Thursday, December 31, 2015

First Christmas card of 2016, and some exciting news!

Hmmmm, should I share my card first or my exciting news?  Lemme see, eeny, meeny, miney, moe, catch a tiger by his toe, if he hollers let him go, eeny, meeny, miney, moe!
OK, ok, you wrangled it outta me....I'm one of the newest design team members for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra!!!!!!  I'm so excited!!!  This is my first ever DT position, and I'm super honored that Hazel has chosen me for her FAB team!  I get to work with Bugaboo digis all the time too, which is an added bonus!  So I guess that leads me into sharing my card then:

Isn't this the cutest image??  It's called Meowy Christmas Cats, and can be found here.  I went super CAS with my first DT card, keeping it all one layer.  I used Prismacolor markers to color my kitty trio.  The brim and pompom of the Santa hat are decorated with white Puffy Paint, and I smeared on some Stickles after I dried it.  Spending some time looking at this card, I should probably add some ground for the kitties to sit on, instead of floating in air like that...LOL!  Poor kitties!

 
  Challenges:
 
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up:  Anything goes or optional sketch
Jingle Belles:  Something old and something new (old= Puffy Paint, new= Meowy Christmas Cats digi)
CHNC #262:  Anything goes or Vintage
Crafty Calendar:  Something New (new digi stamp)
Creative Card Crew:  Anything goes
Catch the Bug Challenge:  Anything goes
2 Creative Chicks:  Anything goes
 
 
 

Thanks for stopping by today...may God bless you all today, and every day in 2016!!

~Marie~

Friday, December 4, 2015

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Good day and happy Friday, bloggers!  For all of this month, I will either be getting off early on Fridays, or already be off, so you *may* be seeing some posts earlier in the day than usual.  There IS some cookie baking that needs to be done though, so we'll see how this goes!  Today however, I have a card to share with you:
 
              
 
This simple card was made with the One Layer Christmas Card challenge specifically in mind.  They are asking for a one layer card (as always!), with the optional theme of using a snowman.  WELL, what better way to accomplish this than with an adorable snowman digi from Bugaboo??  This one is called "Winter Snowman," and can be found here.  As I am a big fan of snowmen, this purchase was a no-brainer for me!  I sized him in my Silhouette program (which is super easy, I might add!), printed him out, and colored him up with my Bic and Prismacolor markers.  Of course, various colors of Stickles made several appearances, and look much better IRL than in my photo.  Promise!
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #12:  Optional Santa Claus theme, or anything goes
The Glory of Christmas:  Optional outdoor scene, or anything goes
CHNC Extra for December:  Anything goes
Jingle Belles:  Extra Christmas card makes
Creative Card Crew:  Cold Outside
The Cutie Pie challenge:  "Simply" cute and Christmassy
Papertake Weekly:  Anything goes
Sweet Stampin':  Sparkle and shine
Crafting for All Seasons:  #115  Brrrr, It's Cold Outside!
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a good weekend, and God bless!
 
~Marie~