Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Catching up with Merry Monday

Happy Wednesday!

It's another gorgeous day here on the island ..... perfect weather for travelling!
Travelling?? .... am I off somewhere again?
Well ...... I could possibly be flying off to Gatwick later this afternoon, meeting up with my lovely buddy Susan, to spend a few days in the south of England.  We're off to a craft retreat at the end of the week and I can't wait!!!

A bit of a problem this morning though, well yesterday actually .... hubby's car wouldn't start, again!!!
We left the car on the drive when we went to Vegas.  When we got back, he tried to start the car, to run Lauren and the little man home, and there was nothing ...... zilch! completely dead! 
It took a day to charge the thing ..... and it's been fine, sort of.  We haven't really been that far over the weekend .... not that there's far to go anyway on the island (it's only about 33 miles long, and 13 miles wide!)
Anyway, yesterday morning, he was dropping me in town on his way to work ....... came to start the car, and it was having none of it ...... flat as a pancake again!!! 
So ..... it's gone to the garage this morning and they've said he'll have it back by lunchtime.  Fingers crossed I hope they're right, he's supposed to be taking me to the airport later ...... I don't like getting a cab on my own!

Before all that though, I need to finish the ironing, tidy the place before I leave, and catch up with the Merry Monday challenges that I've missed while I was on holiday.  This could take a while!!

This week it's Challenge #118 ..... and it's all about using ribbons and buttons ......

It's hard thinking of Christmas designs when we've got this gorgeous weather to enjoy, but it seems that's all I've done since the old craft room re-opened.  Here's the latest one .....

I've used this cute little wintery scene again from Hero Arts, stamped in navy Memento ink (Paris Dusk I think it's called).

It's such a cute little stamp, it hardly needs anything else.  I've just added a sentiment,

some navy satin ribbon, and a button for the challenge.

A touch of fine crystal glitter ..... well, it is a Christmas card  ...... finishes off the design

And of course the inside has been decorated too ..... using the brand new Snowflake Lace from IndigoBlu

I missed 2 challenges while I was away, but I decided to make the cards anyway.  The first week was Challenge  # 116 ..... use shades of green and white

I went with Mistletoe .... that's green and white, and I ended up with 2

I know there's a cheeky bit of red on there, I couldn't resist

Then week # 117 was all about using sequins ...... not something I use a lot of, if any to be honest

I dug some out of my craft stash and gave it a go .....

I used one of my favourite Tim Holtz stamp sets ...... Deco Christmas (CMS176) and added a few white sequins to give the look of falling snow.

Phew!! That's me up to date with Merry Monday ..... for now! 

Thanks for popping by .... have a lovely day.  I'm off now to charge the laptop, do the last bit of packing then I need to get myself ready.  I think I may just sneak an hour in the sun first though!

Cheerio until next time



  1. Corr you have been busy, gorgeous cards and I love that Hero Art tree stamp. Enjoy your retreat, Elizabeth x

  2. Wow, love the monochromatic colour scheme you have used for the current challenge - makes for a very classy card. Your late additions are gorgeous too, all helps to build up that Christmas card stash. Have a lovely weekend away, Cx

  3. Gorgeous cards and that button is so beautiful.
    Would love to join you in the south of England for a couple of weeks anyway. 1066 country will always retain a little piece of my heart.
    Margaret M

  4. Gosh, you are well stocked up for Christmas now Linda! They are all beautiful, I love the Merry Christmas sentiment. Have a great weekend at the retreat. Anne xx

  5. Love the blue and white christmas!!!

  6. Fabulous cards Linda, I love that you went back to the missed challenges. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  7. WOW! Awesome cards!!! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

  8. Ah, Linda, you are definitely a "go to" site for Christmas card inspiration and I thank you for that! These cards are again winners in my book and I love them! I hope you are enjoying your craft retreat! No moss is growing under your feet!! Hugs, Darnell

  9. Fabulous cards! All these Christmas cards are just gorgeous. The scene you created looks so peaceful and crisp - love it! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

  10. I did the same thing with my Merry Monday cards when I got back from vacation - it's nice to have the prompts to work from! I love all three of these cards - that tree scene is gorgeous, perfectly glittered! And the navy is just so elegant. Love the sequins (they get addictive over time, it seems) and the cheeky red made me smile :)

  11. Oh! And I forgot to say, good luck with the car! I hope it's a quick inexpensive fix!

  12. Lovely cards. the Hero Arts card is very serene. Love the little snowflake button.

  13. This week's card is absolutely stunning! I need to catch up with ones I've missed--love yours!

  14. All the cards are awesome! I love this week's card with the tree scene from Hero Arts! I hope the car was fixed and you got off to the airport on time to enjoy your craft retreat!

  15. Stunning card for this week and I love the glitter. Lovely that you have caught up on the old challenges also, thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  16. All 4 cards are super cute! I hope you're having fun on your retreat! Congrats on being picked as a Merry Monday Honorable Mention as well! :)

  17. Great cards, love the blue and white!


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