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Monday, March 3, 2014

Festive Friday and Merry Monday all rolled into one!

Usually this does not work out for me, but this time I was able to take both pictures and work it together, I love when that happens!  Although, you know I need the cards, so I should just do another one!!  We'll see....
This is what we are looking for at Festive Friday  :
And this is for Merry Monday  :

I used the white and chocolate with a dash of red and green and then because I needed a cozy country feel to this card, I used the mat stitches from Lil' Inkers and also stitched my green gingham to the white strip.  This is what was used:
Stamps:  PTI Scenti-mentals
dies:  Memory Box A Batch of Gingerbread, Scenti-mentals, Holly Jolly
Twine from May Arts
button from the stash
dp: Lawn Fawn: Peace Love Joy
ink:  PTI chocolate brown
Okay, done for the night, now I can go watch some TV!!
Have a good week friends, My BFF, Linda is coming down from Seattle to visit me for almost a week!  You can bet you will see us still posting cards!
Heart Hugs,


  1. Such an cute and festive card,Colleen! I adore you little gingerbredmen!

  2. Cute, cute card Colleen and I've been thinking along the same lines about combining the 2 definitely worked for you! :0)

  3. Sweet card, Colleen! Way to rock both challenges!

  4. Well, I got a kick out of the combo of challenges, Colleen! You know how I love it when they seem to be in sync with each other! Your gorgeous and joyful Ginger Man card is perfect for both of these challenges!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Very cute card Colleen, it is great you were able to combine the challenges. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  6. This is sweet! (pun fully intended!) I love the rich colours and the tiny little gingerbread men up the side! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

  7. What wonderful country charm, Colleen! I love these little gingerbread men and the green gingham with stitching! Actually, I love everything about this card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday! Have fun with Linda. Can't wait to see what you guys come up with!

  8. EEK!! That is one cute gingy!!!! Love your card!

    Deanne :)

  9. Oh you sure did do a wonderful job combining the two challenges! I love it! That little gingerbread guy is precious! So happy you joined us at Festive Friday! :)

  10. So cute. Love all the details, especially the cute gingergread men.

  11. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week. I love the focal point you created, the gingerbread man is adorable with the sentiment panel.

  12. Awwww...Colleen, this is absolutey adorable! Love all the cute gingies!!

  13. This is such a cute card, Colleen! It ties in with the inspiration photo so well and your little gingerbread man is just too sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Festive Friday!

  14. This is just adorable, what a perfect blend of both challenges! So glad you're playing along this week at Merry Monday!

  15. Such a cute card, Colleen! I love your little gingerbread man and his heart button too!


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