Thursday, August 27, 2015

A love letter for Christmas...

Happy Thursday evening!  One more workday to go...then onto the WEEKEND!!  WOOHOO!  :)  Until then though, I have a card to share:


 
This adorable digi is from Meljen's Designs, and is called Penguin's Little Letter.  I colored him up with my Prismacolor markers, and added Snowtex to the bottom of the card.  There's glitter in the Snowtex too, but the pic doesn't show it well.  The heart has Fruit Punch Stickles, and the swirls are accented by a clear Gelly Roll pen.  Overall, pretty simple, but still cute!
 
Challenges:
 
One Layer Christmas Card:  Anything goes with optional "sleigh" twist 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Penguins and/or Polar Bears
The 12 Months of Christmas Linkup:  Anything goes with optional "snow people" twist
Sparkles Christmas:  No Designer Paper
CHNC Extra for August:   Anything goes
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog again!  I sure do appreciate it!  :)
 
~Marie~
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

One layer sleigh

Greetings, fellow bloggers!  It's been a little bit since I've been able to make something to blog about, but I'm here today with just such a thing!

 
The impetus behind this make was the current One Layer Christmas Challenge, which is asking for a sleigh as the twist.  I found this Inkadinkado image pretty quickly in my stash, and decided to gold emboss it on kraft cardstock instead of plain old white.  The sentiment comes from The Paper Company's Vintage Christmas set.
 
Challenges:
 
One Layer Christmas Card Challenge:  Anything goes with optional "sleigh" twist
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up:  Anything goes with optional "snow people" twist
Sparkles Christmas:  No Designer Papers
CHNC #243:  Use some Gold
CHNC August Extra:  Anything goes
Winter Wonderland:  Christmas Carols/Songs...ironically, the same song as my previous entry...completely unintentional!! 
ABC Christmas:  "Q" for Quantum Leap back in time to use any of the previous challenges.  I'm using "L" for "Lyrics."
 
Thanks for stopping by again!  Please come back soon!
 
~Marie~
 
 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Pretty pink gingerbread

Happy Saturday bloggy people!  How are things in your neck-o-the-woods?  Things in my neck are lookin to be good and warm today.  Later on we will be going to my BIL's place for a cookout, with smoked pork, smoked corn on the cob, etc.  It's making me drool already!

Anyhow, here is the reason for my visit to blogland today:


An adorable gingerbread girl all dressed in pink!  This digi image is from Bugaboo.  I used the 6x6 MME Merry Little Christmas paper pad, and cardstock from the Botanical paper pack from Recollections in this card construction.  The ribbon was left over from some kinda packaging.  I added some bling in the corners, and that's it!

Challenges:

Winter Wonderland:  Christmas Carols/Songs:  (It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas; the line that goes "with candy canes and silver lanes aglow")
CHNC Extra:  August Anything Goes
CHNC #242:  Something Old (the bling)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown:  August Theme Challenge, for a child
The 12 Months of Christmas Linkup:  Anything goes with optional snow people theme
Crafty Calendar:  BINGO; I went across the top of the board with "pink, pearls/gems, ribbon/lace"
CHNC Patterned Paper:  Cover your project in patterned paper
 
Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!
 
~Marie~