Thursday, February 15, 2018

Christmas Crafts All Year Round February Reminder Post

Hello fellow bloggers!  Happy Thursday!  Such a sweet sound that is...Thursday!  For those of us that work Mon-Fri jobs, Thursday is a sweet day...almost as sweet as Friday!  Well, for me anyway; I guess I shouldn't speak for others!  Anyway, I am posting today to share what I made for the CCAYR reminder:


This image is from Sasayaki Glitter, and she is called Winter Peggy.  This card just might end up as the one I send to my friend Peggy for Christmas this year!  She prefers the color green though, so I don't know about that yet.  LOL!  The patterned paper is from the Classic Christmas 6x6 paper pad from Love Nicole.  The ribbon across the middle was saved from some kind of packaging.  Peggy was colored with alcohol markers, and the red corners were sponged with Candied Apple and Fired Brick Distress Oxide inks.  The sentiment comes from the Art Impressions set called Merriest.

Challenges:  

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #38:  ATG or optional card for a loved one
The Merry Christmas challenge #7:  ATG or option to use reindeer
CHNC #372:  ATG Christmas
CHN Patterned Paper:  ATG with patterned paper
LTCCB #19:  ATG
Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or optional twist to use hearts (there is a tiny one on her jacket...I wonder if that would count?)
Happy Little Stampers with Dies:  ATG (Spellbinders rectangle used to cut out image)
MIUCB #10:  ATG
Simon Says Wednesday:  Add a die cut (Spellbinders rectangle)
Polkadoodles Week #6:  ATG (2nd entry)
Sweet Stampin':  Girly
ABC Christmas:  "C" for "clean" and/or "D" for "distress" --Distress here!
Di's Digi challenge:  Lots of pink and/or Red ---I used lotsa RED!
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie #87: (inspired by the red and white colors)


Jingle Belles:  A-Coloring We Will Go

Thanks so much for stopping by...Take care and God Bless!

~MARIE~









Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sympathy card

Hello bloggers!  I'm stopping by tonight very quickly to share a sympathy card I made for a friend who lost her mother and sister-in-law on the same day.

I have had this Darice embossing folder for a little while, and this was the perfect chance to use it.  Before I embossed the paper, I blended Distress Oxides in Cracked Pistachio, Broken China, and Peacock Feathers on Bristol Smooth card stock.  I found a gold leaf pen in my drawer, so I went around the edge of the panel with it.  The sentiment is embossed with Recollections gold embossing powder, which I thought matched that gold leaf pen pretty well.  I have to say, this is the first time I have dared tried blending these inks on Bristol Smooth, and I am in love!  It looks gorgeous...I can't wait to do it again!  :)

Challenges:

Mix It Up MIUCB #10:  ATG or optional CAS twist
Crafting by Designs:  February ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #158:  ATG (2nd entry)
Crafty Creations #359:  ATG (2nd entry)

Thanks for stopping by this evening, and take care!

God Bless,

~Marie~



Sunday, February 4, 2018

February Sasayaki Glitter Challenge - A project for a loved one

Hello bloggy friends!  I hope you are all doing well.  I am here today to share with you a card I made for the Sasayaki Glitter challenge blog.  I have been moved over to that team from the Inspiration Team due to technical difficulties.  So anyway, here is what I made:


I made this card using Image #15 - Love.  I sized it to fit into the largest Spellbinders Heart Circles die; which is cute, but man, some parts of the image were difficult to color being so small!  LOL  Anyway, I put a piece of the dark pink card stock I wanted to use behind the die so the heart cut outs would stand out more.  The panel of heart-covered card stock comes from the same paper pack.  I added a sliver of the glitter card stock I used in my last card along the left edge of that piece, and added a sliver of the pink behind that.  I thought that the plain white base was just too boring, so I inked the edges with Picked Raspberry Distress Oxide.  Oh, and my image was colored with alcohol markers.

Challenges:

Catch The Bug:  Feb ATG
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper:  Feb ATG using patterned paper
Love to Scrap LTSCB #106:  I Love You!
Mix it up MIUCB #10:  ATG or optional "Clean and simple" theme
Sweet Stampin':  Anything but a Birthday
A Gem of a Challenge #212:  Have a Heart
Outlawz Festive Friday:  Card with Hearts

Ok folks, that is all from me tonight.  I am missing the SuperBowl!  Go Eagles!

~Marie~


Monday, January 15, 2018

Christmas CRAFTS All Year Round Mid-Month Inspiration

You read that correctly, the CCAYR blog has been retitled to Christmas CRAFTS All Year Round, so now you can feel free to share with us ANY Christmas-related craft you make for the season!  I know I am looking forward to seeing all of your creations over the coming months!  :)  For my own uses, I need a lot of Christmas cards, so that is probably what you will mostly see from me.

