Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Good Tuesday evening!

Hello bloggers!  I hope all is well with you.  I'm back again to share 2 more Christmas cards for my stash:
 
 
The top one features George, one of my favorite characters from the now closed Stamp Fairy store.  I had this image printed out just sitting around, waiting for the perfect coloring opportunity.  I found that opportunity today when I saw the challenge for Merry Monday:  Christmas Lights and Glitter!  George is extremely happy with his festive tree, decorated with gold glittery balls and blue lights enhanced with clear Wink of Stella.  There is more glitter added to the snow in the form of Star Dust Stickles, but of course, none of said glitter is visible in the pic...sigh.  Well, it IS visible IRL, so please take my word for it!
 
On the second card, I used the Tim Holtz Townscape die for the first time since I bought it last year (gasp!)  I was inspired by these cards Patty Bennett made here.  I used white glitter paper, inked the sky the same way as on this card, and used Squeezed Lemonade ink for the windows and doors.  A couple of the houses are burning wood stoves to keep warm, and the smoke is made with clear Sakura gel pen.
 
Challenges:
 
Merry Monday #177:  Christmas Lights and Glitter
Jingle Belles:  Do you Sketch what I Sketch? (please forgive me ladies, I put my pink piece on the wrong way!)
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #10:  Anything Christmas or optional "for a child" twist
CHNC October Extra:  Anything Christmas
Holly Jolly:  Snowman
The Cutie Pie challenge:  Pretty in Pink
CHNC Patterned Paper:  Use patterned paper (obviously!)
 
Thanks for stopping by tonight.  Be safe, and God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. Love your George card! I have a soft spot in my heart for StampFairy images as I was on the team for over 3 years. I love how you coloured him up! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

    Deanne :)

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  2. Oh how sweet....what a cute image!

    Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with the Cuties xx

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  3. Both cards are amazing, Marie! Love your snowman card with the tree and pretty colored lights! He's so cute! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Monday! :)

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  4. Love them both ... George is a cutie ... so very glad you got sketchy with us at jingle belles.

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  5. Such a pink cutie!! thank you for playing at The Cutie Pies and Good Luck!! Sarah :0)

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  6. What a cute snowman image. Love it.

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  7. Your card is very beautiful !
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

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  8. George is adorable, great Christmas card for Merry Monday. Thanks for joining us this week.

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  9. Love the TH die! Two super cards!
    Thanks for sharing with 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    SUSAN DT

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

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  10. Both cards are wonderful, Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

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  11. Two great card! Love that snowman image - and the second card makes me want to sit down with a cup of hot tea and a bag of cookies!

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  12. I love the diecuts on your second card and the cute George image on the first one. The layout is brilliant too! Thanks for joining us at 12 MOC.
    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
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  13. Great cards! Thanks for sharing them in Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge
    Hope to see you in our latest challenge too, Donna ☺

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  14. ok, i loooooooooooove both of these like... a whollllllllllle lot!!! gorgeous versions of stephanie's sketch and just flat-out all-round awesome holiday cards. thanks for joining our sketchy JINGLE BELLES fun (x2!) this fortnight! ♥♥♥

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  15. What an adorable and cute cards. Love your coloring. Thanks for joining us at Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge.

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