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Merry Christmas for Merry Mondays

Hi Everyone.

It's the talented Karren's turn to host at Merry Monday's this week and she has a great challenge for us: Screen Shot 2014-09-14 at 10.38.22 PMIt was wonderful to find a way to showcase a sentiment and I chose to use SU Silver Glimmer Paper and mixed it with some trees from Tim Holtz and a sentiment and die set from Papertrey Ink.  I bought both of these last year and have had very little chance to use them, so thanks to Karren for giving me an excuse to get them out of my crafting cupboard :-)

 Here's my take on Karren's challenge:

Merry monday (1 of 1)

I inked up the trees in Smokey Slate and stamped off onto scrap paper before stamping onto my focal layer.  I then die cut the "Merry" from the Silver Glimmer Paper and stamped the sentiment to go with it in StazOn black.  I used some clear foam tape, cut into very thin strips, behind the "Merry" so that I could pop it from the card base.

I used SU silver metallic card stock for the base and a piece of All is Calm DSP underneath the focal layer.  Of course, I had to finish off the card with a little bit of bling.  This time I used the Frosted Sequins (sequins and snowflakes) from the new SU catalog.

The design team have created some amazing cards for your inspiration!  We hope that you will play along with us this week.

On a personal note:

Last week was a verrrry long week.  By the end of Thursday I had already worked over 70 hours and the week wasn't over yet!  On Thursday I started work at 5.30am and finished after 10.30.  Consequently, I wasn't able to get to my blog - or anywhere near my craft room!  It meant I was very far behind on everything and wasn't even able to get to make a card for my Paper Players challenge this week!

Lou got back mid-afternoon Friday from two weeks in Asia and managed to arrive home just as I was presenting on a conference call.  It was a quick kiss and then back to presenting :-)  Luckily he was so exhausted he hardly even noticed :-)

It might have been crazy busy this week, but I was walking around the family room whilst I was on a conference call on Wednesday and saw this......   I apologize for the terrible photograph, but hopefully you can see

Georgina (1 of 1)

Yes... it is Georgina!!!!  She is back in her burrow.  She obviously spent the wet spring and summer in her backup burrow, but has decided to winter in this one.  Lou went and checked today and she has cleaned out all of her entrances and the area around each entrance is clear of debris, leaves and the ground is nice and compacted.  She has been several times sunning on "her" log.  It is wonderful to have her back and we hope she will be nice and warm and safe for fall and winter.   After all, our little groundhog was here before we even built.  So, the woodland is as much hers as it is ours :-)

I'll be back tomorrow with a card.  Yes!  A card!  I had actually made several cards last weekend and it had been my intention to load them last week.... but.... Anyway, it does mean that I have cards to show you this week.

I will also have an update on the Cards for a Cause card drive tomorrow.   Cards are arriving and a couple of boxes are ready to be sorted and photographed.   My huge thanks to COLLEEN B, COLLEEN T and GILL.  Whose gorgeous cards have already arrived.   I really do have the most amazing blogging friends.

As always, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Whisper White.  Silver Metallic (SU)
  • Stamps:  Wonderful Words - Christmas (Papertrey Ink) (sentiment).  Trees from Tim Holtz Simon Says Stamp Christmas 2013
  • Die:  Wonderful Words - Christmas (PTI)
  • Inks:  Smokey Slate.  StazOn Black (SU)


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Beautiful card Jaydee. Love the 'merry' cut-out as well as your cute little snowflakes.
I always look forward into seeing your card creations. You are a great inspiration.
Nice to see that Georgina is out and about sun bathing. :}
Enjoy your day and have a wonderful evening

Katie Melhus

What a lovely card Jaydee :) The gray and silver look gorgeous together!


Oh Jaydee...what a week. Whew!

Glimmer paper! Silvery Christmas trees! Christmas! Hooray! It's wonderfully delightfully holiday-y. :o)

Georgina!! Hooray! I'm so happy to see she's returned!! :o) (Boy, it's a day for me and exclamation marks, isn't it? ;oP)

I'm still working on my cards, Jaydee. I promise they're going to get into the mail before the deadline. :oP


P.S. Hi Lou! Welcome back to the States! I hope your travels were relatively uneventful.

Kristie G.

Such a beautiful card! If you haven't noticed I love this "merry" die too. It looks amazing in silver on all that white. So happy to have you as Featured Designer this week at Merry Monday!


This is such an elegant card, Jaydee! The smoky slate trees and silver glimmer paper are a perfect match! I hope this week is easier for you! Sounds like you were Wonderwoman last week! Have a good one!


Hi Jaydee!!

You give us already the feeling of Winter and a white Christmas . . . I can take it . . . BUT . . .you still have Thanksgiving in the middle.

Getting ready for my trip, we will be in the US on October 9th.

Do not get too tired or stressed with so much work.

Much love.

Marina . . . . from far Africa



It seems my previous message did not appear . . . will see.

Marina . . . . from far Africa

Deanne @ Three Trees

Beautiful card Jaydee! Love the trees in the back and that sparkly sentiment is perfect!!

Deanne :)

Jen Mitchell

Sparkly and festive Jaydee! I love those Tim Holtz trees!

Jenelle T

I love everything about this card. It's beautiful!


This is a beautiful card! I love, love those trees and that set is on my wish list. Seeing your card has just pushed it up the list :)

Robyn Oliver

Gorgeous Christmas card Jaydee


Beautiful card Jaydee, I love the white and silver.

Stampin' Dj

What a stunning card!

Stampin' Dj

What a stunning card!

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