Monday, March 24, 2014

Merry Monday Peaceful Wishes

Hello and Merry Monday to you.


Karren chose our challenge this week.


I was so happy to be able to use this birch die that I bought last Fall.

And I used the stencil paste that I bought for a recent Online Stencil Class.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team has done.
Be prepared to be dazzled!
And we'd love to be dazzled by your card at


Some other challenges....

is celebrating their first anniversary this week.
A big congratulations to this awesome team.
To celebrate they're going.
I've stenciled the dots, but I did use my Big Shot to cut the trees and birds.


Pixies Crafty Workshop
since I used some of my teeny, tiny snippets

Thanks for the visit.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Stamps:  Peaceful Wishes (retired)
Ink:  Basic Gray, SU Marker (Basic Gray, Basic Black)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Smokey Slate, Naturals White, Real Red
Other:  Birch Trees Die (Impression Obsession), Wendy Vecchi White Embossing Paste 

50 comments:

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Ooooooohhhh - love that die, no wonder you were excited to use it!! Gorgeous card Bonnie!

Deanne :)

Benzi said...

LOVE this pretty card, Bonnie. The stenciled and pasted snow looks awesome. You have me thinking it is winter again. Ha

Sandy said...

Peaceful wishes and snow kisses - how beautiful! There is a gorgeous red cardinal outside my window right now at one of my bird feeders.
Beautiful Christmas card!
Sandy xx

Gail Park said...

Totally breathtaking! Love the dimension of your embossing paste snow with the beautiful birches!

Sue - said...

I like this a lot! The red birds with the grey and white look just perfect.

Cynthia said...

As I was scrolling down your card, I thought...so pretty! And then I hit that third Cardinal and you know--that really makes the card! Those pops of red in a triangular design element are just perfect!!

Faith A said...

Beautiful, love your use of the paste.

Marybeth said...

Hi Bonnie ! Hope you are doing well.
I love your birch tree card....and beautiful snow falling. Sooo pretty. I think I am going to march right into the craft room and make a card....everything else can wait...right?

jimlynn said...

A perfect snowy scene! Love the touch of redbirds and the stenciling in the background.
Lynn

Anonymous said...

Love your card with the birch trees! What stencil did you use for the snow (dots) ?
Joy
bjjones@woodstocktel.net

Kristie Goulet said...

I LOVE this adorable scene you created here with your dies and stencils! Those red cardinals are the perfect pop of color. Have a great week!

Lori said...

Bonnie, I absolutely LOVE this scene you've created using your stencils/paste and dies!! SUPER CUTE!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Gorgeous card! You rocked this challenge fo' shure!

Irish Cherokee said...

Love birch trees and cardinals. They are perfect for one another on this card. Excellent contrast between them. The sentiment is an absolute match.

LeAnne said...

Ahhhhh.....this card is SO peaceful and serene....I just LOVE it. Every. Single. Thing. LOVE! Hey, guess what---I saw a BLUEBIRD today! Yippee, that means spring is really going to get here, even though it's going to snow again tomorrow!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, love the textured snow and the smooth trees, fantastic christmas card, Cathy x

Di said...

Absolutely perfect Bonnie - I just bet Mary H will love it when she visits!

Hugs

Di
xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous card... Love the trees... Think i have that Die.... Must hunt it out....
Hugs Sylvie xxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

I love, love, love this card Bonnie, its fabulous!! xxx

Debbie Henderson said...

Awww, you're making me want to use a birch cutting file I just purchased for my Silhouette Cameo! This is so pretty!

Marisa said...

Fabulous!!!

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Bonnie. Love the idea of the snow on the background and those trees are super.
Hugs
xx

JoAnn said...

Oh Bonnie, this is fabulous. I love the birch die (I have been wanting that die) and the snow stencil, they made a beautiful card with those pretty red cardinals. Great job.

Diane said...

Beautiful Christmas design Bonnie.

Hugs Diane

Wendy said...

Such a gorgeous card, Bonnie! Just love those birch trees and your cute little cardinals! A wonderful card for this challenge! Have a great week! :)

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Bonnie - you are amazing as is your design (I've been oohing since you first posted it!) LOVE everything about it!

Deepti said...

This is fab, I love the the snow and the red birdies, superb!!

Carol L said...

THis is such a pretty, serene card! I love the birch trees, red birds, and especially the beautiful fonts on the sentiment!

Dragon said...

Stunning Bonnie, love it.

Aileen said...

Beautiful! Love the die and those red birds. A gorgeous design. x

Brenda said...

This card is beautiful Bonnie! I love that die and I the love challenge colors. I also love the sentiment and this card sure does give the feeling of peaceful wishes. I can feel the peace as the snow silently falls in real life, so it comes through on this card too. Hugs

Susan said...

Stunning card, Bonnie - I love it! A perfect winter scene with great use of the stencil and die cuts.

Joni nina Andaya said...

SO Pretty with the birch tree die-cut and red robin birds!!! Lovely :)

Katie Melhus said...

Bonnie, seriously - WOW. I can't say enough good things about this AWESOME card! I love everything about it. You go girl.

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Bonnie and I love this die. Your little cardinals are fantastic.

Doris said...

Beautiful card, as usual! Matches our weather forecast for tonight!

Heather North said...

Love your use of the birch tree die cut. One of these days I'm going to have to get one for myself. :)

Karen D said...

I am a complete sucker for a Cardinal Bonnie!! I love your lovely, quiet, serene scene with little red Cardinals!! Such a beautiful card.

Karren said...

I have been admiring this card since it first appeared on the DT blog! It is just gorgeous and I can only imagine how much better the texture is IRL as it looks pretty good on the screen!

MaryH said...

Just saw this gorgeous card over at the Snippety place as I added a card, and you KNOW I am loving it! Just had to pop over & take a closer look. Love it even better in close up. Inspired thinking to use your stencil paste. Absolutely stunning. Hugs & TFS

Darnell J Knauss said...

The ultimate classic Christmas card, Bonnie! I'm in awe! Fantastic stenciling of snow and now I want that die, too! Love this! Hugs, Darnell

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie. I have that same die and have only used the birds so far ... you've inspired me to pull it out!! Love the dimension on your birds! And the falling snow from your embossing paste add lots of dimension too - fabulous! Loll xx

Bobby said...

Your sentiment says it all. I love birch trees and I love cardinals and together they make a wonderful card.

SARN said...

Another beautiful and creative card from you Bonnie . . . as ever! You are so talented.
Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lee-Anne said...

Bonnie, love this beautiful snowy scene. The pop of red from the cardinals is just perfect!

Kimbo said...

You've made a perfect background for the lovely die cut trees and birds

Thanks for playing along with our Dotty challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

scrappymo! said...

The snow looks fabulous. So real looking...
Love the trees and birds...so beuaitful!

Susan Joyce said...

Your card is simply stunning Bonnie, in fact I was going to make one this week with very similar design elements but you got there before me. LOL Well done! It's gorgeous I feel I might have to case it.

Kerry said...

What a lovely festive scene. Thank you for joining in with our Dotty challenge at Cuttlebug Mania x

Jannie said...

Love your card, it is gorgeous!!!! The simplicity makes it amazingly beautiful!!

Thank you so much for joining us in our Anniversary challenge at Cuttlebug Mania!

Cuttlebugs and Hugs
Jannie