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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Merry Monday # 56

I have been on vacation since March 21 and boy have I missed getting inky!  And I really missed the challenges that I am having fun participating in.

This week at the Merry Monday Challenge we have a sketch...at first I was a little intimidated, but once I started thinking about it, and planning it in my head I feel pretty good about it.  Here I am again using pattern paper from my stash.  I won this challenge a couple of weeks ago when we were asked to use a snowman on our card.  To have my card selected as the winner was a total shock to me and very humbling.  But I love making cards and love trying new techniques and challenges are always a good way to go outside my comfort zone.
Here is the sketch for this week, I turned it on its side and used twine in place of stripe.  If you want to play, go HERE to access the site.

paper:  PTI white, pure poppy and ripe avocado and ripe avocado pattern paper; Authentique pattern pack
dies: PTI Headline Alphabet, Holly Jolly
Stamps:  Holiday Spirit Sentiments
misc:  May Arts twine, versamark, white filigree embossing powder

11 comments:

  1. Pretty card Col. So lovely.

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  2. Beautiful card Colleen! Great colours! Thank you for being our Guest Designer.

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  3. Congrat's on being our Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday Colleen. Love the colours, DSP and how you put your sentiment together with the die cuts and embossing. Another Winner!

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  4. So happy you could join us this week as our Guest Designer, Colleen! Your card is beautiful with those pretty papers, holly & sentiment! Very festive! :)

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  5. Love how you rotated the sketch and the papers you chose are wonderful mixed with that big sentiment and holly and berries. So glad you could join us this week as our Guest Designer.

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  6. Congrats with winning!!
    This one turned out very nice too, like your take on it very much!

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  7. Thrilled to have you as our GD this week...I love the traditional colors you used and that holly is awesome!

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  8. Congrats on your GD gig this week Colleen - we loved your snowman card and your deserve to be GDing this week! Love the papers you've used on this card and your holly is a great addition to this sketch!

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  9. I love how you've rotated the sketch...awesome card!

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  10. I love that big Merry flag decorated with holly! So glad you are our guest designer this week!

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  11. What a great card, Colleen! I love your mix of patterned papers and I really like the die cut letters mixed with the stamped sentiment! Congrats of being Guest Designer this week at Merry Monday!

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