Here was the design challenge sketch and colors:
This first card is mine. I think when I was making the sketch, I was thinking of a Christmas ornament. How can you not, right? Well, I was trying to use stamps/sets I haven't used before. I don't care for the Build-a-Bear bears, but loved the Christmas accessory stamps. I've been wanting to use it since I got it! I just got this adorable little polar bear stamp and thought it would be the perfect match to the tree and sentiment. I din't want to use too much of the colors on him and the tree - just added some marker to the hearts and scarf.
Next, we have Michelle's beautiful card. Again, she did such a great job! I love the sentiment and then the matching ornament hanging below with that great string. She also spritzed the card to get rid of a lot of white area. I just love this card - very merry indeed! What a joy it is to receive a Michelle Arthur card :)
Thanks for looking and I wish you all a very merry day and a Happy New Year! Michelle, Debbie, and I will be back with new challenges next month. Please join us! We'd love for you to create with us.