Merry Monday #52

Time for a new challenge at Merry Monday! We are having a color challenge this week.  We want to see your Christmas creations in Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke and River Rock.  Feel free to use similar colors in  your creations, SU papers are not required.  The Close To My Heart colors in my creation are Cranberry, New England Ivy and Champagne.

I usually create my Challenge cards on the weekends...but due  to traveling this craft time for me! I was seriously lacking crafting mojo on Sunday night!  I surfed by a few sketch sites...but nothing was jumping out at me for a card design.  Just when I thought a card was not going to be in the works tonight, I decided to take a look at the Make It From Your Heart book by Jeanette Lynton.  The night was saved!  I found this great card pattern and completed my card in minutes!  Make It From Your Heart is a complete pattern book for scrapbooking and cardmaking.  All patterns include measurements and full color examples.  The book gives you detailed instructions for 30 patterns.  Regardless of your experience level, this is a great book to have for reference!  It was a life saver for me!
All of the items on my card, with the exception of the cardstock are retired.  I hope to use up my Christmas stash over the next few I will have plenty of excuses to stock up with new items come summer!

I kept the inside simple, adding a strip of pattern paper from the scrap pile!

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
9035 Make It From the Heart Pattern Book
Retired Pear & Partridge WOTG Kit
Z1772 Pear & Partridge DE
1388 Colonial White Cardstock
1272 Cranberry Cardstock
1282 New England Ivy Cardstock
Z2135 New England Ivy Ink

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge-Designer Papers
Catch the Bug-Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges-Anything Goes 
CHNC-Use Ribbon
Crafts 4 Eternity-Tic Tac Toe-Ribbon, Die Cut, Twine (my ribbon is knotted w/twine)
Crafty Ribbons-Anything Goes with Ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint-Anything Goes
Joanna Sheen-Layer It Up
The Ribbon Girls-Add Ribbon or Twine

Be sure and stop by the other Merry Maker's blogs to see their creations!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful card Allisa, I love your ornament and pretty papers.

  2. Allisa, ein Traum deine Karten so Farbenprächtig,ganz toll
    lg gertrude

  3. I know what it's like when you have to get something done but your creativity has taken a walk! As always your card turned out perfect and elegant ... lovely design

  4. I love your card! I keep forgetting about that book. I am still loving this paper packet and maybe need to see if you still have some. Will CTMH be able to top this paper this holiday season?

    Chris R. from Iowa

  5. Hi Chris...I am getting down to scraps on the Pear & Partridge paper! I have no doubt that CTMH will come out with more awesome papers for the holiday season in the fall catalog!

  6. Gorgeous sketch, gorgeous papers, gorgeous ornament! What else can I say---I love it!

  7. Very classy and elegant card - love it - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge 114 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for March - I'd love to see it there too. X

  8. No one would ever know that this was a last minute card or almost no card! It's gorgeous!!! I love that ornament!

  9. Simply stunning! Your papers are absolutely gorgeous! I own the book you speak of (and several others from CTMH) and they have saved my mojo from drowning many times, as well!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

    Cheryl First
    aka Cafexpressions
    DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps

  10. Gorgeous papers and such a crisp clean design as always. Lovely card Allisa! Hugs!

  11. Beautifully done, Allisa! Love those papers you used and that cute little ornament!
    Have a great week! :)

  12. Fabulous card - love the vinatge-y colours!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  13. lovely card, LOVE those papers too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  14. Thank you for your beautiful entry into our Designer Papers challenge at ABC Christmas. Your card layout is wonderful.

  15. Oh this is another beauty! Gorgeous papers (they work so well with the challenge colours!) and your ornament is fabulous! I'm in love with your ribbon!

  16. I love the elegance of your card! Thanks so much for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug blog. Good luck in the draw!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    Bugaboo DT

  17. Great card, lovely colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  18. Such a very pretty creation!

    Thank you for joining us in our Anything Goes With Ribbon Challenge at Crafty Ribbons.

    Karen. DT.xx

  19. Just love the papers you have used, a totally gorgeous layered card! Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen.

  20. Fabulous card Allisa, love every design element and those papers are gorgeous.


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