Since I love making Christmas cards, it's no surprise that the Merry Monday challenge has been one of my favorites since I found it last year. I was so honored to have my card picked as the winner last week & I hope you'll check out my Guest Designer entry for the challenge starting March 10. This week's theme is Country Charm with Stitches & Buttons. My first thought was "oh no--2 things I seldom use"--LOL! Probably should have looked for a different stamp, but I've been wanting to ink up this one by DeNami that was in the giveaway I won from Lisa. I framed it with the double circle, also by DeNami, & colored with markers. Stickles on the flame & berries add a touch of sparkle. I used the Tim Holtz woodgrain embossing folder & hand stitched with floss to try & get something of a country feel. Gingham would be more country, but I don't have one with the right shades of red & green. This striped ribbon matches & is a favorite I seldom use. Some cards have to be re-done before being sent out.
What do you think? Is the woodgrain with stitching too foreign to the sweet image? I'm adding this to Pixies Snippets Playground. Glad you took time to come by. Beautiful sunny day after wind & rain yesterday, but that's typical for Oregon & I'm not complaining!