Merry Monday Mittens

Less than two weeks from now, the Christmas season will officially be over...too soon for me as Christmas cards are my very favorite cards to make.  Luckily, there is a card challenge that will allow me my Christmas "fix" all year long.  I have just discovered the Merry Monday Challenge where this week's challenge (Merry Monday #87)  is to use a mitten somewhere in your card design.  I am also playing along with ColourQ 219.  The colors this week are perfect for Christmas...I had so many pieces of patterned paper in my Christmas stash, I didn't need to search too long to find just the right combination.  Here is this week's ColourQ palette.
When I think of mittens, I always think of my the sweet stitched mittens from Waltzingmouse Stamps, Sewing Box Christmas.  I love the sweet stitching and how many different looks you can achieve when stamping them on patterned papers.  

 I told you this weeks ColourQ palette was a good one...didn't I?  I used some Recollections patterned paper (Sugar Plums) and some red hand stitching to bring out the red colors in the patterned paper.  The stamps and sentiments are from Waltzingmouse Sewing Box Christmas which I stamped and embossed in a deep, rich brown.  The cute little stitched sentiment flags, stitched mat circle and square are from Lil Inker Designs.  My final touch were the cute little jingle bells tied with brown twine.

Are you still working on your Christmas cards?  If so, here's a link to the Merry Monday Challenge and if you are all done for this's never too soon to get started on cards for Christmas, 2014!


Amy Engel said...

Adorable. The colors and patterns are really cute mixed together and hand stitching is always a plus in my book.

Karren said...

Such cute mittens! I love your card layout and the patterned papers you've use go so well together! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Sharron said...

Cute card, Cathy! Love the oaoer pieced mittens with the bells--great patterned papers too!

What a beautiful card, Cathy. I love the rich colours and the flags on the design!! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Beautiful!! I loveeeee the mittens and the bells!!!

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. Love the papers and those darling mittens.

Lisa said...

This is oozing with country cuteness Cathy! So sweet and cozy. LOVE the little mittens decked out with the jingle bells! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ!

I love the country feel to this card, Cathy! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

These mittens are adorable! I love the pattern and the stitching! And all those little flags make this so festive! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Oh my gosh Cathy ... this card is so adorable!! I LOVE your patterned mittens and the jingle bells are so fun! Love your row of flags - fabulous mix of DP. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Joyce said...

This is just adorable--such a great way to get all those colors together. I think that those mittens are one of my favorite WM images. And, to have a pair like that in real life with those bells--now that would be something. I like all your little stitched sentiment flags, too. Oh, and I did notice that your patterned paper is lined up perfectly matched on both mittens. Only a stamper would notice that, right?

Love the warm brown and red on this delicious card Cathy! The bells look so cute wrapped around the mittens - love these stitched stamps! and the papers are so pretty on the banners and background!

Oh my goodness, this is beautiful!
I noticed there is a gingerbread man peeking from one of the flags!
Too cute.

Maria said...

So pretty! Love those adorable mittens with bells and all the stitching...great job!

So many gorgeous design elements, love your card. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

Oohhhh these mittens are beautiful love the whole carddesign.

Beautiful card Cathy, I love the papers and colours you used. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Colleen said...

Cathy, your card is gorgeous...I love those colors and your pattern paper is awesome!! Fabulous mittens too...all your attention to details makes it a wonderful card! And Cathy, thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment too!
Your words mean a lot to me and give me encouragement! Merry Christmas!!

Jeanne J said...

Oh I love this Cathy! I never reach for the chocolate brown color and wow! Looks so yummy here. Love the bell son the mittens and the stitching!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is a stunner! I love those mittens, the patterns you used and that fun sketch! But your own stitching is what caught my eye! Love it! Thanks for playing with us this week and sharing this with us!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Cathy, I love the mittens with the jingles and the flags are fabulous! Thanks for playing with us at the colourQ.

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