Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Christmas Crafts All Year Round---August Mid Month Challenge Inspiration

I am behind with my post for the CCAYR August mid-month reminder; sorry about that!  Here is what I made for the hot/warm colors challenge:

I created my panel by smooshing Candied Apple Distress Oxide ink onto my craft mat, and spraying with water.  I then used a small scrap of acetate to pick up the ink and add it to my panel.  When I couldn't do that anymore, I just took the watercolor paper to the ink.  I kinda thought I had created a bloodbath at first, but I decided to plow ahead anyway.  I was much happier with it after I embossed the sentiment, which is a Stamper's Anonymous wood stamp.  I finished this off by adhering it to a red panel that is on top of a white card base, and adding some sequins.


The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #44:  ATG or optional "add some greenery" theme
HLS Christmas challenge:  ATG or optional "use sequins" theme
CHNC #399:  ATG

Thanks for stopping by this evening!  Please be sure to stop by the CCAYR blog to join in on the challenge with us!  

God Bless!



  1. Such a fabulous Christmas card Marie! The background is gorgeous and the sequins finishes it off perfectly. Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles Crafting, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  2. Just love that background, smooshing is one of my favourite techniques which I must revisit after seeing this beauty!
    Thanks so much
    Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge DT

  3. Love the background. Thank you for joining us for our Week 33 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles. Hugs Lisa xxx

  4. A great technique to produce your inky background. I fancy trying this. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

  5. What a lovely creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://

  6. Thanks for joining in the fun at Polkadoodles Digi Choosday. Your make is gorgeous! Liz x

  7. This card is gorgeous and such a great use of our Script Challenge. Thank you for joining us at 52CCT.

  8. Gorgeous background, and sentiment - so ornate. Thanks for playing along with us at the 52CCT.

  9. This is so pretty! I love the watercolor look of this. Thanks for joining us this month at the 12 Months of Christmas Link Up. Julie, DT member

  10. The red smooshed background is wonderful with your glorious, flourishy sentiment, Marie. Thanks for sharing your card with us at HLS Christmas.

  11. Loving the "smoosh" and your experimentation and explanation of process! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges!

  12. Such an unusual Christmas card! Great and original.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Happy Little Stampers XMAS.
    BożenA DT HLS

  13. What a fabulous inky Christmas creation. I can see it would be a fab style to 'batch make' a bunch of cards at once. Awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous creation with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin', I LOVE what you did for it. Hugs, Wends xoxo CaSS DT

  14. A super cute card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene

  15. Sorry it took so long to comment...Very pretty. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nut's Christmas Card Weekly Challenge - Myrna DT



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