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Merry Monday #52

Hi there

Time for another Christmas card with the Merry Monday #52 challenge.  This week is a colour challenge with Always Artichoke, River Rock and Cherry Cobbler being the chosen colours to work with.

It is ages since I have used Always Artichoke on a card. I used it quite a lot a few years ago, but with the trend towards brighter colours it fell by the wayside. However, this is a great opportunity to renew the acquaintance with a more classic, muted Christmas card than usual. I have also used a retired stamp set 'Peaceful Wishes' which I bought second hand in the very early days before I joined up with SU.  It is still a keeper.

It is difficult to see, but I have trimmed the brocade ornament with pearls to enhance the classic elegance and popped up the entire panel on textured Always Artichoke card stock. 


For the inside, I have used the miseltoe stamp from 'Peaceful Wishes' with markers direct to the rubber. 


Project Details
Stamps Peaceful Wishes (retired), Ornament Keepsakes, Greetings of the Season, Woodgrain
Card stock & Papers Always Artichoke (textured, retired), Cherry Cobbler, River Rock, Very Vanilla, Regals Pattern Stack
 Ink Always Artichoke, Memento Tuxedo Black, Cherry Cobbler, River Rock
Accessories Antique brads, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Craft wire (not SU)
Tools     Holiday Ornaments Framelits, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Big Shot,  Dimensionals, Sponge daubers, Stampamajig, Stampin' Write markers (Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler), Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by.

ETA:  Thanks to the lovely ladies at Merry Monday for selecting this card.

Merry Monday Winner


Margaret Moody

Gorgeous card, Judy! So simple yet so elegant!

Susan Joyce

Just beautiful Judy, Love every traditional design element, lovely CAS card and the inside is fabulous too. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday again this week.


I love how you've placed this beautiful design on the woodgrain, Judy May! This is stunning inside and out! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Wendy Aungst

This card is gorgeous, Judy! I love all your cards but this one is so pretty with the Woodgrain background, the pines and your pretty ornament! Fabulous job with this week's colors and thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)


Gorgeous card Judy!! Love the stamping you have done here.


Beautiful card, I love your ornament.


Your card is beautiful Judy! I love it.


Beautiful!! Love the traditional pretty with the challenge colors! Thanks for playing with Merry Monday crew this week!

JoAnn B.

This is so classic and elegant. Love all the details and the colors are perfect.

Narelle Farrugia

Hey Judy - you've created yet again another stunning Christmas card! Peaceful wishes is a stamp set that I never got, but I'm in love with those branch leaves! Love the addition of the pearls and the ring your bauble hangs from! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

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