Friday, January 31, 2014

Merry Monday Ornaments

This week over at the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Blog the theme is ornaments.  I originally pulled out a different stamp and planned to get fancy with it, adding on layers and die cuts and generally pretending to be someone I'm not.  I was up for the challenge though!

That is, until I actually sat down to do it.  By then I was feeling melancholy and blue so I switched gears and made a simple card.  I was pleased with myself that I used some designer paper with words on it because I don't much care for it but I like how it looked with this image.

I was concerned that my card was too simple, so I wrapped some ribbon around the edges like I've done before.  Then I wasn't so sure that was the answer so I went to make a fancy double bow to add on.  Forty minutes later I gave up, as for the life of me I couldn't remember how to tie one on my bow-maker (and I never knew how to tie one without it).  So I mocked up a fake double bow.  I'm pretty sure it is a disaster.  I asked the cat his opinion and he gave me one of those you-poor-pathetic-human-being looks.  On the bright side, it isn't horrible and I've got one more Christmas card made. 
The Fine Print: Stamp by Hampton Arts, designer paper by DCWV, bling by Hero Arts, ribbon from my stash.  Please don't fret about my blue and melancholy mood, it was due to getting bad allergies from my allergy shot and then taking one of those coma-inducing allergy pills.  I'm a little dazed still, but much better today!

19 comments:

jimlynn said...

Tell the cat he needs glasses as I think the bow is great! Love the card too - CAS and just perfect. Great background!
Lynn

Lynn said...

This is a beautiful card - don't believe the cat! Sometimes, simple wins the race. Lynn x

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, I love the DP you used and the ribbon & bow are fabulous.Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

bumblebee creations said...

this turned out perfect!! Love it!! I have blog candy....I hope you can join in!!

Sandee Setliff said...

You asked a cat? See, that's the problem, they are too finicky, if you had a dog, he would have said it's great!! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Di said...

Brilliant card - and I almost wet myself here laughing at others comments. Either get the cat glasses or get a dog - cool advice :))

Double bow and the bow maker - err, checked my own destructions with mine here and can't help. Tried Googling the internet?

Whatever PJ, the card is great!

Hugs, Di xx

Carol L said...

Those tiny ornaments look so cute, and the corner ribbons add a nice touch too!! Well done!

MaryH said...

I'm agreeing with Lynn...better get him to a Kitty Opthamologist for an eye check. I like your dp, and it's great with this simple image too. Your bows look dandy, (and if its the Gina K bowmaker - the plastic one that does several sizes - I always have to go watch her video!) I can do the little wooden peg deal. Got one of the Zutter Bow-tie thing-ys, not used it yet. May be too ignorant to learn, and I don't do that many bows. But I like'm. And yes the NWoods stamps are sometimes rather large. BUT they stamp wonderfully well, are very detailed rubber. AND I like their images. I am always on the lookout for them. Will check on the Easter tree. TFS & I hope the blues just left after you created your pretty card. Hugs

Marcia HIll said...

Everyone's right...don't listen to the cat! Love your bright and cheery card, and the background paper and bow too! :0)

Joyce said...

Sorry you had a tough time with this card--I think it is quite sweet.

Lori said...

Gorgeous card - love that designer paper and those little ornaments are darling! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week :D

Katie Melhus said...

Those ornaments are super cute, and I love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

scrappymo! said...

That cat tells fibs. The card and bow look great to me!

Cherie said...

I do the same things with my cards...finish it and then add a simple touch that makes it so much better. The ribbon and bow are the perfect touch for your card.

LeAnne said...

This is ADORABLE! I love the colors you used, especially with that beautiful blue BG paper! The bows are sweet too! We are so glad you played with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Susan Joyce said...

I like you sweet naïve images. Pretty card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Bonnie said...

I love these bright images! And the paper is perfect! Your bow looks just fine too! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Judy1223 said...

I'm laughing at your start...I do that all the time (i.e., "pretending to be someone I'm not" but up for the challenge until I actually sit down to do it and things change!). I really love that ornament image, it is quite perky and fun...and I love your card!

Daen'Ys said...

Very beautiful card and bright colors!
Thanks for your visit and the nice comment about my christmas card.
Rosi x