Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Berry Wreath for Christmas

Gosh  - every challenge I go look at is inspiring me this week!   I check them out while I'm at work and the ideas start floating around in my head - and I can't wait to get home to my craft room and start stamping!  Of course - I have to work in making supper and try to get in 20 minutes of exercise, and if there's a TV show on I want to watch - I have to work around that as well!!

And, of course, I work it all out because I LOVE TO STAMP!
I made this card using stamps from the Wreath for all Seasons set from PTI, circle Nestabilities and a stitched rectangle mat die from Lil'Inker Designs (you may have noticed I've been using these A LOT on my cards lately?!)

My colors and Christmas theme were inspired by the Merry Monday Challenge - use red, vanilla, kraft, chocolate and ribbon.
And my card design was inspired by this week's Seize the Sketch
Stamps:  Wreath for all Seasons - PTI
Paper:  Vintage Cream, Kraft - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Barn Door, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Accessories:  ribbon - May Arts, Stitched Mats Rectangle - Lil' Inker Designs, foam dots, Circle Nestabilities.

16 comments:

~amy~ said...

Good for you for factoring in exercise time!

This card is so pretty. Wreaths are one of those classic images. So wonderful with the ribbon!

Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch!

Mary Marsh said...

This is a pretty cas card Julia-I like the wreath image and the pretty ribbon

Wendy said...

Very pretty card, Julia! I love how you used the colors and created this gorgeous wreath card!! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Joyce said...

Fabulous card. I really love that wreath.

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Julia, your wreath is so pretty and love the ribbon.

Annette Allen said...

oh my this is stunning.. one of my most favorites.. love it

Joni nina Andaya said...

Goodness!!! So Gorgeous with those soft colors :) Love it Julia!

Leslie Hanna said...

I also love the stitched dies from Li'l Inker! I like how you've used the circle and ribbon as the star element on the sketch. :)

Bonnie said...

I love how you've done your wreath, Julia! And this sketch is a perfect layout for it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Leigh Penner said...

This is gorgeous! I love how you placed the bow!

Mona Pendleton said...

So very pretty Julia! That wreath looks fantastic!

LeAnne said...

First, I love the layout of this...that stitched mat is fabulous as a background! AND you've used one of my favorite stamps too! What a beauty! I know what you mean about too many challenges! They float in my head and keep me from being focused on my other chores, LOL! Thanks so much for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the rustic look and feel. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

Katie Melhus said...

This is such a pretty card! I love that wreath stamp and the way you have the bow in there is so clever. Just one more card that is telling me I NEED some of those stitched mats, they are great! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

Susangail Powell said...

This is so pretty! I love how you used the ribbon on your card. My list of things that I NEED are growing!!! thanks for sharing your card :)

PapierGirl said...

Love the muted tones and this is one of my favorite stamps! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch! :)