Thursday, January 19, 2012

Color Throwdown Challenge #175 & Merry Monday Challenge #3

I've never been one to make my Christmas cards very far ahead... but the idea of being more organized at that time of year REALLY appeals to me!  So when I discovered the Merry Monday challenge on Lesley's blog, I thought I would try to play along whenever I can.  I liked this week's sketch, and the colours from the Color Throwdown were screaming Christmas at me, so here's what I came up with:
Here's the ultimate in recycling... I think this little bell came on a box of chocolates we received over the holidays, and I really liked the little crinkly ribbon that it came on, so it's been sitting on my craft desk, waiting for a home:

Patterned papers are Season's Greetings, Echo Park; Kraft & Cranberry Cardstock is CTMH.

14 comments:

Shelia said...

what a cute card!! I really like the dp, your jingle bell and the way you made a banner for the vertical panel. very nicely done!

Brenda Frerichs said...

I'm absolutely speechless! You amaze me with your talent. Soooo inspiring.....

Nancy Ball said...

That is really pretty, Karen. I love how you repurposed the bell and ribbon!

Lesley said...

What a lovely card Karen! I think the colours are awesome and the use of the bell and the ribbon was inspired. SO happy you found me and joined me!
Lesley

dpkennedy said...

Great card! I love the simple clean sketch and great patterned papers! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown!

EmileeAnn said...

Wow, Karen...your card is really great! Love the re-purposed ribbon and bell and that you're getting a jump start on Christmas cards. :-)

Emily Leiphart said...

This is stunning, Karen! I love how the ribbon and bell work so perfectly with the berries on the label.

Christy Q said...

This is gorgeous - I love the paper you used and the bell is a fantastic embellishment!

Bonnie said...

What a great job on both challenges and I love that you repurposed the bell and ribbon!

Lori said...

Great holiday card! Love the little bell accent. Thanks for joining us for this week's Color Throwdown!

Leigh said...

I like you card Karen. Lovely colours.

Debbie Carriere said...

Beautiful, Karen!!! Love the sentiment!

All the Angles said...

Beautiful use of the colors! What a cute fun card!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combo!

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