Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Merry Monday #20

(Woo Hoo all the hard work to create this card paid off as it was chosen the winner At Merry Monday)

Good Grief do you ever have one of those days that everything you do just takes you forever because it's one interruption after the other and then.....THE POWER GOES OUT! R E A L L Y ???  NOW??? We are having yucky weather, but not thunderstorms, so I have no idea what is up with the power outage. Just glad to have modern electricity again!!!

I love Lesley's sketches because they are simple, but my goodness this card has taken forever and a day to complete. Most people would have been like - it's a sign give up, but I am always determined to finish what I start! I just never knew something so simple could be so complicated! ha! 

So here is the simple complicated card! :-) So forgive the brevity of the post as I want to get this up.
Obviously, I am not happy with the photograph as the weather is crummy, but the Aqua bling on the gingham whimsical tree is so cute! I love Aqua and red together and that is how we roll at Christmas around this house. The papers are from Martha Stewart. 
The sentiment is from Wilson Designs Snowy Wishes

As stated in my earlier babbling I was inspired by Lesley's Merry Monday's Christmas Sketch
I am also joining in the Moxie Fab Gingham Challenge: Who doesn't have a Whimsical Gingham Christmas Tree with aqua bling and a silver tinsel star??? :-))))

Oh and some exciting news...this card made Papercrafts Star Runner Up! Yay! Thank you so much to those who made it possible! I am thrilled and honored!
Runner-Up - Our Quasar Award!

Hope you are having a Terrific Tuesday!
~Tammy~

{Recipe}
Stamps:  Wilson Designs, Snowy Wishes
Paper: Stampin'  UP!, DP: Martha Stewart
Ink: Momento 
Other:  Die: Sizzix, Rhinestones: AC Moore, Tinsel: Martha Stewart, Embossing Folder: Sizzix

24 comments:

Theresa said...

So totally too cute! I love the whimsical feel of the tree.

I'm sorry I am so far behind on comments - I haven't forgotten about you. Hope you're well.

Doreen said...

This is just sooo gorgeous,love the tree.xxx

Sherrie K. said...

Hey Tammy,
Sorry I have been MIA lately. So super busy this time of the year. I love your card and the MS papers you used. So fun and the tree is just fabulous!!
Congrats on your card making the Papercrafts Star runner up. That is awesome!

Hope your having a wonderful day:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

onecraftymama said...

Red & aqua rock together! Love it :) And that tinselly star on top!
Big congrats on your win :)

onecraftymama said...

Red & aqua rock together! Love it :) And that tinselly star on top!
Big congrats on your win :)

Cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun,massive congratulations,on your win and,just love this,card Hun,that is one,brilliant,tree just super Hun,love hugs Cherylxxxxx

Annette said...

what a great card...love that tree and the star...fun design...

Mary Pat Siehl said...

what a fun and funky tree! looks great!!

Elaine said...

Well done making runner up , it was a fabulous card Tammy.

Your christmas card is such fun what a great shaped tree and those lovely sparkles well done Tammy
Hugs Elaine

Lalo said...

one of those days...Every time I craft it takes FOREVER!!! Looke like you don't need power to make an awesome card!!!

Denise Price said...

Sorry to hear that you had such a frustrating day. Hope that tomorrow will be better. In any case, your gingham tree is absolutely adorable!!!

Also--congrats on the Papercrafts honor! That card is downright gorgeous.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING that tree and the bling!!!!!

Tan's Hobbies said...

Oh, i love the bling-bling on this card. Love the tree design, love the glittery as a star, and love the background card too. I love the way you take the picture too, you are such a lovely designer and a great photographer!!

Congrats to be chosen as a winner on Papercrafts Star. You are so talented, dear!!

Linda R said...

Your gingham tree look amazing.. So whimsical and cute.. So glad the power came back on!!

Hugs~

Catie Cuddles said...

Superb modern and funky card. Love it!

Susan Flynn said...

What a fabby unusual Christmas card Tammy and congrats on your win x

VanessaB said...

uniquely fun and cute!!! congrats on your win, too! woo hoo :)

Lesley said...

Wow, this is SO cool Tammy! I love that funky tree and the bling!! Really, so creative! I especially love the star at the top...a fresh and funky card for Christmas...love it! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!
Lesley

Notes by Nina said...

What a fun card, love the funky designer papers. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Carol Lucas said...

Cute card! Did you have a pattern for that tree or create it yourself? Thanks for the encouragement you left me on my blog. It really does help to step away sometimes.

Wendy said...

Love this card, Tammy! Such bright & pretty papers and I just love your tree! Perfect holiday card!!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

LeAnne said...

This is such a fun card, even if you went through a lot to make it! Your staging is beautiful too, with the doily and ornaments! Fabulous! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday challenge!

sandi said...

Congrats on being runner up! Love this card with that fun looking tree! So eye-catching!

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, is this ever fabulous, Tammy! I love, love, love it, girl. What's not to love about it?? Sorry it took you so long to get the final result, but it was WELL worth it.

Saw you were a win at Papercraft STar: big congrats!

Off to my busy day now....have a good one!