Saturday, January 24, 2015

Little Pink Houses

 We woke up to a wintery wonderland.  About five inches of snowfall overnight.  It looks so pretty, but it's turning warmer and grayer and they are calling for rain.  A very typical south-eastern Pennsylvania winter day.  "A slush-fest," my husband calls it.

I'm playing along with the Merry Monday Challenge #142 again this week.  It is calling for cards with houses.  I was inspired by those vintage, pasteboard houses that people decorate with at Christmastime.  I love the sugary colors; blues, pinks, light greens...

 I used Paper Smooches Bitty Bungalows for the images and sentiment.  The houses were heat embossed with white embossing powder, water-colored with Distress inks, then die cut.  The back panel is raised and I added little heart sequins from Martha Stewart.
It's a bit hard to tell in the photo, but the sentiment is embossed in silver.  It adds to the frosty feel of the card.  

I think this card is just right for the entire winter season!
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I'm also linking up to the Paper Smooches Anything Goes Challenge this week.  Love these challenges!  Tons of inspiration!!

Stay warm! 


  1. I found your blog through Darnell's blog...and I have really enjoyed seeing what you post!
    The house card is just adorable and perfect for the Merry Monday Challenge! I need to get back to posting to that challenge I don't run out of Christmas cards like I did this past
    PS. Yes, we have lots of snow too.

  2. Oh my Mary, this card is just adorable. Love how you coloured the miniature houses and the little hearts really finish it off.
    Carol x

  3. I LOVE your pastel houses and the embossed background. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  4. Your pastel houses are very pretty. Love the embossed background.

  5. Hi Mary - spotted your darling pastel houses over on Merry Monday. Just adore these houses!! Love how you layered them and put them on the embossed background - thanks for the inspiration!

  6. c'est adorable, les couleurs pastelles lui donne beaucoup de charme, un vrai cocon ou passer l'hiver au chaud, biz

  7. So cute Mary, I love the soft colours you used on your houses. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

  8. Hi Mary, We loved your card at Merry Monday and it is this week's winner! If you would like to be our Guest Designer next week, email me at bonklass(at)gmail(dot)com and I will send you the information you'll need.

  9. Gorgeous card Mary and a well deserved win!

  10. Spotted your card as a winner at Merry Monday--came over to take a closer look. Congratulations on your well deserved win. This card is just adorable. Love the combination of the distress painting and white embossing.


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