Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017 CHNC Extra DT Post

Howdy fellow bloggers!  Can you BELIEVE that it's October already?  CRAZY!!  Just plain crazy!  I'm ready for the change in the weather, but not sure I'm ready for sending out my Christmas cards just yet.  To add to the collection though, here is my card for the CHNC Extra challenge:

I had fun making this card!  I've been on an embossing folder kick lately, as well as a kraft card stock kick.  I picked out a bunch of folders from my collection, cut down some kraft to fit, and went to town!  Since this folder has that lovely snowman on it, I thought adding some white ink would be perfect to enhance the embossing.  I pounced and pounced my white ink pad all over the paper while it was still in the folder (to keep the dimension), and let it dry overnight.  I didn't want to cover too much of this cute folder up, so I searched through my Bugaboo stash until I found the perfect image:  BUGSMBLOCKS.  If you click on the link to take you to the image, you will see that I cut it apart to use just the peeking fellow in the top right corner.  My Silhouette Cameo came in quite handy for this.  The snowman was colored with alcohol markers, and I added him to the upper right corner of my panel.  The panel was added to a piece of bright blue card stock to match the colors used on the snowman image, and the whole shebang was added to a kraft cardstock base.
CHNC #353:  ATG or optional black, white and one other color
Christmas Card Challenges #22:  ATG or optional inspiration pic
Outlawz Festive Friday:  Christmas
That's it for today!  Please join our CHNC Extra challenge, because you could win some fabulous Bugaboo, and don't forget to check out what my teamies have created as well!


  1. Hello Marie! You left a comment over at the 12 Months of Christmas stating you couldn't find the link up for the challenge. Our challenges run monthly and the link up for the Sept. challenge closed at midnight. Our link up for Oct. doesn't start until 6 p.m. EDT this evening. So, if you want to link up your card to our new challenge, just add our blog to your challenge list and then come over later tonight or tomorrow! I hope you'll be able to join us.

    ☺ Lisa D.
    Owner & Co-coordinator for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!
    Décosse’s Dynamite Doodles – My Personal Blog!
    Path of Positivity – My other challenge blog!

  2. This is adorable with the cutie peeking over the edge! Such a fun design! Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday! ~Katrina

  3. Thank you for your lovely design inspiration for our CHNC challenge extra for October. Thanks too for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 348 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT, also for my CHNC 353. x

  4. Such a cute card! I sure whoever receives this will love it! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

  5. Love the effect of the white ink on the embossed kraft panel. That snowman is super cute. Thanks for joining us at The Merry Christmas Challenge.


  6. Thanks for your sweet comments on my card for this challenge!! This is adorable!! LOVE the inked, embossed background; it's so fun!! And the little snowman peeking out is adorable and perfect for adding just a little bit of something without covering up the background.

  7. I love the background and the wee cutie peeking over the edge. Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge, good luck! Yvonne (DT)

  8. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining in with us over at the Polkadoodles Blog Challenge.
    Angie DT Polkadoodles

  9. Adorable card! Such a fun design!! Love that sweet image!

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


  10. super cute card! Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  11. Wonderful design for this cute image.Thanks for playing along with us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K x

  12. This is fabulous, the white over the embossing is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

  13. This is such a cute Christmas card Thanks for joining us in our week 38 Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

  14. This is such a fun card. Thank you for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  15. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us over at the Crafty Creations Challenges Blog.
    Kristina DT

    Crafty Creations Challenges Blog
    Cards by Kristina

  16. Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Anything Goes challenge. Your Christmas card is wonderful… Good luck in the draw and hope you will join us for our next challenge…
    [Diane-Louise DT for 12 Months of Christmas Link Up Challenge Blog]

  17. Thanks for sharing your talent, Great Card!!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM

  18. Super cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

  19. Another great card, Marie - that background is so effective.

    Thanks for joining us at the 12 Months of Christmas link up.

    Helen N x

  20. Cute, cute, cute! I love that embossing folder! And Bugaboo is always a great choice! Thanks for sharing with us at 12 Months of Christmas!



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