Tuesday, August 20, 2013


I really do wish I'd been more organized, and joined in the fun of Lesley's Merry Monday Challenges sooner!  What a great idea, to make one Christmas card a week during the year - really takes the pressure off at the "pointy end" of the year.  Oh well, I think I can claim that I'm "on a roll", as I have joined in this week's Merry Monday Challenge, after playing along last week.

Here's Lesley's sketch:

... and my card, featuring the stack of presents from "Wishing You", one of the gorgeous new sets available in Australia and New Zealand at the end of August:

Stamps: Wishing You (available 29th August), Sweet Essentials. Owl Occasions (not current)
Card: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations
DSP: Season of Style Designer Series Paper (out 29th August)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler stampin' pad and marker, Crumb Cake stampin' pad, Old Olive marker, Baked Brown Sugar marker
Other: Ovals framelits, 3/4" Circle punch, Small Oval punch, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, sanding block, sponge dauber, stampin' dimensionals, 1 1/4" burlap ribbon (available 29th August)


  1. What a great idea to use that burlap ribbon on this card! I love the county Christmas look of this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  2. Very pretty Christmas card! Love how you used ovals with stamped images and the added burlap banner! So fun!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  3. Love your choice of images, colour and the strip of burlap Christine. Lovely Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  4. Very nice card Christine, I love the burlap ribbon and the images you used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday

  5. You certainly nailed that sketch! What a great holiday card. Love those images, and the burlap ribbon adds such wonderful texture.

  6. Love that burlap ribbon and the gifts! Such a gorgeous card, Christine. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!