Monday, October 31, 2016


And that means a couple things...this year is going by WAY TOO FAST, and we are only 54 days away from Christmas 2016!  Oh, and one more's time for another great challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra!  Here is my design team card:

As you all know, for our first-of-the-month submissions we are required to use a Bugaboo image.  This one is from Jodi's newest release, and is called BUGSNOWMAN004.  I have to admit, I fell in *love* with this guy as soon as I saw him.  I HAD to have him; he is just perfect!!  *SQUEEEE!!*
This past weekend, we went to Michael's to see if any Christmas paper was out took me awhile to find it, but find it I did!  I love how Recollections has a bunch of 8.5 x 11 cardstock packs to choose from.  Lemme tell you, the choice was difficult, but in the end I chose the Winter Frost pack.  (I may have to go back and get a few more--he he!)  It has the most gorgeous light blue snowflake patterned cardstock in it that I must hoard stock up on.  I used some of that here.  I distressed the edges with Tumbled Glass ink.  The cardstock panel running through the middle was embossed with a snowflake ef by the Paper Studio, and also inked with Tumbled Glass.  Hard to see though, since I made my image panel larger than I had intended to.  I colored this guy up with a combo of Sharpies, Copics, and Prismacolor markers.  Added some Crystal Stickles to the snow and snowflakes, and the image panel was done.
I followed the sketch over at Paper Play Sketches:
I thought this adorable guy would do well as center stage in this sketch.
Other Challenges:
ABC Christmas : "V" for Vertical
CHNC #305:  ATG Christmas
Jingle Belles:  Animals
Winter Wonderland:  Frosty or All Wrapped Up
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Don't forget to stop by my CHNC Extra design teamies' blogs to give them some lovin' for their creations, and I hope to see YOUR creations on the blog!
God Bless!


  1. oh, what a cute snowman all bundled up and the background paper is a gorgeous blue! thank you so much for playing along with us at the rudolph days challenge!
    rudolph days challenge DT

  2. Oooh so know what you mean Marie, about this ultra beautiful blue paper, if I lived in snowy lands I'd have to stick up too😁
    What a cute snowman, great card and wonderfully DT work! Ve just joined your blog hope you might pop over my way too ..l
    Delighted to be GDT member for Rudolph Day Christmas Challenge, thank you so much for sharing with us your creative inspiration.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  3. I love this gorgeous snowman Marie, love the colour you've teamed him with too.

    Sue xx

  4. Wonderful snowman card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Play Skteches.
    ~DT Janis

  5. Lovely and my favourite Chrismas colours, thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday, Julie DT x

  6. Beautiful card! Love that sweet snowman! Great coloring too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  7. What a wonderful card.
    my new challenge blog start on the 10th novemver and i hope to see you.

  8. oh my goodness, what a great image and you've made it into an awesome card! thanks for joining our celebration of christmas critters at JINGLE BELLES! <3

  9. He's so cute!
    ~DT Janis, The Merry Christmas Challenge

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at TMCC, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. So cute! I love your fun snowman!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Christmas Card Challenges!!
    Debbie (CCC DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  12. Gorgeous card Marie, such a cute snowman and the colours and your colouring are fabulous :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  13. This is a super card Marie, such a fun snowman.

  14. Thank you for your lovely design card for CHNC challenge extra for November and also for linking this for my CHNC challenge 305. x

  15. Great coloring and perfect job with the sketch ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  16. Such fun and charming card. Thanks for joining us over at Winter Wonderland.
    Love n hugs

  17. A fabulous card and such a lovely image. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Kath x

  18. Fabulous card, love your snowman and the brilliant colouring.

  19. Beautiful card. Thanks for entering the Digi Choosday Anything Goes Challenge Week 43. We look forward to seeing your makes each week. Good luck with being chosen xx (DT)

  20. Such a cute Christmas card, Marie, love your snowman. Thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge. Welcome back for a new fun challenge tomorrow!
    Dorte x

  21. I just love this whimsical little snowman and all the glittery snow he's standing on! Cute card!

  22. He IS so adorable; I can see why you fell in love. ;) And your coloring is fabulous! Love the color combo and I might have to go check out that paper.


    Guess what, you won!



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