challenge, Barb! So glad you decided to share with us at Merry Monday!

Irish Cherokee said...

Sweet card Barb. Love the design. - Jim

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Barb. Lovely card.

Julie Beech said...

Love that background panel Barb, reminds me of candy canes. :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fabulous card! Those fun red stripes and the gold -- so pretty!

Marcia HIll said...

Great card Barb! CAS but really packs a punch...love it! :0)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Beautiful! Love that tree stamp and die!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

Betty Keefe said...

so pleased that you played along with this challenge - it's a great one to get started on the holiday cards - your card is wonderful - looks like a winner to me!!

baileyrosy.com said...

Barb a HUGE thank you for your beautiful card which I have just received and also a big thank you for all of those lovely goodies inside the package I feel so blessed that you took the time to make and post such a beautiful card and the wonderful gifts. Your kind words and thoughts have really lifted my spirits, thank you, thank you, thank you

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

oops forgot to say I love the card that tree is just amazing !

Marie

conil said...

Now this is a Christmas Card. Love your die cut focal point and those luscious stripes. Kudos.

Deepti said...

Wow this is gorgeous ! I love the red stripes on this clean and simple design :)

cm said...

Barb, this is outrageously amazing! If a card like this arrived in my mailbox, it would likely be displayed year round, it's that stunning! Love it..as in oodles!
~c

Chark said...

Love this in all ways--design, color, embellies! And love how the blog looks!

Loll Thompson said...

Sweet Christmas card Barb. Love the polka dots and strips ... and all that luscious white space :) Loll xx

Kelly Latevola said...

um can you say STUNNER?! This is so clean and crisp Barb! Your die cutting skills are seriously perfect. Love this!!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE this, Barb! So happy to see you playing along with us at Merry Monday!!!

Sarah Gray said...

This card is fantastic - love the striped background and your polka dot tree! Fabulous Christmas colours and perfect for this challenge :)

Anita in France said...

So crisp and bold and gorgeous, Barb ... and such wonderful colours ... brilliant! Anita :)

Katie Melhus said...

This is lovely in every way! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Cat Craig said...

so pretty, wonderful design

cm said...

....THUD! Another jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring, breath-taken-away creation. I'm crushing over, smitten by and completely in love with this card!! The stripes, the tree, the crisp and clean layout, the embossed sentiment....recipe for AH-MAAAZING!
Hugs~c

lostinpaper said...

Cute cute doubly cute! It was the 'candy stripe'' background that initially caught my eye, Oh but then the embossed sentiment, what a fabulous choice, Love it!