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Thursday, January 29, 2015

It's Carolers over on Merry Monday!

Hey everyone - hope you're warmer than we are here at 22F!  Well, it's perfect weather for thinking about Christmas cards as I'm doing each week since finding Merry Monday, a Christmas challenge blog.  This week the merry designers challenged us to make a card featuring carolers - see it here.

I grew up in a musical family and spent many holiday seasons singing with groups of carolers through my church and my friends' churches.  Then I joined Sweet Adelines and my choruses would make the holidays bright with Christmas shows and, yes, caroling adventures!  On one such trip when I lived in Eau Claire WI, we visited a locked psychiatric ward in a local hospital.  One of the patients used to be a choral conductor and she started directing us!!  Our chorus director stepped aside and let the patient do her thing - such a thrill for everyone and very heartwarming to see her respond to the music!

I made this card today using a fun singing dog image from Inky Antics Punny Christmas Pups clear set:

Doggie trio

I stamped one dog, masked him off and stamped the other two to make a doggie trio.  I colored them with Copic markers, trimmed them out and mounted with foam tape onto a Hero Arts Christmas tag (covered up the hole of the tag with a doggie paw).  Hero Arts makes these yummy folded cards too - this one is grenadine from the Blush set.  I stamped and white embossed the Inky Antics sentiment from the same set.  Then I stamped it with Hero's Envelope Liner Background, inked with Tim Holtz Festive Berries Distress Ink.  The paper is from Basic Grey's Evergreen 6x6 paper pad - it's a diagonal paper but I cut it down to a straight stripe.  Sequins come from Lawn Fawn.  

I have another card but didn't get a good photo today.  You'll probably see me back later in the week if I succeed in getting one.  Hope you're having a crafty week and thanks for stopping!!

11 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

super sweet card. Love those puppies

Kristie Goulet said...

Oh gosh! How cute are those singing pups?! So glad you joined us at Merry Monday this week!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This card was too-too cute so I had to come see it closer. Then I spied the greeting and had to snort. I love everything about it!

Marcia HIll said...

Too stinkin cute! A perfect caroling card! :0)

Bonnie said...

This is fantastic, Linda! I really enjoyed reading about your Christmas Caroling. Thanks for sharing these singing pooches with us at Merry Monday!

francesca said...

oh so sweet! :)

Linda said...

This is sooo cute ..... I love those singing pups! xx

Susangail Powell said...

singing puppies! how adorable!

Debbie Henderson said...

We own a beagle and this trio of dogs reminds me of him! Such a cute card! Thanks for playing Merry Monday this week!

Susan Joyce said...

Love that you added the extra dogs to the chorus, very cute! Thanks for playing at Merry Monday.

Greta said...

Oh how adorable--love this, Linda!