Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Merry Wishes

Does "Merry Wishes" sound cute to you?  It certainly does to me!  I think it makes it cuter on a card with baubles, or ornaments.  That's the card I'm sharing today:

I've combined a couple of requirements for this card.  First off is the one from Bitten by the Bug - overlay.  With my Artbooking cartridge where there are a lot of overlays, the hardest part was actually picking one to use.  As I wanted to make a Christmas card, I naturally picked this one with a lot of hanging ornaments.  Using just one color is too plain, so I cut it out in New England Ivy and Cranberry cardstock then with a simple surgery I've combined the two making it more Christmas-sy.

Next up I saw the color requirements at Merry Monday challenge:

Out of the five colors I've already used Red, Dark Green and White, the remaining ones are Pink and Light Green.  How should I incorporate those to the existing overlay?  I decided to use a lighter green as a background, then used pink to stamp a snowflake in one of the outline ornaments and the sentiment.  There it is!  I tried a couple versions for the background but I liked this one the best.  I have used different background stamps including one that has the word "Merry" in various fonts.  I thought it would be very cute and conform to the Christmas theme but I was wrong.  In this case, less is more and I think having a plain background would make the center panel even more outstanding.

My card is entering the following challenges:
613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 everybody - Anything Goes
Craftin Desert Divas - Celebration
Make it Monday
The Glory of Christmas - ornaments

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Merry Wishes sounds great to me! Your card is very nice. Cute design.
    Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody and hope to see more of your creations here.


  2. So festive love the ornaments great design!
    Thanks for joining BBTB2!

  3. Love how you used the colours. Beautiful card!

  4. Super cute card Joyce! Love the layers of ornaments in different colours.

  5. Love the bright colours - thanks for entering The Glory of Christmas 'Christmas baubles' challenge, Hazel, Glory of Christmas DT - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for October - I'd love to see it there too. x

  6. What a super cute card! I love the overlay of course-love how you have made it green and red, but it is that cute sentiment that is just perfect that caught my eye! lol Thanks for joining us at BBTB2;-)

  7. Oh so pretty!! Love all of the hanging ornaments. Great sentiment, too. Thank you so very much for joining our 'Use an Overlay' challenge at BBTB2!!!! :)

  8. Wonderful card with these colors, Joyce! I love all these hanging ornaments! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

  9. What fun and festive card the "Merry Wishes"..
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  10. What a fun and festive card ! Thank you so much for joining us at BBTB2 !

    Mayra DTM

  11. Now I think that I NEED the artbooking cart! Great job! And thanks for playing with BBTB2 for the overlay chall!

  12. Great Christmas Card! LOVE the ornaments!!! Thanks for linking up over at Craftin' Desert Divas!!!

  13. This is such a wonderful card Joyce and I love your colourful ornaments. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  14. Merry Wishes sounds nice to me! I like it...and I like your card, too! It is so sweet. :)

    Thanks for sharing at Craftin Desert Divas!

    Kathy Jo

  15. BTW, your card also fits challenges for my other two design teams: Totally Gorjuss (traditional Christmas colors) and Crafting Musketeers (Christmas in October). :)

  16. what a lovely festive card thanks for sharing with613 avenue create this week
    Rachel DT

  17. I love the colors of your card. So stunning. You did a great job performing surgery!! Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  18. Wow... i love your card, i love these colours at Christmas !!Tthanks for entering The Glory of Christmas
    xx Tanja

  19. I like the two color mix for the overlay! I can't wait to try using this overlay for a christmas card and I think I will have to follow your example! Thanks for joining our BBTB2 challenge this week.

  20. Lovely collection of ornaments. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday this week.

  21. What a wonderful card, Joyce! Your ornaments look fabulous and really pop against the white and light green! Great job with the challenge colors!