Wednesday, November 1, 2017

CHNC Extra DT post for NOVEMBER!!!!

That's right folks, it's NOVEMBER 2017!!!  What the HECK happened to this year?!?  I can hardly believe that we are 8 short weeks from Christmas (according to QVC anyway!), and the Hallmark Channel is playing it's Countdown to Christmas movie series. 
Speaking of how many weeks there are until Christmas, are you ready to send out those cards to friends and family?  Have you joined us every month at CHNC Extra to help build up your stash?  If not, you'll just have to work a little bit harder these next couple of weeks to finish up.  But is what I have to show you for my contribution to the CHNC Extra November challenge:
Christmas Bear was my image of choice for my card this month.  I decided to try "digital masking" (that's what I'm calling it anyway!) using my Silhouette Cameo program.  The bear in green was the png file, and the bear in red was the jpeg file.  I just flipped the jpeg file around and situated it next to the other one to make it look like a pair of bears sitting there, looking all cute!  I am really happy with the result!!  I used alcohol markers to color the bears, and added some Spectrum Noir clear sparkle brush pen to the white parts of the hats and coats.  I die cut the image with Spellbinders' Labels Eight, and then used the die to trace and cut a black mat.  The red polka dotted paper comes from the Love Nicole Seasons Greetings 6x6 pad.  Added another black mat behind that layer, and glued the whole thing to a white A2 card base.
12 Months of Christmas Link Up #35:  ATG or optional Star Struck theme
Jingle Belles:  Not a Creature was Stirring (animals)
Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper:  ATG with patterned paper
Animal Friends #56:  Merry Christmas
HIMCR #324:  Any Holiday
Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to join us at the CHNC Extra blog for your chance to win 4 images from our sponsor, Bugaboo!
Catch ya next time!


  1. What a cute little pair ... I love them in traditional holiday colors ... so very glad you joined our *creature feature* at Jingle Belles.

  2. So very adorable! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

  3. Ah - they are so cute in the red and the green - thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  4. This is so adorable!! I love how you masked the bears to make them sit together! I'm pretty sure that is beyond my digital skills! : ) Love the black matting, it really makes everything pop!

  5. what a fun and festive holiday card, those koalas are BEYOND cute! so pleased you could join our "creature feature" fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  6. So sweet!! Thank you for sharing at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper. Rebecca

  7. Thank you for your lovely design inspiration for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas extra for November challenge. Thanks also for entering this for my Patterned Paper challenge xx



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