Tuesday 27 September 2016

Merry Monday & ATSM

Welcome to a post to announce the start of the latest challenge over at ATSM. This week it is our theme of -


Here is my card for your inspiration.

Not your usual Christmas colours but the one's featuring over at Merry Monday. I've missed them over the summer but now they are back from their break it makes sense to use the inspiration!
The layout is from the sketch at Paper Players, and rather than use my Woodware wreath stamp I winged it with the use of assorted buttons, pearl and bling additions! Don't know if you can tell, but there is an aperture in the middle of the wreath which I was going to keep but decided I rather liked the white. The background panel was made by stamping and embossing in white a Stampendous Christmas background stamp, then inked up with some Spun Sugar DI. Before popping up the white panel on pads I added some silver Christmas thread as a hanger and a bow, so that fits in with the challenge over at Less is More!

This week we are sponsored by

SLSlines is the work of Sal Scheibe, a freelance illustrator and graphic designer who loves to draw and create fun illustrations. Sal works as the Art Director of ArtTrader Magazine. Prior to freelance illustrating, she worked as a Creative Designer for a music firm working with TV and advertising clients. 
Sal spends her nights drawing geeky things like RPG characters, zombies, fairies, awkward people, pretty girls and odd animals. She offers a broad range of fun digital stamps in many themes from geeky to cute and whimsical to realistic. Her digital stamps start life as sketchy little doodles which are then cleaned up digitally in Photoshop and made presentable and perfect for you.
Sal's favorite tools are Wacom pen and tablet as well as Copic markers, lots of fineliners and many types of erasers (which are used often). Her favorite artists include John Singer Sargent, Norman Rockwell, JC Leyendecker, Joe Sorren and Phil Hale. And Steve Epting too.
If you'd like a custom digital stamp made or have some suggestions, feel free to write to Sal with themes you'd like to see in the Etsy store.
Prize: 2 digital images
So for more holiday inspiration why not pop over to the ATSM blog and check out the rest of the DT.

I'd like to join in over at:-


"Less is More" 


  1. Great Idea Jules to change wreath with button and the colors is sweet pink and grey my fav combo
    great DT card always Jules

  2. What a clever idea. The background is really pretty too.

  3. What a pretty card! I love the pink colour scheme for a non-traditional Christmas, and it's a great use of thread for our challenge this week at Less is More. Thanks for playing along with us!

  4. This is so soft and pretty Jules! I love the gorgeous button wreath and the white embossing in the background is so crisp.
    See you on Saturday
    Carol x

  5. Love your use of buttons for the wreath!

  6. I love your button wreath, Jules! Wow! And that background is beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  7. Nice wreath with all the fun things that make it up! Nice background too for that wreath.

  8. LOVE the button wreath; so cute and what a great way to use up buttons. The soft pink background is adorable, too.

  9. This card leapt out at me - what a wonderful use of buttons - and used with such artistry, too. You've managed to combine pink AND Christmas without being too cutesy - what an achievement. I love this card. :)

  10. I have tons of buttons so thank you for the inspiration. This is quite a beautiful card.

  11. Your button wreath is awesome and love the soft background! Great inspiration!

  12. Love your pretty button and bling wreath! a beautiful card for all of these challenges!

  13. Hello Julie: I was checking to see the cards over at the Merry Monday gallery and saw your card with the buttons, it's simply gorgeous!!! I have a big bag of buttons in all kinds of colors and sizes and you just inspired me to use them, that is one fabulous way to use your stash of buttons in a most delightful way!!
    Thank you so much for the inspiration, I'm Pinning your card and I'm digging up my bag of buttons!!!!!
    Maria Rodriguez.

  14. This is so pretty Julie and I love the fact that you made the background. I love this stamp ( you "made" me buy it last year) it's a great one to encourage me to part with buttons!! xx

  15. Fabulous card, I love all those buttons. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  16. What a beautiful wreath! I love the colors of buttons you chose.Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  17. Your button Christmas wreath has fueled my festive spirit! Love the colours! Sooooo pretty!

  18. Super cute project! Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Challenges.

  19. What a wonderful idea to use buttons for the wreath -- LOVE that!! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Merry Monday!

  20. Now, this is a clever way to use up those buttons we all have. Actually, perfectly done...love the wreath with that embossed background.

  21. I'm sorry for the really late visit Julie
    What a pretty and unusual wreath!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  22. I always mean to make a wreath like this, but never do. Perfect color combo for this kind of card--absolutely stunning!

  23. I just love this and heaven knows I certainly have enough buttons to make a couple hundred of them! Great inspiration.


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