Now this month, Deanne wanted to see "Thank You" cards with a Christmas theme, of course.  This is a type of card I really don't use, but for now, here it is:


There is lots of sparkle on this card.  I covered the base with a piece of ink-jet printable glitter card stock, which is really nice because it doesn't seem to rub off much.  And if that weren't enough, I used Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on the word "thanks"(Honey Bee Stamps), which I stamped using Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress ink.  I also used Pine Needles to ink the edges of the designer paper.  The designer paper comes from the "Mistletoe and Holly" 12x12 pad from Love, Nicole.   For the die cutting, I used Spellbinders Labels One and Scalloped Labels One.  The green scalloped layer is simply the other side of the designer paper.  I love pads like this, so I know I will always have colored card stock to match the patterned paper!

Challenges:  

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #37:  ATG or optional "touch of frost" theme
The Merry Christmas Challenge #2:  ATG, or optional "wisemen" theme
CHNC #368:  ATG or optional "feature a creature" theme
LTCCB #18:  ATG
Happy Little Stampers:  ATG with Dies
Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or optional "CAS" theme
LTSCB #105:  ATG
MIUCB #9:  ATG or optional "masking" theme
Simon Says Wednesday:  Use patterned paper
Fussy and Fancy #203:  Distress it


Thanks for stopping by today, and if you haven't already, please check out all the gorgeousness at the CCAYR blog, made by both the DT and all the participants!

~Marie~




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A new DT post for today!

Howdy bloggers!  I'm here with a DT post for a new (to me!) design team... I am now a member of the Sasayaki Glitter Inspiration team!  Here is a card to "inspire" you, using Valentine Elly.


This card marks my first attempt at water coloring with my newly acquired Zig markers.  I pictured it turning out better in my head...I only water colored Elly, the heart on the pot, and the tall pink flower.  After that, I just colored with the markers.  I think the inferior quality of the paper is the issue.  I promise I will do better next time!

Challenges:

The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Winter Holiday
LTCCB #18:  January ATG
Happy Little Stampers:  January ATG with dies
LTSCB #105:  ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #374:  Layer it up
Simon Wednesday:  Something New (Darice die is new)
A Gem of a Challenge:  Happy Anything (Valentine's Day here!)

Well, I think that's it!  Thanks for stopping by today, and stay crafty!  

God Bless,

~Marie~


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Just a regular post...

Hi guys!  Just stopping in today to share another Christmas card for the stash this year:


I love this image!  It is part of the Snowman Set 02 from Bugaboo.  This is the same set that the card from my previous post comes from.  I said there that when Jodie released this set, I knew I had to have it, and this image is why!  Such a sweet image, I think it would even work for a Valentine's card in a few months!  This is colored with alcohol markers in traditional Christmas colors.  The designer paper comes from the Season's Greetings 6x6 paper pad from Love, Nicole.  The red cardstock scalloped circles come from a Recollections red paper collection.  The edges of my white card base were distressed with Candied Apple Oxide Ink.

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #36:  ATG or optional "Christmas cupcakes" theme
Sparkles Christmas #83:  Snowman/men
Animal Friends #57:  ATG with an animal
Happy Little Stampers:  ATG with dies (I used Spellbinders)
Love to Scrap #104:  Winter Wonderland
Tuesday Throwdown #371:  Christmas Scene
A Gem of a Challenge #209:  ATG Christmas
Christmas Card Throwdown:  Pick a previous challenge from 2012 or 2013 (I picked the June 2012 theme challenge of snowmen)
Di's Digi Design challenge:  Winter Holidays
Jingle Belles:  2017 Holiday Wrap Up
Outlawz Paper A La Mode:  Christmas card
Muse Christmas Visions #90:  ATG Christmas
Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or optional "stencils" theme

*Whew*, I'd better get to linking up to all these challenges!  Thanks for stopping by, and God Bless!

~Marie~



Friday, December 1, 2017

CHNC Extra December DT Post

Howdy everybody!  I am here to share my card for the CHNC Extra DT post for December:


 As usual, our images are provided by Bugaboo, and this one is part of the Snowman Set 02SO CUTE!  When Jodie released this set, I KNEW I had to have it.  I cannot resist adorable snowmen!  It looks like Snowy and his little bird buddy are discussing something important, doesn't it?

Well, I've tried to avoid it, but I have some bad news for you.  This will be the last challenge at CHNC Extra.  Hazel has decided to close up shop for personal reasons, which she explains in the CHNC Extra blog post.  Don't worry though, she isn't disappearing altogether; she will still be doing her weekly challenge that is also anything goes Christmas.  You can find that here.  She is also on a few design teams out there in blogland, so she will still be around.  I have enjoyed my time being on her team, and I will surely be participating in her weekly challenge when I can!

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #36:  ATG or optional "Christmas cupcakes" theme
Sparkles Christmas #83:  Snowman/men
Love to Scrap #104:  Winter Wonderland
Di's Digi Challenge:  Winter Holidays
Jingle Belles:  Holiday Wrap-Up


Thanks for stopping by, and take care. 

God Bless!

~Marie~