Monday, January 15, 2018

Christmas CRAFTS All Year Round Mid-Month Inspiration

You read that correctly, the CCAYR blog has been retitled to Christmas CRAFTS All Year Round, so now you can feel free to share with us ANY Christmas-related craft you make for the season!  I know I am looking forward to seeing all of your creations over the coming months!  :)  For my own uses, I need a lot of Christmas cards, so that is probably what you will mostly see from me.

Now this month, Deanne wanted to see "Thank You" cards with a Christmas theme, of course.  This is a type of card I really don't use, but for now, here it is:


There is lots of sparkle on this card.  I covered the base with a piece of ink-jet printable glitter card stock, which is really nice because it doesn't seem to rub off much.  And if that weren't enough, I used Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on the word "thanks"(Honey Bee Stamps), which I stamped using Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress ink.  I also used Pine Needles to ink the edges of the designer paper.  The designer paper comes from the "Mistletoe and Holly" 12x12 pad from Love, Nicole.   For the die cutting, I used Spellbinders Labels One and Scalloped Labels One.  The green scalloped layer is simply the other side of the designer paper.  I love pads like this, so I know I will always have colored card stock to match the patterned paper!

Challenges:  

The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #37:  ATG or optional "touch of frost" theme
The Merry Christmas Challenge #2:  ATG, or optional "wisemen" theme
CHNC #368:  ATG or optional "feature a creature" theme
LTCCB #18:  ATG
Happy Little Stampers:  ATG with Dies
Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or optional "CAS" theme
LTSCB #105:  ATG
MIUCB #9:  ATG or optional "masking" theme
Simon Says Wednesday:  Use patterned paper
Fussy and Fancy #203:  Distress it


Thanks for stopping by today, and if you haven't already, please check out all the gorgeousness at the CCAYR blog, made by both the DT and all the participants!

~Marie~




Tuesday, January 9, 2018

A new DT post for today!

Howdy bloggers!  I'm here with a DT post for a new (to me!) design team... I am now a member of the Sasayaki Glitter Inspiration team!  Here is a card to "inspire" you, using Valentine Elly.


This card marks my first attempt at water coloring with my newly acquired Zig markers.  I pictured it turning out better in my head...I only water colored Elly, the heart on the pot, and the tall pink flower.  After that, I just colored with the markers.  I think the inferior quality of the paper is the issue.  I promise I will do better next time!

Challenges:

The Outlawz Festive Friday:  Winter Holiday
LTCCB #18:  January ATG
Happy Little Stampers:  January ATG with dies
LTSCB #105:  ATG
Tuesday Throwdown #374:  Layer it up
Simon Wednesday:  Something New (Darice die is new)
A Gem of a Challenge:  Happy Anything (Valentine's Day here!)

Well, I think that's it!  Thanks for stopping by today, and stay crafty!  

God Bless,

~Marie~