Monday, September 14, 2015

Sentimental Christmas

It's Merry Monday time again
and we're back on our regular weekly schedule.


Lovely Kathy chose our challenge this week and I think you'll like it!


The design team has outdone themselves!

Be sure to go by and take a look.


I'll slip over to Christmas Card Challenges with this too.



and this brand, spankin' new stamp set will get me in for the 3rd and final time at


and

Snippet front piece and Glimmer Star will get me into
again.
Here's the key if you want to join the fun.

Pixies Crafty Workshop


Christmas is coming at us at breakneck speed.

Maybe  you'd like to make a sentiment the focal point of your Christmas card
and join us at

I'm so glad you stopped by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe

To make this card I arranged all the sentiments until I was happy with them,
closed my MISTI to mount the stamps, inked and stamped on my white piece.

They all stamped beautifully the first time.

Then a little embossing and decorating the "tree" and it was done.

Stamps:  Mixed Christmas Sentiments (Happy Little Stampers)
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede (SU)
Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Red Glimmer (SU)
Other:  Scrollwork EF (Cuttlebug), Red Gems (Stash)

37 comments:

Faith A said...

Love your "Christmas Tree" and embossing, so pretty.

Liz said...

Beautiful, Bonnie. I love the little touches of red. xx

Kylie said...

Oh. My. Goodness. My jaw dropped when I saw how you used the sentiments. Wow, thank you Bonnie for a stunning display of my stamps xx

LeAnne said...

I just love this! I remember Korin Sutherland did a tree like this with her sentiments and I have never forgotten how clever it was! You hit another one out of the Christmas card park, LOL!!!

LeAnne said...

I just love this! I remember Korin Sutherland did a tree like this with her sentiments and I have never forgotten how clever it was! You hit another one out of the Christmas card park, LOL!!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a fun sentiment tree on your card. You rocked this challenge!

JoAnn said...

Love your card with the sentiment tree. Very nice. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Nancy Thomas said...

The sentiment tree makes quite the statement. Lovely Bonnie! And yes, Christmas is coming at breakneck speed. I'm scared!

Donna said...

Thanks for including the card 'recipe'... I do those sometimes, too :)
Very jealous that you have a MISTI as still not available in the UK yet!!!
Love your card making style :)

Barb said...

A very clever idea Bonnie! Barbxx

Viv's Visuals said...

Hi Bonnie! Finally made it back to my own bed after the mammoth 'tour of England' doing my Bowls England duties! Glad to be home and now catching up with all my friends in blogland. Like this Christmas card a LOT! But have to say I LOVE the leaf card below.. gorgeous colours....... thanks for staying with me whilst I have been AWOL, appreciate it. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a fun sentiment tree, Bonnie, and I love how you embellished it! Thanks for the inspiration on Merry Monday!!

jimlynn said...

Pretty, pretty, PRETTY! Love the embossing on this Bonnie! Another perfect card for the holidays.
Lynn

laurie said...

I love how you added the gems Bonnie! The embossed background works perfectly for the sentiment!

Karren said...

This is a genius idea for the challenge, Bonnie and you've pulled it off perfectly! Love this CAS and elegant card.

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

Fabulous Card . Love the embossed frame for the delightful tree. Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges

Maxine D said...

Love the way you have framed the sentiment panel with the embossing.
Blessings
Maxine

SARN said...

SUPER festive make here Bonnie. xxx

Di said...

Absolutely STUNNING Bonnie! What got me most was that I was sure this was one stamp - you clever little sausage! Beautifully done and the little red gems are a lovely finishing touch. Of course, I also recognise the embossing folder from when you won it in the Playground - it always thrills me to see people using their goodies :)

AND, you have a Misti - lucky, lucky you!!

Hugs

Di xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card! I am a traditional red/green for Christmas girl, and IMHO embossing is the best technique ever, so I really love your card!!

OH Babs said...

Love the card Bonnie. You did all that work yourself? Wow. I thought it was one stamp so that is great advertising for the Misti. And I always love the use of embossing folders. Have a great week. Barb

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is such a cool idea to stamp the sentiments to make a tree! Love the embossing folder too! Awesome card!

Susan said...

Such clever use of the HLS sentiment stamps to create the tree! Great idea and great card!

Susan (rainy) said...

What a fabulous idea!!! I love your tree of sentiments. Rocked the challenge!

Celeste Goff said...

What a great card! Love the embossing and that great tree sentiment!

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Bonnie! Love how you used the sentiments and the lovely embossed frame!!! Love this design!! Hope your having a great week! :)

Linda said...

Beautiful as always, Bonnie.

Debbie Henderson said...

Lovely how you added bling here and there mixed in with the sentiment tree!

Greta said...

Beautiful, creative card, Bonnie!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie, this is such a beautifully, elegant card! I love the sentiment!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card, Bonnie! Love the embossing and the pops of red. :)

Cathy said...

Such a clever design Bonnie, gorgeous effect. I must investigate this misti tool I keep reading about! Cathy x

Inkyfingers said...

What a creative way to use your sentiments Bonnie and I love the CAS style with the embossing framing the tree.Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenge.

Annie said...

Just seen your card on the Playground - wow such a clever use of sentiment stamps - oh my I'm impressed big time. Annie xxx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So creative! Love it!!

Deanne :)

Bobby said...

Brilliant, Bonnie, making your own sentiment tree. And the 'decorations' really bring it to life.

Vikki Ryan said...

I absolutely love your card Bonnie!