Monday, October 15, 2012

Merry Monday Guest Designer

This is my second post today.

I was thrilled to receive a shout-out at the Merry Monday challenge for my card, Peace on Earth in Plum and that means that I am the guest designer for today's Merry Monday sketch!!

Here's the sketch...


I just received an order from WPlus9 full of Christmas goodies and I pulled out a couple of new toys for my card...

Joy in Cherry and Kraft
The twine is actually another new toy and I'm not as happy with it as I had hoped.  It's a Maya Road twine called shine gold - if you look closely you can see a twist of shiny gold.  (I also got it in silver).  What I don't like is its bulk - it's a true, classic string so fairly thick.  I had to pop all my panels because nothing would lay flat.  It has potential for these rustic cards - I just have to figure out how to use it.
Have fun with this week's sketch!  I was a little sporadic with Merry Monday at the beginning of the year, but now I haven't missed a challenge in months!

I'm also linking this to Christmas Stampin' All Year Long as this week is anything goes.
  • Stamps: WPlus9 Folk Art Flurries, Pretty Patches: Tree (the sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler CS and dsp, Crumb Cake, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Crumb Cake, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream
  • Accessories: WPlus9 Seasonal Sentiments die ("joy"), Maya Road Twine Cording Shine Gold, Spellbinders ovals, Stampin' Up border punch

22 comments:

LeAnne said...

Oh dear....I have resisted the WPlus9 stamps so far, but this little diecut may just push me over the edge! Adorable! Love the colors, and the twine, even if it is a little bulky, it adds a wonderful rustic touch! Congrats on winning a spot this week!♥

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous! Lee-Ann :)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on being the Guest Designer this week, Kim! This looks like another winner to me. Love the folk art look of it!

Caroline said...

Stunning card. Caroline xxx

Allisa said...

Gorgeous card!

Wendy said...

Congrats on being our Guest Designer this week over at Merry Mondays, Kim! Love your Christmas card and that pretty, shiney twine! Your snowflake adds such a nice touch! :)

Inkyfingers said...

Congratulations Kim - well deserved and I love the sketch and what you have produced with it.

Marie B. said...

I like your card very much! I'm glad you got the twine to work for you! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Very very pretty!!! Congrats to you too!!!

Susan Joyce said...

Hi Kim, your card is divine, I love the little snowflake on the O. Congrats' on being picked a Winner last week.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Gorgeous! Love the cherry cobbler / crumb cake / vanilla combination. Wish I had a photographic memory ... To remember all these beautiful ideas! Hugs xxx

Carol L said...

What an awesome Christmas card! I love the colors, and especially the soft, subtle snowflakes stamped onto the sentiment panel! Beautiful!

Lesley said...

As always a stunning creation Kim! Love the warm, rich colous and the attention to detail, that twine looks Fab! So happy to have you as our GD this week!
Hugs!
Lesley

Notes by Nina said...

Wonderful card Kim, I love the rich colors you used. Congrats on being Guest Designer :).

Lea L. said...

Such a lovely Christmas card! LOVING your use of the fab WPlus9 product!! Great job!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is another beautiful card Kim - I just love those colours for Christmas! Love the "joy" and the snowflake centre. Congrats on being a guest designer!

Louise Sharp said...

Hi Kim, I'm just doing my daily blog surfing and stopped by your site - so glad I did! This card is beautiful and I'm now off to look at more of your beautiful work. Congratulations on being a GD - can see why they picked you!
Louise X

Mynnette said...

Such a gorgeous card!!! LOVE the twine--and the colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! :)

Aileen said...

The deep red is gorgeous. Lovely card and I'm sure you'll master that twine! x

Pauline said...

A lovely warm toned Xmas card, those papers are fab!

Fabiola said...

hello, your card is to cute and sweet, thanks to play with us at CSAYL, hope to see you next week.

Unknown said...

I love this card and will most likely case it for my cards this year. The colors are gorgeous. Can you tell me where you got that adorable snowflake in the center of the word "Joy"? I didn't see it mentioned on your list of supplies. Thanks so much!