Thursday, March 31, 2016

It's that time again!

Yep, you guessed it, it's time for the next monthly challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra!  That also means another month of this year has flown by...dang.  Also another year of my life has flown by as my 45th birthday was yesterday.  I spent my day at work, but today is all MINE!!!  Anyway, back to the CHNC Extra challenge...if you join in this month or any month, you have a chance to win:
 
Bugaboo Stamps are proud to sponsor this challenge - they are offering $21 of digital stamps to the randomly selected winner.
 
Now how about that for fantastic??  Now onto my DT card:
 
 
Being that this is the main challenge, the DT have all used Bugaboo images, and this one is called Wee One Boy Angel - pray.  He's totally cute!  I decided on a one layer card this time, with some simple coloring and some bling in the forms of Stickles and Wink of Stella.  The sentiment is from Papertrey's Signature Christmas.
 
Challenges:
 
One Layer Christmas #28:  Anything goes
The Glory of Christmas #81:  Shadow box card or anything goes
Merry Monday #198:  Christmas Carols (I heard the Bells on Christmas Day)
CHNC #274:  Use a sentiment
Winter Wonderland:  For a child
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Cute Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges #17:  Anything goes or optional color challenge
Creative Card Crew #109:  Clean and Simple
 Simon Wednesday:  Anything goes
 
Thanks for stopping by today.  God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

CHNC Extra Mid month inspiration

Howdy folks!  This will be a quickie post for now, as we are soon heading to the gym.  Here is my card for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra mid month inspiration post:

This card uses George, one of my favorite characters from Stamp Fairy (now closed.)  Not sure why I decided to go with a majorly pink color scheme, but I think it suits him anyway!  Some yellow Stickles on the star, and puffy paint on the snow add some sparkle and texture.  I was going to enter this card into the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown sketch challenge, but I missed it.  {sigh}  Here was the sketch:


Hopefully later, when we get back, I'll be able to enter this card into some other challenges! 

Challenges:

12 Months of Christmas Link Up #15 Anything goes or optional Holiday Decorations theme
The Glory of Christmas #80:  Anything goes or optional Re-use/Recycle used Christmas cards
Christmas at Sweet Stampin':  Cute Christmas
CHN Patterned Paper:  Anything goes
Crazy 4 Challenges C4C327:  Pi day...feature circles or pie
Card Mania #78:  Polka dots and/or stripes
Create and Inspire #41:  Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #16:  Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #221:  Anything goes


Take care and God Bless!

~Marie~

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Not my usual forte...

Greetings fellow bloggers!  I'm back tonight to share another Christmas card with you:
 
 
As my blog title suggests, this vintage type of card is not my usual "thang," but I COULD NOT RESIST this beautiful vintage Christmas image!  I took some cues from Lady E (her videos are fantastic, check them out!), and really tried to rough things up and distress the heck outta them!  And LAYERS!  Oh so many different layers!  I've got lace, an old hymnal page, a doily, the matted image, and the sentiment panel...and an arrangement of flowers, leaves, flower stem balls (do they have a proper name??), and bits of super glittery foliage.  I added gold Stickles around the edge of the card as well.  I started off by inking thru a snowflake embossability on the card base, but I pretty much covered all that up, hehe!
 
Challenges:
 
Jingle Belles:  All bundled up, AKA, lotsa layers!
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #15:  Optional theme of holiday decorations OR anything goes
Glory of Christmas #79:  Optional Jesus is Born theme OR anything goes
Sparkles Christmas #62:  An old fashioned Christmas
CHNC #271:  Vintage or anything goes
Holly Jolly #67:  L is for Lace
Winter Wonderland:  Use some Lace
Crimbo Crackers #101:  Die cuts (Spellbinders scalloped rectangle, and Blossom Five for the flowers)
Christmas Card Challenges #14:  Anything goes OR optional color scheme
Creative Card Crew #108:  Chicks (animal or human), LOL
Crafting for al Seasons #121:  Add some sparkle
Simon Says Wednesday:  Touchy Feely (texture)
Crafting with Friends #15:  Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #221:  Anything goes
Fussy and Fancy Friday  #158:  Shabby Fun Bingo (I went on the diagonal:  Vintage or cute, Texture, Frills or Lace, Sparkley Mist...I sprayed my flowers with homemade shimmer spray)
 
Thanks for stopping by this evening!  Take care and God Bless!
 
~Marie~
 
 

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Merry Christmas Candy Canes

Holy cow, it's March already!  Where is the year disappearing to??  I wish I could answer that question, but since I can't, how about a Christmas card?

 
This is my DT card for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra., so of course the image is from Bugaboo.  I suggest you join in on this challenge, especially if you would love to win $21 worth of Bugaboo images!  This is Poppi Xmas Candycane, and as with all the Poppi images, I love him!  I colored him and fussy cut him out, something I rarely do, so I could pop him on the front of this Silhouette Candy cane card cut file.  You can kinda see the Wink of Stella...every time I say that in my head I think "Stella!" ala "A Street Car Named Desire."  I know, I'm weird!  Anyway, I used Wink of Stella all over the red piece, and the white is shimmer cardstock.  The sentiment is Studio G, stamped in Memento Lady Bug ink.  Poppi's hat is sporting some red Stickles on the berries, and white puffy paint on the brim and pompom.
 
Challenges:
 
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #15:  Anything Christmas or optional Holiday Decorations theme
(I think candy canes fit into that category!)
The Glory of Christmas #79:  Anything Christmas or optional Jesus is born theme
CHNC #270:  Use a sentiment
Holly Jolly #66:  Getting Sentiment-al
Winter Wonderland:  Use a sentiment
Christmas Card Challenges #13:  Anything goes or optional photo inspiration
Card Mania #78:  Spots and/or Stripes
Create and Inspire #40:  Anything goes
Simon Says Wednesday:  Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #15:  Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #220:  Anything goes
 
 
Thanks to you all for joining me this evening...stay safe and God Bless!
 
~Marie~